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NSAC suspends Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz, and Hector Lombard pending disciplinary hearing

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspended Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stars Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz, and Hector Lombard at the conclusion of its monthly meeting, which took place earlier today (Tues., Feb. 17, 2015) inside Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas.

See the live blog and updates here.

Those suspensions will remain in effect until the commission can schedule a disciplinary hearing, where all three fighters will have the chance to present their cases and face any possible punishments, which could include hefty fines and lengthy suspensions.

A date has yet to be determined; however, it's likely to take place in March.

Silva was popped for steroids and anti-anxiety medication (more on that here and here) while Diaz flunked for marijuana. Lombard was also tagged for steroids, while Ashlee Evans-Smith -- also on today's agenda -- came up hot for a diuretic and was straight-up suspended for nine months, as well as docked 30-percent of her fight purse ($8,000).

Outside of Evans-Smith, we're still a few weeks away from putting this ugly business behind us.

Stay tuned.