Archive: Chris Weidman

Jan 7, 2014 5:49 am

Surgeon Estimates Up to One Year Before Anderson Silva Can Kick Again

“I would not have anyone with that injury – regardless of the patient – no one would be involved in a striking type, or high-contact sport to that area, easily could be anywhere from six to 12 months,” said Dr. Steven Sanders, the orthopedic surgeon who operated on Anderson Silva’s leg following a horrific break...

Jan 6, 2014 3:33 pm

QUICK TWITT | Anderson Silva Shares Photo Of Rehab

Earlier today Anderson Silva took to his personal Instagram to give an update on his condition and send a message to his fans. The former UFC middleweight champion suffered a severe and possible career ending leg break in the main event of UFC 168 during his bout against Chris Weidman. As a result the man...

Jan 6, 2014 10:05 am

Brandao Admits To Threatening Poirier With Stabbing

Following December’s epic UFC 168 event we learned that featherweight fighter, Diego Brandao, may have crossed the line with his opponent, Dustin Poirier. After their bout Poirier told us that the Greg Jackson trained fighter threatened to stab him at the weigh-ins. After getting demolished in their bout, Brandao went silent, that is until today,...

Jan 6, 2014 8:56 am

Weidman’s trainer Ray Longo is critical of Belfort’s TRT use

Ray Longo, who is the head trainer of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC), had some harsh words regarding #1 contender Vitor Belfort’s (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) TRT use, during an interview with ESPN. Here is what Longo had to say: “I know Chris is beating the guy, but why give him an...

Jan 6, 2014 7:49 am

Bisping: Vitor Has Been ‘Massively Successful Since He’s Been On TRT’

Perennial middleweight contender, Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC), recently spoke with Bloodyelbow, where he shared his thoughts on Vitor Belfort fighting for the UFC’s 185-pound title in Las Vegas. Here is what “The Count” had to say: I don’t really know what the commission bases those exemptions on, so I don’t know if that...

Jan 6, 2014 6:02 am

Manager: ‘Trust me, Anderson will be back’

“Trust me, he will be back. He had his second X-ray [Thursday] and everything looks great. It was a clean break so the nerves are okay. He’s already started physical therapy and he’s moving his toes.” TMZ recently caught up with Anderson Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes, to discuss the former middleweight champion’s future as a...

Jan 6, 2014 5:52 am

QUICK TWITT | Miesha Tate Agrees To Help Cris Cyborg Train

At the request of Tito Ortiz, former UFC title challenger, Miesha Tate has agreed to help Invicta featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, train for her next opponent. Check it: @titoortiz @criscyborg anytime! — Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) January 4, 2014

Jan 6, 2014 5:46 am

Pedro Rizzo: Anderson Silva Told Me ‘He’ll be back’

“At the hospital, Anderson told me ‘I will be back, master. I will be back. I told him ‘yeah, you’ll be back home to recover and rest’. And he said ‘I will be back, master.’ He’s a fighter. He has six months to recover, heal and then decide what he’s going to do next. “He...

Jan 4, 2014 10:52 am

Weidman: ‘Belfort’s Use of TRT Is Unfair’

“He’s failed a drug test before. He’s on TRT now. I don’t agree with TRT to begin with, so him failing a drug test and being on TRT, I don’t really like it. So I appreciate there will be a commission making sure he’s doing things right. I’m not a big TRT guy – I...

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...