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May 17, 2013 10:27 am

Anderson Silva: “I Don’t Like to Fight Brazilians”

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained his dislike for fighting fellow Brazilians in an interview with Fuel TV’s Karyn Bryant.   Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) has been vocal about his aversion to fighting Brazilians before, with open refusal to fight his teammates.  Though he has fought at 205 lbs, he has stated he will...

May 7, 2013 3:45 pm

Chris Weidman responds to Anderson Silva’s no-show

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Chris Weidman responded to Anderson Silva’s no-show at the UFC 162 media event today in an interview. Silva was charge $50,000 for skipping his media obligations. All quotes courtesy of MMAFighting.com. “I haven’t been in this sport as long as him,” Weidman said, “but you watch these superstar basketball players like...

May 6, 2013 9:24 am

Munoz Recounts Depression Following Weidman Defeat

“I kind of went into depression and was kind of like one of Austin Powers’ characters in his movie. I ate because I was sad and I was sad because I ate. Having an adversity stricken year was really, really hard for me. It was just hard for me to not be able to fight...

May 3, 2013 9:24 am

Cung Le Wants “Super-Mega Fights”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The 40-year-old Sanshou specialist, Le, put himself into title talks after scoring a November knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. At one point, there was even speculation that UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva...


Apr 25, 2013 11:51 am

Anderson Silva Inks 10-Fight Contract Extension

It looks like “The Spider” may end his career with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Anderson Silva signed a new 10-fight contract. UFC President Dana White confirmed at the Herald Square Takeover in Manhattan, N.Y. yesterday that the middleweight champion signed the contract. Before Silva signed the contract, he had two fights remaining with Zuffa. One...

Apr 16, 2013 9:49 am

Betting Odds: Edgar-Swanson Open Up As Favorites Over Siver-Oliveira

UFC 162 is set to go down from Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. On the fight card are to pivotal featherweight bouts between four top-of-the-food-chain fighters. Former UFC lightweight champion is set to square off with Charles Oliveira and top contenders Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver are also paired up to fight....

Apr 11, 2013 10:30 am

Anderson Silva Nearly Got Into Street Fight With Jose Landi-Jons In Brazil

Anderson “The Spider” Silva almost fought Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons (27-15) in Curitiba, Brazil. In a recent article of the Portal Do Vale Tudo website, it appears that Landi-Jons and the UFC middleweight champion nearly scrapped in the middle of the street of Curitiba due to some beef that they held for years. Sherdog translated the...

Apr 3, 2013 11:46 am

Diaz to retire unless he gets GSP rematch or Silva bout

Unpredictable welterweight Nick Diaz continues to throw around the ‘r’ word. After losing to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre via unanimous decision at UFC 158, Diaz announced his retirement from the sport, something he’s been prone to do after a loss. According to a source close to the Diaz camp, unless the UFC gives...

Apr 1, 2013 12:05 am

‘Late Night Cageside’ Radio Show Debuts Tonight With Lamas, Garcia, and Palelei

We have an amazing inaugural show planned for “Late Night Cageside” powered by BJPENN.com radio on Monday April 1st starting at 10/9 CT. We will be interviewing UFC fighters Ricardo Lamas, Leonard Garcia, and Soa Palelei. Our first guest will be one of the top contenders in the Featherweight division; Ricardo Lamas (13-2MMA, 4-0 UFC)....

Jul 15, 2016 10:17 am

Alistair Overeem predicts finish of Stipe Miocic

While Alistair Overeem doesn’t step into the Octagon to fight Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 203 until September, the heavyweight veteran is already calling his shot! Overeem spoke to TMZ to give his prediction on the fight, in a video which you can see above. The former...

Jul 7, 2016 8:41 am

Fighters begin campaigning to fight Daniel Cormier

With just two days to go until the biggest event in the history of the UFC, one would think that the UFC would have a difficult time finding someone to fight on such short notice. That proved to not be the case however when several fighters took to Twitter to campaign to fill the hole...

Jul 7, 2016 2:09 am

MMA community reacts to Jon Jones’ potential USADA violation

Late Wednesday, the UFC announced that UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 main event fight against champion Daniel Cormier for a “potential anti-doping policy violation.” With the UFC light heavyweight title fight just days away, everyone in the MMA community was shocked at the news. Here is how...

Jun 8, 2016 10:47 am

VIDEO | Mark Hunt: ‘In case Brock Lesnar forgot, I’m the king’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 200 against the powerful striker Mark Hunt. Hunt took to Facebook to send Brock a little reminder of what he is capable of with a highlight of his knockouts, which include some of Hunt’s signature walk off KOs. Hunt said...

Jun 7, 2016 12:41 am

MMA community reacts to the death of Kimbo Slice

Tragic and shocking news blazed over the Internet when it became known that Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, died after being admitted to a hospital in Florida late Monday. The 42-year-old Internet sensation turned MMA star had an intimidating look and character that captivated the attention of people around the world, but the...

May 30, 2016 8:44 am

Fighters react to Cody Garbrandt’s win over Thomas Almeida

Sunday night in Las Vegas, Cody Garbrandt picked up the biggest win over his career as he defeated Thomas Almeida via 1st round KO. Not only did the win extend Garbrandt’s undefeated streak, it also likely put him on the top 10 ladder of the UFC’s bantamweight rankings. Understandably, the MMA community went wild on...

May 2, 2016 9:42 am

Conor McGregor says he will fight the Aldo vs Edgar winner

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been all over Twitter this morning. The brash Irish superstar has tweeted that he will “school” Nate Diaz in their highly anticipated rematch (if it happens) and has also responded to a bunch of questions from fans/haters. One follower asked Conor how fast he will KO Aldo or Edgar...

Apr 29, 2016 12:06 am

Ovince Saint Preux reflects on fighting with broken arm

In the main event of UFC 197 Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux fought to a decision that saw Jones awarded the interim UFC light heavyweight championship. At some point during the second half of the fight, Saint Preux blocked a kick from Jones that broke his arm. While he was seen wincing in pain...

Apr 23, 2016 11:25 pm

Fighters react to Jon Jones successful return to the Octagon

In the main event of UFC 197, Jon Jones made his successful return to the Octagon as he defeated Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision to claim the interim UFC light heavyweight championship. While Jones was extremely critical of his performance, he is now the interim UFC light heavyweight champion, and will face Daniel Cormier...

Apr 21, 2016 9:12 pm

Top ranked welterweight campaigns for fill-in fight with Nate Diaz

Since UFC President Dana White announced that Conor McGregor had been pulled from his UFC 200, there has been much question as to who would fill the slot opposite Nate Diaz in the biggest event in UFC history. While the UFC has yet to reveal who the lucky fighter will be, top ranked welterweight Tyron...

Apr 16, 2016 7:49 pm

Twitter reacts to Glover Teixeira’s KO win over Rashad Evans

In the main event of UFC on FOX 19, Glover Teixeira showed his superhuman knockout power as he knocked Rashad Evans out cold in the 1st round of their headlining bout. Teixeira then proceeded to call out Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson for a #1 contender scrap. Immediately following the KO, fighters took to Twitter to react...

Apr 15, 2016 10:58 pm

New details emerge regarding why Islam Makhachev failed drug test

News broke Friday afternoon that UFC on FOX 19 fighter Islam Makhachev had been pulled from his UFC on FOX 19 fight with Drew Dober after it was discovered that he had Meldonium in his system. The UFC issued a statement regarding the situation, which also revealed that Meldonium was only placed on the WADA...

Apr 8, 2016 11:44 pm

Frank Mir releases statement regarding failed drug test

Late Friday evening news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had failed a drug test following his ‘UFC Fight Night: Brisbane’ KO loss to Mark Hunt. The UFC released a statement along with the announcement of Mir’s failed drug test, which was followed by a statement from Mir himself. The former champ released...

Apr 2, 2016 9:20 am

MMA community reacts to news of Daniel Cormier’s injury

Friday evening news broke that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been injured during training, and would no longer be able to fight Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 197 on April 23rd. Understandably, the MMA community was gutted. Below you can see a compilation of reactions from fighters, and members of...

Mar 29, 2016 2:24 pm

MMA community reacts to Jon Jones’ arrest

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is in trouble with the law once again. However, Jones is claiming this incident is the result of a lying Albuquerque police officer. On Monday, it was revealed in a police officer body cam video that the former champ was given five traffic citations from an Albuquerque police...

Mar 29, 2016 12:01 pm

Kenny Florian announces very exciting news for Georges St-Pierre fans

The talks of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returning to fight in the UFC have been buzzing ever since he stepped away from the sport in 2013. Recently, the rumors might seem to be holding a bit more weight with “Rush” being present and televised in the crowd at UFC 196. UFC analyst and...

Mar 23, 2016 1:57 am

Thrilled members from the MMA community react to New York’s MMA legalization

Tuesday was a historic day for sports. New York was the last state in the U.S. to have MMA outlawed, and the process to have that changed started on Tuesday when a bill to change the laws and regulate MMA in New York passed with a 113-25 vote. The bill now awaits the governer’s signature...