The Nevada State Athletic Commission, which is based in the United States of America, has asked the UFC to remove Anderson Silva as coach of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4, and the UFC has complied. \u00a0Anderson Silva, who preliminarily tested positive for banned substances after a January 9th drug test, has been replaced as a coach on the show with fellow countryman Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. \u00a0Oh what a long reach you have, NSAC. \u00a0But that measurement is really an illusion. \u00a0Because according to MMA Junkie, the series is being filmed in Las Vegas. \u00a0That's an unfortunate detail for Anderson, who may have still eeked out a series overseas. \u00a0Of course, that is total speculation, but worth noting. During a February 15, 2011, interview. Nogueira blamed Anderson\u2019s lackluster first fight against Chael Sonnen, in part, on the latter\u2019s \u201csteroid\u201d use. \u00a0\u201cThe other guy was more than strong,\u201d he explained. Of course, that perspective stings a bit now, given that his friend Silva was unable to stop a goofing Nick Diaz, despite testing positive. Although the UFC initially intended to keep Anderson around for the show, the company\u2019s recent statement explained, \u201cThe UFC and Globo, the show\u2019s Brazilian broadcaster, respect the commission\u2019s decision, which will allow Silva to focus his attention on the matter before the commission. Anderson Silva has been an amazing champion and a true ambassador of the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC will continue to support him as this process unfolds.\u201d The UFC took its position despite Silva passing a second drug test on January 19th. Again, it is at least interesting speculating whether the show would have gone on, had the UFC filmed a more authentic show in the former champion\u2019s home country. \u00a0\u201cWe just found it\u2019s an easier way to streamline the process for us,\u201d Dan Farmer, producer for \u201cThe Ultimate Fighter\u201d International, said to MMAJunkie. \u201cIt\u2019s where our headquarters are. We have a full production company that\u2019s been doing it for over 20 seasons, and it just allows us to consolidate our operations. We\u2019re able to involve Dana White more.\u201d Yes, they were able to involve Dana White more. \u00a0Unfortunately, they won\u2019t be involving the real star of the show at all.