Archive: Chris Weidman

Nov 1, 2013 9:39 am

Vitor Belfort would stop TRT for a title shot if necessary

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has been under a lot of scrutiny for his use of TRT (Testosterone replacement therapy.) The 35-year-old former UFC champion, Belfort, has looked spectacular in his past two octagon appearances, earning headkick knockout wins over perennial contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold. Belfort recently stated that should...

Nov 1, 2013 9:15 am

Anderson Silva: Sonnen is a good guy

Once bitter enemies, it appears that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has softened his stance on former opponent Chael Sonnen: “Chael talk too much, but is a good guy. He’s not bad, he’s a good guy. Chael is (always) in the media for fight. Chael fight for the belt against me two...

Oct 31, 2013 1:31 pm

Machida Camp Believes Vitor Will Turn Down Challenge Because He Knows He Will Lose

It seems as though the Machida camp believes that Vitor Belfort is going to continue his “difficult” self-matchmaking and not accept a middleweight bout against Lyoto. Machida’s manager Jorge Guimaraes told Ariel Helwani on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Belfort would turn down a future matchup with Lyoto Machida due to an “unfavorable...


Oct 29, 2013 10:36 am

Lyoto Machida Wants Fight With Vitor Belfort Next

Making a successful debut at middleweight, Lyoto Machida (pictured, left) plans to continue marching through the division’s top fighters.  The former UFC light heavyweight champion knocked out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 just days ago, and he is already looking to Vitor Belfort (pictured, right) as the ‘best option’ for his next opponent....

Oct 27, 2013 11:29 am

Lyoto Machida Would Fight Anderson Silva For UFC Middleweight Title

Anderson Silva has always been adamant about not facing Lyoto Machida. “I’ve already said it, and I’ll say it again. Lyoto and myself— we are brothers. Jacare and myself we are friends— camp friends. So we have a code of honor amongst ourselves that we don’t fight against ourselves regardless of wins and losses, money...

Oct 23, 2013 8:31 am

Roy Jones Jr: I’m taking a tune-up fight for Anderson Silva

Roy Jones Jr. is one of the all-time greats in the sport of boxing, he has won titles in multiple weight classes and was voted ‘boxer of the decade’ for his dominance throughout the 90’s. Former UFC middleweight champion and MMA great, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, has been very vocal regarding his aspirations to one day...

Oct 18, 2013 11:35 am

Chris Weidman Invites Anderson Silva To Watch Him Train 24/7

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman is launching a new website where fans around the world can spy in on his training camp for his upcoming rematch with Anderson Silva. It’s called TheChampChallenge.com and the confident champion will be streaming live real-time feeds of everything he does for the next several months. Kind of like a...

Oct 7, 2013 6:09 am

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. John Howard set for December’s UFC 168 event

A welterweight slug-fest has been added to December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas, as UFC officials announced that Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will meet John Howard (21-8 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at the promotions year-end show. John Howard made his octagon return at the “UFC Fight Night 26” event in Boston, where he...

Oct 3, 2013 6:22 am

Jim Miller vs. Fabricio Camoes added to UFC 168 in Las Vegas

Today, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Jim Miller (22-4 MMA, 11-3 UFC) and Fabricio Camoes (14-7-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas. After reeling off seven-straight UFC victories from 2009-2011, Jim Miller has since gone 2-2 with one no-contest in his past five...

Oct 2, 2013 7:55 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva knockout punch wasn’t lucky because I meant to throw it

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, recently participated in a Q & A session (via Fight Hub TV) where he was asked to comment on the combination, thrown by Chris Weidman, that put him down at UFC 162 in July: “Lucky, definitely lucky.” Stated the former champ. So, you would think the “All...

Sep 30, 2013 8:00 am

Silva: I had an injured rib, I was at 85% vs. Weidman

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) recently conducted an interview with Brazilian language MMA site Combate, where he revealed that he had suffered a rib injury during preparation for the first Weidman fight: “It is good to talk about it, because I was really hurt,” said Silva. “So far...

Sep 30, 2013 7:31 am

Weidman: Losing is not even a thought

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) was recently interviewed by mmamania.com, where he discussed how his life has changed since dethroning Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) at July’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas. Following his title-winning effort at UFC 162, Weidman has since purchased a new home, this to...

Sep 26, 2013 11:36 am

Anderson Silva: Chris Weidman’s knockout win was ‘definitely lucky’

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, recently participated in a Q & A session (via Fight Hub TV) where he was asked to comment on the combination, thrown by Chris Weidman, that put him down at UFC 162 in July: “Lucky, definitely lucky.” Stated the former champ. When asked to clarify if he...

Sep 26, 2013 11:25 am

Dennis Siver vs. Manny Gamburyan added to UFC 168

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Featherweights Dennis Siver and Manny Gamburyan are officially set to square off on an already stacked UFC 168 card. After dropping to featherweight Dennis Siver won two fights in a row before losing to Cub Swanson via 3rd round TKO at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman in July. Manny Gamburyan...

Sep 26, 2013 11:10 am

Anderson Silva: ‘You see Jon Jones? He’s my copy!’

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is known for putting on dramatic performances inside the octagon. On multiple occasions, “The Spider” has been seen dropping his hands down while he either slips his opponent’s punches or taunts them into standing toe-to-toe with him. Silva’s showmanship has produced many memorable moments, such as his devastating knockout of Forrest Griffin at UFC 101...

Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Dana White Calls UFC 168 ‘The Biggest Fight We’ve Ever Done’

‘I think it’s going to be the biggest fight we’ve ever done,’ UFC President Dana White said about UFC 168, the last card of 2013.  Though the fight is months away, and the organization has yet to commence its marketing for the fight, White can’t help but be excited.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...

Sep 25, 2013 1:17 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones’ Shocked Reaction To Anderson Silva KO Loss

With a potential superfight against Anderson Silva on the horizon, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was mic’d up Octagonside at UFC 162 anticipating another Silva victory. Witness Jones’ exclusive reaction to the unbelievable upset.

Sep 25, 2013 1:11 pm

PHOTO | UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva Official UFC Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ poster. ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sep 24, 2013 7:20 am

Anderson Silva: I’m going to give back the knockout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour,” where he explained how he plans to defeat currrent champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at UFC 168 this December: “I (will) give back the knockout,” said Silva. “I’m working hard now. Chris is the...

Sep 17, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Announces 7 City Press Tour For Weidman vs. Silva 2

Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva will visit seven cities in seven days to promote their Pay-Per-View rematch at UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 go on...

Sep 17, 2013 10:12 am

PHOTO | Weidman vs. Silva 2 Poster

On December 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anderson Silva will get a chance to avenge his only UFC loss and regain his middleweight championship belt in the process. All he has to do is get past Chris Weidman. UFC officials have released this first look at the event they...

Sep 12, 2013 11:05 am

Jacare Souza Wants Winner of Munoz vs. Bisping or Fight at Light Heavyweight

  As he continues to climb the UFC ranks at middleweight, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza has called for a top contender in the winner of the upcoming bout between Mark Munoz and Michael Bisping.  If he can’t get this fight, however, Jacare is willing to fight at 205 lbs.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former Strikeforce...

Sep 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Michael Bisping expects title shot with impressive win over Mark Munoz

Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) is hoping that a convincing win over fellow middleweight contender Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) at “UFC Fight Night 30” will result in a title shot opportunity. The brash Brit explained to GiveMeSport.com that he’s already been told by the UFC that his upcoming bout has...

Sep 11, 2013 6:35 am

Jon Jones on Anderson Silva: ‘We are at completely different levels’

During yesterday’s pre-UFC 165 conference call, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) was asked a variety of different questions, most surrounding his September 21st opponenet Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC). Eventually, the questions veered away from “Bones” UFC 165 title fight and towards former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and his...