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Post by fka on Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:20 pm

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission today voted unanimously to issue a 12-month suspension to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva for multiple banned substances found in his system before and after a unanimous-decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 183.

The commission also fined Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) a total of $380,000 and overturned his decision victory over Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC). His suspension is retroactive to the date of his Jan. 31 headliner in Las Vegas, meaning he is clear to compete Jan. 31, 2016. Per the terms of his suspension, he will need to provide a clean drug test prior to relicensing.

The fine represents the entirety of the former longtime middleweight champion’s $200,000 win bonus and 30 percent of his $600,000 fight purse for the pay-per-view bout, which he won in convincing fashion. Additionally, he is required to reimburse the NSAC for attorney and testing fees.

Silva’s attorney, Nevada-based Michael Alonso, requested lenience on the 40-year-old fighter given his age and previous absence of positive tests. The NSAC was unmoved by the request but wound up ordering a suspension on the longer end of a suggested timeframe of nine to 12 months.

“I think (Silva has) done excellent things, but this is the first time he’s really been subject to enhanced testing,” NSAC commissioner Anthony Marnell, who again emerged as a strong voice on PED usage, said. “I feel there’s some intention here to use the product to come back from a devastating injury.

“There’s definitely knowledge of what’s going on here, and we’re just playing games. And that’s my frustration at all this soft testimony.”



Silva, who long reigned as the sport’s top pound-for-pound fighter before a pair of title loss to current champ Chris Weidman, admitted to using an off-brand sexual enhancement – frequently referred to as Cialis during the hearing – produced in Thailand. He obtained the enhancement, which was contained in an unmarked blue vial, from a onetime training partner who lived in the country. Asked when he stopped using it, he changed his answer in mid-testimony from Jan. 8 to sometime the week prior to the fight.

“I’m human and I make mistakes,” Silva said via translator. “It was definitely a mistake. If I had known this supplement would have had this problem, I would have never taken it.”

Silva also admitted to using a pair of anti-anxiety meds he said were prescribed by a doctor this past November for sciatic nerve pain following a training incident. He said he wasn’t feeling well after the UFC 183 weigh-ins and took the meds to feel better, yet didn’t inform his camp or the commission of his use.

In recommending a harsher punishment, NSAC commissioner Pat Lundvall hammered Silva on his pre-fight medical questionnaire from UFC 183, calling his omission of using the enhancement “intentional falsification.”

Silva, who outpointed Diaz at UFC 183, failed a Jan. 9 out-of-competition drug test ordered by the NSAC and tested positive for drostanolone metabolites and methyl androstane, a form of endogenous testosterone. The former middleweight champion immediately denied the use of any banned substances and promised to fight the NSAC’s findings.

An amended complaint by the NSAC then revealed that Silva passed a Jan. 19 out-of-competition test, but also failed tests administered by the commission prior to and following his Jan. 31 fight with Diaz. He tested positive again for drostanolone metabolites and a pair of anti-anxiety medications, oxazepam and temazepam, which aren’t banned by the commission but allegedly weren’t disclosed by Silva on his pre-fight medical questionnaire.

Silva was temporarily suspended by the NSAC and his reps requested more time to mount a defense for his formal hearing.

In subsequent interviews, he said part of his strategy would be to test the supplements he was taking prior to the fight. As it turned out, his supplement use factored most prominently in an answer to the allegations against him.

Silva, via his attorney Michael Alonso, denied knowingly ingesting any performance-enhancers and claimed a supplement taken to enhance sexual performance contained drostanolone while another supplement contained androstane. He also admitted to using anti-anxiety meds “because he was anxious and could not sleep the night before the contest.”

The defense brief also pointed to the results of a steroid test conducted by Quest Diagnostics, which came up negative despite the drostanolone found by the WADA-accredited Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory. Silva asked the NSAC take no disciplinary action against him.
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Post by fka on Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:22 pm

Silva should of been honest its onky tarnishing his legacy and character trying to run in circles rather then be honest and face it head on.


Im glad he wasnt given leniency hes the a face of the sport he needs to set an example and be punished like anyone else.

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Post by fka on Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:24 pm

I think (Silva has) done excellent things, but this is the first time he’s really been subject to enhanced testing,” NSAC commissioner Anthony Marnell, who again emerged as a strong voice on PED usage, said. “I feel there’s some intention here to use the product to come back from a devastating injury.

“There’s definitely knowledge of what’s going on here, and we’re just playing games. And that’s my frustration at all this soft testimony.”


My thoughts exactly

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Post by Longtime Fan on Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:05 pm

whats fair is fair I guess.

I like silva and I'm just upset that there is this whole witch hunt after him , people talk mad shot about him undeservedly. He has been a respectful and relatively quiet champion so the hate shouldn't be warranted. Some of the backlash must be racist as well (as far as the forum hate on him)

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Post by Hamilcar on Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:30 pm

He should be banned for life and not be allowed to do autograph signings either.
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Post by backdoor to zuffa on Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:27 pm

Longtime Fan wrote:whats fair is fair I guess.

I like silva and I'm just upset that there is this whole witch hunt after him , people talk mad shot about him undeservedly. He has been a respectful and relatively quiet champion so the hate shouldn't be warranted. Some of the backlash must be racist as well (as far as the forum hate on him)

He tested positive, and came up with a terrible excuse. He has nobody to blame but himself for the MMA community turning on him.

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Post by Rizin=PRIDEFC on Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:20 am

Silva gets 1 year but Shlemenko gets 3
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Post by Rocksoldier84 on Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:37 am

LEGENDMMA=PRIDEFC wrote:Silva gets 1 year but Shlemenko gets 3

To be fair, Shlemenko had to deal with the CSAC while Silva's was NSAC but I still agree. Shlemenko flunked his before the new rules went into effect. Silva got off easy. They say "one year" but it's really six months since he'll be up in January.
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Post by CDF47 on Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:26 am

I heard his defense was terrible, they showed how he lied on a form, and he changed his story 3 times throughout this case. They said it would have been better if he didn't even show up for this.

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Post by stu3ufc on Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:40 am

"soft testimony" The MMA media just can't help themselves laughing at another mans problem Rolling LMAO

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Post by stu3ufc on Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:41 am

CDF47 wrote:I heard his defense was terrible, they showed how he lied on a form, and he changed his story 3 times throughout this case.  They said it would have been better if he didn't even show up for this.  

Anderson silva is a piece of shit.... I used to be a huge fan but he has bad character.... he lies about things and the way he acts is not how people think he is! He also wrote a book and told lies about Pele Landi...Plus this is nothing more than a cover up of steroid abuse .... he's a scumbag

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Post by fka on Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:41 pm

Racism has nothing to do with peopke hating on him......thats really a dumb statement.


Silva lied repeatedly,changed his answers mid sentence multiple times,and still acts like he never tested positive....

I like him as a fighter but his excuses were weak as fuck and obvious lies.

He shoulda learned after Weidman knocked his ass out......all his famous dipping and dodging doesn't work anymore Smile

Silva is no angel and just like the statement nsac said they knew hes lieng hes trying to cover up the fact he used steroids for quicker recovery which is all he needed to say.

Also taking 2 kinds of anti depressants without telling camp or management was dumb as fuck.

Also like nsac stated this is the first time hes faced real scrutiny during testing and he fails miserably.


Him nit just fessing up puts into question his entire career.....hes lost tons of credability.

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Post by Longtime Fan on Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:34 pm

Maybe it wasn't the most well thought out post but I don't think it's dumb to presume that the majority of shitdog are American centric fans that would show double standards if it was an American champion that got busted with roids.

But since it was Anderson a non American , he doesn't get the free pass or benefit of the doubt in the public court of opinion , Instead what I read in that forum is straight up witch hunt level ish because let's face it , 95% of UFC fighters are on something presumably. So it's like asking for mark mcguires head in the midst of others like sammy sosa and the like getting caught.

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Post by fka on Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:16 pm

Thats nationalism not racism.....huge difference

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Post by fka on Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:21 pm

The big issue is Silva hasnt been extensively tested out of competition before and once he was he was popped fir MULTIPLE steroids.

And proceeds to run in circles acting like he didn't know....when its obvious to everyone he used them to heal faster.....then u got the cialis and 2 anti depressants..


No racism or should i say nationalism there ......just plain old lies and shady BS from silva who Still hasn't fessed up.....
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Post by stu3ufc on Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:39 pm

This video sums Anderson Silva up


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Post by fka on Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:53 pm

War stu!!!!! Lol fuck the itsy bitsy spider haha.

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Post by God of Thunder on Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:24 pm

I never liked Andersons personality. He´s the definition of fake humble.

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Post by backdoor to zuffa on Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:52 pm

^ Exactly. I was a huge fan of Anderson's when he first joined the UFC, but we soon saw his arrogance through fake humility. Truly sickening. I'd rather him be a true villain than a fake.

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