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Wanderlei Silva files suit against NSAC, seeks to overturn lifetime ban from UFC and MMA

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Wanderlei Silva recently declared war on the "sons of bitches" at the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), and it appears the first battle will take place inside a District courtroom.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight smasher is seeking a reversal on his lifetime ban from mixed martial arts (MMA), after he beat feet when pee collectors raided his Las Vegas training center. Wandy later admitted to taking a diuretic, but no-showed a pair of disciplinary hearings.

From ESPN:

The lawsuit alleges the NSAC exceeded its jurisdiction on an unlicensed person, violated the licensing requirement, acted capriciously against Silva by imposing a "career-ending" ban and arbitrarily fined Silva based on an "imaginary purse." It asks for the NSAC's ruling to be overturned.

Silva hasn't gotten much sympathy from his former employer.

It's important to note that a potential reinstatement is no guarantee he'll return to fighting. The Brazilian retired from combat sports back in September (watch his farewell video here) and is instead working on grooming the next generation of cage fighters.

But he'll need a clean record at NSAC to get a corner license, etc.

This isn't the kind of thing that will get resolved overnight; however, we'll be sure to bring you all the relevant "Axe Murderer" updates, as they happen.

Stay tuned.