It seems as though the NSAC troubles of Wanderlei Silva are not yet over, as the Nevada Attorney General’s office has now filed a formal complaint again the 35-12-1 fighter, asking that the Commission make him responsible for evading the random drug test that led to his removal from UFC 175.
Silva was unlicensed at the time of this infraction, but because he is still seen as an ‘unarmed combatant’, he has to comply to the rules of the NSAC.
“An unarmed combatant shall submit to a urinalysis or chemical test if the commission or a representative of the commission directs him or her to do so,” states the complaint.
The Attorney General’s office is also seeking costs associated with his case, including attorney’s fees, investigative costs, and any other punishment that the commission wants to hand down. Silva has 20 days to respond and then his case will be heard at a future commission hearing.
While there has been no talk of releasing Silva from the UFC, President Dana White still believes that he’s is nowhere near out of the woods yet.
“I think he’s in big trouble,” White said. “You can not run away from a test. You can’t do it, and it sets a very bad precedent. He would have been better off taking the test and testing positive than running from the test. But I’m not a commission member. Maybe I’m wrong and he’s right. We’ll see what happens.”