Archive: Anderson Silva

Apr 23, 2015 8:56 am

“Spider” Not Afraid of Embarrassment for Olympics Tryout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva will continue to pursue his dream of being on the National Taekwondo Squad for Brazil in the 2016 Olympic Games. Silva stated his intentions during a press conference in Rio yesterday afternoon, as reported by Globo: “I’m trying to give back what the sport has given me....

Mar 28, 2015 1:21 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘Cocky’ fighters like Conor McGregor ‘can’t cross the line’

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been travelling around the world in order to promote his July title fight with “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. The Brazilian standout and brash Irishman have been at each other’s throats for most of the World Tour and will finally get to settle their beef at the UFC 189 pay-per-view...

Feb 20, 2015 9:23 am

Werdum: Silva should honor his word and retire

UFC interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1 MMA) recently spoke with Brazilian news outlet Globo about Anderson Silva’s positive test for performance enhancing drugs (PED’s). Werdum cited an interview “The Spider” did in October of 2014, where Anderson called for a lifetime ban on all fighters caught taking PED’s: “When the guys test for the...

Feb 7, 2015 10:50 am

GSP ‘surprised’ by Anderson Silva’s failed UFC 183 drug test

Just about everyone in the mixed martial arts community was shocked to learn that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva had tested positive for 2 types of banned substances (steroids) following his UFC 183 victory over Nick Diaz. Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, recently spoke with La Presse (via Yahoo) where he gave...

Feb 5, 2015 3:54 pm

“BIGFOOT”: Anderson is ‘absolutely’ innocent

Former UFC title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is ‘absolutely sure’ that fellow Brazilian and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is not guilty of anything. As a matter of fact, Silva believes that it is likely the doctor who is to blame and that “The Spider” was the ‘victim’ in this doping. His words (via...

Feb 5, 2015 3:38 pm

Florian: Silva – Jones Drug Test A “Black Eye” For The Sport

Former UFC title contender Kenny Florian was recently at FOX Sports with Daniel Cormier where he shared his thoughts on the failed drug tests of UFC superstars Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Jon Jones made headlines when it was announced that cocaine metabolites were found in his system, this after a random pre-fight drug test...

Feb 4, 2015 8:00 am

Anderson Silva denies taking steroids prior to UFC 183

Yesterday, the NSAC announced that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for 2 performance enhancing drugs following his victory over Nick Diaz at last weekend’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas. “The Spider” was tested for the banned substances on January 9, 2015, but according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission the results...

Feb 2, 2015 12:57 pm

“The Spider” tops UFC 183 salaries

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was the top earner at this past weekend’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas. “The Spider” earned a disclosed payday of $800,000 for his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz in the evenings main event. The Stockton slugger, Diaz, made a disclosed $500,000 for his efforts on Saturday night....

Jan 22, 2015 7:27 pm

Anderson Silva: I’m Disappointed in Jacare and Machida

Anderson Silva has always been firm in his stance when it comes to the potential of fighting training partners Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza. He once stated that he would rather give up fighting than step into the octagon with Lyoto Machida. Machida, on the other hand, has changed his view on the subject and...

Nov 28, 2014 6:09 pm

Erick Silva plans to train at Jackson’s MMA in 2015

The last time fight fans saw UFC welterweight Erick Silva in the octagon, he was engaged in an all out war with top contender Matt Brown. Although Silva lost that contest via third-round TKO, the fight itself did nothing but boost the Brazilians stock and fan base, as the epic battle is considered to be...

Nov 21, 2014 7:27 am

Tickets for UFC 182, UFC 183 & UFC 184 go on sale today!

Reminder: Get your tickets! Tickets for the UFC’s first three pay-per-view events of 2015 will go on sale to the general public later today. Tickets for UFC 182, UFC 183 and UFC 184 will be up for grabs starting at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT local time). UFC 182 takes place January 3 live...

Nov 19, 2014 8:03 am

Silva Says No Worries With Health Ahead Of Nick Diaz Bout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) says there should be no worries regarding his health heading in to his January 31st showdown with Nick Diaz at UFC 183. “The Spider” was hospitalized due to apparent back pain earlier this month in Brazil. However, after a quick observation from doctors, Silva was...

Nov 19, 2014 6:56 am

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Tyron Woodley set for UFC 183 co-main event

A key welterweight bout between Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley will co-main event January’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the booking yesterday. Undefeated welterweight Kelvin Gastelum (10-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) was most recently seen in action at this past weekend’s UFC 180 event in Mexico, where he scored a first-round submission...

Nov 18, 2014 7:31 am

Dana White details possible title shots in 2015

During yeserday’s ‘The Time is Now’ press conference, UFC president Dana White laid out the 2015 octagon schedule while detailing some possible title shots: “The Cormier-Jones fight is a fight people have been talking about for a long time,” White told FOX Sports, as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMAFighting. “At the same time, Anthony Johnson and...

Nov 17, 2014 9:12 pm

STAREDOWNS! from ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference

Yesterday the UFC held a special press conference to announce the full 2015 calendar of events (See that HERE), and do a live Q&A with some of the UFC’s biggest superstars. Here are the staredowns from the event: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Alexander Gustafsson...

Nov 17, 2014 4:16 pm

Silva: “I thought I was going to be paralyzed”

Anderson Silva found himself in a bit of a scare earlier this month when the former middleweight kingpin was rushed to the hospital after having back pain, and then reportedly being unable to feel his legs. Silva spoke to Veja Rio, in an article which was translated by MMAFighting, to discuss the back pain, and...

Nov 17, 2014 4:06 pm

Diaz on GSP: ‘He’s scared to fight Anderson Silva’

During the UFC’s special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference earlier today, Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz joined a star studded UFC cast for a live Q&A with fans and media members. A media member asked Nick Diaz what he thought of Georges St. Pierre’s comments regarding Nick’s decision to fight Anderson Silva at...

Nov 17, 2014 9:09 am

Watch ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ special broadcast at 2 p.m. PT LIVE on BJPENN.com

Today the UFC is holding a special press conference at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) where they will reveal their entire 2015 schedule, and make a special announcement. On hand for the event will be several superstar fighters, who will all be fighting in early 2015, including: Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway, who will...

Nov 13, 2014 12:55 pm

Sonnen: “He’s not as good as they say he is”

“Your brother’s been in there with Georges St-Pierre. I fought Anderson Silva before and I’ve worked out with Georges St-Pierre and I had a much harder time with St-Pierre. That was my experience. Styles come into it, but St-Pierre was far superior of an athlete and a fighter. I think your brother has been in...

Nov 13, 2014 9:07 am

Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann set for UFC 183

Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miehsa Tate (15-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will return to the octagon this January when she faces former Olympian Sara McMann (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 183 in Las Vegas. The matchup was announced on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” After suffering a third-round submission loss to Ronda Rousey in...