Archive: NSAC

Jun 18, 2014 5:01 am

Chael Sonnen Temporarily Suspended By NSAC

Earlier today the NSAC held a hearing for several fighters and boxers, among the fighters that were addressed at the hearing were the UFC’s own Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Chael Sonnen was suspended pending a formal hearing where the fighter will file a response, but there is no news as to whether or not...

Jun 17, 2014 8:42 pm

Wanderlei Silva Admits To Taking Banned Substances

During a NSAC hearing earlier today for Wanderlei Silva and several other fighters and boxers, Silva admitted to taking two banned substances. After his brawl with Chael Sonnen on the TUF set, Wanderlei Silva began taking anti-inflammatory medication for a fractured wrist, and then began taking diuretics to minimize the amount of water that he...

Jun 13, 2014 6:42 am

White: ‘Wand’s Story Not Ending Well, NSAC Going To Bury Him’

“There’s no loose ends with Wanderlei. I think the Wanderlei story is not going to end well. You know how this commission is right now. Always, not just these guys, but always. When you get caught taking performance enhancing drugs you’re gone for a year, or whatever the suspension is, but it’s never good. I...

Jun 11, 2014 5:03 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Sonnen’s Failed Drug Test

News broke earlier today that Chael Sonnen had failed a random drug test leading up to his UFC 175 bout against Vitor Belfort. The MMA world immediately erupted and people began taking sides. Below are some of the more interesting Tweets from MMA pros on the issue. I'm all for random drug test, yeah it...

Jun 10, 2014 4:48 pm

Chael Sonnen Explains Failed Drug Test

Earlier today neews broke that Chael Sonnen had failed a random drug test, testing positive for two banned substances. Shortly after Sonnen joined Jay Mohr on Fox Sports Radio to explain why he tested positive for these substances. Mohr: “You’ve failed a drug test leading up to UFC 175 which is in July but, why...

Jun 10, 2014 12:31 pm

BREAKING | Chael Sonnen Fails Random Drug Test, Will Not Fight Belfort At UFC 175

Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test and will no longer fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 according to NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar, who confirmed the drug test results with ESPN.com. The UFC had the following to say on the matter: “UFC officials acknowledge irregularities in a recent random test. Chael is planning on...

Jun 3, 2014 10:11 am

Vitor Belfort’s Drug Test Results To Be Made Public

The MMA world will no longer have to speculate as to the results of Vitor Belfort’s surprise drug test back in February. Yahoo Sports broke the story today that the NSAC would make the results of Belfort’s surprise test public during his hearing to apply for a license on June 17th. NSAC executive director Bob...

Apr 5, 2014 11:58 am

NSAC Chairman Speaks About Random Drug Testing

  The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Francisco Aguilar, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow about the state of random drug testing. “If you look at the last nine months, the progression we’ve made in our drug testing program has been substantial. But, are we to a point where we are comfortable? No. There’s a...

Mar 4, 2014 10:10 pm

Chael Sonnen On The TRT Ban: “We finally have some clarity”

Hey remember when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT and everyone went nuts? Yes, the internet exploded with reactions and news stories about other commissions following the ruling and the UFC saying that they were also banning TRT. Then we had the big news that Vitor Belfort was no longer fighting for the title...

Feb 28, 2014 11:49 am

Hope For Users – New Jersey Will Not Follow Nevada’s TRT Ban Just Yet

Who would have thought that a decision made by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban TRT exemptions would have this profound of an impact? The reactions and news just keeps on coming following their decision. It’s known that the NSAC has very strong influence over other commissions, but it seems that the New Jersey...

Feb 27, 2014 6:19 pm

‘Bigfoot Manager’ Alex Davis on TRT Ban: “That’s not the solution”

For those who don’t know, Alex Davis is a manager of MMA fighters. One of the fighters he happens to manage is Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who is a known user of TRT, and who tested beyond the legal limits for his fight against Mark Hunt. So it’s no surprise that Davis is against the recent...

Feb 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Dan Henderson Will Most Likely Be Granted TRT Exemption In Brazil

The aftershock from the announcement that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is banning TRT usage immediately is still being felt throughout the MMA world. Dan Henderson is a known TRT user and is scheduled to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua in Brazil on March 23, and it seems he wont have anything to worry about as...

Feb 26, 2014 2:14 pm

NSAC: We would really have to look at licensing Cris Cyborg at 135

Invicta FC Featherweight Champion, Cris Cyborg, recently made headlines when she announced her plans to drop down to 135-pounds in order to retire current UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Here is Cyborg’s official media statement that she made on Friday: “I am looking for a payday to retire you like I did Gina Carano,” said Justino. “But to show it’s...

Feb 12, 2014 6:03 pm

NSAC to Hold Meeting About TRT Exemption Before Vitor Belfort Applies for License

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will hold a meeting on February 26th to discuss their current ruleset on exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). This meeting will take place three months before Vitor Belfort returns to Nevada in an attempt to dethrone UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Vitor Belfort is no stranger to controversy in...

Feb 11, 2014 3:53 pm

Jessica Eye Submits Clean Drug Test, NSAC Will Permit Her to Fight at UFC 170

After getting busted by the Texas athletic commission for using marijuana, Jessica Eye had to submit a clean drug test to the Nevada State Athletic Commission before being issued a license to fight at UFC 170. MMAJunkie’s Steven Marrocco has reported that Eye’s submitted test was announced clean and she is all set to fight...

Feb 5, 2014 6:12 am

Roy Nelson envisions a future career in politics

UFC Heavyweight contender, Roy “Big Country” Nelson, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow‘s Steph Daniels about his desire to have a future career in politics. His words: “I definitely envision myself in politics at some point. I was just looking at 2014 and 2016 tickets and what official positions are up for election. I’m good friends with...

Jan 30, 2014 7:18 am

Roy Nelson insists NSAC bid is not for publicity

UFC heavyweight contender, Roy Nelson, recently applied for Keith Kizer’s vacant seat as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), a move he insists was not a publicity stunt. “Big Country” told ‘UFC Tonight‘s’ Ariel Helwani that his desire for the position is all about opportunity, stating that if it were to...

Jan 29, 2014 2:51 pm

Nevada Athletic Commission Doc Says Belfort Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Use TRT

“If we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that someone has used PED’s in the past, they will not get an exemption,” said Dr. Timothy Trainor concerning the licensing of Vitor Belfort (above).  “No, no way.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Vitor Belfort has a fight lined up, which means that the MMA world...

Jan 28, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White Calls Roy Nelson a F—— Moron For Applying to NSAC

But, Dana, tell us what you really think.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC heavyweight fighter Roy Nelson made headlines Monday by announcing his application to the Nevada Athletic Commission. Now it’s UFC President Dana White’s turn. At a media event on Monday, White weighed in on Nelson’s chance of landing the Executive Director position...