Archive: Anderson Silva

Jun 3, 2014 9:28 am

QUICK TWITT – Bisping Wants To Welcome Silva Back

There have been speculations about who would welcome Anderson Silva back to the Octagon when the spider is ready. Yesterday Anderson’s longtime manager Ed Soares listed several potential opponents such as: Nick Diaz, Michael Bisping, and Cung Le. Michael Bisping responded to Ed Soares via Twitter to campaign for a matchup against Silva. @EdSoares saw...

Jun 2, 2014 3:48 pm

Jay-Z and Anderson Silva Team Up For STATIC Web Series

Jay-Z has entered the world of Mixed Martial Arts. The iconic rapper has teamed up with MMA and UFC legend Anderson The Spider Silva to create “STATIC”, a web series that will air on Jay-Z’s Life+Times web channel. The series will take an in-depth look at the hottest rivalries in Mixed Martial Arts history, and...

Jun 2, 2014 3:20 pm

Ed Soares: Silva Returning in 2015, Potentially vs. Nick Diaz

Anderson Silva’s longtime manager Ed Soares spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss Anderson’s return to MMA, Silva’s leg injury, and potential opponents for The Spider. “He’s definitely coming back,” said Soares, as transcribed by Shaun Al-Shatti for MMAFighting. “He’s feeling good, he’s training hard. Everything is good, man. Hopefully we’ll see...

May 20, 2014 1:23 pm

Anderson Silva Not Sure He Will Complete UFC Contract

At 39 years-old, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva isn’t sure he’s going to want to live out his UFC contract, which has eight more fights on it. Silva broke down his thoughts on the lengthy deal to The Brazilian Press: I have eight fights to do yet in my contract. I want to do...

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.

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 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 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 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...