The Nevada Attorney General is requesting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission deny Wanderlei Silva’s motion to dismiss his disciplinary action.
For those who are unfamiliar with the situation, Silva purposely ran from a drug test that was required by the commission.
As a result he was suspended pending his hearing, during which he said he ran from the test because he was taking a diuretic for an injured elbow, which is a banned substance.
Ariel Helwani received a copy of the Attorney General’s response to the motion on UFC Tonight. MMAFighting.com is reporting that “the Nevada Attorney General claims in its opposition that licensure is not a prerequisite to discipline; that Nevada has the right to punish a person, or an unarmed combatant who is getting ready to compete in the state, even if they aren’t yet licensed.They also say that Silva is asking the commission to adopt an unreasonable interpretation of their regulations so that he can ‘cheat without repercussions.’”
They also have reported that the Attorney General plans to bring Silva’s case up at next month’s hearing.