Archive: Anderson Silva

May 9, 2014 8:55 am

Ratings Report: Jones, Rousey Receiving Surprisingly Lower PPV Numbers in 2014

The UFC is filled with big stars and talented fighters. For two decades, the organization has featured the best in the business and introduced hundreds of talented mixed martial artists to the general public. Within those two decades, a hand full of huge names have stuck with the masses, and those names almost insured huge...

May 7, 2014 2:00 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Confirms Return To MMA, Sets Date

Anderson Silva is ready for a fight camp, healthy enough for a fight and ready for a UFC return. Dana White announced his medical clearance earlier this week and now we hear from Anderson on a possible return date.

May 6, 2014 3:33 pm

PHOTO | Lyoto Machida’s Father At Age 18

Before there was a Lyoto Machida, there was this man, the Master of the Machida fighting system and father to the former UFC light-heavyweight champion and current middleweight title challenger, Yoshizo Machida.

May 6, 2014 10:38 am

Anderson Silva Cleared To Train – Possible End-Of-Year Return To The Octagon

  Anderson Silva has been cleared to resume training.   MMAJunkie spoke to Silva’s longtime manager, Ed Soares, who informed them that Anderson Silva‘s doctor from Los Angeles’ Kerlan-Jobe clinic cleared the ex-champ to begin training in MMA.   When asked what’s in store for Anderson (and his fans) upon his return, Soares said “We’ve talked with...

Apr 30, 2014 10:01 am

Anderson Silva Offers Simple Response to Racism

There has been a mind-boggling amount of foolishness happening in the sports world lately. From the ridiculous taunting by fans of Barcelona defender Dani Alves (who is Brazilian born) to the downright stupid and slightly confusing actions of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, some people just can’t stop themselves from showing everyone how much of...

Apr 23, 2014 1:21 pm

VIDEO | Machida Goes ‘Karate Kid’ On The Tightrope

Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida is back at it in this video, recently posted to his instagram. We first saw the former light-heavyweight champion’s balancing skills in THIS clip, and now we have more. Enjoy! Here’s another:

Apr 14, 2014 10:39 am

Renan Barao Open To Teammate vs. Teammate Bout vs. Marlon Moraes

  Anderson Silva is okay with fighting Lyoto Machida… Jacare is okay with fighting Anderson… Lyoto knocked his friend Mark Munoz clean out… Anderson would fight Jacare… and now, Renan Barao is apparently willing to fight his friend, Marlon Moraes.   It’s anarchy, I tells ya!   That, or UFC fighters are finally realizing that – if...

Apr 14, 2014 8:51 am

Rich Franklin Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva In A Third Fight

Cincinnati’s own, Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin, believes a third bout against, Anderson Silva, the man responsible for the end of his title reign, would have a different outcome than the previous two bouts. “Would I fight Anderson a third time? Absolutely. Is it because I feel like I have some unfinished business? Not at all. It’s...

Apr 13, 2014 11:41 am

WSOF and GLORY Fighter Tyrone Spong Suffers Broken Leg at ‘GLORY 15: Istanbul’

One of combat sport’s most gifted athletes suffered a major setback on Saturday night. World Series of Fighting and GLORY fighter Tyrone Spong was set to face Gokhan Saki in the finals of the light heavyweight tournament on Saturday night. Just over a minute and a half into the first round, Spong threw a leg...

Apr 8, 2014 4:06 pm

Machida Cool With Fighting Anderson Silva

“It’s good for the sport. This is a fight that I would like to avoid because I know Anderson very well but, as a professional, we can’t think like that. We have to think that this is a fight that can happen, he can be a future opponent and this is something that we will...

Apr 3, 2014 11:22 am

VIDEO | Up Close & Personal – Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight champion updates fans on his health following UFC 168 and reveals some of his plans for the future. Watch the full interview on UFC Fight Pass.

Apr 2, 2014 12:02 pm

Anderson Silva Returing To MMA So He “Can Give Back To The U.S.”

“Another couple of months and I would be ready to fight tho year. But I’m having this opportunity to spend more time with my family, to focus and work over my personal projects… I was a bit worried to begin with, but then I thought to myself, I have been doing this since I was...

Apr 1, 2014 6:51 am

Anderson Taking Up Silva Family Trade, Training To Be A Cop In Los Angeles

Men in the Silva family are police officers. Anderson’s brothers, uncles, nephews, all cops. “I train every morning, take my kids to school and go to the police school,” Silva told the Brazilian media. “I’m studying at the Los Angeles School Police Department. I’m studying to become a police officer.” “It’s a personal wish, something...

Mar 31, 2014 4:47 am

PHOTO | Machida’s Run For Cover During Cali Earthquake

There was an earthquake in Southern California, last Friday. It was a 5.3 centered in Los Angeles. That’s where the Machida’s live and they hit the deck! Check it: “My wife’s response to yesterday’s earthquake. Thanks for protecting us under the table.”

Mar 27, 2014 4:18 pm

Silva Doesn’t Believe Dream Fight With Roy Jones Jr. Will Happen

“I don’t think this is going to happen. It’s not an idea politically well received by Dana and Lorenzo. I’m trying, I always bring that subject but they are irreducible. It would be historical Roy spanking of me but this is my dream. He is also very excited to do this but it is a...

Mar 25, 2014 5:55 pm

Anderson Silva Gives Huge Edge To Cyborg In Rousey Fight

I don’t think there’s a fight fan on the planet that doesn’t want to see Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg throw-down inside the Octagon. While Cyborg may not be signed to the UFC, she is hoping a drop in weight, outside of the promotion, will get her foot in the door. In the meantime, everyone...

Mar 25, 2014 4:47 pm

PHOTO | Anderson Spends Time With Sick Children With Cancer

MMA News is usually gossip, gossip, drama, gossip, drama, rinse and repeat. It’s nice to get something different. Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, took time out of his rehab and recovery schedule to do something good in the community and helped bring  some joy to children and families in desperate need. During a recent...

Mar 23, 2014 9:45 am

Silva on Rousey v Cyborg: I Believe This Fight Needs to Happen

A match-up between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg has been everything lately: rumor, fact, and fiction. It’s been brought up everywhere and shut down almost instantly. Out of all the things that fans have been hearing about this, one word that has yet to be attached to this idea is the word “owed.” Now we...

Mar 22, 2014 12:02 pm

Anderson Silva Changes Stance On Fighting Friends, Machida/Jacare

Anderson Silva has had a change of heart. At one point in the former champion’s career, he refused to fight his ‘Team Black House’ training partners, Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza. However, those two fighters failed to deliver on that same type of loyalty. Now that they are both in the UFC’s middleweight division, the...

Mar 20, 2014 9:55 pm

GSP Still Contemplating Anderson Silva Superfight

“There were conversations before but they were talking about me going up at 185. I weigh 190 pounds, the guy weighs 230 pounds when he is off season. I’m 190 pounds off season. Right now I’m 195 at maximum. My friends saw him and he is now 230, 235. I know people who know him....

Mar 20, 2014 7:55 pm

Anderson Silva Says He Won’t Return in 2014

Dana White has hinted that it would happen, but Anderson Silva says otherwise. Despite showing rapid gains since suffering a broken leg in his December fight with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Silva has now gone on record that 2014 will not see the return of “The Spider.” “These rumors that I’ll fight at UFC...

Mar 20, 2014 11:28 am

Rich Franklin Turns Down Cincinnati Bout Against ‘Lil Nog’

Former UFC middleweight champion and Cincinnati resident, Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin, hasn’t seen the inside of The Octagon since his 2012 first round KO loss to Cung Le. Since then, Franklin, has been enjoying life on the sidelines and mixing up juice cocktails in LA, as part of a new business venture he owns, called, Zelin...

Mar 20, 2014 11:17 am

Anderson Injury Update: Silva Looking Strong, Flipping Tire (Video)

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, is making the road to recovery look easy. We’ve been documenting the former champ’s recovery since the beginning (See that here), and what we have here is just the latest in Anderson’s miraculous recovery from that nasty leg break at UFC 168. Here’s a video of Silva looking pretty much fully...

Mar 18, 2014 10:38 am

Sonnen Admits To ‘Spider’ Envy, Wants Third Fight With Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, recently conducted an interview with the Brazilian Media and discussed his storied rivalry with Anderson Silva. Sonnen’s word were translated from English to Portuguese and back to English again, but the just of it, is that he’s explaining his discouraging words towards the Brazilian fighters and taking the high road,...