Archive: Chris Weidman

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

Jacare Souza Changes Tune, Would Fight Teammate Anderson Silva For Title

UFC middleweight fighter, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza knocked out Yushin Okami Wednesday night in a fight that has him knocking on the door of a title shot at 185 lbs.  When asked about that match up, however, Jacare was less than thrilled at the idea of facing fellow Brazilian fighter, Anderson Silva, though he conceded that...

Aug 28, 2013 10:17 am

Anderson Silva: ‘Sorry, but I no respect Mayweather, he’s a smurf’

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) appears to have a bone to pick with undefeated boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. Here is what “The Spider” had to say about about “Money” during a conversation on Sway’s Universe: “Who? Who? Boxing is a great sport. My dad fight boxing for long...

Aug 26, 2013 3:10 pm

Michael Bisping Claims He Could Have Easily Knocked Out Anderson Silva

The final moments of UFC 162 is still looping on repeat in a lot of people’s minds. Chris Weidman was given the support by many professional fighters, but still, walking into the event nobody would dare place an intelligent bet against Anderson Silva. After Silva was down on his back, looking up at the lights,...

Aug 26, 2013 12:36 pm

Silva Promises a ‘New Anderson’ In Rematch With Weidman

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you no win. The new Anderson is coming… The first time in my life and my career I get knocked out and I’m not happy. The time I finished the fight, I’m no happy, but I go back to the hotel and three days Dana talked to me: ‘This is very...


Aug 26, 2013 9:43 am

Chris Weidman on Silva Rematch: ‘It’s Going To Be Easier’

It took less than two rounds for Chris Weidman to knock out perennial pound-for-pound champion, Anderson Silva, to claim the UFC middleweight belt at UFC 162.  With the rematch set for UFC 168, Weidman believes this second fight will be even easier.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chris Weidman defied the odds by dethroning Anderson...

Aug 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson II Targeted for Nov. 9

The UFC is targeting a rematch between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson (pictured) for a November 9 card in Brazil.  Both fighters have verbally agreed, but contracts and fight agreements have yet to be confirmed.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced on “UFC Tonight” Tuesday night that the UFC is targeting a bout...

Aug 16, 2013 9:40 am

Weidman Coach: Fluke talk could get 40-Year Old Concussed Silva Hurt

“As a coach… everyone wants at least one champion. To have two, and to have them both start as young kids, or young adults that are from the neighborhood…Any time you have a guy that’s considered unbeatable, the aftermath, especially right after there, people were confused. I mean, the Brazilians, they didn’t know what to...

Aug 12, 2013 1:26 pm

Freddie Roach: ‘Anderson Silva lost because he got lazy’

“I definitely saw him get knocked out. My thought on that is that he just plays around too much. I think it’s too easy for him sometimes. He just got caught playing around. In this sport, one punch can change things, and this isn’t a sport you should actually play [around]. “The thing is, I...

Aug 8, 2013 10:29 am

Anderson Silva: ‘I was out of control’ in Weidman fight

“There will always be questions. Fans, people, they want to know what happened. But being knocked out is worse because you can’t remember. There is just a black out. And then when you wake up, you’re like: ‘Uh? What happened? The fight is over?’ And the ref says: ‘Yeah, it’s over and you lost.’ But...

Aug 6, 2013 1:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin: “I will not make another title run”

BJPenn.com recently caught up with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin who, despite not having fought since his loss to Cung Le, has remained very busy. “Nutrition has always been a passion of mine”, said Franklin. “I have been laying the groundwork for an organic juice bar, Ze/Lin, to open this fall in LA. My...

Aug 6, 2013 7:53 am

Silva still hoping for super fights with Jones and GSP

Prior to his bout with Chris Weidman at UFC 162, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) was expected to be involved in at least one ‘Super Fight’ with either light heavyweight champion Jon Jones or welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. However, that was predicated on Anderson defeating Weidman, which we all know did...

Aug 5, 2013 1:20 pm

Silva Wants Chuck Norris & Steven Seagal In His Next Fight Camp

In a recent interview with Brazilian media outlet, Combate.com , Anderson Silva stated that he still has eyes for super fights against GSP and Jon Jones. The former UFC middleweight champion also touched on bringing in some new coaching talent for his upcoming fight against Chris Weidman in his attempt to regain his championship belt. Check...

Aug 2, 2013 6:14 am

Rashad Evans: I won’t fight Vitor

Just moments after Chris Weidman shocked the world by defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 162, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) began campainging for another shot at the UFC middleweight strap. Unfortunately for “The Phenom”, Dana White booked an immediate rematch between the longtime middleweight kingpin and the newly crowned champ, set for this December at...

Aug 1, 2013 10:23 am

Georges St-Pierre Hints At A Secret Plan For Super Fight

For years now, fans have clamored for a super fight between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and welterweight champion, Anderson Silva.  In recent months, the talk has expanded to include match-ups like Silva v. UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones; or even lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, moving up to challenge GSP.  Now, it seems, St-Pierre...

Jul 31, 2013 10:45 am

Vitor Belfort Interested in Fight With Chael Sonnen

With his recent dismissal of fighting Tim Kennedy, UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort insisted that unless he is to fight for the title, he must fight in another weight class.  UFC light heavyweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, was quick to express interest in facing the Brazilian fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Through his wife...

Jul 30, 2013 2:27 pm

“The Spider” Heading to Thailand to Sharpen Striking Skills

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Following his loss to “The All American” Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva knows that he made some mistakes in that fight and he is not going to let the same thing happen again come December 28th when the two rematch for the UFC middleweight title. Silva, for the first time in his UFC...

Jul 30, 2013 11:46 am

GSP: “I Still Believe Anderson Silva Is The Best In The World Pound-For-Pound”

Longtime UFC welterweight champion and top-3 pound-for-pound fighter, Georges St-Pierre, still believes Anderson Silva is the best fighter, pound-for-pound, despite his recent loss to Chris Weidman.  GSP said that the fight also served to wake him up leading up to his own title defense against Johny Hendricks.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   In a...

Jul 25, 2013 11:20 am

Report: UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Brings In Estimated 550,000 PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Jul 24, 2013 10:47 am

Coach of Chris Weidman Says Anderson Silva Will Have a ‘Bad Night’ in Rematch

Shortly after Chris Weidman won the belt in his last fight against former longtime middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, talks of a rematch ran rampant. Rumors were substantiated shortly after, granting Silva the immediate rematch at UFC 168 in December, the last event of the year. Silva opened up once again the betting favorite, even after...

Jul 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Dana White Explains the Importance of the Staredown

“The two things I love the most in the fight business are the staredown and the fight itself,” UFC president Dana White explained recently at the UFC Fan Expo.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   In many ways, the UFC has revolutionized how MMA operates.  A strong example of this is the weigh-in.  What had...

Jul 18, 2013 10:04 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Takes ESPY Over Jon Jones and Anderson Silva

The ESPY’s came and went last night as ESPN awarded athletes from all sports for achieving excellence in their respective sport. As for the ‘Best Fighter’ category, MMA fell just short of prolific boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather Jr. took the award over former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and current light-heavyweight champion Jon...

Jul 18, 2013 9:14 am

Ed Soares Says ‘Super Fights’ are Still in Anderson Silva’s Future

After former middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s (33-5) first UFC loss to Chris Weidman (10-0) put a momentary halt to superfights featuring Silva, some speculated that these talks would only resume if Silva were to defeat Weidman in a rematch, which has been scheduled for UFC 168, the last show of the year. Pending the rematch,...

Jul 16, 2013 9:32 am

Weidman Admits Silva’s Antics Got To Him In UFC 162 Title Fight

“You have no idea what is going to happen when you get into the Octagon. If you have any insecurities at all, [Anderson Silva] will expose that — he’s going to bring them out and make you pay. He’ll put his hands down, he’ll put his hands on his hips, he’ll talk and make you...

Jul 15, 2013 10:33 am

All The Provocation & Hands Down Will Continue Says Anderson Silva

“If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not. There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down… It should continue, it’s part of the show” “Nobody likes to lose,” Silva said. “I train four months to win. But you end...

Jul 15, 2013 10:05 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Confirms To Fans ‘He’s Back’

UFC President Dana White announced on Sports Center that he has booked Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman II For UFC 168 in December. As part of the coverage of this announcement, ESPN released this video of Anderson Silva confirming to his fans that he is back. “I back, trust me, I back”, confirmed the former...