As of Sunday, Jan. 2nd UFC’s Thiago Silva (14-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has been removed from the license revocation list at the Nevada State Athletic Comission (NSAC). The original suspension stemmed from a failed drug test by use of synthetic urine, found after his decimation of Brandon Vera on Jan. 1, 2011. After the fact, Silva admitted to the commission that he had used a prescription steroid, delivered by a doctor via an epidural on two separate occasions.
Silva was striped of his win over Vera, making the bout a no contest and fined (and later paid) $13,750 of his $55,000 show purse and $20,000 of his $55,000 win purse for a total of $33,750.
Now done doing the time, Silva is free to re-apply for licensing and perhaps return to the UFC, should they have him.