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Wanderlei Silva released by the UFC


The UFC released MMA legend and longtime UFC veteran “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva from his contract on Thursday. The UFC has not issued a statement as of this writing.

Silva was given a lifetime ban by the NSAC back in May of 2015 because he evaded a drug test in connection with a planned fight against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 in 2014.

It was announced at Tuesday’s NSAC hearing that his hearing would be rescheduled for February.

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