Silva was slated to meet Kelvin Gastelum on November 25 in the UFC Shanghai main event.
Bisping, 38, is no stranger to last-minute fights, having won his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 in 2016 on just 17 days notice.
Bisping lost in the main event of the UFC 217 PPV (pay-per-view) event on November 4th in NY at Madison Square Garden to former UFC welterweight champion and current middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre by submission.
"I'm at peace right now, I've been at peace for a long time".
"Again, I have nothing against China", Bisping said, after Helwani posited that it didn't make sense for the "Count" to retire in Shanghai, "they are a lovely race of people".
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But anyway, I can only thank him and all of you for the love and affection.
"I was planning on my last fight being in March. That wasn't the plan, but circumstances have put me in this situation".
This marks the first time that Silva has potentially violated the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency program.
No details have yet been revealed as to the nature of this recent potential violation, but after being replace by Michael Bisping in the fight, Silva issued the following statement, indicating that he isn't prepared to let this latest incident end his career. If you recall, he failed a drug test around the time of his UFC 183 fight with Nick Diaz in January 2015 before USADA partnered with the MMA promotion. I will not give up, much less stop doing what I love. Now it's more WWF (E)", GSP said when appearing at the New York Stock Exchange. "It's insane.
"A big kiss for everyone and see you soon". At the time, Silva claimed that the reason he failed was due to a tainted sexual enhancer.