After the fallout of their UFC 175 drug testing fiascos, UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were set to appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to see what punishment would be handed down for their recent trangressions.
Sonnen was given a temporary suspension until the commission reconvenes next time, at which time he will receive a disciplinary hearing. He retired last week after failing an NSAC drug test for substances used to wane off of testosterone-replacement therapy (TRT).
Wanderlei Silva reportedly ran away from an NSAC-mandated drug test at his gym on May 24, and the NSAC sample collector said he essentially did just that after asking to talk to his trainer for a moment. Silva appeared at the hearing in person and was represented by Ross Goodman, the same lawyer who once represented Nick Diaz.
Wand’s excuse was that he took anti-inflammatory diuretics to help his wrist stop retaining water from an injury suffered in the now-infamous The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 brawl. He said that he knew he would fail the test, which was the first time he (allegedly) was ever approached for a sample.
The NSAC decided to deliberate on the information gathered today and determine any disciplinary action at a later date.
Check out the video feed of the hearing from MMA Weekly above.
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