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WANDERLEI SILVA RUMORS

Wanderlei Silva’s Lifetime Ban Overturned By Las Vegas Judge

A Las Vegas judge has overturned a 2014 ruling by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that saw Wanderlei Silva being handed a lifetime ban from the sport. The judge acknowledged that NSAC have juristiction over the fighter in this instance, but that there wasn’t enough evidence to prevent him from competing ever again. Silva was handed the punishment after he fled from a random...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Overturns Lifetime Ban For Wanderlei Silva

Wanderelei Silva (pictured) hasn’t won a fight inside the cage in 26 months, but the MMA legend scored a significant victory inside a Nevada courtroom last week. On Friday, judge Kerry Earley in Nevada district court overturned the lifetime ban and $70,000 fine the Nevada Athletic Commission levied on Silva in September after the former UFC superstar ran from a random drug test...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: The Crackdown on PEDs Begins

Anderson FREAKING Silva For a long time the UFC was in denial about it’s PED (performing enhancing drugs) problem.  For a long time the UFC’s answer to the problem was to accept that the State Athletic commissions were the end all be all for PED testing.  For a long time the UFC handled the PED problem the same way Major League Baseball did 15 years ago; the UFC was willfully...
Via isportsweb.com
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Says UFC Threatened To Sue Him For Bellator Appearance

In his latest video blog recently retired fighter Wanderlei Silva continues to take jabs at the UFC and reveals that they threatened to sue him after agreeing to do a signing session to help generate interest in rival promotion Bellator’s Tito Vs Bonnar event a few weeks ago. According to Silva he had been offered $10,000 to make the appearance, but after initially agreeing to...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 29, 2014  |  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 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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