After the Nevada Athletic Commission handed out a lifetime ban to Wanderlei Silva (coupled with a $70,000 fine for skipping out on a drug test), Joe Rogan spoke out and against the decision.
“I just think the penalty is way over the top,” Rogan explained Wednesday. “It’s one thing if you want to tell the guy he’s suspended for a year. Pretend as if you caught him for using steroids. If he got caught and it was his first time being caught it would be a nine month suspension. Instead of doing that they prohibit him from fighting for a f**king life. A whole life. He can’t be 80 and apply for a license for running from one drug test. I think that’s ridiculous.”
Rogan understood the message that the NAC was trying to deliver, but said that they went about it in the wrong way.
“Two years is big, but to say ‘You can never fight again, ever, because you ran [from] a test.’ He f**ked up. He definitely f**ked up. That’s so unprecedented. It’s so crazy. Even if they said they were going to suspend him for two years, man, that’s harsh as s**t. There’s a big difference between a guy running from a drug test and a guy beating the f**k out of his kid with a stick or a guy knocking his girlfriend out in an elevator. Those are different things. That’s like some evil s**t.”
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