Dana White: 'Wanderlei Silva's NSAC Issues Aren't Resolved'
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.19.2014
“I think he’s in big trouble.”
Speaking to UFC.com, UFC President Dana White responded to Wanderlei Silva's belief that the longtime fighter's problems with the Nevada State Athletic Commission were over after Silva appeared in front of the commission for a hearing this week. You can read some highlights below:
White on why he thinks Silva is wrong: "I'm not the athletic commission, but I think he's very wrong. I think he's in big trouble. You cannot run away from a test. You can't do it, and it sets a very bad precedent. He would have been better off taking the test and testing positive than running from the test. But I'm not a commission member. Maybe I'm wrong and he's right. We'll see what happens."
White on Silva's future: "He (Silva) and I have always dealt well with each other. Running from the test is as bad as it gets, though. Basically the Nevada State Athletic Commission is the judge and the jury, and they're going to handle it. Whatever happens, he will have his sentence and do whatever the commission says. Once he's through that, he and I will be cool."