According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, it sure is.
MMAFighting.com spoke with the NSAC today concerning the inconsistency in Silva’s pre-UFC 125 urine sample and apparently his sample was “inconsistent with human urine.”
Silva defeated fellow light heavyweight Brandon Vera in dominant fashion at UFC 125: Resolution this past January in a bout that looked to have boosted his status in the division until he was pulled from a subsequently planned May bout against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson for the questionable urine sample.
The NSAC processed two samples from Silva and both samples registered as non-human. A hearing in regards to a temporary suspension has been set for April 7 and Silva also has the option of filing an appeal, provided he do so within the appropriate window of time.
Should the allegations stick, Silva faces a possible suspension or revocation of his fighting license in addition to a fine and the possibility of his win over Vera being overturned and ruled a No Contest.
Vera was cut from the UFC following his loss to Silva but was brought back into the promotional fold as a result of Silva’s questionable test results.