White: NSAC will 'bury' Wanderlei Silva

 

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) wants to know why UFC light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva allegedly declined to take a surprise drug test. He has been summonsed to a meeting on Tuesday, June 17, where sanctions against him, if any will be decided, whether he shows or not.

Silva has offered an explanation via YouTube, citing "big confusion," but the video satisfied very few, including UFC president Dana White.

"'Wait, let me get my lawyer on the phone," mimicked White at the UFC 174 pre-fight media scrum. "Let me get some type of translator here to see what's going on.' I love Wanderlei. Wanderlei has always been a great guy. You don't walk out on a drug test, especially in Nevada."

White previously said Silva will not be released, but, White predicted the NSAC is going to make an example of "The Axe Murder." White said he thought what Silva did would be looked up as worse than Chael Sonnen taking the test willingly, and failing.

"I think the Wanderlei story is not going to end well," said White as transcribed by David St. Martin. "You know how this commission is right now. Always, not just these guys, but always. When you get caught taking performance enhancing drugs you're gone for a year, or whatever the suspension is, but it's never good. I think, and I honestly know nothing about what's going to happen, but I would have to say they're probably going to make a serious example out of Wanderlei."

"When the commission shows up to drug test you it is what it is. If you're doing something wrong you're going to get caught. Running from it just makes you guilty."

"There's no way in hell they are letting him off," said White. "No way in hell. They are going to bury Wanderlei Silva. In my humble opinion. They're going to bury him."

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Colboyo site profile image  

6/29/14 11:54 AM by Colboyo

If they want to problem to GO AWAY, they have to PAY.

Dodge135 site profile image  

6/29/14 10:55 AM by Dodge135

Really f@&#face?

Diesel67 site profile image  

6/15/14 12:58 AM by Diesel67

LOL @ the male of the species needing a license to fight.

gnt16 site profile image  

6/14/14 10:50 PM by gnt16

Interesting. Thanks. Dumb move by the axe murderer no matter how you slice it.

MTH site profile image  

6/14/14 10:39 PM by MTH

No authority needed. They just show up and ASK (not DEMAND) you to take a test. You can agree of decline. There's no compulsion involved.    It's not unlike a police officer who sees you passing by, and just asks to speak with you for a moment. You can agree or decline.    Silva's compliance would have been voluntary, not compelled. So there is no issue of "authority." The Commission has authority to ask anybody it wants to take a drug test. It's just a voluntary request. You can simply decline if you'd rather not do it.    That's in effect what Silva did.    The difference between you declining and Silva declining is that you (presumably) aren't expected to apply for a license in the near term.    Silva's punishment won't be as a current licensee (e.g., license revoked, fine, etc.). It will be toward his future application for a license--e.g., he can't apply for a year. If he never applies for another license, he will effectively receive no punishment at all (this will be the case with Sonnen), which is why no special authority is required.    Sort of like a banking commission issuing a decision that someone who was found to have been originating loans without a license may never apply for a banking license. Technically, the unlicensed lender is not a licensee and, therefore, isn't subject to the authority of the banking commission. But the commission can certainly decide that it will not license that person in the event he or she decides to apply in the future. 

gnt16 site profile image  

6/14/14 7:24 PM by gnt16

MTH I just don't understand what gives NSAC the authority to show up out of the blue if there isn't an application or a fight contract signed yet. Using the drivers license example you show up and allow them to test you. I'm sure they have the authority because he has a contract with the UFC or something it just seems odd to me. I work for a regulatory agency and our legislation gives us the authority to compel any business in our jurisdiction to cooperate with our investigation but in Silva's case that's pretty invasive process for one who hasn't yet requested a contract. Of course I may be missing something obvious. Won't be the first time. Ha

Mr. Wright site profile image  

6/14/14 7:08 PM by Mr. Wright

this.

6ULDV8 site profile image  

6/14/14 6:46 PM by 6ULDV8

How about we pop Dana, Joe, and Lorenzo randomly?   How you think that would work out?   3 more old lions down the drain!    Fuck

6ULDV8 site profile image  

6/14/14 6:44 PM by 6ULDV8

The UFC wants to be an arm of the establishment machine so bad Dana can almost taste it.   Almost.   And it's fucking disgusting.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

6/14/14 5:56 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Sadly Dana wants Wand punished harder because Chael got caught. Dana is defending Chael, and Vitor yet here he is wanting blood for Wand. He is so angry that Sonnen-Belfort burned through the cup and blew up in his face that he wants to divert attention back to Wand and away from the perception UFC fighters are all so dirty.



 

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