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Anderson Silva: I’m tired of listening to lies and false accusations

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

Anderson Silva still has no date set for his hearing at the Nevada Athletic Commission, but again denied using banned substances.

The former UFC middleweight champion, who tested positive for four banned substances before and right after his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz in January, fired back at critics in an Instagram post, saying that his body type is the same during his entire career and that proves he’s not a "cheater".

"About my doping case, I’m waiting for the commission and my lawyers," Silva wrote. "I’m not a cheater and I never had a juiced body. Just watch my fights in Japan, when I fought at 176 pounds because there was no 185 pound division, and the guys I fought cut from 220 to 207. So for those ‘experts’, go search real facts.

"I apologize to my followers and fans that give me strength and criticize me with the intention to help me instead of bringing me down, because I don’t want you to think that I’m being rude with you. I’m just tired of listening to lies and false accusations. I don’t live in a glass case, I’m not a saint and I never said I was the best. I always did what I love with truth, without overshadowing and lying to anyone. Unfortunately, I can’t please everybody because I’m not and I don’t wanna be unanimous."

Silva is currently suspended after testing positive for drostanolone and androstane, two anabolic steroids, and anti-anxiety medication oxazepam and temazepam.

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