Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bisping Has Doubts after Anderson's Drugs Bust

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bisping Has Doubts after Anderson's Drugs Bust

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MICHAEL Bisping believes Anderson Silva has tarnished his entire legacy ahead of their showdown later this month.

The two men will meet at the O2 Arena in London on February 27.

It will be Silva's first bout since he failed a drugs test in his fight with Nick Diaz last year, resulting in him receiving a 12-month suspension.

Clitheroe-born Bisping now has doubts on whether Silva has been clean throughout his entire career, and plans on sending the former UFC middleweight champion into retirement.

"Anderson is a great fighter but he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in his last fight and the cynic in me would believe he's been using his entire career," he said.

"At 39-year-old and after the career he's had, are you telling me that somebody would say here try steroids and he would do it? "After the legacy he has got, he should have the confidence and state of mind to know he doesn't need that as he's achieved all these things, so that makes me think he's been doing it his whole career. …

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