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  • 11 days ago
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Thursday's postponement of Wanderlei Silva's disciplinary hearing in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission added another layer of intrigue to one of the most controversial subjects in mixed martial arts. The strange stuff began back in June, when it was reported on UFC Tonight that Silva avoided a random drug test issued by the NAC by escaping through a back door in his gym. He was scheduled to face Chael Sonnen in a long-awaited grudge match at UFC 175, but the fight went up in smoke when Sil read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Wanderlei Silva on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss the Nevada Athletic Commission's disciplinary complaint against him for evading a random drug test in May. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Looks like the state of Nevada is continuing its heavy-handed approach against fighters who have issues with random drug testing. Wanderlei Silva, who was removed from UFC 175 after refusing a random drug test and not applying for his fighter's license on time, has had a complaint filed against him by the attorney general of Nevada, as MMA Junkie first reported. The complaint, filed on July 31, refers to Silva as an "unarmed combatant" who "knew he was a contestant for UFC 175." "An unarmed comb read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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The commission is taking a short break from its pursuit of Chael Sonnen (because of this) to cross off the last outstanding item from the UFC 175 drug test fiasco. And then there was one. Now that Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has tidied up its business with Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort, at least in terms of their failed drug tests heading into UFC 175, the attorney general's office has now focused its attention on Wanderlei Silva, who dodged a pre-fight drug test prior to his schedu read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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The Nevada attorney general's office has filed a formal complaint against Wanderlei Silva, asking the commission to hold the fighter responsible for evading a random drug test and his admitted illicit drug use in advance of an ill-fated meeting with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Things appear to be going from bad to worse for the self-proclaimed "American Gangster." Chael Sonnen is currently "laying low" and "enjoying his money," according to a recent statement from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White. However, both situations could soon be turned upside-down thanks to Nevada's attorney general, who filed a formal complaint against the recently-retired mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter in the wake of his two failed drug tests that detected four bann read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship parent company Zuffa is suing a New York man accused of pirating UFC pay-per-views, asking for millions in restitution. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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The UFC continues its campaign against Internet piracy and has upped the ante for those who illegally distribute its events, with news breaking that it has filed a suit worth $32 million USD against a New York man. According to the Selim Algar of the New York Post, the UFC alleges that Staten Island's Steven Messina was systematically ripping and distributing UFC and boxing events through file-sharing websites such as Pirate Bay. He drew the ire of the UFC's lawyers by labeling himself as the "P read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Steven Messina of New York City is the recipient of the world's largest bill for pay-per-view (PPV) events, as he's recently been socked with an eight-figure lawsuit for uploading numerous UFC and boxing cards. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is no stranger to piracy lawsuits, but generally, the promotion goes after the biggest fish: bars charging covers on pirated feeds, sites charging money to get your online stream, etc. This has historically been the standard for dealing with any sort o read news >>

  • a year ago
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UFC Fight Night 26 main eventer Chael Sonnen has yet to be granted a fight license for the Aug. 17 event, but the Massachusetts Commission has preliminarily agreed to allow him to fight. read news >>

  • a year ago
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The author of a now-infamous video shot prior to the UFC 158 weigh-ins is attempting to get the clip reinstated following a copyright claim by the promotion. read news >>

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