Archive: NSAC

Jan 15, 2015 4:39 pm

More Drug Test Findings Released On Jon Jones

The WADA-accredited lab utilized by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for UFC 182 has found no evidence that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones used exogenous testosterone. The NSAC released the report today which stated the following: “Based on the review of steroid profiles and available IRMS data, there is no evidence to...

Jan 8, 2015 4:10 pm

JONES UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR PERJURY?

In September of last year, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones told members of the Nevada State Athletic Commission that he had lost his Nike endorsement due to a brawl with Daniel Cormier which occurred during a press event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This past week, Jones backtracked from his previous statement,...

Jan 8, 2015 3:48 pm

NSAC blames oversight for Jones Testing Fiasco

A lot of questions still remain unanswered regarding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones positive test for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, on December 4, 30 days before his UFC 182 title fight with Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas. One of the more frequent questions being asked is: When did Jones and his team find...

Nov 21, 2014 6:30 am

Clean! Belfort passes NSAC-administered random drug test for UFC 184 title fight

UFC middleweight number one contender Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) was surprised with a drug test earlier this month, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission sent collectors to his gym in Florida to obtain both blood and urine samples. The results of that random drug test came back yesterday and returned negative for performing-enhancing...

Nov 3, 2014 11:15 am

QUICK TWITT: Wanderlei Slams Dana White, Compares UFC Contract To Slavery

Things are escalating quickly between Wanderlei Silva and the UFC. Earlier today, Wanderlei sent out a Tweet comparing the UFC to slavery, which was transcribed by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting. Escravidão agora????? Como assim,nao posso trabalhar entao Dana? Vc nao manda em mim,luto onde eu quiser!O Q é seu ta guardado ja chega! — Wanderlei...

Oct 27, 2014 4:41 pm

NSAC Seeking Harsher Penalties For Fighters Who Fail Drug Tests

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is currently seeking harsher punishments for fighters who fail drug tests. This comes on the heels of Robert Drysdale being suspended for a year following his 2nd failed drug test (Read that HERE). Earlier this year Wanderlei Silva received a lifetime ban after fleeing an NSAC official who was attempting...

Oct 27, 2014 2:58 pm

Robert Drysdale Suspended One Year Following Second Failed Drug Test

Robert Drysdale failed a drug test before he even fought a bout with the UFC. That incident happened back in 2013, the bout was scrapped and Drysdale’s highly anticipated debut was put on hold. In July of this year Drysdale successfully made his UFC debut at the TUF 19 finale, where he defeated Keith Berish...

Oct 24, 2014 1:23 pm

QUICK TWITT: Weidman Reacts To Belfort’s Lack Of Testing

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman isn’t thrilled to hear that his opponent Vitor Belfort hasn’t been tested once since his hearing with the NSAC on July 27th. He took to Twitter to express his frustration. http://t.co/Rugr7fztGI wow!Thought he's been getting tested countless times. Hasn't been tested once since fight announcement 3 months ago!? — Chris...

Oct 24, 2014 12:32 pm

Vitor Belfort Hasn’t Been Tested By Nevada Since Last Hearing

Despite the ramped up drug testing in the last few months, it turns out Vitor Belfort hasn’t been drug tested by the NSAC since his hearing in July, where the commission agreed to license Belfort to fight Chris Weidman. The failed drug test earlier this summer was the second Belfort’s career, leaving many to wonder...

Sep 27, 2014 10:03 am

Dana Fires Back At Wanderlei, Says he’s Made $9.7 Million

Wanderlei Silva retired from MMA last month, citing that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him, and saying that they didn’t pay him enough to live. The NSAC has since banned the former PRIDE champion for life, and fined him $70,000, however UFC President Dana White took a recent opportunity to defend his...

Sep 26, 2014 7:09 am

Dana White: No HOF induction for Wand

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Shortly after announcing his retiremnt, “The Axe Murderer” stated that he would not be interested in receiving a Hall of Fame...

Sep 18, 2014 6:30 pm

NSAC deciding whether or not to move ahead complaint against Silva

The NSAC is in the process of deciding whether or not to move ahead with a disciplinary complaint against Wanderlei Silva. The news comes shortly after Silva’s lawyer, Ross Goodman, filed a motion to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that the NSAC had no jurisdiction over the fighter when it randomly drug tested Silva...

Sep 11, 2014 5:10 am

Attorney: The NAC Can’t Stop Wanderlei Silva From Fighting

“We’re looking forward to having that hearing, and looking forward to making those arguments in a public form. And hopefully, we can prevail to common sense with respect to the commissioners. It can’t be more black and white. Everybody understands that you have to consent, you have to be a licensee before anybody can take...

Sep 4, 2014 1:57 pm

HE’S BACK! Sonnen Books New Broadcasting Gig Alongside WWE Legend

Two consummate performers in WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and recently retired UFC superstar Chael Sonnen have teamed up to form what is bound to be one of the most memorable commentary teams in sports entertainment history, and will call the world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action on the LIVE pay-per-view telecast of BattleGrounds...

Aug 27, 2014 8:27 pm

Nevada Attorney General Requests NSAC Deny Wanderlei’s Motion To Dismiss

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...

Aug 21, 2014 1:49 pm

Lawyer: ‘NSAC lacks jurisdiction’ to discipline Wanderlei Silva for test dodging’

In a motion to Nevada Debuty Attorney General Christopher Eccles, Ross Goodman, Wanderlei Silva’s legal representation, stated that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has no jurisdiction to discipline the UFC fighter for dodging a prior drug test. The motion reads: “It is abundantly clear that the NSAC lacks jurisdiction to take disciplinary action over Mr....

Aug 21, 2014 1:12 pm

Wanderlei Dodges Commission Again, NSAC Postpones Disciplinary Hearing

Former PRIDE FC Champion and current UFC Fighter, Wanderlei Silva has pulled another fast one on the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The MMA Legend was expected to attend today’s official NSAC meeting and answer for violations previously committed. (More on that HERE.) But his absence, and a filed motion from his legal team to dismiss any...

Aug 21, 2014 10:38 am

Chael Sonnen Completes The Ice Bucket Challenge – WOW!

ALS just got a Gangster wet …@LukeBarnatt @IAmJericho @heylandsberg @TGILaura @THEmikeinindy @steveaustinBSR http://t.co/i1pwGwWhI6 — chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 21, 2014 The Oregon Gangster, Mr. Chael P. Sonnen has completed the ALS ice bucket challenge, and he might have taken the cake. You’re going to have to follow the link in his tweet to get to...

Aug 14, 2014 11:06 am

WWE Wants Sonnen If TNA Makes Him An Offer

With his career in prize-fighting on the shelf, and his gig at FOX out-the-door, Chael P. Sonnen finds himself in an interesting predicament. He’s got fans, charisma, value, and no place to use it. During a recent talk on the “Talk is Jericho” podcast, Chael broke down how his pro-wrestling negotiations are going. Check it:...

Aug 13, 2014 7:04 pm

Sonnen: “I tried to game the system”

“I didn’t think I’d be tested for another 44 days.” “I was hit on a surprise test that was 44 days before a fight. Generally in our business we’re tested fight night, so whatever it is you’re doing or you’re not doing, you gotta show up clean on fight day. When I talk about being...

Aug 11, 2014 6:15 pm

Wanderlei Silva Confident He Won’t Be Suspended By The NSAC

The saga with Wanderlei Silva continues. This time with the former PRIDE FC champion stating that he is confident he won’t be suspended by the NSAC for evading a testing despite Dana White stating Silva would be “in big trouble”. He spoke with Ag. Fight: already preparing my defense,” Silva told Ag. Fight. “There’s not...

Aug 7, 2014 6:52 am

Chael Sonnen To Compete In Metamoris Despite NSAC Threats – Says Gangsters Always Back It Up

Chalk on up for ‘The Bad Guys’. Chael Sonnen will compete at this weekend’s Metamoris event, despite being threatened not to by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Chael Sonnen is currently serving a two-year ban from combat sports, however Grappling doesn’t fall under the commissions jurisdiction.   Sonnen himself took to twitter with an update: When a...

Aug 4, 2014 1:09 pm

NSAC Plans Reviewing Of Jones Cormier Fight

Earlier today during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day Daniel Cormier aggressively shoved Jon Jones in the throat which caused the champ to drop his belt and begin swinging at Cormier and then take him down and ground and pound the challenger. The NSAC chair Francisco Aguilar released a statement to MMAJunkie that said they...

Aug 4, 2014 11:34 am

BREAKING: NSAC Attempting To Block Sonnen From Competing At Metamoris

Last month the NSAC suspended Chael Sonnen for two years after two failed drug tests. However the NSAC never barred Sonnen from competing in his grappling match against Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 later this month. Today news has surfaced that the NSAC is attempting to block Chael Sonnen from competing in his headlining match...

Jul 31, 2014 5:20 am

Wand Says ‘Give Me Sonnen In Metamoris’

“I think him and Belfort are just the two good fights that have a reason to happen for me. This is bad for everyone, bad for him, bad for me, bad for the fans who want so much that fight. But I’m gonna (be) waiting for him. He (Chael Sonnen) has just one way to...

Jul 30, 2014 5:04 am

Bisping: Sonnen Should Be Mad Over Belfort’s NSAC Hearing

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping is never at a loss for words, in this case he said what many fans are thinking. Chael Sonnen’s NSAC punishment was much more severe than Vitor Belfort’s. Check out this interview where Bisping talks about Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva, his upcoming fight with Cung Le, and the NSAC hearings...