Sam Sicilia wishes he could fight under PRIDE rules

There was a time just over a decade ago when the UFC wasn't the most prominent fight organization in the world.  Over in Japan, a promotion called PRIDE Fighting Championships employed most of the top athletes in the sport while putting on shows that verged on spectacle with all the glitz and glamour that went into the production. All the bright lights and pageantry were for...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva's attorney: Commission shows 'lack of familiarity' with the rules

The upcoming Nevada Athletic Commission meeting on September 23 will see several top UFC fighters stand tall before the man including Wanderlei Silva, whose motion to dismiss his case finally be heard at the upcoming hearing. Silva's attorney Ross Goodman confirmed with FOX Sports that his client is on the docket for the upcoming meeting next week.  Goodman recently filed a...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Career UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Wanderlei Silva * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC Brazil – Oct 16/98 – L (Belfort) – N/A UFC 20 - May 7/99 – W (Petarra) – N/A UFC 25 – Apr 14/00 – L (Ortiz) – N/A UFC 79 – Dec 29/08 – […]
Via MMA Manifesto
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Great MMA Debate: What is the greatest PRIDE fight of all time?

During the early 2000's while the UFC was still trying to gain a foothold on the MMA market in America, PRIDE Fighting Championships was thriving in Japan with a constant flow of some of the most stacked cards in history. Famous names like Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva, Takanori Gomi, and Kazushi Sakuraba all flourished under the PRIDE Fighting banner and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva's lawyer doubles down on motion to dismiss NAC case

Much like his work in the Octagon, Wanderlei Silva isn't going to go down without a fight. Silva's lawyer has responded to a letter by the Nevada attorney general by doubling down against the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reports. The NAC wants to discipline Silva for skipping out on a random drug test back in May, two months before Silva...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nevada Attorney General responds to Wanderlei Silva's motion to dismiss

The ongoing legal battle between Wanderlei Silva and the Nevada Athletic Commission hasn't slowed down since the former PRIDE champion recently submitted a motion to dismiss his disciplinary hearing on the grounds that since he wasn't licensed to fight at the time he was supposed to take a random drug test, the regulatory body has no legal recourse to punish him for not taking...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawyer: NAC has no jurisdiction to punish Wanderlei Silva for evading drug test

There is no doubt Wanderlei Silva skipped out on taking a drug test. But Silva's lawyer is questioning whether the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) had the authority to give his client a drug test at all. On Thursday, Silva's attorney Ross Goodman filed a motion to dismiss the case against Silva with the argument being that Silva was not licensed at the time by the NAC and...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva wants trilogy with Dan Henderson, Hendo accepts

Wanderlei Silva has called out almost everyone in the UFC at this point despite facing Nevada Athletic Commission sanctions. A bout with Dan Henderson doesn't sound so bad, though. 
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rise of Robbie Lawler a decade in the making

With a shot at Johny Hendricks and the welterweight title on the line, Robbie Lawler outpointed, out-slugged, and out-wrestled his opponent through five rounds of fan-friendly action to earn a unanimous-decision victory over Matt Brown in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in San Jose. At the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White didn’t hesitate to make...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: UFC Flyweight Louis Gaudinot Fails Drug Test for Diuretic

Louis Gaudinot (pictured) should have just ran out the side door when they requested a post-fight drug test, then the UFC flyweight would be in the clear like Wanderlei Silva… According to MMAJunkie.com, Gaudinot has been issued a six-month drug suspension after testing positive for a diuretic. Although Gaudinot flunked his drug test following March’s win over Phil Harris, the...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White: Wanderlei Silva ‘Very Wrong’ Thinking He’s Not in Trouble

After hearing middleweight Wanderlei Silva say he’s “relieved” the worst is behind him after running from May’s random drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, UFC president Dana White (pictured) responded like the rest of us … huh? Silva believes that just because his attorney relayed why he dodged the NSAC’s drug test collector at this week...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva: ‘I Have Nothing to Hide’ (Video)

Wanderlei Silva (pictured) didn’t utter a single word when he stood before the Nevada State Athletic Commission during Tuesday’s hearing, instead leaving those duties to his attorney to explain why he ran when a NSAC representative attempted to collect a random drug test on May 24, but the UFC middleweight did speak after the meeting with his camera crew. According to Silva,...
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June 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...
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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...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen fails random NSAC drug test; pulled from UFC 175

Remember that drug test Wanderlei Silva allegedly (acc0rding to Chael Sonnen) ran from which took him out of his fight with Sonnen at UFC 175? Well, Chael Sonnen doesn’t run from random drug tests. However, he does fail them. Sonnen has indeed failed his latest random drug test ahead of UFC 175 and will not be able to take on Wanderlei’s replacement, Vitor Belfort. Brett Okamoto...
Via Fight Booth
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort, or Tell Me Again How Ineffective Drug Testing Is

There was a moment during last Saturday’s UFC marathon – the TUF Brazil 3 finale, specifically – when something miraculous happened. Miraculous things need not be positive or beneficial: rather, the word “miracle” is meant to signify God’s ineffable power over the physical world as we know it, an instance that flies in the face of everything known and accepted about our...
Via MMAInsider
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Says He Will Fight On July 5 At UFC 175

It was announced on Wednesday that Wanderlei Silva would not be fighting Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 on July 5. We reported that after last week’s UFC 175 introductory press conference, the Nevada State Athletic Commission asked Sonnen and Silva to submit to a random drug test. Sonnen complied and Silva refused. Sonnen was on UFC Tonight on Wednesday and claimed that Silva left his...
Via Between The Ropes
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva, Dana White And Chael Sonnen React To UFC 175 Fallout

It’s been a bad week in the life of Wanderlei Silva after he was booted from his highly anticpated fight with fellow TUF Brazil 3 coach Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 after failing to take a pre-fight drugs test and not applying for a license to fight in Las Vegas. According to Sonnen on this week’s edition of UFC Tonight Silva just upped and left his gym in a hurry after an NSAC official...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Wanderlei still believes he’s facing Chael at UFC 175

This Chael/Wanderlei/Vitor soap opera is getting stranger by the minute. Earlier today, Wanderlei Silva released the following statement via his YouTube account in response to his fleeing from a random drug test and being scratched from his upcoming grudge match with Chael Sonnen: Apparently this was all a big surprise to him. Unfortunately for Wanderlei, regardless of if he’s...
Via Fight Booth
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Finally Addresses Missed Drug Test (Video)

For the first time since Wednesday’s report that UFC star Wanderlei Silva (pictured) ran from the Nevada State Athletic Commission when they tried to administer a random drug test, the Brazilian is speaking out in his own defense. Silva claims he’s baffled the UFC pulled him from his July 5 scrap against Chael Sonnen. The 37-year-old said the reason he didn’t oblige to the...
Via 5thRound.com
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva refutes running from drug test, wants to fight at UFC 175

Wanderlei Silva breaks his silence and explains what went wrong with his random drug test and how he still hopes to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas.
Via Fox Sports
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite Reports, Wanderlei Silva Still UFC Fighter After Dodging Drug Test

On Friday, MMAJunkie.com reporter Steven Morracco announced UFC president Dana White said Wanderlei Silva (pictured) is “done” with the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion after allegedly dodging last weekend’s random drug test with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. However, MMA reporter extraordinaire Ariel Helwani subsequently clarified with White that ”Wanderlei...
Via 5thRound.com
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Says Silva Ran From Drug Test; Will Fight Belfort At UFC 175

Chael Sonnen will no longer be fighting his ‘TUF Brazil 3′ nemesis Wanderlei Silva at UFC 175 and instead will be fighting previous middle weight #1 contender Vitor Belfort. Sonnen has never been known to bite his tongue and yesterday on UFC Tonight he gave his reasons for his change of opponents at UFC 175.   “Wanderlei has operated his entire career under the shadow of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Silva vs Sonnen Off, Brown vs Lawler On and Bellator News

Brian and Steve talk some MMA including the Silva vs Sonnen fight not happening and what happened, Sonnen now scheduled to face Vitor Belfort and the hurdle for that fight, Matt Brown taking on Robbie Lawler for UFC on Fox, the two UFC shows coming up on Saturday, numbers for the first ever Bellator pay-per-view, what matches they could do on their next PPV, Eddie Alvarez’s comments...
Via Between The Ropes
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sonnen, Silva Rivalry Fight Off

One of the most highly anticipated fights of 2014 was officially pulled today. Multiple sources have reported that the rivalry bout between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva has been pulled from UFC 175 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Sources told MMAFighting.com the fight was pulled due to Silva never submitting an application to fight […]
Via Full Scale Sports
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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