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Thiago Silva’s One-Year Ban Comes To An End

UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva is free to reapply for a fight license after serving a one-year ban due to failed drug test. The suspension ended this past weekend.

Silva (14-2) would still need to appear on an agenda to get back his fight license, according to an email sent to by NSAC executive director Keith Kizer.

Last March, Silva was issued a complaint by the NSAC after two separate urinalysis samples revealed a substance that was inconsistent with human urine after his fight with Brandon Vera. Silva won the bout, but it was later overturned into a no contest.

Silva admitted to taking a prescription steroid twice prior to his bout with Vera. Along with having his name placed on a commission registry that tracks fighters with administrative actions against them, Silva was also fined part of his purse from the Vera fight.