Archive: Anderson Silva

Nov 10, 2014 5:03 am

Weidman Slams Silva, Says Rubber Match Is ‘Easy Payday’

With the upcoming return of Anderson Silva to the UFC in January when he faces Nick Diaz, many fans are wondering if Silva will face Weidman a third time if he beats Nick Diaz. Weidman spoke to Fox Sports to discuss potential interest in a rubber match with the former middleweight kingpin. “Anderson Silva a...

Nov 6, 2014 12:30 pm

“Shogun”: ‘I would accept a fight against Anderson Silva if the UFC asked’

“The UFC called Eduardo (Alonso, Shogun’s manager) giving him the news that Anderson and I were going to be the TUF coaches and that we weren’t going to fight each other. But I’m really happy about taking part of TUF, even further because of Anderson, a living legend. Fighting against him wasn’t something that I...

Nov 5, 2014 6:00 am

Silva’s Recent Hospitalization Not Due To Prior Leg Injury

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva is expected to make a return to action this January, and his recent hospitalization won’t hinder that. While any visit to a hospital can lead to concern, Silva’s longtime medical council assured UFC.com that the fighter is healthy and ready to compete. “He has felt this pain before,” Silva’s...

Nov 4, 2014 10:50 am

Roy Jones Jr.: ‘A pity’ UFC won’t allow Silva to box

Anderson Silva may be the greatest mixed martial artist of all-time. But that hasn’t stopped the former middleweight champion from flirting with the idea of trying his hand at professional boxing. “The Spider” has expressed his desire to fight legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr. on multiple occasions, but because he is under an exclusive contract...

Nov 4, 2014 10:27 am

Anderson Silva reportedly hospitalized with back pain

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva was apparently hospitalized on Monday. The 39-year-old fighter went to the hospital yesterday following a workout in Rio de Janeiro, this according to Brazilian news site Combate. Silva was admitted due to back pain but was ultimately released from the hospital shortly after, according to Ivan Raupp. The Brazilian MMA reporter said...

Nov 3, 2014 8:05 pm

Nate Marquardt Explains How Anderson Silva Intimidated Him

Nate Marquardt is currently gearing up for his UFC 182 bout against Brad Tavares in what is a pivotal middleweight matchup for Marquardt. After going 0-2 in his most recent stint with the UFC, Marquardt went back up to middleweight, where he submitted James Te Huna in the 1st round of their main event bout...

Nov 3, 2014 5:03 am

PHOTO | UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz Fight Poster

Check out this awesome UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz fight poster. A member of The UnderGround posted the photo, no word yet on whether or not it’s the official fight poster.

Oct 30, 2014 5:55 am

GSP: ‘Silva Fight a mistake for Nick Diaz’

“To tell you the truth, I would maybe favor Diaz if the fight had been at a catchweight. Because if it is a five-round, Diaz is a very durable fighter. I have seen him in a lot of trouble and he is very, very hard to finish.” “Now it is different because it is in...

Oct 30, 2014 5:45 am

Silva Working On Power Loss In Left Leg And Hip

“I was very apprehensive when I had the injury, I thought that I wouldn’t fight anymore. Fabiano (Bastos, his physiotherapist) is following my recovering and we can note the deficit of strength that my leg has. I’m doing some stuff that I used to do because I can’t right now. I’m trying to regain this...

Oct 29, 2014 6:05 pm

Anderson Silva, ‘Shogun’ Rua To Coach TUF Brazil 4

Two of the greatest Brazilian fighters of all time will lead the search for the next generation of Brazilian mixed martial artists, as the UFC and Globo announce that Anderson Silva and “Shogun” Rua will coach the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil. The legendary icon Silva (33-6 in professional MMA, fighting out of...

Oct 29, 2014 11:03 am

Anderson Silva Looking Tight, Quick, Mean, Ahead Of Diaz Bout

Que os vossos esforços desafiem as impossibilidades, lembrai-vos de que as grandes coisas do homem foram conquistadas do que parecia impossível. Une vidéo publiée par Anderson Silva (@spiderandersonsilva) le Oct. 10, 2014 at 11:57 PDT Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva is looking sharper than ever ahead of January’s bout against Nick Diaz. Thoughts?

Oct 28, 2014 4:38 pm

GAMBLING! Anderson Silva Opens Up As Massive Favorite

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva has opened up as a massive favorite over Nick Diaz. The two fan-favorite, elite-level fighters, face-off at UFC 183, on January 31. Here’s the odds: (Via BestFightOdds.com)  

Oct 27, 2014 8:56 am

REPORT: Anderson Silva Inks New 15-Fight Contract

Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has reportedly inked a new 15-fight contract with the UFC according to Silva. The Spider informed Combate about his new contract, which doesn’t necessarily guarantee that the former middleweight champion will complete all 15 fights before retiring, but likely means he will finish his career with the UFC, however many fights...

Oct 26, 2014 8:59 am

Maldonado And Silva’s Memorable Reunion Atop The Cage At UFC 179

Last night Fabio Maldonado defeated Hans Stringer via TKO (Watch that HERE) in the second round to reignite the fire in the Brazilian crowd, which had started to lose steam after back to back decisions to start the main card. After his win, Maldonado did as many other fighters do to celebrate, he climbed on...

Oct 24, 2014 10:11 am

Weidman vs. Belfort Being Targeted For UFC 184 in Los Angeles

A middleweight title fight between current champion Chris Weidman and number one contender Vitor Belfort is being targeted to headline February’s UFC 184 event in Los Angeles. UFC officials announced the potential bout yesterday. Weidman and Belfort were supposed to headline December’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas, but the champ suffered a broken hand...

Oct 20, 2014 7:10 pm

Anderson Silva Responds To Nogueira Retirement Talks

After being brutally KO’d by Roy Nelson earlier this year, many fight fans, including UFC President Dana White called for the retirement of Minotauro Nogueira. While Nogueira hasn’t had any matches since then, or given a definitive answer as to whether or not he’s ready to close the book on his MMA career, his close...

Oct 19, 2014 3:32 pm

Royce Gracie Believes Brazilian Fighters Lack Strategy

With UFC 179 coming up this Saturday, Jose Aldo stands alone as the only Brazilian fighter to currently hold a UFC championship. After Anderson Silva lost the middleweight title in 2013, and Renan Barao lost the bantamweight title earlier this year, it was quickly noted that 8 of 9 UFC champions are Americans. Royce Gracie...

Oct 19, 2014 9:01 am

Steven Seagal And Josh Barnett Set To Go Head To Head In Action Thriller

In an upcoming action movie titled ‘Absolution’ former UFC heavyweight champion, and Metamoris heavyweight champion Josh Barnett will find himself going against the man who takes credit for Anderson Silva’s legendary front kick KO, but has never actually coached Silva, Steven Seagal. See the trailer below, and catch Barnett sporting a suit as he plots...