Thiago Silva actually is in trouble of losing the fight against Rampage. MMA Junkie has the scoop:
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with multiple sources close to the event that Silva's participation in the May 28 card is in jeopardy, despite the fighter's insistence that all is well on the home front.
However, multiple sources confirmed with MMAjunkie.com indications that while preliminary discussions with Rashad Evans to replace Silva are underway, it's far too early to consider the rematch a done deal.
Of significant potential interest, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has yet to release the drug screens from the night of Silva's most recent fight, a UFC 125 win over Brandon Vera that took place Jan. 1 in Las Vegas.
Nevada State Athletic Commision executive director Keith Kizer confirmed with MMAjunkie.com that the commission is still investigating at least one sample from the event. While Kizer could not confirm whether or not one of those samples belonged to Silva, the NSAC executive did confirm that Silva was among the UFC 125 fighters who submitted a pre-fight screen.
As per NSAC Drug testing: "Edgar, Maynard, Leben, Stann, Vera, Baroni, Tavares, Stephens, Poirier, Nunes, Roberts, Volkmann, Kim and Guida. All those tests were negative. We are still processing another athlete’s urine sample from that event."
While they can't "confirm" it's Silva, it appears to be him by a simple process of elimination. More as this story develops.