Archive: Chris Weidman

May 27, 2014 5:04 am

Faber Not Surprised With ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Booking

Since his time on TUF, Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Cacares has had a very successful bantamweight run inside the UFC. Up next for the rising slugger is MMA legend, Urijah Faber. For Faber, having fought the division’s entire top 10, admits he expected the booking and has been watching the young up-and-comer since entering the UFC...

May 24, 2014 1:49 pm

Weidman: ‘Forget Vitor’

“I’m fighting Lyoto Machida,” Weidman said at Friday’s UFC 175 press conference. “Forget Vitor.” Middleweight champion Chris Weidman made a stern point at yesterday’s press conference: he’s tired of hearing about Vitor Belfort. The 29-year-old undefeated champ was slated to defend his title against Belfort, but after a whole back and forth series of events...

May 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Rousey: ‘Boxing is limited, Mayweather fight a bad idea’

“You would never report me saying something like ‘I think that Floyd Mayweather is the best boxer that ever lived, an actual, technical boxer’. Of course Floyd would box the hell out of me if it was a boxing match. But boxing is a limited form of fighting, and we’re a much less limited form...

May 23, 2014 6:56 pm

Machida Not Out For Silva’s Revenge In Weidman Bout

Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida is set to square off with Chris Weidman on July 5. The duo will serve as the UFC 175 main event on pay-per-view, on the biggest fight weekend in combat sports history. Machida also shares management and often trains with, former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. When asked at today’s press conference...

May 21, 2014 6:34 am

PHOTO | Rousey & Expendables Crew Enter In A Tank

At a recent publicity event to promote their upcoming film, stars of Expendables 3 rode a ,military tank en route to their destination. The caption reads, “Learning how to make an entrance from the best #expendables3 #cannes #tanksbeatlimos”

May 19, 2014 2:44 pm

‘Bruce Leeroy’ Wants Title Shot After Faber Bout

Alex Caceres is trying to make a case for a shot at UFC gold, and he’s willing to go through Urijah Faber to get it. The TUF veteran recently appeared on ‘The MMA Hour‘ and said, “Oh yeah. Maybe not right away, but, I think my next fight should be a title fight if I...

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

Alexis Davis: ‘I can hold my own against Ronda’

“Ronda is a great fighter. I’ve been constantly working on my wrestling. They’ve improved me so much since I’ve been here. I’ve been training jiu jitsu for a long time. I’ve been training for years with black belt world champions. If I can hold my own with them, I’m sure I can hold my own...

May 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres set for UFC 175

The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend card just keeps growing stronger, as officials announced today that former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will meet Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout at the July 5 event. The UFC’s #2 ranked bantamweight, Urijah Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is coming off a February title fight loss to champion...

May 12, 2014 12:59 pm

Alexis Davis: ‘I definitely think I can stop Ronda’s armbar’

Inside MMA guest host women’s UFC fighter Miesha Tate interviews fellow fighter Alexis Davis about her upcoming title challenge versus UFC Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. “I definitely think I am going to be able to stop the armbar. This is something I train constantly everyday. Obviously she has been training it in Judo for so...

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 1:29 pm

Belfort Believes ‘Jacare’ Not Machida Should Have Replaced Him

“It makes no sense he (Lyoto) is being touted to fight for the belt, but it would make sense if was Jacare. If there is a ranking system, this ranking should be respected. It is like what Jon Jones said, the rankings don’t mean anything. We have to accept their decision but as I said...

May 5, 2014 11:35 am

Lyoto Machida: ‘I Know How To Beat Chris Weidman’

“As a champion, I know he would never take risks if he really didn’t need it. I don’t think he will be in disadvantage because of the surgeries. He wouldn’t risk his title, so I believe he will be 100 percent ready.bThe extra time to train was good, but at the same time it was...

Apr 30, 2014 2:14 pm

Machida: ‘Belfort’s request doesn’t make any sense’

In recent days Vitor Belfort has requested to replace Lyoto Machida in the upcoming UFC 175 main event against Chris Weidman. And now, in response to that request, Lyoto tells Tatame.com, ‘No way’! “I think his statement doesn’t make any sense. Once that the fight was put away, there was a new possibility, a new...

Apr 29, 2014 12:14 pm

PHOTO | Production Using Drones To Film/Follow Chris Weidman

Unmanned drones are being used all over the world nowadays. You can even buy one for yourself on-line for a pretty reasonable price. In a recent posting to his Instagram, UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman shows off his running partner on the shores of NY. There is no clear indicator as to who deployed this...

Apr 25, 2014 5:42 pm

Weidman Injury Update: Champ “Getting his legs back” (Video)

The UFC’s middleweight champion has an important date, July 5, with Lyoto Machida. In a recent posting to his instagram, we see just how well he’s recovered from that recent double-knee surgery. The caption reads: Putting work in! Getting legs back to where they need to be. #doublekneesurgery #recovering