In a statement released by the UFC yesterday, news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has been suspended for nine months due to elevated testosterone levels on the day of his fight with Mark Hunt. Silva has also lost his $50,000 fight of the night bonus which will go to Mark Hunt.
Silva was approved for a TRT use exemption, but it appears that somebody dropped the ball when it came down to timing. Fighters are still regulated to be at normal levels come fight-day. This marks six UFC fighters in 2013 that have had elevated levels on fight day.