Archive: Chris Weidman

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

Chris Weidman: I Would Feel Bad Fighting Anderson Silva Again

Chris Weidman has been high in-demand with the media ever since he defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 168. The UFC Middleweight Champion is doing a good job dealing with it however, and is responding to the tough questions with honest answers. In a recent interview with Lance Pugmire from the LA Times, Chris Weidman shared...

Jan 3, 2014 5:20 pm

Chris Weidman opens as a 2-1 favorite over Vitor Belfort | UFC NEWS

The UFC Middleweight Champion, Chris Weidman, has opened as a 2-1 favorite over his next opponent, Vitor Belfort. Here are the current odds according to BestFightOdds.com: Weidman- -225 Belfort- +175 Weidman has not been the favorite since before he fought anyone named Anderson Silva. In their first fight back in July 2013 at UFC 162,...

Jan 3, 2014 12:17 pm

VIDEO | Jones Consoles Anderson Silva Bedside After Leg Break

“Never upset because you have to understand that God does all things for a reason. That would be something that would be under his control. Anderson was prepared the best he could. Weidman is just a stronger guy and was getting the advantage. It don’t mean Weidman was going to win, but it was looking...

Jan 3, 2014 6:19 am

QUICK TWITT | Superstar Justin Timberlake And Anderson Silva Discuss Leg Break

When it comes to celebrity fans in MMA, Anderson Silva probably garners the most respect. Which is why it should come as no surprise that ‘The Spider’ and Justin Timberlake are boys. Check it: Thank you to send good energy man I received thanks you “@jtimberlake: That slow-mo replay though… I have no words. #UFC168”...

Jan 3, 2014 6:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Pop Star Bruno Mars Consoles Anderson Silva

Pop singing sensation, Bruno Mars, is apparently a UFC fan. Not only is the Hawaiin born Mars a UFC fan, but the pop singer is also an Anderson Silva fan. Check out the exchange between the two: Thanks man I will “@BrunoMars: Wishing Anderson Silva a speedy recovery” — Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) January 2, 2014

Jan 3, 2014 6:15 am

Matt Serra on Silva Fight: Weidman ‘Did the Right Thing’ Checking That Kick

At UFC 168, Chris Weidman defeated legendary fighter Anderson Silva for the second time in a row via a gruesome leg kick-check, which unfortunately resulted in Silva’s leg breaking horrendously. Since the victory, some fans have strangely called into question Weidman’s performance in the fight, with comments directed at the check itself, the “fluke” nature...

Jan 2, 2014 8:16 pm

Las Vegas Could Host Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in May

Chris Weidman will make his second UFC Middleweight Championship defense against Vitor Belfort, and details about the bout are already starting to emerge. It seems that UFC CEO and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta is entertaining the idea of hosting the fights in Las Vegas in May or July. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto shared a text message from...

Jan 2, 2014 8:48 am

PHOTO: Anderson Silva Sends Out Smiling Full Cast Image With Family

Anderson Silva (MMA 33-6, UFC 16-2) who broke his leg after Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick, recently tweeted his progress after his surgery. I want to say thank you to all my fans and friends to support me at this moment,I wish a great and happy 2014 to all pic.twitter.com/nzhmvoNSca — Anderson Silva...

Jan 1, 2014 12:26 pm

Silva’s Surgeon Says Injury Could Have Led To Leg Amputation

“The minute I saw it and recognized it, I knew it was fixable. We are not even 48 hours from the surgery, and tibia fractures, though we can get them to heal, can have slower healing. So in general, my prognosis would be a fracture healing somewhere in the nature of three to six months....

Jan 1, 2014 12:19 pm

Corey Hill Discusses Anderson Silva’s Leg Break

Last weekend in the UFC 168 main event fans witnessed a horrific accident when Anderson Silva broke his leg on a checked kick. As bad as his injury is, Silva’s break wasn’t the first such occurrence under the bright lights of the UFC. Before Silva, there was TUF contestant Corey Hill (pictured). Hill, who recovered from...

Jan 1, 2014 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Ronda Rousey’s UFC 168 Armbar Over Tate

Without questions, UFC 168 was one of the craziest pay-per-view shows in UFC history. In this breakdown, Ryron and Rener discuss everything from Jim Millers slick gogoplata/armbar finish to Anderson Silva’s fractured leg, to Ronda Rousey’s choice not to shake Tate’s hand (and Ronda’s submission of course).

Jan 1, 2014 12:01 pm

.gif | Chris Weidman Wipes Nose On American Flag & Fans Don’t Like It

The most sensitive of patriots are fuming mad over Chris Weidman’s desecration of our American flag. I actually didn’t even realize this happened, but my good bud Zeus over at Middleeasy.com gave us the heads up and provided the .gif below. I’m not so sure there is anything wrong occurring here, but check it out...

Jan 1, 2014 11:13 am

Ratings Report: UFC 168 Prelims Deliver Record Viewership On FOX Sports 1

The UFC 168 PRELIMS on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday night (8:00-10:00 PM ET) averaged 1,554,000 viewers, making it the most-watched UFC PRELIMS to date on the channel. The event was up 56% over the previous mark set on Nov. 16 (998,000), and ranks as the fifth most-watched show on the network since launch. In...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 12:57 pm

11 Shifts To Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Following UFC 168

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of action capped off by a devastatingly sad injury to former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Below are our updated rankings that reflect the outcome of the bouts that took place. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top...

Dec 31, 2013 12:54 pm

Anderson Silva’s Son Calls For Fathers Retirement

Anderson Silva appears optimistic about returning to training. But if it were up to his son, ‘The Spider’ would be done with intense competition. Silva’s 15-year-old son, Kalyl, told Brazilian news outlet, R7, that he would prefer that his dad retired. “All respect for Chris (Weidman) to go out there and fight like a champion....

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 31, 2013 12:30 pm

Ronda’s Mom: ‘She Took 0 Chances’ In Tate Fight

Under the expert guidance of her world champion mother, Ronda Rousey has climbed to the pinnacle of Martial Arts. As an Olympic Bronze medalist and the first female UFC champion, Ronda Rousey is a role model for all female fighters looking to reach greatness. Her mother recently took to her personal blog to breakdown Ronda’s...

Dec 31, 2013 12:01 pm

2013 Year In Review: The Fights That Made You a Fan

2013 was packed with spectacular fights that did absolutely nothing short of top last year’s unparalleled excitement. This was certainly a great way to announce to the world that it was the UFC’s 20th anniversary and that things were only going to get bigger from here. As a fight fan for almost 4 years, I...

Dec 31, 2013 11:38 am

VIDEO | UFC 168 Mystery Farter Exposed: Camera Man #4 To Blame For Broadcast Incident

Breaking news coming out of the UFC offices today. With the 2013 year winding down to a close, the mystery of the UFC 168 farter has been solved. The man responsible the the pay-per-view flatchulence is non-other than camera man number 4. UFC President Dana White solved the mystery. Dana White: @DanaWhite “OMFG fart of...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

VIDEO | Weidman Corner Exposed: ‘Good F*K Him’ Heard After Silva Leg Break

Chris Weidman found himself under fire after his K.O. of Anderson Silva in their first bout. Then, the UFC middleweight champ was heard saying, ‘Disrespectful piece of $hit’, while he made his victory lap around the cage. Now new footage which we got from UFC 168 has been lifted from the fight night coverage and...

Dec 31, 2013 9:50 am

After Seeing Silva’s Leg Break Jon Jones Will Still Throw Leg Kicks

Anderson Silva’s broken leg was about as cringe-worthy as anything we have ever seen in the history of MMA. The current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick from Silva, causing a brutal break on Silva’s left leg. The break sent waves through the MMA community, with many analysts and other fighters...

Dec 30, 2013 11:13 am

Anderson Silva Releases Message To His Fans

Two days ago the world was left in shock after Anderson Silva lost his second straight fight. It wasn’t the fact that he lost his rematch against Chris Weidman, but rather how he lost the bout. In the second round Anderson Silva received what could be a career ending injury when Chris Weidman checked a...

Dec 30, 2013 11:04 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Anderson Silva’s Tragic Injury

Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, released the following statement to BJPENN.COM regarding Anderson Silva’s injury. “Following Saturday evening’s UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders,...

Dec 30, 2013 10:58 am

POLL | Will Anderson Silva Be Back?

Last weekend in the UFC 168 main event we saw a legend fall in a terrible accident. Anderson Silva went to kick the leg of UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, only to have it checked, which resulted in a nasty leg break that left the ‘GOAT’ with a limp and dangling lower portion of his...

Dec 30, 2013 10:38 am

Chris Weidman: “Belfort Will Try to Overwhelm Me”

Following his second defeat of long-time pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (above) began assessing his next opponent, Brazilian veteran Vitor Belfort.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With his first title defense successfully completed at UFC 168, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will get to face an opponent who is not Anderson...