Archive: Anderson Silva

Nov 25, 2013 8:41 am

Vitor Belfort: ‘My best is yet to come’

Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) has look absolutely phenomenal in his past three octagon appearances. “The Phenom” has earned 3-straight head kick knockouts over perennial contenders Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping and most recently Dan Henderson during that stretch. UFC President, Dana White, has stated that his intention is to have Belfort fight the winner...

Nov 23, 2013 11:32 am

Rich Franklin says his next fight will be his last

It’s been a little over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) last saw action inside the octagon. Franklin’s last fight served as the headlining bout of the UFC’s debut in China and saw him pitted against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le. Unfortunately for “Ace,” Le was...

Nov 23, 2013 10:45 am

UFC 167 Pulls In Second Best U.S. Gate Of All Time

Georges St. Pierre has always been at the top of the list of PPV draws, so it was no surprise that a live event featuring St. Pierre against Johny Hendricks, arguably his greatest challenge to date, would pull in a large crowd. UFC 167 in Las Vegas ended up being the second largest U.S. UFC...

Nov 22, 2013 8:54 am

VIDEO | The UFC’s Three Kings Of The K.O.

There have been hundreds of Knockouts inside the UFC’s Octagon, but three men stand above the rest when it comes to the K.O. victory. Find out who in the video above.

Nov 20, 2013 8:31 am

Vitor Belfort Confirms Low Testosterone Levels Present In Fight With Hendo

Ten days ago, fans witnessed Vitor Belfort’s destruction of Pride Fighting Championships two division champion Dan Henderson, and contrary to many fans beliefs, Testosterone Replacement Treatment will not be a factor. The annihilation of Henderson, took a mere 77 seconds, a match-up being the first of its kind where both fighters had obtained TRT exemptions. The knock...

Nov 19, 2013 7:30 am

Dana White On Why Hendricks Deserves Title Shot And Gustafsson Didn’t

After UFC 167’s controversial title match between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, there were many media members and fans believing that it was quite similar to a recent title match, that of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson. In that fight, many thought Gustafsson won, and deserved an immediate title shot, and many believe Hendricks...

Nov 19, 2013 7:21 am

Lyoto Machida Noncommittal To Fighting Teammate Anderson Silva

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida has put himself in the spotlight and reinvigorated his career after a headkick knockout of his friend and contender Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz, putting himself at the shortlist of possible contenders to the middleweight crown. Recently, Machida talked to Sherdog about the possibility of...

Nov 15, 2013 9:28 am

Dana White Says “Superfights Are Dead”

Over the past few years, fans have been hopeful of the idea of champion vs champion, top of the food chain elite fighters squaring off against each other, and now Dana White is saying that ship has sailed. “This whole superfight thing has been destroyed,” White told media during Thursday’s media scrum. “I think it’s...

Nov 14, 2013 10:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Talks Newton Rematch, His Fighting Persona and Future

In part two of our interview, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal focuses on MMA. Host: Transitioning to MMA here: what do you think went wrong against Emanuel Newton a couple of weekends ago at Bellator 106? Lawal: Personally, I thought I won. I thought I won rounds one, four and five. He landed that neck kick...

Nov 14, 2013 10:39 am

3 Questions to Ask Yourself about GSP vs. Hendricks

This weekend’s UFC 167’s main event features a marquee match-up in Johny Hendricks vs. current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. Johny is being described as the only real challenger left with the potential to beat GSP. What do you think his chances are? I would recommend asking yourself the following three questions before you...

Nov 13, 2013 4:41 pm

Great UFC quotes Part 1

There have been some memorable things said in the UFC and some of them stick out in our minds as noteworthy. These are some of the ones I remember off the top of my head that really had an impact at the time they were said, but blooper type statements (Tito Ortiz-isms) were not included....

Nov 13, 2013 11:07 am

UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre’s Potential Record Breaking Weekend

Long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (left) will face Johny Hendricks (right) this Saturday at UFC 167.  With a win, GSP will break several records in the UFC, surpassing some of the sport’s legends like Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre steps into the...

Nov 13, 2013 9:31 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 1

For five long rounds, the Oregon native, Chael Sonnen, took on Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva, for what seemingly looked like a winning battle. However, in the fifth round, the amazing ground game of Silva turned the tables and ended in spectacular triangle armbar. Relive the moments here.

Nov 13, 2013 8:11 am

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

One of the most memorable moments in UFC history occurred this year on July 6, 2013, when Chris Weidman, an undefeated American fighter out of Long Island, took on the dubbed “best pound for pound fighter in the world” Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva and ended his nearly seven year reign as the UFC Middleweight Champion.

Nov 12, 2013 12:29 pm

3 Career Fighters Who Made a Comeback takes a look at three career fighters who turned their careers around and are currently relevant despite a long career. 3. Robbie Lawler I think most of the MMA community would say that the “Ruthless” in Robbie Lawler never left. Despite leaving the UFC and having mixed success outside the Octagon, Lawler did eventually...

Nov 11, 2013 11:12 am

Anderson Silva: ‘Vitor Deserves A Title Shot’

“I believe he (Vitor Belfort) deserves to fight for the title, even because he has been doing his part (to earn a title shot), just like other fighters like Ronaldo Jacare and Lyoto Machida, who just dropped to 185… I saw the fight [against Hendo], he fought really well.Vitor has been doing great, showing why...

Nov 11, 2013 10:10 am

Renzo Gracie Says Chris Weidman Will Submit Anderson Silva

“I do believe [Chris Weidman’s] going to submit him, yes,” Brazilian jiu jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie said of his student, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (right).  “He’s getting better every day.  If Anderson doesn’t improve his ground game, he will be in trouble this time.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This December, the...

Nov 9, 2013 9:02 pm

Vitor Belfort Wants Winner of Weidman/Silva

We usually hear from Vitor Belfort after UFC events when he interrupts the post fight press conference by calling Dana White and asking for a title shot. Considering he was sitting right next to the UFC President, there were no interruptions tonight. As expected, Belfort expressed his confidence that he is next in line for...

Nov 1, 2013 4:37 pm

Machida vs Mousasi Set For February Main Event on Fox Sports 2 in Brazil

Coming off of an impressive debut at middleweight, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will now face former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi in a clash of top-tier newcomers to the middleweight division on Feb. 8. The fight will be the main event in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil for the UFC on Fox...

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Nov 1, 2013 9:39 am

Vitor Belfort would stop TRT for a title shot if necessary

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has been under a lot of scrutiny for his use of TRT (Testosterone replacement therapy.) The 35-year-old former UFC champion, Belfort, has looked spectacular in his past two octagon appearances, earning headkick knockout wins over perennial contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold. Belfort recently stated that should...

Nov 1, 2013 9:15 am

Anderson Silva: Sonnen is a good guy

Once bitter enemies, it appears that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has softened his stance on former opponent Chael Sonnen: “Chael talk too much, but is a good guy. He’s not bad, he’s a good guy. Chael is (always) in the media for fight. Chael fight for the belt against me two...

Oct 31, 2013 1:31 pm

Machida Camp Believes Vitor Will Turn Down Challenge Because He Knows He Will Lose

It seems as though the Machida camp believes that Vitor Belfort is going to continue his “difficult” self-matchmaking and not accept a middleweight bout against Lyoto. Machida’s manager Jorge Guimaraes told Ariel Helwani on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Belfort would turn down a future matchup with Lyoto Machida due to an “unfavorable...

Oct 29, 2013 10:36 am

Lyoto Machida Wants Fight With Vitor Belfort Next

Making a successful debut at middleweight, Lyoto Machida (pictured, left) plans to continue marching through the division’s top fighters.  The former UFC light heavyweight champion knocked out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 just days ago, and he is already looking to Vitor Belfort (pictured, right) as the ‘best option’ for his next opponent....

Oct 28, 2013 1:03 pm

Ed Soares: Anderson Silva can still defeat Jon Jones

Wondering if Anderson Silva is still the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet? Just ask Ed Soares. “I believe Anderson is the best fighter on the planet, period. Any weight class. I believe he has a bigger danger to any fighter he faces than any fighter has towards him. Can he be beat? Of course...