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Suspended fighter Antonio Silva filed a civil action against the California State Athletic Commission on Jan. 7 in Los Angeles Superior Court, the first known case in which a mixed martial artist has legally contested a CSAC decision outside the state regulatory body.

Silva is asking for a “writ of mandate,” or a ruling from the court that will supersede the CSAC’s decision to suspend the fighter for one year for alleged steroid use and possibly allow Silva another hearing to try and prove his innocence.

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Post #1   1/13/09 8:20:49PM   

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Good for him, this is his livelihood that the CSAC is dealing with and he deserves to have an independent judgment on his situation. The mere fact that a suspension by the CSAC would be upheld by other regulatory bodies tells me that there is an unwillingness for people to critically examine their decisions. For a person like Silva, with an obvious pituitary gland disorder, who knows how long the window is for him to be healthy and competitive. That aside, I think evidence will show that most fighters don't make successful comebacks from extended periods off, he should be fighting to be sharp and healthy. If that means going beyond the US to do so, that's his right. I'll be interested to see how this plays out, it's going to be a precedent setting decision for fighters everywhere. What the fight sports need, and this is something Tito Ortiz has been campaigning for, is an organized labour union so they start receiving the paydays and health coverage they so desperately need. It's all well and good if you are in the UFC, but fighters who have to live off small paydays could use family health coverage. Something the IFL tried to do, and I applaud them for that. War Silva!! (heh heh)

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Good we should sue them. They ****** over Sherk and now they are doing it to others.

Post #3   1/13/09 9:55:51PM   

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For some reason I dont see him winning against CSAC, but it would be good if he does.

Post #4   1/13/09 11:16:51PM   

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Posted by HumanTarget

Good we should sue them. They ****** over Sherk and now they are doing it to others.



......because Sherk was innocent....

Post #5   1/13/09 11:45:54PM   

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Posted by MMAcca


Posted by HumanTarget

Good we should sue them. They ****** over Sherk and now they are doing it to others.



......because Sherk was innocent....




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Post #6   1/14/09 8:12:52AM   

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Posted by Red-Dragon


Posted by MMAcca


Posted by HumanTarget

Good we should sue them. They ****** over Sherk and now they are doing it to others.



......because Sherk was innocent....




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I'm not going to speculate as to whether he did it, but Sherks hearing was a joke too. Everyone deserves his day in court.

His lawyer couldn't cross-examine their witnesses, they wouldn't allow certain evidence to be entered and a bunch of other stuff.

Post #7   1/14/09 9:54:17AM   

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He took a lie decetor test, and passed with "flying colors". HE also took a blood test and another urine test and passed both. If you knew the type of person and fighter Sherk was you wouldn't be questioning him. Don't be such an asshole and dont believe the others because they look for anything to hate on Sherk.

Post #8   1/14/09 12:30:08PM   

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i absolutely hate the way the CSAC is acting toward Big Foot. the fact that they wanted to strip the license of his corner men for helping him fight in a country out of their jurisdiction is just appalling. there is too much Corruption and inefficiency with the CSAC imo and i want to see something get done about it. i hope Big Foot wins his case

Post #9   1/14/09 5:25:16PM