Archive: Chris Weidman

Jun 26, 2013 12:52 pm

BJ Penn tops Anderson Silva’s list of all time greatest fighters

During Tuesday’s media teleconference call to promote UFC 162, longtime middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) was asked to name the four greatest fighters in MMA history, pound for pound: “In my opinion, B.J. Penn is No. 1,” replied Silva. “And then Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell and then Royce Gracie.” 1....

Jun 26, 2013 8:23 am

Anderson Silva: GSP had his chance and chose not to fight me

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been lobbying for a super fight with GSP for years. Whenever things look like they are close to happening, GSP seems to back out. Most recently St-Pierre went on record by stating that his, sometimes training partner, Chris Weidman would finish Anderson and halt all discussions for a need...

Jun 26, 2013 8:12 am

Anderson Silva: Win or lose, nothing more to prove

“Every new fight is a new challenge. It’s really going to be up to whoever’s better prepared that night. Win or lose, a loser or a winner always walk side by side, so that doesn’t really matter. I’ve been doing this since I was eight years old. There’s always new challenges, there’s always new things....

Jun 25, 2013 1:17 pm

UFC 162 Conference Call Highlights

Today, the UFC held it’s conference call for UFC 162 which features a middleweight title fight between longtime champion, Anderson Silva (33-4) and Chris Weidman (9-0). The call was mostly directed the the middleweight champion, Silva as he fielded questions that ranged from his legacy in the sport, a fight with Roy Jones Jr. and...

Jun 25, 2013 10:26 am

VIDEO | UFC 162: Undisputed vs. Undefeated

Anderson Silva is the best there’s ever been. Chris Weidman is the top contender for his title. What will happen when two masters of mixed martial arts bring their best to one another?

Jun 25, 2013 9:42 am

Weidman: I’m Confident I Can Beat Silva

“I think what just got people going is my confidence. I’m not going to take that back, because I truly am confident. There should be no reason that I’m fighting if I wasn’t confident. I have a lot of respect for Anderson Silva, but I’m confident I can beat him—and I think that’s what gets...

Jun 25, 2013 9:38 am

Matt Serra Out as Chris Weidman Corner Man

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra will not be able to fulfill his duties as cornerman for #1 contender, Chris Weidman (9-0), as he battles Anderson Silva (33-4) next month at UFC 162. As reported by MMAFighting, Serra will stay in his native Long Island, New York for the fight due to health problems and...

Jun 24, 2013 11:17 am

VIDEO | UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Preview

UFC 162 takes place on July 6 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman – for middleweight title Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz PRELIMINARY CARD:...

Jun 24, 2013 10:14 am

Submission Ace Roger Gracie On Weidman: ‘He can tap anyone, even me’

“I think [Weidman] is very, very dangerous. His grappling is at a very high level. He can submit any world-class grappler. I think he’s really that good. He can tap anyone, even me. It’s just a matter of if he can put Anderson in those situations. I would still put my money on Anderson but...

Jun 22, 2013 10:06 am

Hendo picking Silva over Weidman

With a big portion of the UFC’s roster betting against the pound-for-pound king, there is still at least one great talent rooting for Anderson Silva. MMA legend Dan Henderson told Rick J Lee that he believes Silva will test the undefeated challengers chin in route to victory. “I really haven’t seen much of Chris Weidman,...

Jun 20, 2013 9:32 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva Would Be A Fool Not To Respect Me

“I’ve been dreaming about this fight with Anderson Silva since I started MMA. He makes you pay for any mistakes you make. He’s opportunistic. Probably his biggest threat is his confidence. You make one mistake…he’s in there to win, and so I am. He’s a great champion for a reason, but he knows I’m a...

Jun 19, 2013 10:14 am

Joe Rogan Details Why Anderson Silva is the Best Ever

As only he can, UFC announcer Joe Rogan provides his commentary on why Anderson Silva is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Silva faces Chris Weidman at UFC 162 to prove his #1 ranking.

Jun 18, 2013 6:14 am

Ed Soares: Prepared & focused Silva is unbeatable

Long-time UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), has gone a perfect 16-0 thus far in his UFC career and has looked almost unbeatable while fighting inside the octagon. The 38 year-old, Silva, is currently preparing to face one of his biggest challenges to date in #1 contender Chris Weidman (9-0...

Jun 17, 2013 12:05 pm

Dana White: ‘All the Fighters Are Picking Weidman Over Silva’

“All the pros, when you talk to all the fighters – every fighter out there that I’ve talked too that we’ve interviewed thinks Weidman is going to beat him [Silva]. Georges St. Pierre thinks he’s going to win so much that he didn’t even want to plan to fight Anderson.” Is the reign of Anderson...

Jun 7, 2013 8:18 am

Roy Jones Jr. Responds To Anderson Silva’s Fight Challenge

  UFC middleweight champion and possibly the greatest fighter of all time, Anderson Silva, recently stated to the NY Post that he would love to challenge boxing champion, Roy Jones Jr. to two fights, one inside the cage, and one in a boxing match. It had appeared that Silva meant the challenge as a show...

May 30, 2013 10:56 am

Anderson Silva Wants to Fight Roy Jones Jr.

  UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva is widely regarded by MMA fans to be one of the best combat sports athletes of all time. Now, with talks of ‘super fights’ gaining traction with each day, Silva states that he would rather fight Roy Jones Jr. instead of stepping in to fight either UFC light-heavyweight champion,...

May 27, 2013 10:40 am

GSP “Knows” Chris Weidman Is Going To Beat Anderson Silva

UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, believes that with 100% certainty his training partner, Chris Weidman will defeat Anderson Silva and stop all the talks of the super fight the world has been clamoring for. UFC President Dana White took to the post-fight media scrum to reveal that revelation. “He 100%, absolutely, positively knows that...

May 24, 2013 9:51 am

UFC says Belfort vs. Silva-Weidman winner ‘makes sense’, could happen in Las Vegas

During Thursday’s pre-UFC 160 media day, UFC President Dana White stated that the promotion currently has no plans in regards to Vitor Belfort’s next fight. However, Mr. White did add that ‘The Phenom’s” next bout could be a middleweight title shot – and that it could happen in Las Vegas: “There’s no plans right now...

May 7, 2013 3:45 pm

Chris Weidman responds to Anderson Silva’s no-show

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Chris Weidman responded to Anderson Silva’s no-show at the UFC 162 media event today in an interview. Silva was charge $50,000 for skipping his media obligations. All quotes courtesy of MMAFighting.com. “I haven’t been in this sport as long as him,” Weidman said, “but you watch these superstar basketball players like...

May 6, 2013 9:24 am

Munoz Recounts Depression Following Weidman Defeat

“I kind of went into depression and was kind of like one of Austin Powers’ characters in his movie. I ate because I was sad and I was sad because I ate. Having an adversity stricken year was really, really hard for me. It was just hard for me to not be able to fight...

Apr 30, 2013 10:59 am

PHOTO | UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Official UFC Poster

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman is set to go down from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. With fight night being just over two-months away the UFC has released the official event poster.

Apr 27, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO: Chris Weidman Says He Is a “Nightmare” For Anderson Silva

Prior to yesterday’s UFC 159 weigh-ins, middleweight title challenger, Chris Weidman held a UFC Fight Club fan Q & A. During his time on the stage he addressed several issues, one of which being his upcoming fight against reigning champion, Anderson Silva. “I think the best thing that Anderson Silva does is mentally destroy people...

Mar 29, 2013 9:40 am

Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver Added to UFC 162 | UFC NEWS

Two UFC featherweight stand outs will come together, in what should make an exciting stand up battle, when Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver meet at UFC 162. Swanson, on a four fight win streak, and most recently coming off a very impressive victory over Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier, is on the hunt for UFC gold...

Mar 13, 2013 7:07 pm

Ricardo Lamas vs. Korean Zombie Official for UFC 162 | UFC News

  Ricardo Lamas announced via his Twitter this evening that he will be facing Chan Sung Jung at UFC 162 on July 6th. The fight may have title implications but little is known about the fight besides its existence. Lamas is coming off of a TKO win over Erik Koch back in January. As for...

Mar 11, 2013 11:10 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva’s First Comments On Weidman Booking | UFC NEWS

“I will be fighting Chris Weidman on July 6 at UFC in Vegas. I’m very, very excited for my next fight. Thank you UFC, thank you Dana. I’m very, very excited for my next fight. I never really stopped my training because I like to train, I like my life and I like to fight....

Mar 8, 2013 11:59 am

Betting Odds: Anderson Silva Opens As Favorite Over Chris Weidman | UFC NEWS

According to BestFightOdds.com, Anderson Silva has opened up as the favorite against Chris Weidman at UFC 162. This comes as no surprise as the king of the Middleweight division is undefeated in the Octagon. Below you can see the line where Anderson Silva (-278) is the favorite over Chris Weidman (+222).   Challenger Chris Weidman,...