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Wanderlei Silva suspended for three years

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MMA legend and longtime UFC veteran “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei 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. Silva appealed the suspension and had been in and out of hearings with the commission since then.

Silva’s case was heard again on Wednesday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Silva did not appear at the hearing but was represented by his longtime attorney, Ross Goodman. The commission voted to lift the ban and instead suspend Silva for three years.

He is eligible to apply for a license on May 25, 2017.

Silva is scheduled to attend a Bellator Fan Fest this week.



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