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WANDERLEI SILVA RUMORS

Dana White Doesn’t Believe Wanderlei Silva’s Retirement Reasons

Wanderlei Silva retired last week, claiming his grievances with the UFC had taken away his desire to fight, but Dana White believes that the 38 year-old was just using that as a way to cover up the real reason he was hanging up his gloves. “I think he was trying to put up a smoke screen,” White said on UFC.com. “Look over here because he does it a few days before he’s about...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Handed Lifetime Ban In Nevada

The Nevada State Athletic Commission have come down on Wanderlei Silva like a ton of bricks over an incident earlier in the year in which he fled a random drugs test in the state ahead of his UFC 175 bout with Chael Sonnen. Yesterday the commission handed Silva lifetime ban from fighting in Nevada in addition to a $70,000 fine (35% of the fight purse he would have received at the...
Via Fight Of The Night
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Fires Back at NAC for Lifetime Ban

The Nevada Athletic Commission may have won the battle against Wanderlei Silva (pictured) Tuesday by fining the now-retired UFC star $70,000 and banning him for life for ducking May’s random drug test, but Silva claims the war is only just beginning. Silva took to Twitter shortly after the committee levied their hefty punishment. “Those who are trying to take me down, come get...
Via 5thRound.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva gets $70k fine and lifetime ban from NSAC

The Nevada State Athletic Commission came down hard on the recently retired UFC and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva this afternoon as they gave Silva a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine for running away from a random drug test prior to UFC 175. Silva did not attend the NSAC hearing today, and was instead represented by his attorney Ross Goodman. Afterwards, Goodman called the NSAC hearing...
Via Fight Hub TV
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA fighter gets lifetime ban from Nevada, big fine

It’s a good thing Wanderlei Silva (pictured) has retired from mixed martial arts, because the Nevada Athletic Commission has just banned him for life from competing in the state. The NAC also docked Silva $70,000, 10 percent of what he was guaranteed to make in his bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175, for running from May’s random drug test. Silva was a no-show during Tuesday’s...
Via 5thRound.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Thiago Silva Cut From The UFC Again

It’s been a dramatic 24 hours for the UFC with Wanderlei Silva blasting the promotion as he announced his retirement, Anthony Johnson being suspended indefinitely relating to allegations of domestic abuse, and now Thiago Silva again being cut from the promotion too. Silva had only just been welcomed back by the UFC after charges were dropped against him relating to an alleged domestic...
Via Fight Of The Night
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Retires; Blames UFC For His Decision

Legendary MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva has announced in a video blog that he is retiring from the sport, bringing an 18 year professional career to a close. However, Silva hasn’t just quietly announced his decision to hang up his gloves, instead going out swinging by blaming the UFC for his decision to quit. “Today is a very sad day for me,” Silva said. “I can’t do this...
Via Fight Of The Night
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva puts UFC on blast in retirement video

Via another extremely dramatic and over produced video posted on his official YouTube page, one of the most revered mixed martial artists of all-time announced his retirement from the sport today. Unfortunately, this organization took away my desire to fight. I can’t do this anymore. I can’t be treated this way. And with a heavy heart I come here today to declare: I am stepping...
Via Fight Booth
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva rips UFC in retirement announcement video

On Friday, MMA icon Wanderlei Silva (pictured) unceremoniously announced his retirement from fighting via a YouTube video. The slugger didn’t pull any punches on his way out, blasting the UFC for not showing him the proper respect and turning his legion of fans against him. “I am stepping down from the ring. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again,” Silva stated....
Via 5thRound.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Career UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Wanderlei Silva * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC Brazil – Oct 16/98 – L (Belfort) – N/A UFC 20 - May 7/99 – W (Petarra) – N/A UFC 25 – Apr 14/00 – L (Ortiz) – N/A UFC 79 – Dec 29/08 – […]
Via MMA Manifesto
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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