627 Search Results for NSAC

Aug 23, 2016 9:03 am

Brock Lesnar’s temporary suspension extended by NSAC

In the wake of UFC 202, the NSAC has ruled to officially extend Brock Lesnar’s temporary suspension. Lesnar, who defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision on the main card of UFC 200, failed an out of competition drug test prior to the fight, as well as a fight night drug test. This led Mark Hunt...

Aug 18, 2016 3:46 pm

NSAC stops Nick Diaz from cornering Nate Diaz at UFC 202

When Nate Diaz steps into the Octagon to square off against Conor McGregor Saturday night in the main event of UFC 202, he will once again not have his brother Nick in his corner. While Nick has been unable to corner his brother in his last 2 fights given that he was serving a suspension...

Aug 17, 2016 2:57 pm

NSAC reacts to Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz altercation

Wednesday afternoon at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference, the event was cut short after the Diaz brothers stormed the event with their entire team and began throwing water bottles at Conor McGregor. McGregor responded by grabbing various items from the stage, including Monster Energy cans, and throwing them back at the Diaz brothers while...

Aug 10, 2016 8:28 pm

Brock Lesnar’s case put on agenda at next NSAC meeting, Jon Jones left out

Since it was announced that Brock Lesnar had failed a pre-fight and fight night drug test, there has been much speculation as to when Lesnar would appear in front of the NSAC regarding his case. In addition, many are wondering when former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will appear in front of the NSAC...


Jul 24, 2016 12:01 pm

Chael Sonnen claims he holds an NSAC record

Former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen claims he holds a Nevada State Athletic Commission record. A Brock Lesnar fan took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Sonnen for Chael’s comments regarding Brock Lesnar’s failed USADA drug test at UFC 200. Sonnen responded to the fan with the following information: 6....

Jul 19, 2016 4:45 pm

Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test repercussions could go beyond NSAC

With the news of Brock Lesnar failing two drug tests for his UFC 200 bout with Mark Hunt, one out-of-competition, and one fight night, many are wondering what the repercussions will be for the former heavyweight champ. Given the precedent set by the NSAC in the past, many are expecting Lesnar to be fined and...

Jul 18, 2016 11:08 am

NSAC extends Jon Jones’ temporary suspension, tests positive for clomiphene and letrozole

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) held a hearing on the extension of temporary suspension for Jon Jones on Monday following Jones’ potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. The hearing finally revealed the substances that Jones tested positive for that came from a June 16 out-of-competition sample. According to ESPN, Jones tested “positive for clomiphene, which is...

Jul 18, 2016 9:46 am

NSAC confirms Jon Jones tested positive for anti-estrogen substance

UFC 200 took a huge turn just days prior to the event taking place when it was revealed that Jon Jones was pulled from the card for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. While news of Jones’ violation was known, the banned substances that Jones tested positive for was not released. However, Chael Sonnen and Rashad...

Feb 17, 2016 11:50 am

Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva gets 3 years from NSAC

The infamous running of Wanderlei Silva from drug testing officials handed Silva a three year suspension down from a lifetime ban in the re-hearing with NSAC officials today. The original decision would of saw the end of “The Axe Murderer” career, however, his push for a fight with Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko won’t materialize...

Jan 13, 2016 10:47 am

Nick Diaz makes an announcement following NSAC hearing

It was a breath of fresh air after the Nevada State Athletic Commission came to a settlement on Nick Diaz’s suspension and fine on Tuesday. The commission who previously had a five-year suspension and $165,000 fine slapped on Diaz for testing positive for Marijuana in the state for the third time reduced the penalties on...

Jan 12, 2016 7:37 am

Video: Have a NSAC hearing today? -The Best of Nick Diaz-

Today is the day we find out what the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be giving Nate Diaz for for testing positive for marijuana last year. Will the NSAC be lenient in their decision with Diaz after the #freenickdiaz movement took the fight to the White House? We’ll fill you in the decision when the...

Jan 11, 2016 1:26 pm

NSAC Agenda: The fate of Nick Diaz and Wanderlei Silva hangs on the balance

Wanderlei Silva is first on the hot-seat tomorrow as the Nevada Athletic commission look to re-view Silva’s 2014 incident where he ran from a drug test. The “non-training run” may cost him $70,000 and a lifetime ban. Silva’s defense team has stated that their client wasn’t licensed during the time the test was administered which...

Jan 7, 2016 3:20 pm

NSAC expected to make ruling on Diaz suspension on January 12th

MMA fans have been anxiously awaiting news on the NSAC’s settlement talks with Nick Diaz following an uproar stemming from their harsh 5 year suspension due to Diaz failing a drug test for marijuana. According to MMAFighting the commission could be making a ruling on the settlement talks as early as their meeting next Thursday...

Jan 1, 2016 8:14 am

NSAC confirms record breaking attendance at UFC 194

The UFC brass is likely celebrating at this piece of news! The Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed that UFC 194 broke the UFC’s attendance record with 16,516, and a UFC United States gate record with a gate of $10.1 million. The NSAC confirmed with MMAJunkie that 15,648 tickets were sold for the event, totaling...

Nov 4, 2015 10:15 pm

Diaz & NSAC discussing 18 month suspension

It was announced last month that Nick Diaz and the NSAC were in potential settlement talks that could see Diaz return to the Octagon in 2016. Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight that Diaz and the NSAC could be close to reaching an agreement that would see Diaz’s suspension dropped from 5 years down to...

Nov 4, 2015 8:22 am

Shields upset NSAC ignored Palhares’ eye-gouges

Last month Rousimar Palhares answered to the NSAC for holding a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out at WSOF 22. Following the bout Palhares was immediately stripped of the WSOF championship. Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ given that this isn’t the first time he has held a submission after his...

Oct 31, 2015 8:27 am

NSAC Members receiving death threats over Nick Diaz suspension

Recently, when the NSAC handed Nick Diaz a 5-year suspension for a failed drug test for marijuana, the MMA community was outraged. The outrage spread, and suddenly many high-profile celebrities began backing Diaz and crying foul. A White House petition was started that earned the 100,000 required signatures thanks to the help of Cher, Wiz...

Oct 30, 2015 8:07 am

Palhares reacts to “unfair decision” handed down by NSAC

Yesterday former WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares appeared in front of the NSAC for unsportsmanlike conduct after once again holding a submission after his opponent tapped. The incident occurred at WSOF 22 when Palhares held a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out. Referee Steve Mazzagatti intervened, and it appeared Palhares was still refusing to relinquish...

Oct 29, 2015 8:56 pm

Rousimar Palhares’ manager disagrees with NSAC suspension

Yesterday it was revealed that Rousimar Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after continuing to hold a kimura despite Jake Shields tapping and referee Steve Mazzagatti attempting to separate the two. In addition, Palhares has to forfeit $40,000 from his fight purse, and was stripped of the WSOF welterweight title. In a...

Oct 29, 2015 8:00 pm

Wanderlei Silva’s re-hearing with NSAC postponed

Yesterday during the NSAC’s meeting Wanderlei Silva was supposed to have his re-hearing with the commission. The re-hearing was postponed however after Silva’s attorney complained that he wasn’t provided with a copy of a document according to Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter. UFC Chief Legal Officer Kirk Hendrick argued that the document wasn’t important, NSAC chairman...

Oct 28, 2015 3:54 pm

NSAC confirms they are in settlement talks with Nick Diaz

UFC welterweight contender Nick Diaz took to instagram on Tuesday night to inform his fans that ‘talks’ with the NSAC were going well. Today, the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed the news by releasing the following statement: “As a reminder to the general public, the Nick Diaz disciplinary matter will not be on the agenda at...

Oct 27, 2015 9:50 pm

Diaz in talks with NSAC, could potentially return in 2016

When Nick Diaz was handed a 5 year suspension from the NSAC last month there was an uproar. Many called out the NSAC for abusing their power and essentially forcing the end of Diaz’s MMA career. A petition was started, which received support from numerous high-profile figures including Cher, Wiz Khalifa, Gina Carano, and more....

Oct 13, 2015 10:38 am

Rivals To Friends — GSP Pledges To Help Nick Diaz Defeat NSAC Suspension

Once rivals, now friends? Maybe. Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been one of the only MMA fighters to not comment on the controversial Nick Diaz five year suspension, until now. GSP recently talked to RDS, a Canadian news outlet, and talked about the situation. The former 170 pound king said he thinks the...

Oct 13, 2015 5:23 am

Wanderlei Silva and NSAC hearing date set for late October

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva will once again go in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The last time he was there the Brazilian was handed a lifetime ban for running from a drug test. Since then the retired fighter has been pretty vocal, speaking out against the UFC for shady practices. However, a district...

Oct 7, 2015 5:11 am

After Getting Lifetime Ban Overturned, Wanderlei Will Again Face The NSAC

Looks like Wanderlei Silva will be heading back to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The last time he was there the commission handed him a lifetime ban after he ran away from a drug test. Silva and his legal team then appealed the ban, saying that he wasn’t even licensed by the NSAC at the...

Oct 6, 2015 7:25 pm

Palhares Wants Out Of WSOF, Asks NSAC To ‘Judge Me As I Should Be Judged’

Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares was stripped of his World Series of Fighting welterweight title and suspended indefinitely following his most recent fight against Jake Shields. In that fight he repeatedly put his fingers near Shields’ eye and seemed to scratch, or gauge them. Even after the referee warned him he continued to do so. Then,...