Wanderlei Silva Optimistic About Returning To Octagon; Isn’t Concerned About Possible Suspension

Wanderlei Silva isn’t sweating his hearing in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) that has now been slated for August 21 in Las Vegas. He doesn’t think he has any cause for concern.

The UFC star was yanked from his scheduled UFC 175 bout with Chael Sonnen after refusing to take a random drug test in his gym on May 24. Silva released a video claiming he couldn’t speak English and didn’t understand the documents he was presented, but later admitted he took diuretics.

While UFC president Dana White believes Silva “is in big trouble,” but the former PRIDE champion disagrees.

“I’m already preparing my defense,” Silva told Ag. Fight. “There’s not much to be done, there’s no legislation over me. I don’t have a license and I’m not committed to fight in any event at the moment. I will do my defense and, as soon as I have (a fight) coming up, I will do the test and prove that I’m clean to get my license.”

Silva has already hinted that he wants his return fight to be another go-around with Dan Henderson.

“I want to fight in December, at the end of the year,” he said. “They always do big events at the end of the year, and this fight could happen anywhere. I will be ready. I would like to fight in Brazil, but we can fight in Japan or even in the United States. But if it really is against Dan Henderson, I would like it to be in a soccer stadium in Brazil.”

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Source: MMAFighting.com