Wanderlei Silva summonsed to appear before NSAC on 6/17


Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) wants to know why UFC light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva allegedly declined to take a surprise drug test.

NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar requested the fighter’s presence at a June 17 meeting in Las Vegas, but he’s yet to receive a response, he told MMAjunkie. Regardless of whether or not Silva shows, however, he said the commission will review the case and decide whether any administrative actions will be taken.

On June 2, Silva received a letter from the commission via certified mail: “The Nevada State Athletic Commission believes that you have information important to the commission, and … is requiring your attendance at the next Commission meeting. At that time, the Commission will discuss your ability to compete in unarmed combat.”

NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett will testify during the meeting, as will a drug collector the 37-year-old Silva reportedly evaded at his Las Vegas gym, Aguilar said. Given Silva’s status as an unlicensed fighter at the time of his test, the options available to the NSAC for dealing with his actions are unclear, he added.

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Wanderlei has offered an explanation via YouTube, citing "big confusion." He will presumably get a chance to make the case again.

Silva's career may hang in the balance. When UFC president Dana White was asked if Wand would be released, he replied “We’ll see what happens. He’s going to have a hard time getting licensed again.”

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Bebop site profile image  

6/13/14 2:07 AM by Bebop


CindyO site profile image  

6/13/14 1:39 AM by CindyO

They have to punish him or whats to deter the rest of the roster from doing the same thing when a collector pays them a visit?I seem to recall reading that Wandy said he didn't read english well and wanted his atty to review the forms, but its random testing and, by design, does not allow for a heads up to the athletes. Not sure how this should be dealt with but its important because Wandy isn't the only foreigner who has that excuse as a convenient option for buying more time.Cindy

dragoon247 site profile image  

6/12/14 9:16 PM by dragoon247

Such BS

Devlin site profile image  

6/12/14 7:19 PM by Devlin

This, plenty of guys piss hot and are back pretty damn soon after. Didnt sherk have a 6 month ban after his appeal?

OblongBox site profile image  

6/12/14 6:16 PM by OblongBox

For the same reason you still get a DUI if you refuse a breath test.

orcus site profile image  

6/12/14 6:02 PM by orcus

And Vitor's fight is off, so there is no need for him to go to get licensed now either. I wonder if he will still go through with it.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

6/12/14 6:01 PM by Jack Skellington

Principles office.

orcus site profile image  

6/12/14 5:20 PM by orcus

Why would he have a hard time getting licensed again? I imagine in 9 months to a year he will be licensed, just like someone who is already licensed and tests positive can get back into action in that time.

ajjr0ller site profile image  

6/12/14 5:18 PM by ajjr0ller

That may soon be the only way anyone can watch his fights.

cheesesteak site profile image  

6/12/14 5:14 PM by cheesesteak

Going to meetings is for playboys. Wand es no playboy