Archive: Anderson Silva

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 17, 2013 8:23 am

Weidman Coach: ‘We want to put a stamp on what Chris did the first time’

On December 28, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Chris Weidman will be staring across the octagon at Anderson Silva, a man he had defeated to obtain the Middleweight Championship and possibly the biggest upset ever in the sport of MMA. Silva, considered by many to be the greatest fighter of...

Dec 17, 2013 8:21 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II’ Extended Preview

In July, Chris Weidman shocked the world by knocking out Anderson Silva. On Dec. 28th, Weidman defends the UFC middleweight title in a rematch. Plus, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her crown against heated nemesis Miesha Tate.

Dec 17, 2013 7:15 am

Gegard Mousasi Implementing Karate Sparring In Camp For Machida

Gegard Mousasi will try his best to defeat the striking enigma that is Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 36. To train for the Karate master, Mousasi has began implementing Karate sparring in his training camp. “I already know how Machida fights style-wise,” Mousasi told, “and I have a training partner that has fought...

Dec 17, 2013 7:03 am

VIDEO | Pros Pick Silva vs. Weidman 2

‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II’ goes down next week in Vegas. In the video, pro fighters from around the country weigh-in on next weekends main event between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

Dec 16, 2013 12:25 pm

POLL | Who Ya Got, Silva or Weidman?

Next week fight fans will get to enjoy the UFC’s big year-end event when they tune in to watch UFC 168. In the main event, the highly anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman takes place. With the fight approaching, I’m giving you guys one-week to cast a vote so we can determine who...

Dec 16, 2013 11:07 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman 1 (Full Fight)

In anticipation of next week’s UFC 168 event the UFC has opened its video vault and released the first bout between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman that took place at UFC 162. If you missed the moment where Weidman shocked the world, hit play above and check it out.

Dec 16, 2013 10:57 am

Dana White Defends UFC 168 Price Increase : ‘It’s $5, get a couple more friends’

“It’s five bucks,” UFC President Dana White said about the announced price increase for the upcoming UFC 168 card.  “Get a couple more friends and have them come over.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship will end the calendar year with a card that features two very highly anticipated rematches; and UFC...

Dec 13, 2013 3:10 pm

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Will Fight Winner of Weidman vs. Silva II

“Anderson [Silva] absolutely thinks Vitor [Belfort] deserves another shot,” UFC President Dana White said in anticipation of UFC 168’s main event fight between Anderson Silva and middleweight champion Chris Weidman.  “The next move for [the winner] will be Vitor Belfort.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Vitor Belfort will finally get another shot at the UFC...

Dec 13, 2013 3:09 pm

Anderson Silva Says He’d Leave UFC if Dana White Tells Him to Retire

“If I lose again, all the media will criticize me, say that I’m not the same anymore, and maybe Dana will say it’s time to retire,” former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva said. “I’d say, ‘Thank you for everything, but I’ll continue doing what I love in other ways.’  I’d go to other promotions, fight...

Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen Officially Requests Anderson Silva To Be Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil

Ah, Chael Sonnen. Always stirring the pot. After making claims he would ask former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to help him coach the competitors on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season, it now seems as though he has made it official. Sonnen told “I have officially invited Anderson to coach TUF: Brazil...

Dec 13, 2013 8:05 am

Lyoto Machida Says Vitor Belfort Is One Big ‘Contradiction’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has taken offense to Vitor Belfort’s supposed contradictions. After Vitor Belfort scored his third consecutive head kick knockout victory over Dan Henderson, Machida said he would be willing to face the resurging Belfort. Belfort, on the other hand, thinks they should not call each other out because they...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Dec 12, 2013 7:56 am

Jacare Souza: I Have The Style To Beat Chris Weidman

UFC Fight Night 36 is a big night for the UFC middleweight division. It is a tournament of sorts, where Gegard Mousasi faces Lyoto Machida, and Jacare Souza will look to defeat rising contender Francis Carmont. “Lyoto was the light heavyweight champion and is coming off a big win, Mousasi was the DREAM champion, and...

Dec 12, 2013 7:55 am

Diego Sanchez Signs New Eight Fight Contract With UFC

It seems we will be seeing more incredible fights out of Diego Sanchez. Sanchez revealed to UFC Tonight that he has signed a new eight fight contract with the UFC. Sanchez has been entrenched in a twitter war with Conor McGregor recently, but that fight will probably be a while off, as McGregor is out...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Manuwa Surprised Gustafsson Didn’t Duck Him

After an amazing battle against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, many people thought Alexander Gustafsson deserved an immediate rematch. It wasn’t to be, however, and Gustafsson is now set to face Jimi Manuwa (pictured) after his original opponent, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced out of the fight due to an injury. Manuwa, who has won...

Dec 4, 2013 6:59 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘I Made Basic Mistakes’ Against Weidman

On the night of July 6 this past year, for the first time in his seven-year tenure with the UFC, Anderson Silva failed to obtain victory. Throughout the duration of his championship bout with Chris Weidman, it seemed as though Silva could hardly take the American challenger seriously. ‘The Spider’ had started to engage in...

Dec 4, 2013 10:16 am

Jones: I’m taking a tune-up fight in Moscow for Anderson Silva

Roy Jones Jr. is one of the all-time greats in the sport of boxing, he has won titles in multiple weight classes and was voted ‘boxer of the decade’ for his dominance throughout the 90′s. Former UFC middleweight champion and MMA great, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, has been very vocal regarding his aspirations to one...

Dec 4, 2013 9:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Chris Weidman Draws Motivation From Anderson Silva Poster

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, draws inspiration for his pending date with Anderson Silva by hanging a poster of his opponent as a reminder to stay focused. Check it out: One of the posters hanging around the house during this camp. #refusetolose — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) December 3, 2013

Dec 3, 2013 8:48 am

Three MMA Fighters Make Yahoo’s ‘Most Searched Athletes Of 2013’

Well… color me surprised – it seems that people are still interested in Tito Ortiz. A total of three MMA fighters made the list for Yahoo’s 10 most-searched athletes in 2013: Tito Ortiz, Ronda Rousey, and Gina Carano (yes, she’s apparently still an athlete). Ronda (ranked 5th) was the highest-placed fighter to make the top 10, with...

Dec 3, 2013 8:09 am

Herb Dean Draws Referee Assignment For Silva Vs. Weidman II

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn the referee assignment in the UFC 168 main event, a rematch between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and current champion Chris Weidman. In their first match, Weidman shocked the world when he knocked the dominant champion Silva out cold in the second round. Herb Dean was the referee...

Dec 3, 2013 7:58 am

Wanderlei Silva Promises A Safe Brazil For Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has never been Brazil’s favorite fighter. With Sonnen’s constant berating of Brazilian MMA Legends Anderson Silva, the Nogueira brothers, and Wanderlei Silva, saying he is disliked by Brazilian fans is an understatement. Since it was announced that Sonnen would be coaching on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, many thought he...

Dec 2, 2013 11:29 am

POLL RESULTS: Do You Think GSP Should Retire?

In last week’s BJPENN.COM Poll we were still hung up on the GSP vs. Johny Hendricks aftermath. Today we still have no clear indication of what UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre plans for his future are, but we now know what MMA fans think he should do. 32% of you who voted believe he will retire...

Nov 27, 2013 1:33 pm

Machida Says Anderson Silva Will Step Aside For His Shot At The Title

“I always say Anderson is on another level. He was the champion for about six or seven years. We even talked about it. He said he already was the champ for a long time, that he wants to remain in the promotion and have super fights. And in case we have to fight, he said...

Nov 25, 2013 2:21 pm

POLL | Do You Think GSP Will Retire

Much has been made over the last week about the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. From family problems to secret love children, the speculation of GSP’s future has been exhausting to cover. Now that we are more than a week removed from the GSP vs. Hendricks fight and have had time to take...

Nov 25, 2013 11:35 am

POLL RESULTS | Did GSP Deserve Win Over Hendricks

In last weeks BJPENN.COM poll, we asked fans who you thought won the UFC 167 main event between GSP and Johny Hendricks. After over 16,000 votes we have the answer. While a fair number of people believe that  the judges got it right on fight night, 60% of voters felt Hendricks is the rightful welterweight...

Nov 25, 2013 9:09 am

Vitor Belfort expects to fight for the title in Brazil

By Evan Stoumbelis Vitor Belfort has been on a series of wins recently, going 5-1 since his KO loss to Anderson Silva in 2011 at UFC 126. His only loss since then coming from Jon Jones at UFC 152. In 2013 he defeated Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold, and most recently Dan Henderson. All 3 of...