NSAC: Thiago Silva's punishment to be decided April 7th


Props: MMA Weekly

Thiago Silva had just released a statement apologizing for altering his urine test. The NSAC picked up on it and was scheduled to hold a hearing to discuss temporary suspension and allow Silva to appeal or ask for a formal hearing. Silva has waived that right to have his punishment decided on April 7th instead.

Keith Kizer told MMA Weekly this

"Mr. Silva and his manager have requested "that the Commission hear this issue and render its decision on the April 7 docket,"

They will decide on how long to suspend Silva for and whether to turn the Vera fight into a no contest. The only case similiar to this was Kevin Randlemans loss to Shogun Rua. Randleman had his fight license revoked for one year, and then he could re apply 

Keith Kizer also informed MMA Junkie that they might need to step up there drug testing and changes may be coming for the NSAC.

Props: MMA Junkie

(Refering to Silva's testosterone levels)

"Here, it's pretty much zero," he said. "So it's like, 'Wait a second. He has pretty much at an undetectable level of testosterone?' That's just not consistent with a human being.

"So I think with Randleman and allegedly with Silva, had we given them (just) a drug test, they might have passed it. But we gave them a steroid test, and you can't pass that with fake urine."

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