Silva hasn’t fought since January after he failed his post-fight urine test after fighting Nick Diaz at UFC 183.
“Everyone can talk. Even parrots talk,” he said. “I will do my job as I always did, and that’s it. I can’t worry about everything and be like ‘oh, my God’. If I worry about everything people talk about me, I won’t leave my house.”
“I’m ready to be tested at any moment. I’m not perfect, I’m not a saint. I really made a mistake by taking a substance that was tainted. I never intended to expose my personal life to clear the facts the way I did. I never took any kind of steroid. My lawyer and the guy that tested the supplements I took were not able to prove the truth. My suspension is coming to an end. I made a mistake, and I’m paying for it. I’m ready to fight again, and I’m happy about it.”
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