The promotion announced via Twitter on Tuesday that “The Axe Murderer” would not be able to participate. He was expected to appear alongside UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture and Royce Gracie, along with Frank Shamrock, at a fan fest held inside Dave & Buster’s in San Diego.
Due to prior contractual obligations, Wanderlei Silva will not be able to participate in #Bellator131's pre-promotion this week
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 11, 2014
Silva was suspended from competing by the Nevada Athletic Commission after refusing to take a drug test.