Archive: Anderson Silva

Jun 13, 2013 3:46 pm

Robert Drysdale Says He Has No Respect for Anderson Silva

In an interview conducted by Pro MMA Now and transcribed by MMAMania.com, UFC light-heavyweight, Robert Drysdale stated some serious discourse for UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva: “I don’t know the guy, to be honest. I don’t know where his animosity toward me comes from. I don’t think about it very much, I don’t care. I...

Jun 7, 2013 8:18 am

Roy Jones Jr. Responds To Anderson Silva’s Fight Challenge

  UFC middleweight champion and possibly the greatest fighter of all time, Anderson Silva, recently stated to the NY Post that he would love to challenge boxing champion, Roy Jones Jr. to two fights, one inside the cage, and one in a boxing match. It had appeared that Silva meant the challenge as a show...

Jun 4, 2013 11:20 am

Weidman “Freaking Out” Over Rumored Silva Injury

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Chris Weidman almost had a breakdown when he heard the rumors that UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva had an injured rib that would put his title fight with Weidman on hold…and I don’t think anybody blamed the “All American” for “freaking out” over the news. However, the news of Silva’s injured...

Jun 3, 2013 7:43 am

UFC Fan Expo 2013 Set To Feature Over 30 Fighters, Several Champions Included

The greatest fan experience of all time, The UFC Fan Expo, returns to Las Vegas this July in tandem with UFC 162: SIlva Vs. Weidman, and as always the athletes attending are high profile. This edition of the ‘Fight Week’ festivities will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 5th and 6th,...

May 31, 2013 8:31 am

Thales Leites returns to face Tom Watson at UFC 163

Former middleweight title challenger, Thales Leites (20-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC), is once again a UFC fighter. Leites is set to make his octagon return this August at UFC 163 in Brazil against British standout Tom Watson (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Leites’ was released by the UFC following a UFC 101 split decision loss to Alessio...

May 30, 2013 10:56 am

Anderson Silva Wants to Fight Roy Jones Jr.

  UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva is widely regarded by MMA fans to be one of the best combat sports athletes of all time. Now, with talks of ‘super fights’ gaining traction with each day, Silva states that he would rather fight Roy Jones Jr. instead of stepping in to fight either UFC light-heavyweight champion,...

May 27, 2013 10:40 am

GSP “Knows” Chris Weidman Is Going To Beat Anderson Silva

UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, believes that with 100 Code Embed: No embed code was found for certainty his training partner, Chris Weidman will defeat Anderson Silva and stop all the talks of the super fight the world has been clamoring for. UFC President Dana White took to the post-fight media scrum to reveal...

May 24, 2013 10:20 am

Dana White Says He’s ‘Fed Up With Bull****’ Fighter Conduct

In the UFC 160 pre-fight media scrum Thursday, UFC President Dana White spoke on the issue that has recently been afflicting the organization: fighters breaking the code of conduct. In 2013 alone, a number of cases have disrupted the otherwise smoothly-ran events.  Several fighters have faced suspension and mandatory rehab following failed drug tests, Matt...

May 24, 2013 9:51 am

UFC says Belfort vs. Silva-Weidman winner ‘makes sense’, could happen in Las Vegas

During Thursday’s pre-UFC 160 media day, UFC President Dana White stated that the promotion currently has no plans in regards to Vitor Belfort’s next fight. However, Mr. White did add that ‘The Phenom’s” next bout could be a middleweight title shot – and that it could happen in Las Vegas: “There’s no plans right now...

May 24, 2013 8:41 am

Thales Leites Returns to the UFC after Almost Four Years

The UFC’s latest addition to its middleweight division is no stranger to the world’s most famous octagon. After almost four years, former title contender Thales Leites is back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as reported by Sportv.com.  According to Leites, the contract has already been signed, but the first bout of his return to the...

May 22, 2013 10:17 am

Gegard Mousasi Eye’s Middleweight Fight Against Vitor Belfort

“There’s a big chance that I will go to middleweight. It all depends on the fights that I’m going to get. If I’m going to get a big name at middleweight, I’ll probably go down. It’s all about match ups. Let’s say they’re going to give me somebody like Vitor Belfort, that’s maybe a contender....

May 20, 2013 11:27 am

Bisping says cut the BS: Weidman can beat Anderson Silva

“As much as it pains me to say it, I think Chris Weidman could be a bad match up for Anderson Silva. We all saw what Chael did in that first fight and as well as the second fight. Chael completely dominated Anderson in the first round of their second fight, had full mount, etc.,...

May 18, 2013 1:05 pm

EDITORIAL | Vitor Belfort: A Lion’s Heart That Beats for Gold

By Jake Chastain | It is no secret that Vitor Belfort is one of the most skilled, dangerous, and accomplished MMA fighters on the planet. It is also no secret that he has been compiling accolades for his uncanny MMA resume for over a decade. Here is the curious part…his best performances may have not...

May 17, 2013 10:27 am

Anderson Silva: “I Don’t Like to Fight Brazilians”

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained his dislike for fighting fellow Brazilians in an interview with Fuel TV’s Karyn Bryant.   Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) has been vocal about his aversion to fighting Brazilians before, with open refusal to fight his teammates.  Though he has fought at 205 lbs, he has stated he will...

May 15, 2013 4:00 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: The UFC Has Made 70 Millionaires

“We’ve created, literally, nearly 70 millionaires since we took this thing over, and some of them multimillionaires.” That is what UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta claims the promotion has accomplished in the combat sports world since UFC parent company Zuffa LLC acquired the show over a decade ago at the turn of the millennia. Both Lorenza Fertitta...

May 15, 2013 1:21 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Tells How The Nogueira Brothers Kept Him Fighting

Anderson “The Spider” Silva, the UFC Middleweight Champion, opened up to Karyn Bryant on FUEL TV’s “From All Angles”. Silva explains how the Nogueira brothers convinced him to keep fighting, his warrior spirit and his family. “The Nogueira brothers are part of my family. I love these buys because me stay together with my dream,...

May 14, 2013 9:27 am

UFC Fan Expo to Feature First MMA Combine in July

The UFC will be bringing the first-ever MMA Combine to the UFC Fan Expo prior to UFC 162 on July 6.   The MMA Combine will be similar to the popular NFL Combine held every year before the draft, where college athletes perform tests to demonstrate their athletic abilities for scouts and professional teams.  The...

May 10, 2013 10:55 am

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin is Back! Well maybe…

Recently former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin resurfaced after taking some time off from fighting. In an interview with another site he made a few comments about fellow UFC middleweight Michael Bisping, and fans were speculating about if, and when, this fight may take place. Rich found himself bombarded with questions shortly after that...

May 9, 2013 10:10 am

Cung Le Is Looking For Huge Fight or TUF Coaching Spot

The former International Kickboxing Federation light heavyweight world champion and Strikeforce middleweight champion, Cung Le, said in a recent interview that he would love the opportunity to coach The Ultimate Fighter while he recovers from his injuries.   Le (9-2) is 2-1 in the UFC, winning his last fight with a highlight-reel knockout of former...

May 8, 2013 8:40 am

Anderson Silva Issues Statement On Missed Media Day In L.A.

UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, was fined on Monday by the UFC for missing a day of media obligations in Los Angeles that included T.V., Radio and a media luncheon with some of the biggest media reps in the region. In an unprecedented move UFC officials fined their P4P king $50,000.00 for failure to appear....

May 7, 2013 3:45 pm

Chris Weidman responds to Anderson Silva’s no-show

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Chris Weidman responded to Anderson Silva’s no-show at the UFC 162 media event today in an interview. Silva was charge $50,000 for skipping his media obligations. All quotes courtesy of MMAFighting.com. “I haven’t been in this sport as long as him,” Weidman said, “but you watch these superstar basketball players like...

May 6, 2013 8:55 pm

Anderson Silva No Shows at UFC Media Event, Fined $50,000

  The UFC’s somewhat excentric and very talented Middleweight Champion has been fined for missing a media event in Los Angeles. Instead of fulfilling his obligations to the UFC he hopped onto the next flight home and chose to pay the penalty of which was stated by Dana White to be a sum of $50,000....

May 6, 2013 9:24 am

Munoz Recounts Depression Following Weidman Defeat

“I kind of went into depression and was kind of like one of Austin Powers’ characters in his movie. I ate because I was sad and I was sad because I ate. Having an adversity stricken year was really, really hard for me. It was just hard for me to not be able to fight...

May 6, 2013 8:39 am

Chael Sonnen to Buy WWE When he Retires?

UFC fighter Chael Sonnen spoke to TMZ and stated that he wants to buy WWE when he retires from MMA. Chael’s representative told TMZ that he’s not joking and has already met with “big wig friends in the investment world to enact his takeover.” A WWE rep told TMZ, “We are a publicly traded company,...