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NSAC Head Keith Kizer is not Amused by Anderson Silva’s Antics

 Upon seeing Anderson Silva’s weigh-in shoulder strike, Keith Kizer had a Dana White moment.

Even though it doesn’t appear that Anderson Silva will be punished for striking Chael Sonnen with his shoulder at the UFC 148 weigh-in, Nevada State Athletic Commission Head Keith Kizer made it clear that he is very disappointed with the UFC middleweight champion. In fact, he’s so disappointed that he told “The Spider” that another such incident would get him banned from competing in Nevada. According to, these were Kizer’s exact words to Anderson Silva:

“Look, if you ever, despite your previous record with us as a good licensee, if you ever do anything like this again, that’s it for you in Nevada. You’ll be fighting your fights elsewhere.”

So if the NSAC is so upset with Silva, then why isn’t he getting fined for his actions? Ironically – or perhaps fittingly – it was Chael Sonnen playing The Voice of Reason.

When Keith Kizer met with Chael Sonnen to discuss the incident, Chael was “very forgiving” towards the champion, and didn’t call for any type of serious disciplinary action. According to Kizer, the most that Chael Sonnen suggested was a small fine, but made it clear that he personally wouldn’t even fine Anderson for the incident.

Keith Kizer and NSAC chairman Raymond “Skip” Avansino, who had the final authority in what actions would be taken against Anderson Silva, had a far different encounter with Anderson Silva. While Sonnen was reasonable, Silva flat-out refused to acknowledge that his actions were uncalled for when he was initially confronted about the incident. As Kizer recalls:

“Anderson had some very lame excuse initially about, ‘Oh, well, Chael put his head down at the beginning of that,’” Kizer recounted. “I’m like, ‘C’mon, that’s silly.’ And then he said, ‘Well, I’m upset about what he said about my wife.’ I said, ‘Look, I understand that, but that’s not an excuse for doing what you did. It’s inexcusable what you did.’

Keith Kizer has also addressed how Anderson Silva rubbed Vaseline off of his face and onto his body before the fight. While Kizer admits that he’s noticed Anderson Silva do that before, he pointed out that on Saturday night, it was “more blatant that we expected.” He pointed out that UFC CEO  Lorenzo Fertitta also noticed the incident on Saturday night, and praised referee Yves  Lavigne for being quick to wipe Silva off before the fight.

So, does this tarnish your view of Anderson Silva at all? Is he alone in this, or do you think he just managed to get caught? And how serious do you think Keith Kizer actually is about banning the UFC’s most dominant champion? Let the debate resume. Keep it clean – No Vaseline, no grabbing your keyboards. This isn’t a cage fight, you guys.

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holeeball- July 11, 2012 at 4:27 pm
I remember seeing a human being spinning out of control ending up eating a big chunk of medium rare.
XENOPHON- July 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm
Can anyone tell me what happened to the last company Kizer worked for - or what they did - before going belly up?
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- July 11, 2012 at 8:19 am
What's the guy from Scrubs doing wearing a cheesy gray wig and fake goatee?
Fried Taco- July 11, 2012 at 7:43 am
Sorry I'm late to the party, it took awhile to wipe the vaseline off my hands. It seems obvious to me, though, that Anderson was trying to play bad guy because he saw how popular Chael became by playing that role. First he started with the trash talking, and then he got a little physical at conferences and weigh-ins. Unfortunately, he backfired for him - except with the Brazilians, who loved it. And maybe that was his target audience all along.
XENOPHON- July 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm
Back@LuizCarlos - Brazilian's need to get some thicker skin if they want the world to respect the fact that for hundreds of years Brazil was a backwards ass country, but is now on pace to become a major regional hegemony.

Americans learned to talk smack from the Europeans long ago. If you don't believe me, ask Gandhi and those dagger laden Sikhs. Since your speaking Portuguese you're not so different.

Stop crying about what one man says to another. And if you opt to bust out that Latin-Catholic Ameri-Indian-Vodoo bullshit on me, you'll soon find that you're on the receiving end of an "atomic elbow."

If Chael didn't talk so much shit before the fight, Anderson would not have flown home first class on-board TAM airlines with as much money. Face it, Anderson with or without the interpreter has a voice like a little girl.
Grandmas Nutmeg- July 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm
We hespect our wives, you just can't take a hoke or see it was Chael shit halking because that's who he is.

As for the article, I like seeing that one of the most useless men in MMA is taking advice from Chael Sonnen when it comes to punishing people. Someone please make a plea to stop all this greasing coverage, he had no trouble taking Anderson's ass to the ground in round 1, it doesn't matter, at least in this instance.
smellypiratehooker- July 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm
@ Carlos
I always say "Americans no hespect to a wife".
Qlay- July 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm
Hey Carlos, I'm from Canada, Timbo is mexican, Xeno is from parts unknown, the rest of them are Russian (except for the author, he's a half breed Arab-Japanese). So when you say "you" americans are full of shit, drop the "you".
Also, nothing you said was relative to the comments or the article. You are awarded no points, and may your lord and savior jesus christ have mercy on your soul.
Luiz Carlos- July 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm
You americans are full of shit.
What abotu Sonnen has done and said during two years?
What about he said about Silva's wife?
I know Sonnen doesn't know anything about respect to a wife because he cannot have one. He took so much forbidden substances that his balls don't work anymore.

Please, at least have some logical sense and recognize that the shoulder strike is nothing compared to what sonnen has done and said those last 24 months.


It is a FACT!
timboslice- July 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm
Remember this Kizer: No one gives a shit what you think, especially Dana white. You remind of that piss-ant pushy car salesman trying to make a quick buck. Sorry to burst your turd-bubble, son, but Dana will take his Cash Cow Company somewhere else. If you wanna be in the spotlight,get naked and streak across the UNLV football field so all the drunk college kids laugh when you get tazed into a coma. You think that DW and Co. are gonna let you bully them? Go ahead and cost the state of Nevada millions of dollars and axe the Spider. I dare you.
GrandShamrock- July 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Is Keith Kizer doing TRT on his hair?
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- July 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm
towelie- July 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm
Keith Kizer is a dumb fuck anyways. Who gives a shit? He just wants to be in the spotlight a bit by saying he had to say some shit to Ando. Go fuck yourself Kizer.Since when were you a fucking stand up guy about doing the right thing? If you have any brain at all, you'll shut the fuck up about it now. UFC is worldwide, they can pull the plug on doing promotions in your neck of the woods, this was one of the biggest draws ever. If you piss off Anderson, he can just say I don't want to fight in Vegas anymore. P.S. you're a fucking twat.
XENOPHON- July 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm
@Art Gibs - the NSAC is one of the shadiest commissions in existence. Your right, they are toothless. One gets the impression they are too close to the deep pockets of the promoters they oversea. In the case of the UFC, if a fighter is not doing as they are told, they get in hot water. If the fighter plays by the UFC rules, the track record is utter leniency.
Richard Fitzentite- July 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm
Since there is an obvious language barrier between the NSAC and the Middle Weight Champ Anderson Sivla. Keith Kizer is shown above doing the "Kenny Powers jack-off-and-jizz" gesture, to emphasize the seriousness of the NSAC's most recent wrist slap.
Ricardo Guitardo- July 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm
There is no need to punish silva for illegal knee to downed opponent while holding ont the cage or illegal vasoline so why punish him for this?
Art Gibs- July 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm
This doesn't tarnish my view of Silva much -- I always thought he was a bit of a jackass -- but it does tarnish my view of the NSAC. Their failure to punish Silva makes them look utterly toothless, and why should they base their decision on what Sonnen thinks? Sonnen's opinion shouldn't have anything to do with whether Silva should be punished for breaking the rules at a weigh-in.