Thiago Silva serves 1 year ban but still faces hurdles

Thiago Silva has served his 1 year ban and is free to reapply for a fight license in Nevada or elsewhere.

However, Silva (14-2) is required to appear before the commission should he reapply in Nevada, NSAC executive director Keith Kizer today told MMAjunkie

“He would need to appear on an agenda for licensure,” Kizer wrote via email.

Silva was fined in addition to his license revocation following his admission to the NSAC that he knowingly used steroids and provided a synthetic urine sample in his pre-UFC 125 drug screen.

A unanimous decision win earned against Brandon Vera at the Jan. 1, 2011 event was also overturned to a “no contest.”

Silva admitted to twice taking a prescription steroid, delivered by a doctor via epidural, on two separate occasions prior to UFC 125.

“I just want to apologize for what I did,” Silva said. “I did what I did because my back was very, very bad a couple months (before the fight). I had not fought for one year. I was completely broke. I have a family. People depend on my money. I was desperate to do something.

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