Archive: Anderson Silva

May 4, 2013 10:50 am

Chael Sonnen’s UFC Legacy

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Sonnen has been called “The most legendary talker in UFC history” with a quick tongue and the ability to hype a fight that hasn’t been seen since the likes of Muhammad Ali, lets face it, Chael Sonnen is the best promoter in the world. When you hear the name Chael Sonnen...

May 3, 2013 9:52 am

UFC 162 Main Card Finalized, Tickets On Sale Next Week

  Get ready for fireworks fight fans. UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada and the main card is officially locked and ready to go. The event will be host to the UFC’s annual 4th of July Pay-Per View card, and as usual the...

May 3, 2013 9:24 am

Cung Le Wants “Super-Mega Fights”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The 40-year-old Sanshou specialist, Le, put himself into title talks after scoring a November knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. At one point, there was even speculation that UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva...

Apr 30, 2013 10:59 am

PHOTO | UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Official UFC Poster

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman is set to go down from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. With fight night being just over two-months away the UFC has released the official event poster.


Apr 30, 2013 10:35 am

Rich Franklin Has No Intentions To Retire

Rich Franklin was the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion until he lost the belt to the current champion Anderson Silva in 2006. “Ace” tried to win the belt back in 2007, but didn’t succeed. Although the 38-year-old was knocked out by Cung Le in the first round at UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs....

Apr 30, 2013 9:15 am

When should a champ retire?

I have said it time and again. You are only as good as your last opponent. One of the biggest beefs I have with forum dwellers and sports writers is the comments they make when a champion loses. The champion in question probably defeated the best the division had at the time of their reign....

Apr 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva Asked for a Super Fight after UFC 159

Following Jon Jones’ victory over Chael Sonnen last Saturday, UFC president Dana White revealed to the media that Anderson Silva, his middleweight champion since 2006, had called him earlier in that evening asking for a “Super Fight”. White, however, did not disclose what opponent the “Spider” had in mind. Nevertheless, all signs point  to that...

Apr 29, 2013 11:05 am

Jon Jones: “Anderson Silva is #1 P4P”

MMA fans love to argue about who they think is the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. José Aldo, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are names usually at the top of that debate. When asked whom he thought was the best fighter in the world at the UFC 159 post...

Apr 26, 2013 11:26 am

Quick Twit: Off Suspension, Mitrione Begins to Call Out Jon Jones

  Heavyweight fighter Matt Mitrione used his first Twitter post since his suspension began to call out UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.  This comes only a day after the UFC lifted what turned out to be less than three weeks of suspension.   Following Jones’ response to Mitrione’s comments toward Fallow Fox, Mitrione took...

Apr 26, 2013 9:39 am

GSP Missing The Boat, UFC Boss Now Prefers Silva vs. Jones

“If he doesn’t want to do a superfight, nobody is going to pressure him to do a superfight. That’s up to him. But Johny Hendricks is next, and soon. Maybe in August (at the Fox Sports 1 launch in Boston). If (Jones) wins and Anderson Silva wins, I really want to see Anderson Silva vs....

Apr 25, 2013 11:51 am

Anderson Silva Inks 10-Fight Contract Extension

It looks like “The Spider” may end his career with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Anderson Silva signed a new 10-fight contract. UFC President Dana White confirmed at the Herald Square Takeover in Manhattan, N.Y. yesterday that the middleweight champion signed the contract. Before Silva signed the contract, he had two fights remaining with Zuffa. One...

Apr 24, 2013 3:20 pm

EDITORIAL | Chael Sonnen Reaching for One Perfect Performance

Chael Sonnen has become one of the most recognizable names and voices the UFC has ever spawned. His presence and persona along with the talent he possesses as a fighter have also made him one of the most successful fighters in the game today. However, Chael Sonnen is not fighting for fun, he’s not fighting...

Apr 24, 2013 9:14 am

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Tickets On Sale May 8

  Tickets for UFC 162 will go on sale Wednesday May 8.  The July 6 event will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.   UFC 162 will feature a main event fight for the UFC middleweight championship fight between challenger Chris Weidman (9-0) and champion and pound-for-pound great, Anderson...

Apr 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Ranks Jon Jones as “Considerably Better” Than Anderson Silva

  During a pre-UFC 159 conference call Monday, Chael Sonnen resumed a familiar tune by once again belittling UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.  During the call, Sonnen insisted that his upcoming opponent, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, is a better fighter than Silva.   “I don’t think they’re close,” Sonnen remarked about the two...

Apr 11, 2013 10:30 am

Anderson Silva Nearly Got Into Street Fight With Jose Landi-Jons In Brazil

Anderson “The Spider” Silva almost fought Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons (27-15) in Curitiba, Brazil. In a recent article of the Portal Do Vale Tudo website, it appears that Landi-Jons and the UFC middleweight champion nearly scrapped in the middle of the street of Curitiba due to some beef that they held for years. Sherdog translated the...

Apr 5, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | TJ Grant On Moving To 155, TRT, Weed & More | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Wednesday night, UFC lightweight fighter, TJ Grant, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio in the midst of his training for a May 25 fight against former title-contender, Gray Maynard.  For Grant (20-5), this will be his fifth fight at 155 lbs, a weight-class in which he has found enormous success.  He is 4-0 at lightweight, with one...

Apr 3, 2013 11:46 am

Diaz to retire unless he gets GSP rematch or Silva bout

Unpredictable welterweight Nick Diaz continues to throw around the ‘r’ word. After losing to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre via unanimous decision at UFC 158, Diaz announced his retirement from the sport, something he’s been prone to do after a loss. According to a source close to the Diaz camp, unless the UFC gives...

Apr 1, 2013 11:37 am

Zahabi: If GSP Fights Silva It Will Likely Be His Last

“If he fights Hendricks, I think (GSP) could fight for longer. He could have more fights after that. If he fights Anderson Silva, I could really see that being his last fight. He’ll retire after that because there won’t be a bigger fight for him to do, I think, anymore in his career.” “Win or...