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  1. Nevada State Athletic Commission votes to ban Wanderlei Silva

    Brett Okamoto

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban mixed martial artist Wanderlei Silva from ever competing in the state again, after he avoided a random drug test on May 24 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  2. Wanderlei Silva announces retirement, blames UFC

    Brett Okamoto

    Veteran mixed martial artist Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement in a 13-minute YouTube video on Friday, citing disillusionment with his employer, the UFC, as the primary reason.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2014
  3. Akiyama returns, still wants Wanderlei Silva

    Brett Okamoto

    Yoshihiro Akiyama turned 39 years old this summer. It's been more than two years since he's fought professionally -- and more than five since he's won a fight. He's not really in a position to ask for anything. But if he were, he says he'd aim hig...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  4. Wanderlei Silva files motion to dismiss disciplinary action

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva has filed a motion to dismiss the disciplinary complaint against him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2014
  5. Wanderlei Silva admits taking banned substances

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva admitted Tuesday that he avoided a random drug test May 24 because he was taking banned substances at the time.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  6. Wanderlei Silva not released by UFC despite licensing issues

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has not released light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva, despite the Brazilian's recent licensing issues in the state of Nevada.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2014
  7. Vitor Belfort applies for license in state of Nevada

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has applied for a license to fight in the state of Nevada and will appear before the commission June 17.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  8. Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva fight moves to UFC 175 in Vegas as p...

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has announced several major changes to its upcoming schedule.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  9. UFC to hold cards on same day in May

    Brett Okamoto

    The possibility of hosting two UFC events on the same date, an idea the company's president Dana White has long hinted towards, will become a reality this spring.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  10. Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva grudge match set for May 31

    Brett Okamoto

    A grudge match between light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will headline a televised UFC event on May 31 in Brazil.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  11. Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva to fight in co-main event at UFC 17...

    Brett Okamoto

    A light heavyweight grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will serve as the co-main event at UFC 173 on May 24 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2014
  12. Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva to coach in 'The Ultimate Fighte...

    Brett Okamoto

    Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have agreed to serve as opposing coaches on the third Brazilian installment of the "Ultimate Fighter" reality series.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  13. Fight of the midyear: Grice-Bermudez

    Brett Okamoto

    The first adjective Matt Grice uses to describe that grueling, split-decision loss to Dennis Bermudez on Feb. 23 at UFC 157 in Anaheim, Calif., is "fun." Awesome time. "One of the most fun fights I've ever been in," Grice said. "Just competing w...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  14. Wand: The probability I KO Sonnen is big

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- It's 100 degrees in Las Vegas and feels hotter inside Wanderlei Silva's gym. At one point while I'm there, he grabs my shoulder and admits he killed the air conditioning earlier when no one was looking and opened the back door to all...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  15. Wanderlei Silva set to compete in Japan for first time since 2006...

    Brett Okamoto

    Wanderlei Silva, 36, is set to compete in Japan for the first time since December 2006. The country served host to some of the best performances of Silva's career, including when he won the 205-pound Pride title in 2001.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  16. UFC on Fuel 8: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC on Fuel 8: Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann...

    Preview | February 26, 2013