Archive: Anderson Silva

Aug 21, 2013 10:07 am

Anderson Silva Shuts Down Potential Vitor Belfort Rematch From Ever Happening

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has long been the target of many middleweight fighters. None so much so as top contender Vitor Belfort, who often takes to social media and interviews to proclaim he desire for a rematch. The two originally squared off for the UFC’s middleweight title at UFC 126 back...

Aug 16, 2013 9:40 am

Weidman Coach: Fluke talk could get 40-Year Old Concussed Silva Hurt

“As a coach… everyone wants at least one champion. To have two, and to have them both start as young kids, or young adults that are from the neighborhood…Any time you have a guy that’s considered unbeatable, the aftermath, especially right after there, people were confused. I mean, the Brazilians, they didn’t know what to...

Aug 14, 2013 10:14 am

Sonnen Wants Trilogy Match With Anderson Silva

In a typical ‘trilogy match’ two fighters aim to settle a score where they are both 1-1 against each other. In the world of Chael Sonnen, he still believes his first two matches with Anderson Silva were questionable and wants to prove he is the better fighter in a third match up. Check it out:...

Aug 8, 2013 10:29 am

Anderson Silva: ‘I was out of control’ in Weidman fight

“There will always be questions. Fans, people, they want to know what happened. But being knocked out is worse because you can’t remember. There is just a black out. And then when you wake up, you’re like: ‘Uh? What happened? The fight is over?’ And the ref says: ‘Yeah, it’s over and you lost.’ But...

Aug 6, 2013 9:44 am

Manager: Jon Jones is ‘1000 percent’ focused on Gustafsson, not super fights

While Anderson Silva may still be interested in ‘Super Fights’, particularly if he is able to defeat Chris Weidman in their end-of-year rematch at UFC 168, that’s apparently the last thing on the mind of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Jones is currently preparing to take on Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson, whom he...

Aug 6, 2013 7:53 am

Silva still hoping for super fights with Jones and GSP

Prior to his bout with Chris Weidman at UFC 162, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) was expected to be involved in at least one ‘Super Fight’ with either light heavyweight champion Jon Jones or welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. However, that was predicated on Anderson defeating Weidman, which we all know did...

Aug 5, 2013 1:20 pm

Silva Wants Chuck Norris & Steven Seagal In His Next Fight Camp

In a recent interview with Brazilian media outlet, Combate.com , Anderson Silva stated that he still has eyes for super fights against GSP and Jon Jones. The former UFC middleweight champion also touched on bringing in some new coaching talent for his upcoming fight against Chris Weidman in his attempt to regain his championship belt. Check...

Aug 2, 2013 6:14 am

Rashad Evans: I won’t fight Vitor

Just moments after Chris Weidman shocked the world by defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 162, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) began campainging for another shot at the UFC middleweight strap. Unfortunately for “The Phenom”, Dana White booked an immediate rematch between the longtime middleweight kingpin and the newly crowned champ, set for this December at...

Aug 1, 2013 10:02 am

Lyoto Machida Says UFC Demanded Rematch for Anderson Silva

UFC 163 fighter and former UFC champion Lyoto Machida knows a little something about title rematches as his consecutive bouts with Mauricio Rua started a streaky run for ‘The Dragon’. Now Machida weighs in on a situation concerning his friend and former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. In an interview with O Globo, Machida covered...

Jul 25, 2013 2:30 pm

Roy Jones Jr. vs. ‘Rampage’ Jackson boxing match targeted for year-end PPV

Yes, you read correctly. Viacom is planning to use their newly signed fighter, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, by pitting him in a boxing match against Roy Jones Jr. According to sources, former UFC light heavyweight champion “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) and former multi weight-class boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8 Boxing) are being targeted to compete...

Jul 25, 2013 11:20 am

Report: UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Brings In Estimated 550,000 PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Jul 24, 2013 10:47 am

Coach of Chris Weidman Says Anderson Silva Will Have a ‘Bad Night’ in Rematch

Shortly after Chris Weidman won the belt in his last fight against former longtime middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, talks of a rematch ran rampant. Rumors were substantiated shortly after, granting Silva the immediate rematch at UFC 168 in December, the last event of the year. Silva opened up once again the betting favorite, even after...

Jul 22, 2013 9:33 am

Demian Maia Says Silva Training With Seagal Is All Lies

“It’s a lie. It’s marketing. Like every actor from Hollywood, when Seagal saw Anderson’s success, he glued himself to him. Seagal’s movie career was down. It worked because he appeared in the media again. Seagal never taught Silva anything… For everyone who knows about it, it’s a joke… I was not rooting against Silva in...

Jul 20, 2013 11:15 am

Chael Sonnen: Mike Tyson’s Opponents Threw Their Fights, Not Anderson Silva

The self-proclaimed ‘Oregon Gangster’ is at it again with another ludicrous statement about the world of combat sports. This time, Chael Sonnen took to a radio show at 98.5FM to discuss the conspiracy theories surrounding the UFC 162 Anderson Silva loss. While doing so he made an odd comparison to the opponents of ‘Iron’ Mike...

Jul 18, 2013 10:04 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Takes ESPY Over Jon Jones and Anderson Silva

The ESPY’s came and went last night as ESPN awarded athletes from all sports for achieving excellence in their respective sport. As for the ‘Best Fighter’ category, MMA fell just short of prolific boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather Jr. took the award over former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and current light-heavyweight champion Jon...

Jul 18, 2013 9:14 am

Ed Soares Says ‘Super Fights’ are Still in Anderson Silva’s Future

After former middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s (33-5) first UFC loss to Chris Weidman (10-0) put a momentary halt to superfights featuring Silva, some speculated that these talks would only resume if Silva were to defeat Weidman in a rematch, which has been scheduled for UFC 168, the last show of the year. Pending the rematch,...

Jul 16, 2013 9:32 am

Weidman Admits Silva’s Antics Got To Him In UFC 162 Title Fight

“You have no idea what is going to happen when you get into the Octagon. If you have any insecurities at all, [Anderson Silva] will expose that — he’s going to bring them out and make you pay. He’ll put his hands down, he’ll put his hands on his hips, he’ll talk and make you...

Jul 15, 2013 10:33 am

All The Provocation & Hands Down Will Continue Says Anderson Silva

“If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not. There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down… It should continue, it’s part of the show” “Nobody likes to lose,” Silva said. “I train four months to win. But you end...

Jul 15, 2013 10:15 am

Manager: Anderson Silva Plans On Finishing 10 Fight Contract

“Anderson Silva will fight out the nine fights on his contract. But his next fight will be against Chris Weidman.” Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, recently sat down with AXS TV’s Inside MMA and told the panel there that his client plans on finishing out his 10-fight UFC deal. At 38-years old can he do...

Jul 15, 2013 10:05 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Confirms To Fans ‘He’s Back’

UFC President Dana White announced on Sports Center that he has booked Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman II For UFC 168 in December. As part of the coverage of this announcement, ESPN released this video of Anderson Silva confirming to his fans that he is back. “I back, trust me, I back”, confirmed the former...

Jul 12, 2013 8:55 am

Nevada Authorities Deny $1 Million Investigation Rumors

The rumors of a $1 million bet being placed on Weidman prior to his UFC 162 upset victory over Anderson Silva are apparently false. This is according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board chief of enforcement Jerry Markling, who has not only gone on record to MMAFighting.com about not investigating such a wager, but he...

Jul 10, 2013 11:14 am

Weidman: ‘Silva Felt My Power And Knew He Couldn’t Hurt Me’

“He had felt my power and knew I was way more powerful than him, and he realized he couldn’t hurt me with anything he was going to do. I was in there right away trying to finish him, I don’t think he’s used to that. I didn’t really care where the fight went. I went...