Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Michael Bisping back in action just three weeks after losing title

Michael Bisping back in action just three weeks after losing title

The promotion had been looking for a replacement for Anderson Silva in the fight after Silva was pulled following a failed drug test.

That earned him a one-year suspension and $380,000 fine from the Nevada Athletic Commission despite his insistence that he'd never knowingly taken performance-enhancing drugs, instead blaming the positive test on a tainted male-enhancement product from Thailand.

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His self-imposed hiatus came to a stunning conclusion when he stepped in to face the middleweight champion Michael Bisping in the card's main event and though GSP's victory saw him leave MSG on top of the world, the dethroned 185lb strap-holder Michael Bisping earned himself a legion of new fans with his gutsy display.

After longtime former champ Anderson Silva was flagged for a potential USADA violation in an out-of-competition test and removed from his fight versus Kelvin Gastelum at November 25's UFC Shanghai yesterday, news broke from MMAFighting.com that Bisping has allegedly agreed to replace "The Spider" and face Gastelum on extremely short notice.

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The violation comes from a sample collected out-of-competition on October 26, 2017. As a result, Silva has been provisionally suspended by USADA.

It added: "Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed".

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