Anderson Silva has been officially suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission this Tuesday, Feb. 17.
It’s a temporary suspension until the final March hearing that should set a full disciplinary sanction.
The date is yet to be set.
The NAC decision relates to the multiple dug test fails by Silva before and after his UFC 183 fight against Nick Diaz.
He first tested positive on Jan. 9 for anabolic steroid metabolites for Drostanolone and Androstane and then tested clean on Jan. 19.
He tested positive again in the after-fight sampling on Jan. 31 for Drostanolone, in addition to Oxazepam and Temazepam, two benzodiazepine class drugs commonly used to treat anxiety-related insomnia.
The NAC has not yet reversed the result of the fight, which still stands as a win for Silva.