The next chapter in Wanderlei Silva’s ongoing saga with the Nevada Athletic Commission has been delayed due to a clerical error.
Silva’s attorney Ross Goodman appeared before the commission on Thursday for their October meeting in what was supposed to be a second disciplinary hearing. The case had been sent back to the commission after a court struck down their lifetime ban of Silva for skipping out on a drug test in May of 2014, and they were slated to hand down a new punishment on Thursday.
However, because of the error, Goodman did not receive paperwork for the hearing until Wednesday, and a continuance was granted. Additionally, Goodman said he wanted to cross-examine UFC executive Kirk Hendrick, but the executive was not present for the meeting.
The situation now gets pushed likely to November’s commission meeting, which will take place on a to be determined date. Regardless of the commission’s ultimate new punishment, the saga continues in court, where they are appealing the notion that the commission had the authority to test him to begin with given he wasn’t a licensed combatant at the time of the attempted test, despite having a fight scheduled for the state.
Penick’s Analysis: This is a minor delay, and still isn’t all that relevant to Silva’s overall goal. Of course, if they come back with a less significant suspension, he’ll be close to finishing that out anyway, having already spent a year and a half out since that skipped drug test. For now, we’ll have to continue waiting until the appeal is heard to get a resolution to this.