Blood Spitting Draws 6 Month Suspension by NSAC for Caio Magalhaes

After UFC middleweight Caio Magalhaes lost to Josh Samman at the UFC’s TUF 21 Finale in July 2015 he displayed poor sportsmanship by spitting blood at his opponent and catching referee John McCarthy in the crossfire. Today the NSAC concluded this behavior constituted “conduct that is detrimental to a contest or exhibition of unarmed combat” and issued … More Blood Spitting Draws 6 Month Suspension by NSAC for Caio Magalhaes

Wanderlei Silva To Learn His Fate With NSAC Rehearing Today

Update November 30, 2015 – The rehearing was scheduled to proceed today but apparently has been further delayed another month. Update October 29 – The October 29 hearing has been adjourned for a month as Silva’s lawyer was not provided with relevant documentation in a timely manner ____________________ (photo via @fightersagenda) After having his lifetime ban for … More Wanderlei Silva To Learn His Fate With NSAC Rehearing Today

Welcome Vice Readers – A Sober Look at the Nick Diaz Saga

Today I had the pleasure of sharing my thoughts on the NSAC’s 5 year suspension of Nick Diaz with Michael Martin, JD, Content Manager at DTLA’s Strong Sports Gym at Fightland.com and ViceSports. For those visiting for the first time welcome!  You can click here to read my previous discussion on Diaz’s run ins with the NSAC for … More Welcome Vice Readers – A Sober Look at the Nick Diaz Saga

Does the Nevada State Athletic Commission Have a Blood Doping Loophole?

Further update October 2016 – Effective September 2016 Nevada updated their combat sports regulations including adopting WADA’s prohibited methods which close the blood-doping loophole and prohibit the use of IV for re-hydration with limited exceptions. _________________________________ Update September 17, 2015 – The NSAC has yet to reply and address this issue.  I should note, however, … More Does the Nevada State Athletic Commission Have a Blood Doping Loophole?

Anderson Silva Suspended For One Year, Fined $380,000 For Doping

After months of delay following positive findings for the anabolic steroids drostanolone and androsterone and further positive findings for banned in-competition Benodiazepines Anderson Silva learned his fate before the Nevada State Athletic Commission which streamed live on UFC’s fightpass. The NSAC had little time for Silva’s ‘Thai Sex Liquid defense’ and found him liable for doping violations.  The hearing … More Anderson Silva Suspended For One Year, Fined $380,000 For Doping

The Unclear Scope of the NSAC’s Out of Competition Drug Testing Powers

Update May 20, 2015 – Silva will be appealing Judge Earley’s ruling to the Nevada Supreme Court which is fortunate for the sake of obtaining reasons which squarely address the bounds of the NSAC’s jurisdiction.  MMAFighting reports as follows: “We are very confident in our position that the NSAC [sic] cannot discipline a person not licensed … More The Unclear Scope of the NSAC’s Out of Competition Drug Testing Powers

Wanderlei Silva”Arbitrary and Capricious” Lifetime Ban Overturned

Today Nevada District Court Judge Kerry Earley overturned the NSAC’s lifetime ban of Wanderlei Silva after he admitted to running from an out of competition drug test. The Court ruled that the NSAC did have jurisdiction to conduct the out of competition test however the Court found that the punishment was “arbitrary, capricious and not … More Wanderlei Silva”Arbitrary and Capricious” Lifetime Ban Overturned

Nevada State Athletic Commisison Proposes Stringent PED Penalties

Update – The below list was apparently voted on and approved with a handful of modifications.  This range of penalties is expected to be in force as of September 2015.  Here is the finalized list as reported by Shawn Al-Shatti – Tier 1: Sedatives, Muscle relaxants, Sleep aids, Anxiolytics, Opiates, Cannabis 1st offense: 18-month suspension, fine of … More Nevada State Athletic Commisison Proposes Stringent PED Penalties

Nick Diaz Marijuana Fight 3.0 – Strategies that Won’t work

In what is now his third positive marijuana finding in Nevada, Nick Diaz has reportedly hired a New York lawfirm with expertise in “drug and alcohol testing policies and procedures,” to minimize fallout.  Diaz’s manager suggests there are “irregularities’ in Diaz’s results.“. It is unclear what the suggested irregularities are and further it is unclear … More Nick Diaz Marijuana Fight 3.0 – Strategies that Won’t work

NSAC Files Answering Brief In Wanderlei Silva Drug Testing Case

In the ongoing legal saga involving Wanderlei Silva ducking an out of competition drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission the Commission has now filed their answering brief arguing that they have the right to test unarmed combatants out of competition, even if they are not presently licensed, if a bout involving that athlete … More NSAC Files Answering Brief In Wanderlei Silva Drug Testing Case