No longer ago than last week, it was revealed that Anderson Silva failed a pre-fight drug test. The UFC fighter tested positive for drostanolone metabolites. He will join the likes of Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Lance Armstrong.
He was consider one of the best of all time in his sport. Now his legacy is tarnished. Whatever people will say about his career, it will now be the first thing that will come to their minds. He didn’t only tainted his legacy, he also ruined MMA’s image. A sport that struggle to make his place.
Think about it for one moment. Try to imagine your model being a cheater. It must be a hard blow for his fans. People were inspired by him. In the blink of an eye, he joins the rank of the false idols.