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UFC star facing sanctions by Nevada commission

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 03:20 p.m. HST, Jun 18, 2014



LAS VEGAS » Nevada regulators are considering sanctions against an Ultimate Fighting Championship star accused of avoiding an official who showed up unannounced at his gym to collect a sample to test for banned substances.

Nevada Athletic Commission Chairman Francisco Aguilar said Wednesday the panel could act next month on a complaint against Wanderlei Silva.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that attorney Ross Goodman, representing Silva, conceded during a Tuesday commission hearing that Silva left the building through a back door and should have submitted to the drug test.

The commission also issued a temporary suspension for 37-year-old UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen who retired after testing positive for banned substances in a random test last month.

Silva and Sonnen had been scheduled to fight July 5 at the Mandalay Bay resort.






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MillionMonkeys wrote:
The penalty for running away should be the same--or even more--than for testing positive.
on June 19,2014 | 01:35PM
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