Archive: Anderson Silva

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? Share Tweet...

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   Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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...

Oct 17, 2014 1:50 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘Brazil’s UFC Champs Failed To Evolve’

  Jose Aldo is Brazil’s last reigning UFC champion, and he faces a very real threat in Chad Mendes next weekend. Should Mendes earn the UFC’s featherweight strap, all belts will be owned by Americans. Former UFC middleweight champ, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva told MMAFighting it’s because of a lack of evolution in Brazil. Check it: “It’s natural....

Oct 15, 2014 10:54 am

NO CHANCES! Silva Says If You Fail You Should Fry

The amount of MMA fighters testing positive for performance enhancing drugs is on the rise, and former UFC champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva believes stricter punishments need to be put in place to correct the situation. Silva is no stranger to PED’s in MMA, in fact 7 of his 15 octagon opponents have failed a...

Oct 15, 2014 5:29 am

Anderson Silva Pulling For Belfort Over Weidman In UFC Title Fight

“My personal opinion about Vitor, of all the athletes in the 185-pound weight class … he is the most complete athlete. He’s more explosive, he’s got better boxing, good jiu-jitsu, good wrestling. Chris Weidman, he’s a new athlete. He’s a new generation. He’s a young athlete and he’s coming out very strong. It’s a fight...

Oct 15, 2014 5:03 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: ‘I have never seen Anderson Silva so motivated’

“I was very excited to see what Anderson’s response was going to be. We purposefully let Anderson go off after his injury. Because it was so significant an injury, we didn’t want to bother him too much. He needed time to recover and to heal. “We continued to communicate with him, and on his own,...

Oct 14, 2014 8:08 pm

Anderson Warns: ‘Don’t Disrespect Me Nick Diaz’

“I’m very easygoing. I’m in a radical sport, for a lot of people it’s a violent sport, but I’m a very easygoing guy. I think my work has nothing to do with my personality, but I don’t like to be disrespected as a man. I think you need to have respect as an athlete and...

Oct 14, 2014 6:14 pm

“Spider”: ‘I thought my career was over’

“I play around because I have to play around. But it’s something I don’t like to remember too much. I went through the worst month of my life. It was a lot of pain the moment when I broke my leg. When I realized my leg was broken, I thought my career was over. So...

Oct 14, 2014 5:30 pm

REPLAY! Anderson Silva’s UFC Press Conference

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva discusses his upcoming matchup with Nick Diaz and his return to action after what will be more than a twelve-month absence. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 13, 2014 3:10 pm

Anderson Silva Set To Host Tuesday’s Press Conference In Brazil

Former UFC middleweight champion, and former P4P king, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva will be hosting a press conference in Brazil for his return fight against Nick Diaz, which is scheduled to take place January 31st at UFC 183. The event will take place at Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio De Janeiro at 1 p.m. ET....

Oct 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Silva Not Ruling Out Weidman Trilogy

“I think about fighting for the title again, of course. I have seven fights left in my contract and, if I have a chance to fight for the title again, I will fight. I will fight the fights I have left in my contract and, if I earn a chance to fight for the title...

Oct 8, 2014 12:19 pm

Anderson Silva Is Going TO KO Nick Diaz

“Anderson is finishing his healing process. He already started his camp and will be ready on January. Diaz is a good fighter, he once was world champion at Strikeforce and a top contender in his division. Nick is ready for a five round fight and Anderson has to knock him out. Anderson will do it,...

Sep 27, 2014 10:08 am

Silva: I Won’t Stop Until I Get My Title

Anderson Silva appears to be back, and it sounds like he means business. After losing to Chris Weidman on July 5th in 2013, and losing his middleweight championship Silva released a video saying “I’m back, trust me, I’m back.” However in their rematch in December of 2013, Silva snapped his leg. Now Silva is slated...

Sep 26, 2014 10:55 am

Nick Diaz Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges

Nick Diaz has officially plead not guilty to DUI charges from November of 2013, as well as earlier this month. Diaz is facing 8 charges, which include DUI, DUI with blood alcohol over .08, unsafe speeding, failure to appear after written promise, driving with a suspended license, and resisting arrest. Diaz will next appear in...

Sep 13, 2014 1:05 pm

New Details Of Prior Diaz Arrest Surface – Anderson Silva Fight In Jeopardy?

Is the Diaz vs. Anderson Silva superfight in jeopardy? With news of another Diaz arrest it could be. Yesterday we learned that Nick Diaz had been arrested this week on suspicion of DUI and several other charges. (More on that HERE) Today we have new details, surrounding a prior arrest just 10-months ago for pretty much...

Sep 12, 2014 2:43 pm

MUGSHOT! Nick Diaz

UFC fan favorite, Nick Diaz was arrested earlier this week in his hometown of Lodi, California. (More on that HERE) We have his mugshot! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 10, 2014 5:10 am

Melendez: ‘Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva Is A Win Win’

“There’s not too many times in the sport where everyone is a winner, and the fans, by far, are the winners. Nick’s a winner in this situation. I think this is a great fight for him to come back to and a fight that he’s wanted. He’s fighting one of the greatest of all time,...

Sep 9, 2014 10:50 am

NO RETIREMENT! “Shogun” Inks New Multi-Fight UFC Deal

Despite outcries from his family, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has gone against the ‘Rua grain’ and decided to re-up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Here’s the former champ getting it done. Very happy! Just signed a new multi-fight deal with the @UFC ! Proud to be a partner! Tks @danawhite @lorenzofertitta