Two days after his removal from UFC 175, Wanderlei Silva posted a video response explaining his reason for failing to apply for a license to fight Chael Sonnen in Nevada, as well as why he refused to submit to a Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) random drug test last week.
In the video, which can be seen above, Silva promises to reach out to the NSAC once he returns from Brazil and vows to submit himself to "any blood or urine test" the commission demands.
"This is the fight I wanted the most in my entire life," Silva says in closing. "And I will do everything I can to make this fight happen. All this will get resolved and I will be there on July 5th to put on a great show for all of you, my friends."