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NSAC files complaint against Wanderlei Silva for dodging drug test; seeks damages and possible suspension

The commission is taking a short break from its pursuit of Chael Sonnen (because of this) to cross off the last outstanding item from the UFC 175 drug test fiasco.

Esther Lin

And then there was one.

Now that Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has tidied up its business with Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort, at least in terms of their failed drug tests heading into UFC 175, the attorney general's office has now focused its attention on Wanderlei Silva, who dodged a pre-fight drug test prior to his scheduled showdown against "The American Gangster."

From MMA Junkie:

Although Silva was unlicensed at the time of his offenses, the complaint defines him as an "unarmed combatant" who is subject to the NSAC's rules on banned substances.

The AG's office seeks costs associated with the Silva case, including investigative costs and attorney's fees, and any other punishment the commission sees fit, which could include barring him from applying for a license in the state for a period of time. Silva has 20 days to respond; his case will be addressed at a commission hearing at a date to be determined.

No word yet from the Silva camp.

After news broke that Wandy skipped town when the pee collectors came calling, "The Axe Murderer" cooked up some story about language barriers and legal representation. But as more and more details began to surface, the Brazilian finally admitted to taking diuretics for a wrist injury.

Silva insists the issue has been "solved," while UFC President Dana White warns the former PRIDE FC champ he's still in "big trouble." How big? We're about to find out in the next few weeks.

Stay tuned.

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