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“The Axe Murderer” Believes He Will Not Be Suspended

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Wanderlei Silva remains dead-set on fighting again as soon as he can.

Despite declining to take a drug test and initially saying he was clean, Silva has admitted to taking diuretics. However, he recently told Ag. Fight that he doesn’t feel as if the Nevada Athletic Commission will suspend him.

“I’m already preparing my defense,” Silva said (thanks to MMAFighting.com for transcribing). “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 hasn’t fought since a victory over Brian Stann in March of 2013. He appeared on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil to coach opposite Chael Sonnen, and was scheduled to face him in July before the run-ins with the NAC.

Recently, “The Axe Murderer” mentioned a possible third fight with Dan Henderson. “Hendo” seemed down for it on Twitter, and Silva is targeting December to compete again.

“They always do big events at the end of the year, and this fight could happen anywhere,” he said. “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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