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Old 03-30-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva "submitted an adulterated and/or substituted urine specimen" as part of a drug screening in Nevada leading up to his fight with Brandon Vera on Jan. 1, a complaint filed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission against the fighter alleges.

The urinalysis reflects a "complete-invalid result indicating that the specimen by Silva is inconsistent with human urine," according to the complaint's factual allegations, which were released Tuesday by the commission.

Silva's manager Dan Lambert declined to provide an immediate comment when reached by ESPN.com. He said Silva (15-2) would provide a statement.

Silva's sample was tested twice. The confirming B Sample was tested by the Sports Medicine Research & Testing Laboratory, a facility accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency. NSAC executive director Keith Kizer said Silva's sample was consistent with synthetic urine, but did not show any masking agents.

Silva, a 28-year-old fighter from Sao Paulo, Brazil, defeated Vera on points at UFC 125. Silva, who battered Vera throughout the three-round fight, has 20 days from receipt of the complaint to file an answer with the NSAC, Kizer said.

A hearing on Silva's temporary suspension will be held in Las Vegas on April 7.

NSAC can also overturn victories to no contests in cases like this. Kizer said he will ask to overturn the result, which would be discussed at Silva's hearing.

Silva's sample was tested twice. The confirming B Sample was tested by the Sports Medicine Research & Testing Laboratory, a facility accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

At the site where fight is all the hype, you will also see the comments he made about more rigorous testing.

This is all very, very interesting...
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:04 AM   #2
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Yeah, read that. They've said they 'may' make changes in the past. We shall see.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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Better testing is good for boxing and anyone against it isn't a fan of the sport but rather a fan of a certain fighter period.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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If its going to be implemented, it should be done for ALL and not single certain fighters out and/or use it as a negotiating tool.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:13 AM   #5
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If its going to be implemented, it should be done for ALL and not single certain fighters out and/or use it as a negotiating tool.

That's what Kizer is indicating. It would be unconstitutional for them to only require specific fighters to take the tests, and they would be sued and lose.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:13 AM   #6
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I've always been of the opinion that drug testing should be as stringent as possible and the punishment for failing should be severe.

I agree though, it shouldn't be introduced for random fights - it should be across the board.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:14 AM   #7
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It should be a requirement for all combat sports in every state.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:23 AM   #8
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Better testing is good for boxing and anyone against it isn't a fan of the sport but rather a fan of a certain fighter period.
This. + UFC guys are always in controversy surrrounding that. I am begining to get sick of it as well as boxing because you don't know who to support anymore. The honest guys are at a disadvantage here.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:36 AM   #9
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It should be a requirement for all combat sports in every state.
This is the key. Right now states can have lax controls in hopes of luring business to their state. There really needs to be one national commission that can mandate a 'pop quiz' at any time. I've said before, the problem now is that fighters are independent contractors and they are really only held accountable from the time the sign the contract until fight time. They can pretty much do whatever they want the rest of the time with absolutely no fear of getting caught.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:08 PM   #10
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The urinalysis reflects a "complete-invalid result indicating that the specimen by Silva is inconsistent with human urine,"
Wonder what it was. Dog's? Cat's? Tango?

Fail.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:48 PM   #11
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bernard hopkins to retire very shortly id say
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:42 PM   #12
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Kevin Randleman did the same thing back when PRIDE came to Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center. His urine sample wasn't even human and had no hormones in. That was in 2006. 5 years later and the commission say's they're going to start making changes? Il believe it when i see it.

Far as im concerned NSAC are a joke. The UFC historically has VERY close ties to them because Lorenzo Ferrtita was their chairman. People can poo poo the conspiracy theory's all they like the reality NSAC are coopted. When NSAC don't play ball the UFC just hire's their employee's like Marc Ratner.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #13
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Why was this moved to the MMA forum? This has implications on boxing as well as MMA??
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