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Morning Report: Wanderlei Silva vows not to fight in Nevada, but wants a job working with the Nevada Athletic Commission

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You know how the saying goes, if you can't beat em, join em...

Wanderlei Silva is taking wins wherever he can find them.

Celebrating Nick Diaz's successful online petition calling for the review of his five-year ban by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Silva is reminding fans that he has his own issues with the NAC.

Silva was handed a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine by the commission in September 2014 after he evaded an out-of-competition drug test in May 2014.link

Post #1   10/16/15 4:32:52PM   

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"This commission should have a professional athlete working there," said Silva. "I am available to work together with the commission to create clear laws that give the athletes the proper respect. The athletes deserve more respect."


I've suggested as much before for regulatory bodies particularly for how rules are set up and interpreted and for judging. I wonder if Wand will be hated for it like I wasn't?

Post #2   10/16/15 4:42:32PM   

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I get what he's saying and all but he seriously lacks the education, knowledge of legal systems/procedures, and communication skills necessary to hold any meaningful position. Maybe he could do something along that route in Brazil, where at least his communication skills would be up to par. I think the whole fighters union group could use him pretty successfully; just team up with Fitch and Le.

Post #3   10/16/15 10:07:47PM   

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I'm all for having a professional on the commission, but it definitely shouldn't be Wandy.

Post #4   10/16/15 10:20:43PM