Thiago Silva has license revoked for one year

nullThe drama involving Thiago Silva and his UFC 125 post-fight drug test can finally end.

On Thursday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission came down with its ruling due to Silva’s urine not being compatible with that of “human urine,” after his victory over Brandon Vera back in January.

Here is the damage the NSAC did to Silva according to

When all was said and done, the NSAC ruling stated that Silva’s license was revoked for one year with a start date of Jan. 1, he was fined 25 percent of his $55,000 purse, fined $20,000 of his $55,000 win bonus, would have to submit a clean drug test before reapplying on or after Jan. 2, 2012, and the result of the fight was changed to a “no contest.”

The total of the fines comes to $33,750, when both the percentage of his fight purse and win bonus are combined.

This means Silva won’t be able to compete for at least a year, and even then he will have to reapply to get his license before stepping back into the octagon.

It is really a shame that a fighter with the talent and potential that Silva will now get lost in the shuffle.

A year in MMA can be a lifetime as fighters continue to evolve and climb up that ladder while Silva will remain in place, if not take a step or two backwards.


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