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WANDERLEI SILVA RUMORS

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
September 24, 2014  |  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
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva receives lifetime ban in Nevada

The Nevada Athletic Commission finally passed judgment on former UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva on Tuesday, hammering the recently retired competitor with a lifetime ban from fighting in Nevada along with a $70,000 fine for the infraction. Silva was not present at the commission hearing nor was he on the phone to respond to the allegations.  In May, Silva skipped out on a commission...
Via Fox Sports
September 23, 2014  |  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
September 23, 2014  |  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
September 20, 2014  |  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
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva announces retirement, ripping UFC on his way out

Wanderlei Silva is retiring from MMA and says the UFC is to blame. The legendary fighter announced he would be hanging up the gloves in a video interview Friday. The reason, Silva said, is because the UFC has taken away his desire to compete. "They don't respect the athletes, they don't take care of the athletes, they don't pay the athletes," Silva said. "...
Via Fox Sports
September 19, 2014  |  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
September 19, 2014  |  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
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Silva admits to taking diuretics

During Tuesday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing, UFC star Wanderlei Silva (pictured) faced the firing squad to discuss why he “ran” out the side door of his gym when a NSAC official sprung a random drug test on him on May 24 for his scheduled fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175. Silva, with his wife and lawyer Ross Goodman on each side of him, didn’t say a single...
Via 5thRound.com
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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