Wanderlei Silva officially released from the UFC

Wanderlei Silva is no longer a UFC fighter.

The UFC released Wanderlei Silva as was announced by his attorney via MMAFighting.com. Silva now has the freedom to sign with any other promotions.

MMAJunkie.com was the first to release the news. The UFC has stated that they will release a statement on the matter in the near future.

The relationship between Silva and the UFC has soured over the last couple of years due to Silva claiming he UFC was rigging fights. Also a big burden of news for the Brazilian legend hit when Silva allegedly ran from an out of competition drug test in the summer of 2014, and was subsequently banned from active Mma competition from the NAC.

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