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Thiago Silva: Suspended and Fined by the NSAC

Written on April 09, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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For every offense, there is a sanction. Hence, Thiago Silva will be suspended until January 2, 2012 and will pay a fine of over $30,000.

Upon his admission of using steroids and providing fake urine sample for the pre-fight , Thiago Silva has been suspended for one year. In addition to this, the Nevada State Athletic Commission fined him a total of $33,750.

The 28-year-old fighter told the that he took a prescription steroid during the training camp for his January 1 match against due to an injury. It should be remembered that was inactive inside the Octagon for over a year prior to UFC 125 due to an injured back. He then attempted to mask his usage by providing a fake urine sample that he bought online. ’s act was caused by the desperation to return to the action because he was “completely broke”.

That said, Thiago Silva’s license revocation will run until January 2, 2012. He wouldn’t be able to reapply his license until he serves the full suspension. As for his fight against Brandon Vera, the match was officially changed to a no-contest.

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