Wanderlei Silva is taking wins wherever he can find them.
Celebrating Nick Diaz’s successful online petition calling for the review of his five-year ban by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Silva is reminding fans that he has his own issues with the NAC.
Silva was handed a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine by the commission in September 2014 after he evaded an out-of-competition drug test in May 2014.
In May, judge Kerry Earley of the Nevada district court ruled that the NAC’s suspension and fine were “in excess of the statutory authority of the agency” and ordered the matter back to the commission for a re-hearing.
“The NSAC has made so many mistake,” Silva said of Diaz’s case. “It shouldn’t be allowed to punish someone just like that. Especially for such a long time. That practically ends a fighter’s career. It’s very cloudy and unclear. One guy gets one year, the other gets two years. I had to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. I’m spending a lot of money with lawyers to defend myself.
“I’ve never tested positive for anything. I was always a clean fighter and they want to ban me from the sport. How ….View original article