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Michael Bisping No Longer Wants To Fight Anderson Silva

Michael Bisping
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Michael Bisping is working his way back from the elbow surgery that caused him to miss UFC 193, where he was scheduled to fight Robert Whittaker. There’s no timetable for his return, but when he gets back, don’t expect him to seek out Anderson Silva.

Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids after his UFC 193 fight against Nick Diaz and is currently serving a one-year suspension. That destroyed Bisping’s desire to fight Silva.

“You know, to be honest, I’ve always wanted to fight Anderson Silva,” Bisping told MMA Junkie. “Everybody knows that. That’s been well documented. But, I don’t know if I feel the same about that right now. The fact is, I kind of said to myself recently, ‘Anybody that tests positive for performance-enhancing drugs, I want no part of it.’ As far as I’m concerned, you’ve been a cheat. I don’t think that at 39 years old, having the career that Anderson Silva had, I don’t think you make the decision at 39 years old to try this new thing called steroids. I think he must have been on the juice the whole time.

“I’ve never used any of that stuff, and I don’t see why I should have to fight people who have used those products. So, I don’t know whether I would take a fight with Anderson Silva after that’s all said and done.”

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