“Anderson Silva tested positive for steroids. He can deny it all he wants, he can shut the media up, he can say, ‘I’m not talking about that’ all he wants, but everybody knows: He tested positive for three banned substances, one of them a performance-enhancing drug. Any fancy excuses he likes, he tested positive. It’s in the record books, and he served his suspension. And this is Anderson Silva, a guy that’s the perfect example of a martial artist. […] A guy that works hard, doesn’t take shortcuts, and is capable of anything. That’s inspirational! Then it comes out that the guy was cheating the whole time, the guy was a fraud, the guy was a coward. He was taking steroids, was cheating the system, cheating the fans. For me, that’s very disappointing, massively disappointing, disappointing for everybody. And he can try and push it under the carpet all he wants, but that ain’t ever gonna go away. And he takes offense in the fact that I dare to mention it. That I dare to mention that in your last fight you took steroids? That is extremely relevant my friend! Don’t think for one second that I’m gonna let you forget that. You should be ashamed of yourself.”
-During a lengthy interview with Ariel Helwani in London, Michael Bisping talks about why he refuses to let up on the steroid talk into his fight with Anderson Silva (transcribed by BloodyElbow.com).
Penick’s Analysis: Silva’s tried to continue putting out a defense, and has continued to deny intentionally taking anything, which understandably upsets Bisping and has led to the relentless verbal attack against “The Spider.” It’s justified, and though Silva’s essentially brushed it off, it’s something Bisping will continue to go to whether or not he wins this fight in London.
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