Archive: Wanderlei Silva

Sep 15, 2014 11:32 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva Taking Flying Classes

Watch out Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva is taking flying lessons to get his pilots license. Silva captured the moment on his official Instagram page, along with the caption: Today I make my first class to pilot!! Hoje fiz minha primeira aula de pilotagem muito interessante adorei,aí só vai faltar comprar o avião!!! Kkkk Silva hasn’t...

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 1, 2014 3:57 pm

Werdum Insists Wanderlei’s Reputation Wont Be Damaged By NSAC Incident

“Silva has done great things for the sport, to move the sport forward. If he wants to retire, he’s done well for himself. He’s made good money for his kids and his future. “But if wants to come back, I think he always gives a good show. But he could hang up the gloves right...


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 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 8, 2014 10:19 am

Wanderlei Wants Hendo Fight & Dan Accepts

“I want to be back soon to make the 50th fight of my career. I would like it to be in a special card. It’s not news that I want to face Vitor Belfort or Chael Sonnen. But Dan Henderson is other guy that I want to fight, it’s a viable possibility. We’re 1-1 tied...

Aug 6, 2014 10:11 am

NSAC files formal complaint against Wanderlei Silva

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...

Aug 4, 2014 7:56 am

Bisping Believes Losses To Belfort, Sonnen And Silva Weren’t Clean

Michael Bisping has always been on the cusp of a title shot, but has never been able to win that one more fight and separate himself from the pack to earn a title shot. Bisping, who has hop scotched wins and losses going back to his win over Jason Mayhem Miller in 2011 is currently...

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 29, 2014 4:26 pm

Wanderlei Silva Believes Chael Sonnen Will Be Back

After an abrupt end to his UFC career, Chael Sonnen scheduled to fight Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 next month. After a hearing with the NSAC Sonnen was suspended for two years from MMA, leaving many fans to speculate whether or not he will fight in the UFC once his suspension is up. His opponent...

Jul 14, 2014 10:25 am

Wanderlei Silva Drug Tests Himself, Calls Out Belfort

Wanderlei Silva has been on the receiving end of some pretty harsh criticism after running away from an NSAC drug testing last month. After a hearing with the NSAC Silva says he is ready to fight whenever the UFC calls on him. Silva joined Tatame.com to discuss his future with the UFC. “I did the...

Jun 30, 2014 2:26 pm

Bas Rutten: ‘Wanderlei Silva Has Forever Tarnished His Legacy’

“What is happening lately to him, it’s a shame. This is going to be a tarnish on his career. I talked about it on ‘Inside MMA’ last Friday with Dana White, I was at the offices, at the UFC offices, and you know it’s true. With the athletic commission, once you walk out while you...

Jun 21, 2014 11:33 am

White: Wanderlei And Sonnen Are ‘Basically Ruined’ After Drug Testing Fiasco

“You’re basically ruined. Chael Sonnen had to retire. You know how much money he could have made in MMA and UFC?” “I’m pretty confident they’re going to bury him deep. I don’t know what else you could do to him, other than stone them and beat them with sticks. Financially, they’ll be destroyed with sponsors,...

Jun 19, 2014 5:01 pm

Dana White: ‘Wanderlei Silva is Very Wrong’

“I’m not the athletic commission, but I think he’s very wrong. I think he’s in big trouble. 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...

Jun 19, 2014 2:53 pm

Wanderlei ‘Relieved’ He Came Clean, Wants Return To Action ASAP

“I am relieved to have solved this problem. We explained to them the circumstances and that I was not using any PEDs. I injured my wrist in February and after that I felt extreme pain in training. So I was prescribed anti-inflammatories and that made my wrist swell up, so then I started taking diuretics...

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 12, 2014 6:36 am

QUICK TWITT | Wanderlei Silva Still Wants Sonnen Fight

Unfortunately for Wanderlei Silva, his chance to face Chael Sonnen expired when Sonnen retired last night on national television. Now, the former TUF Brazil coach and Sonnen rival is speaking up about the fight that eluded him and why he still wants it. Check it: How run? Retired? After say all this shits about me,we...

Jun 12, 2014 6:00 am

Wanderlei Silva Gathers Legal Team To Assist UFC 175 Efforts With NSAC

In a report coming out of Brazil, Wanderlei Silva plans on fighting the NSAC at next week’s hearing so that he can compete at UFC 175. Silva was noted to be at the offices of the Tetto, Macedo, Mees & Tisi, Lawyers who specialize in Sports Law in Curitiba – Paraná – Brazil,. The report...

Jun 11, 2014 12:46 pm

Silva To Answer For Drug Test Dodging Charges In Nevada Next Week

Before Chael Sonnen failed his drug test, resulting in his removal from UFC 175, Wanderlei Silva dodged his. The two TUF Brazil 3 coaches were originally slated to fight each other, in the sports biggest grudge match to-date, however, both are now on the shelf facing serious allegations. in the State of Nevada. For Silva,...

Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am

Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil. “The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of...