- Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva was finally punished for his failed post-fight drug test for UFC 183 Thursday. Silva is suspended for a year, retroactive to January 31, fined his full $200,000 win bonus, as well as 30 percent of his $600,000 show money. His victory over Nick Diaz was overturned to a no-contest.
Silva will be required to provide a clean drug test in order to return to fighting next year. He twice tested positive for drostanolone metabolites prior to his UFC 183 fight against Diaz, first in a January 9 blood test, then in a January 31 urine test. He also tested positive for androstane, an anabolic steroid and temazepam and oxazepam, which are also banned substances on January 9.
- The UFC announced Thursday night that UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman will defend his title at UFC 194 against former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold. The fight will serve as the co-main event for the huge Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo fight.