Archive: Anderson Silva

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.

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!

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 pic.twitter.com/sUn7NG5Zay...

Sep 8, 2014 9:48 am

Anderson Silva Says He’s Haunted By ‘Ghosts’ Of Leg Injury

Anderson Silva is set to make his return to the Octagon against Nick Diaz in January. The bout will be Silva’s first back since snapping his shin in a rematch against Chris Weidman in December of 2013 when he fought to get his middleweight belt back. After the injury, many fans speculated that Silva may...

Sep 8, 2014 5:06 am

Anderson Silva Muay Thai Sparring

Anderson Silva did some Muay Thai sparring in preparation for his return fight against Nick Diaz in January. The Spider hasn’t seen Octagon action since December of 2013, where he suffered a brutal leg injury when Chris Weidman checked his leg kick.