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Now that the big Daniel Cormier-Jon Jones light heavyweight title bout has been rescheduled for UFC 182 on Jan. 3, the Nevada Athletic Commission has plenty of time to review the pre-fight brawl that went down on Aug. 4 in the MGM Grand lobby. It looks like the incident will be addressed at the next NAC hearing, which is set to take place next Tuesday, Sept. 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. And according to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, the NAC has asked both fighters to appear before the commission pane read news >>

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Wanderlei Silva is expected to appear before the Nevada Athletic Commission once again later this month, and his lawyer is confident that he shouldn’t have any trouble getting his issues cleared up. It all started when Silva ran away from a member of the commission earlier this year, declining to take a random drug test in his gym in Las Vegas. The former PRIDE champion was removed from a light heavyweight bout against Chael Sonnen scheduled for UFC 175, and his situation is still confusing. Acc read news >>

  • 27 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 >>

  • 27 days ago
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Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale failed their respective drug tests at UFC 175 and TUF 19 Finale. Both on Thursday had their temporary suspensions officially confirmed by the Nevada Athletic Commission. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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The Nevada Athletic Commission on Thursday issued temporary suspensions to UFC fighters Robert Drysdale and Kevin Casey in light of the fighters' failed post-fight drug tests in July, both of which took place in Las Vegas, NV. Drysdale, for the second time in his short UFC career, tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his two-minute submission of Keith Berish on July 6th at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. An accomplished jiu-jitsu artist, Drysdale was previously denied a read news >>

  • 27 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 >>

  • 27 days ago
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Wanderlei Silva filed for a motion to dismiss his Thursday disciplinary hearing in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on grounds that the commission lacked jurisdiction to discipline him for the random drug test he deliberately missed on May 24th in Las Vegas. "It is abundantly clear that the NSAC lacks jurisdiction to take disciplinary action over Mr. Silva, a non-licensee, for not submitting to testing that the NSAC had no authority to order," Silva's lawyer, Ross Goodman, wrote in read news >>

  • 27 days ago
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Wanderlei Silva’s future is on the line at today’s Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting in Las Vegas, but the UFC fighter won’t attend the meeting. Silva spoke to MMAFighting.com and said he’s confident he will be licensed again in the state after running from a random drug test prior to a scheduled light heavyweight bout with Chael Sonnen earlier this year, and explained why he won’t be in Nevada for such an important meeting. "I had already scheduled this tour in Canada," Silva said. "They read news >>

  • a month ago
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The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) handed down medical suspensions to six fighters in the aftermath of WSOF 12, including a 45-day sentence to lightweight headliner Lewis Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who suffered a brutal first-round knockout loss to Luis Palomino in Saturday night's main event, will be held out until September 24th due to lacerations the 26-year-old sustained on his scalp and right eyelid during the contest. In addition to Gonzalez, five other competitors received medical suspensions read news >>

  • a month ago
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Wanderlei Silva will get his hearing at the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting slated for Aug. 21 in Las Vegas, and he’s not worried about it. The UFC star was pulled from a UFC 175 bout with Chael Sonnen after refusing to take a random drug test in his gym on May 24. Silva released a video claiming he couldn’t speak English and didn’t understand the documents he was presented, but later admitted he took diuretics. UFC president Dana White believes Silva "is in big trouble" with the commis read news >>

  • a month ago
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The threat of a hefty fine from the Nevada Athletic Commission will apparently not be enough to prevent Chael Sonnen from competing in the Metamoris 4 headliner on Saturday. read news >>

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