Wanderlei Silva has been suspended for 3 years retroactive to May 24th, 2014 the day he evaded a random drug test issued by the Nevada State Athletic Commission who voted on the decision Wednesday morning.
With Silva now 21 months into his suspension he will be eligible to apply for a license on May 25, 2017. He will also be required to provide a clean drug test upon applying for a new license.
Wanderlei’s lifetime ban was overturned nine months ago after a judge called the NSAC’s ban “arbitrary and capricious” which sent the case back to the commission for a re-hearing which had been delayed on multiple occasions.
Silva last competed at a UFC on Fuel TV event in Japan against Brian Stann in March of 2013. Silva won via KO in the second round after a catastrophic war between the slugging Middleweights. Silva was recently released by the UFC soon after retracting some controversial comments about the promotion that involved fight-fixing.