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Wanderlei Silva disciplinary hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) postponed until further notice

"The Axe Murderer," as we learned back in June, is good at playing keep-away with the commission.

Esther Lin

Looks like he's given them the slip once again.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight (and part time light heavyweight) Wanderlei Silva was not present at today's (Aug. 21, 2014) Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing in Las Vegas, instead filing a motion to dismiss any disciplinary action against him.

The commissioners (inexplicably) agreed to delay the discussion, according to MMA Junkie, and a new date will be revealed pending their decision.

"I had already scheduled a tour in Canada," Silva told MMA Fighting. "They told me (about the meeting) after I scheduled my commitments here, but my lawyer will be there and he will clarify everything."

If the Brazilian's defense was this good inside the cage, he'd likely be undefeated.

Silva found himself in hot water earlier this year after skipping out on a pre-fight drug test, one that also popped UFC 175 opponent Chael Sonnen. "The Axe Murderer" first appeared before NSAC on June 17 as part of a fact-finding mission, and revealed he did, in fact, take diuretics to help with an injury.

And now he must be punished for it.

Or not, despite what UFC President Dana White thinks. Vitor Belfort had no problem getting what he wanted after flunking his out-of-competition drug test, so there's no reason to believe Silva can't escape unscathed, as well. That could explain why Wandy is already training for his next fight.

Stay tuned.

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