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Last week, Wanderlei Silva filed suit in District Court against the Nevada Athletic Commission seeking to overturn the lifetime ban and fine levied against him in September. read news >>

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Wanderlei Silva recently declared war on the "sons of bitches" at the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), and it appears the first battle will take place inside a District courtroom. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight smasher is seeking a reversal on his lifetime ban from mixed martial arts (MMA), after he beat feet when pee collectors raided his Las Vegas training center. Wandy later admitted to taking a diuretic, but no-showed a pair of disciplinary hearings. Fro read news >>

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Self-described retired UFC light heavyweight and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva has sued the Nevada State Athletic Commission, claiming that they overstepped their boundaries by handing him a lifetime ban from competing in the state. There's been another twist in the tale of Wanderlei Silva versus the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Having previously been banned for life by the NSAC, as well as fined $70,000 for effectively evading a random drug test for his bout against Chael Sonnen, Silva has read news >>

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XFC is expected to sue WSOF over a contract dispute with strawweight title challenger Kalindra Faria. While World Series of Fighting has already suffered from various incidents recently that have negatively affected public perception, the problems continue to pile on for the promotion. Less than 24 hours ahead of their scheduled WSOF 15 event - one that is expected to go head-to-head against the UFC and Bellator - Xtreme Fighitng Championships announced that they would be filing a lawsuit agains read news >>

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Caio Magalhaes scored his fourth straight win in the UFC with a 31-second knockout over Trevor Smith at UFC Fight Night 56, but the middleweight contest ended in controversial fashion. After rocking Smith with a knee and a left cross, Magalhaes knocked him down with a hammerfist that clearly hit the back of Smith’s head. The Nova Uniao fighter kept landing hammerfirsts, some of those in the back of the head, and referee Keith Peterson stopped the fight. Back in the United States, Smith has decid read news >>

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Here's one from the pot-calling-the-kettle-black file: Nick Diaz took to Twitter to let everyone know how disappointed he is with U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. read news >>

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Veteran mixed martial arts fighter Wanderlei Silva has filed a reply in support of motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction in the case brought against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The motion was filed on Tuesday by Silva's Las Vegas-based lawyer, Ross Goodman, and was stamped as received by the Nevada Attorney General's administration office on Wednesday. Bleacher Report obtained a copy of the reply from Goodman Law Group. A full version of the reply may be viewed here. Goodma read news >>

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Less than two weeks before he enters the ring to fight Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been hit with a lawsuit from his former fiancée. read news >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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