Wanderlei Silva Faces No Discipline Today, NSAC Tables Discussion

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The tabled discussion today of ’s non-compliance with an unannounced drug test after Silva’s lawyer, , challenged the commission’s authority to discipline someone who is not licensed.

In fact, Silva was not licensed when the drug test was brought to him in his gym back in May by a commission representative, however he was on the schedule to fight at the July 5th UFC event in Las Vegas. Silva left his gym and then disappeared, later claiming that he had been using diuretics due to some swelling he had from an injury he sustained during the infamous brawl with Sonnen on the set of : Brazil.

Goodman, one of the best lawyers in Nevada, who also represented Sonnen recently for his issues with the for a event, argued that the commission had no jurisdiction over a fighter who is not licensed.

The commission decided to table the discussion of the Silva case today until a later date. Silva himself did not appear at the hearing, as he was scheduled for public appearances today in Canada.

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