Wanderlei Silva fined $70,000 and banned for life by NSAC

Here’s a hint. If you’re a UFC fighter, don’t run from a drug test or you may just find yourself without a way to make a living. Wanderlei Silva (aka “The Axe Murderer”) evaded a random drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) earlier this year, only to later claim he had been … Read more

“Strikeforce: Evolution” fighter salaries; “King Mo” fined for post-fight celebration

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official fighter payroll for “Strikeforce: Evolution”, which took place at the HP Pavilion on Dec. 19 in San Jose.

The king of the cage, the man taking home the most money for the night, despite being KTFO by Scott Smith was Cung Le. A sweet $150,000 paycheck should help ease Cung’s pain of suffering his first professional defeat.

On the other end of the spectrum was Daisuke Nakamura. This Japanese Pride and Dream veteran received only $200* (yes – two hundred dollars) for his unanimous decision loss to Justin Wilcox in their preliminary card bout.

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WEC’s Cole Province suspended for failed drug test

Cole Province has joined "that" club.
Photo: Sherdog - Cole Province has joined "that" club.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) issued a nine month suspension to World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight Cole Province (6-1) on Friday after testing positive for the anabolic steroid Methasterone.

The 28-year-old Province defeated Fredson Paixo (8-4) via unanimous decision at “WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles” on Aug. 9. He was required to take a drug test following the victory. His win over Paixo has been officially changed to a “no contest” by the commission, and he has also been fined $4,000.

Province admitted to taking the substance but claimed he had no idea it was illegal. “I’m by no means claiming I’m innocent and didn’t have it in my system. It’s my fault. I knew it helped build muscle,” Province said.

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