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Wanderlei Silva hit by car while riding bike, needed surgery

Former UFC middleweight and lightweight champion Wanderlei Silva revealed Wednesday that he was hit by a car while riding his bike. In a Facebook statement that was translated by Bloody Elbow, a representative for Silva informed fans that the MMA legend suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. “We inform that Wand has been in an accident,” the statement read. “A...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 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 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

UFC: Wanderlei Silva Being Sued By Company

We’ve all had issues with our employer at one time or another and spoke up about it but I doubt any of us have been sued like Wanderlei Silva. This week, the UFC’s parent company Zuffa LLC formally filed suit against former Pride and UFC veteran Wanderlie Silva over his claims of fights being fixed. According to documents filed in Nevada district court the UFC contends that...
Via BadCulture
July 30, 2015  |  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...
Via 5thRound.com
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...
Via 5thRound.com
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 rips UFC in retirement announcement video

On Friday, MMA icon Wanderlei Silva (pictured) unceremoniously announced his retirement from fighting via a YouTube video. The slugger didn’t pull any punches on his way out, blasting the UFC for not showing him the proper respect and turning his legion of fans against him. “I am stepping down from the ring. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again,” Silva stated....
Via 5thRound.com
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

Silva admits to taking diuretics

During Tuesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing, UFC star Wanderlei Silva (pictured) faced the firing squad to discuss why he “ran” out the side door of his gym when a NSAC official sprung a random drug test on him on May 24 for his scheduled fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. Silva, with his wife and lawyer Ross Goodman on each side of him, didn’t say a single...
Via 5thRound.com
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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