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Thiago Silva tried to alter urine test

Updated: March 30, 2011, 4:54 PM ET
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Thiago Silva knowingly attempted to alter the results of a urinalysis administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the UFC light heavyweight admitted in a statement issued Wednesday.

In a complaint filed against the 28-year-old Brazilian mixed martial artist, the NSAC alleged that Silva's urine specimen, taken before a Jan. 1 UFC bout versus Brandon Vera in Las Vegas, reflected a "complete-invalid result" indicating it was "inconsistent with human urine." Silva is alleged to ...

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