Wanderlei Silva Signs With Bellator MMA

MMA icon Wanderlei Silva has found a new home. As many expected, Silva has signed a multi-fight, multi-year contract to join Bellator MMA, the UFC’s biggest rival. Silva is currently serving a three-year suspension after running from a random drug test administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission in May 2014. The 39-year-old is eligible to return to action in 14 months. However...
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Wanderlei Silva signs with Bellator MMA

After plenty of rumblings throughout the mixed martial arts community, it was reported on Wednesday that MMA legend Wanderlei Silva has agreed to a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA, who has been scooping up former legends of the sport in recent years. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was first to report the news. After initially receiving a lifetime ban from the Nevada Athletic Commission...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Suspended For Three Years

Wanderlei Silva has been suspended from competing for three years for evading a random drug test prior to a fight with Chael Sonnen back in 2014. Silva had originally been banned for life by the Nevada State Athletic Commission over the incident, but a judge later overruled that decision which led to the case being […]
Via Fight Of The Night
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva suspended 3 years for evading drug test

The nearly two year saga following Wanderlei Silva evading a drug test in 2014 has finally come to an end with the former UFC fighter receiving a three-year suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday.Silva faced the penalty after he fled his own gym in May 2014 when drug testing collectors showed up for an unannounced visit and required a sample ahead of his...
Via Fox Sports
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Banned Three Years For Running From Drug Test

The bad news for MMA icon Wanderlei Silva (pictured) is that he has been suspended three years by the Nevada Athletic Commission for running from a random drug test. The good news for Silva is that the ban is retroactive to his disappearing act on May 2014, so he could fight again in 15 months if he chooses. The NAC levied their punishment during Wednesday’s hearing. When the...
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Released By UFC After Issuing Apology

Wanderlei Silva has finally been granted his wish to be released by the UFC, but that doesn’t mean we should expect to see him fighting again any time soon. Silva retired in September of 2014 citing his dissatisfaction with the UFC as the main reason and has continued to attack the promotion since, accusing them […]
Via Fight Of The Night
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Fires Back at NAC for Lifetime Ban

The Nevada Athletic Commission may have won the battle against Wanderlei Silva (pictured) Tuesday by fining the now-retired UFC star $70,000 and banning him for life for ducking May’s random drug test, but Silva claims the war is only just beginning. Silva took to Twitter shortly after the committee levied their hefty punishment. “Those who are trying to take me down, come get...
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA fighter gets lifetime ban from Nevada, big fine

It’s a good thing Wanderlei Silva (pictured) has retired from mixed martial arts, because the Nevada Athletic Commission has just banned him for life from competing in the state. The NAC also docked Silva $70,000, 10 percent of what he was guaranteed to make in his bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175, for running from May’s random drug test. Silva was a no-show during Tuesday’s...
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva puts UFC on blast in retirement video

Via another extremely dramatic and over produced video posted on his official YouTube page, one of the most revered mixed martial artists of all-time announced his retirement from the sport today. Unfortunately, this organization took away my desire to fight. I can’t do this anymore. I can’t be treated this way. And with a heavy heart I come here today to declare: I am stepping...
Via Fight Booth
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva admits taking banned substance

In a bizarre story a few weeks ago, UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva comically avoided taking a drug test by simply leaving the gym he was working out at and running away from the test collector. Well, on Tuesday he admitted to avoiding that May 24 drug test because he was taking banned substances at the time. The 37-year-old Silva went before the Nevada State Athletic Commission at an...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The murkiness of the no-goal call on Sharks F Joe Pavelski

How are the Warriors winning without Stephen Curry?

QUIZ: Name every player in MLB to pitch a perfect game

Dangerous hits spotlighted in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs

QUIZ: Name every Triple A Minor League Baseball team

Most exciting games of the 2016 NBA playoffs so far

Five bizarre moments in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

How the Sharks have 'weathered the storm' against the Predators

Okay, who stole the Kansas City Royals player off that billboard?

Eight players to watch in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker