NSAC hearing video replay featuring Wanderlei Silva testimony, Chael Sonnen temporary suspension for drug test snafus


It certainly wasn't a banner day for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the two coaches of its The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil 3" season, Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, who were both tripped up thanks to a random, out-of-competition drug test ahead of UFC 175. Silva dodged his Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) screening and Sonnen flunked it thanks to a cocktail of non-disclosed -- albeit prescribed -- banned substances. Both men today had the opportunity to plead their respective cases at a NSAC hearing, with Silva "owning up" to evasion (skip to 1:25) and Sonnen getting hit with a "temporary suspension" (skip to :52)... even though he is now retired. Nonetheless, the next step for both sworn enemies is a disciplinary hearing, during which fines and/or suspensions may or may not be levied.

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