Wanderlei Silva has been suspended for three years. Again. Kinda.
Ok. So. Back in 2014, Silva and Chael Sonnen were gonna fight. Chael failed an out of competition test. He copped to it before the NSAC, asked forgiveness, and was suspended for two years. Also, in a great example of how absolutely stupid commissions are, they ASKED HIM TO BECOME A SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THEM ON PED USAGE.
Chael is a genius by the way.
Now, Silva didn’t fail a test so much as he saw the tester coming and ran out the back door, fleeing down the streets of Las Vegas, and probably screaming “THE UFC FIXES FIGHTS!!!”
For this, NSAC came down hard on Silva. He didn’t get suspended for two years, like he would’ve as a first time offender. Nope. He is for suspended for life!
This was too much for a judge who threw out the suspension and ordered NSAC to redo everything and be reasonable adults. Their reasonable solution? Silva has been suspended three years, retroactive to 2014.
Yes, in Nevada, the commissioners will suspended you longer for not peeing in a cup than they will for admitting you were a human petri dish.
Of course, they also tried to suspend Nick Diaz five years for basically not actually failing a drug test so can we really be surprised anymore?