REPORT: Anderson Silva Isn’t Getting Paid For UFC 183 After Testing Positive For Steroids

02.08.15 3 years ago
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According to a report initially from Veja and helpfully translated by Bloody Elbow, UFC has blocked over $6 million in payment to Anderson Silva after Silva failed his pre-fight drug test for steroids.

The amount entails Anderson’s $600,000 show money, a $200,000 win bonus, and the remaining is Silva’s cut from the pay-per-view take. UFC will wait for the Nevada Athletic Commission to rule on the drug test failure before making a final decision on the money. Should the fight be overturned from a decision win by Silva to a no contest as many are expecting, Anderson’s win bonus will be forfeit and he will likely face a fine and suspension from NAC.

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