625 Search Results for wanderlei

Sep 24, 2016 9:48 am

Wanderlei Silva calls out Chael Sonnen

Earlier this month, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen announced that he was ending his retirement, and had already signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA. Sonnen, who recently celebrated the end of his 2-year suspension handed to him by the NSAC, remained adamant throughout the course of his suspension that he was indeed...

Sep 12, 2016 10:35 am

Report: Fedor Emelianenko Offered $2 Million to Fight at Rizin End of Year Show, Possibly Against Wanderlei Silva

Once widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist on the planet, Russia’s Fedor Emelianenko has fallen off pretty severely over the last few years. First, he experienced three consecutive losses under the Strikeforce banner, falling to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and Dan Henderson. Next, he scored three wins over less than stellar competition, before...


Jul 16, 2016 1:34 pm

Rizin returns with 16 man tournament, Mirko Cro Cop & Wanderlei Silva to participate

Rizin FF returns September 25th in Japan with a 16-man heavyweight tournament. According to MMAFighting, the event will feature 16 heavyweight fighters, including MMA legends Mirko Cro Cop and Wanderlei Silva, with the quarterfinal round going down on December 29th, followed by the semifinal on New Year’s Eve, one year after Fedor Emelianenko made his...

Jun 8, 2016 8:54 am

Wanderlei Silva pays tribute to Kimbo Slice, sheds light on brain trauma

Tragic news surfaced earlier this week that YouTube star and MMA fighter Kimbo Slice had passed away from heart failure in Florida. Unbeknownst to the MMA community, Slice had been hospitalized since June 3rd, at which point he learned that he had a mass on his liver, and would need a heart transplant. Since his...

May 28, 2016 7:24 pm

Wanderlei Silva challenges Chael Sonnen to a fight

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen was a recent guest on The MMA Hour where he told Ariel Helwani that he personally saved ‘TUF Brazil 3’ by showing opposing coach Wanderlei Silva his bank account. “The Axe Murderer” denied Sonnen’s recent claims in a video posted to Facebook, where he credited his coach Rafael Cordeiro...

May 13, 2016 9:32 am

Wanderlei Silva reveals frightening details regarding being hit by car

News emerged earlier this week that former MMA legend and former PRIDE FC champion Wanderlei Silva had been hit by a car while riding his bike. A statement was released through Silva’s official Facebook page, which requested that fans pray for the legend, as would need to undergo shoulder surgery. Now, in a new post,...

May 11, 2016 10:56 pm

Wanderlei Silva hit by car, will undergo surgery

Tragic news surfaced Wednesday afternoon that former PRIDE FC champion Wanderlei Silva had been hit by a car on his way home from the gym and would need to undergo surgery. While details weren’t given as to the nature of the injury to Silva’s shoulder, it was asked that fans pray for Silva as he...

Apr 12, 2016 7:17 am

Kimbo Slice “wouldn’t mind” knocking out Wanderlei Silva

Last Monday on The MMA Hour, former Pride champion and newly signed Bellator fighter, Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva, shared his interest in potentially¬†fighting veteran Kimbo Slice. Kevin Ferguson (aka Kimbo) was recently in Germany for the FIBO Expo, where he sat down with GNP1.de to discuss a possible future fight with MMA legend Wanderlei...

Mar 30, 2016 10:12 am

Sakakibara gives update on Fedor Emelianenko vs. Wanderlei Silva fight

When it was announced that Wanderlei Silva had signed with Rizin FF, there were immediately talks of Silva potentially fighting MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko. While Emelianenko has stated that his next fight will be soon, and likely in Russia, fans can’t help but wonder if Emelianenko and Silva will fight this year. Rizin FF President...

Mar 2, 2016 10:07 am

BREAKING: Wanderlei Silva ends retirement and signs with Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA has just announced the signing of former UFC and PRIDE veteran Wanderlei Silva. The legendary fighter who announced his retirement after a lifetime ban from MMA after evading a random drug test has come out of retirement since being released by the UFC and a re-hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission. Silva’s received...

Feb 19, 2016 6:40 pm

Wanderlei Silva has “good news” about his return to the ring

MMA veteran Wanderlei Silva has been out of action since his March 2013 KO win over Brian Stann in Saitama Japan. Silva was handed a lifetime suspension from the NSAC after evading a drug test. Silva then accused the UFC of fixing fights which subsequently resulted in them freezing his contract. ‘The Axe Murderer’ eventually...

Feb 17, 2016 11:50 am

Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva gets 3 years from NSAC

The infamous running of Wanderlei Silva from drug testing officials handed Silva a three year suspension down from a lifetime ban in the re-hearing with NSAC officials today. The original decision would of saw the end of “The Axe Murderer” career, however, his push for a fight with Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko won’t materialize...

Feb 9, 2016 9:23 pm

RIZIN’s Sakakibara says Fedor Emelianenko versus Wanderlei Silva is up to you!

Does the match intrigue you at all? Would seeing Fedor Emelianenko take on Wanderlei Silva in Japan be reminiscent of PRIDE that could make you gitty with excitement? If so, you need to make it known and get others to make some noise about the match so that RIZIN’s CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara will do everything...

Jan 29, 2016 8:21 am

Scott Coker planning “serious discussion” with Wanderlei Silva

While Wanderlei Silva was just recently released from his UFC contract, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker plans on having a “serious discussion” with ‘The Axe Murderer’ about fighting in Bellator sooner rather than later. Wanderlei received a lifetime ban from the NSAC, which was reversed and will see Silva get another hearing. Following that Silva...

Jan 28, 2016 11:14 am

Paul Daley would love to fight Wanderlei Silva and thinks he would win by KO

The hard-hitting Paul “Semtex” Daley is set to take the center of the cage in Bellator 148 on Friday against Andy Uhrich. The two will meet for the main event, but Daley already has a fight in mind that could be much a bigger draw. Daley spoke with MMA Fighting recently and talked about a...

Jan 28, 2016 6:39 am

Clip of the Day: Dan Henderson vs. Wanderlei Silva at Pride 33

Dan Henderson vs Wanderlei Silva at Pride 33 in Las Vegas, NV on February 24, 2007. #DWCOTD A video posted by Dana White (@danawhiteufc) on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:48pm PST The good old days of Pride Fighting Championship are never far from fight fan’s minds. As many of the legends from the Pride FC...

Jan 21, 2016 11:30 am

Rizin hoping to book Wanderlei or Lesnar to fight Fedor

Following the triumphant return of Fedor Emelianenko on New Year’s Eve it was announced that ‘The Last Emperor’ would be looking to fight again under the Rizin banner sometime around April. Immediately there were speculations as to who Emelianenko would fight, however since the announcement we’ve heard no further details regarding the fight. Rizin VP...

Jan 14, 2016 12:59 pm

Wanderlei Silva apologizes for accusing UFC of fixing fights

Wanderlei Silva has continued to make waves in the MMA world despite receiving a lifetime ban from the NSAC back in 2014. While Silva is currently in the process of having a re-hearing, he likely is trying to earn himself some brownie points by retracting his statement that the UFC fixes fights. Silva took to...

Jan 12, 2016 11:49 am

Wanderlei Silva’s NAC hearing pushed to the sidelines yet again

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva looks like he will continue to be stuck in the doldrums as his Nevada Athletic Commission hearing that was supposed to take place along with Nick Diaz on Tuesday was postponed once again. Silva who evaded a random drug test in Nevada ahead of his UFC 175 bout scheduled against Chael...

Jan 11, 2016 1:26 pm

NSAC Agenda: The fate of Nick Diaz and Wanderlei Silva hangs on the balance

Wanderlei Silva is first on the hot-seat tomorrow as the Nevada Athletic commission look to re-view Silva’s 2014 incident where he ran from a drug test. The “non-training run” may cost him $70,000 and a lifetime ban. Silva’s defense team has stated that their client wasn’t licensed during the time the test was administered which...

Jan 7, 2016 9:31 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva shares rare Chute Boxe Academy photo

The Chute Boxe Academy days are long gone, but that doesn’t mean the memories are! In this throwback photo from Wanderlei Silva for Throwback Thursday, you can see MMA legends Lyoto Machida, Shogun Rua, one of the Nogueira brothers, Anderson Silva, and Wanderlei Silva all gathered in a photo that is filled with nostalgia. Check...

Dec 23, 2015 8:38 am

Wanderlei Silva vows to smack Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is certainly one of the most polarizing fighters on the UFC roster. The brash Irishman has made quite a few enemies on the UFC roster due to his trash talking. Along the way he has certainly stepped on some toes with statements he’s made. Following his UFC 194 win over Jose Aldo it...