Archive: Chris Weidman

Jul 12, 2013 4:44 pm

UFC 162 Drug Tests All Come Back Clean

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 162 took place last Saturday, July 6th, in Las Veg, Nevada and today the Nevada State Athletic Commission released its report for the post-fight drug tests submitted by the event’s competitors. The NSAC confirmed that that all 22 fighters who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at at UFC 162 in Las...

Jul 12, 2013 8:55 am

Nevada Authorities Deny $1 Million Investigation Rumors

The rumors of a $1 million bet being placed on Weidman prior to his UFC 162 upset victory over Anderson Silva are apparently false. This is according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board chief of enforcement Jerry Markling, who has not only gone on record to MMAFighting.com about not investigating such a wager, but he...


Jul 11, 2013 11:46 am

UFC Boss Looking At Cowboy Stadium For Weidman vs. Silva II

If a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman comes to fruition, it is the UFC’s opinion that it will be the biggest fight in the promotions history. With such a major event, it should come as no surprise that the UFC boss is looking for a large venue to host the middleweight title clash....

Jul 10, 2013 11:14 am

Weidman: ‘Silva Felt My Power And Knew He Couldn’t Hurt Me’

“He had felt my power and knew I was way more powerful than him, and he realized he couldn’t hurt me with anything he was going to do. I was in there right away trying to finish him, I don’t think he’s used to that. I didn’t really care where the fight went. I went...

Jul 10, 2013 10:07 am

Rumored: Anderson Silva Now Wants Rematch This Year

In the wake of his shocking defeat to Chris Weidman, a disappointed Anderson Silva, while still in the octagon, stated that he had no interest in a rematch for the belt that was his for almost seven years. When asked about those words in the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White quickly turned down...

Jul 9, 2013 8:33 pm

Anderson Silva Opens Up as Favorite in Rematch Against Chris Weidman

Regardless of whether or not, you believe Chris Weidman’s (10-0) win over former UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva (33-5) was a fluke or not, Silva has opened up as a favorite in early betting lines for a rematch that has yet to be announced or scheduled. Silva had gone undefeated in his previous 16 fights...

Jul 9, 2013 7:48 pm

Rumored: Anderson Silva Wants Rematch on Super Bowl Weekend

With talks of a rematch between former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and new champion Chris Weidman, only reaching the level of speculation, any news comes as potential breaking news down the road. The most recent and quite possibly the most promising save Dana White’s assumption that Silva already wants a rematch, came today from Brazilian...

Jul 9, 2013 11:49 am

Renzo Gracie: Weidman Was Fading, Silva Clowned Too Much

This kid [Weidman] is very dangerous, he was always very dangerous. Every time he fights, he wins. Early in the bout, when Chris was in control, he did everything he wanted, but couldn’t win, so Anderson gained great confidence. He thought it would be a walk in the park and then he began to play....

Jul 9, 2013 7:12 am

Vitor Belfort: Silva acted inappropriately in Weidman bout

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), was a keen observer when it came time for the main event of UFC 162 this past Saturday night in Las Vegas. After Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) shocked the MMA world by dethroning Anderson “The Spider” Silva, Vitor immediately issued a challenge...

Jul 8, 2013 4:09 pm

Ed Soares Believes Anderson Silva “May have taken it too far this time.”

Ed Soares, longtime manager of former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva, spoke to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting earlier today regarding Silva’s loss this past weekend to Chris Weidman. A shocking result, Silva –who had never lost a fight since debuting in the UFC- was knocked out by Weidman in the second round...

Jul 8, 2013 2:48 pm

Weidman: I’d Still Beat Him Again

“I’m not here to change other people’s opinion but I’ll tell you one thing: he did not give me the belt, he did not throw the fight. It was nothing like that. He was doing exactly what he does in all his fights. He had his hands down, he was trying to mentally defeat me,...

Jul 8, 2013 2:19 pm

QUICK TWITT | White Eyes Year-End Show For Silva vs. Weidman II

In a talk with the Los Angeles Times, UFC President Dana white revealed that he is trying to put together a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman for the UFC’s big year-end show. Currently dubbed, UFC 168, the show is already expected to be headlined by a female title fight between Ronda Rousey and...

Jul 8, 2013 12:25 pm

VIDEO | GSP Reacts To Weidman’s Win Over Anderson Silva

“I predicted Chris Weidman would win but I didn’t think he’d win the way he did. I thought he would win with ground and pound or some kind of submission but he won with a beautiful knockout standing up.” “But I think Silva just got caught. I still think he’s the best in the world.”...

Jul 8, 2013 12:01 pm

VIDEO | Watch Chris Weidman’s K.O. Over Anderson Silva Right Here

Video: Highlights: UFC 162: Silva – Weidman Last weekend in the UFC 162 main event, Chris Weidman shocked the world by knocking out Anderson Silva in the second round of their five-round title fight. If you missed the historic matchup hit play above to catch a full fight highlight.

Jul 6, 2013 11:26 am

UFC 162 Main Card Quick Picks with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s time, fight fans! UFC 162 has arrived and Las Vegas is having a hard time containing the excitement. Tonight we’ll get to see UFC Middleweight Champion and all-time great, Anderson Silva, place his title on the line against one of the brightest new stars in the sport of MMA, Chris Weidman....

Jul 6, 2013 9:55 am

UFC 162: Silva could earn $800,000; Weidman $48,000

  Regardless of how to fight ends, it will be a profitable night Anderson Silva. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received disclosed salaries for UFC 162, which takes place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Middleweight champ Silva (33-4), will earn a guaranteed $600,000 for fighting No. 1 challenger Chris Weidman (9-0), according...

Jul 5, 2013 5:53 pm

UFC 162 Weigh-In Results: All Competitors Make Weight

Every fighter slated to compete Saturday night at UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman have made their respective fight weight, and are ready to end Fight Week Las Vegas with a bang! Of course, the main event of the evening will feature the much anticipated title fight with UFC middleweight champ and pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson ‘The Spider’...

Jul 4, 2013 2:17 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva “Does Things Other People Can’t Do”

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main event fighters sat down to talk with the media and discuss their upcoming fights. UFC president Dana White also joined the discussion and talked about several things ranging from live gate,...

Jul 4, 2013 1:38 pm

Anderson Silva UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the fighters sounded off for the media attending the event. UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will be defending his strap on Saturday (July 6th) against the surging 9-0 Chris Weidman. Silva fielded a...

Jul 4, 2013 12:31 pm

Chris Weidman UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main-event title challenger was just like he’s been the entire time leading up to this fight; confident. During the conference Chris Weidman answered a few questions about the upcoming fight...

Jul 4, 2013 11:52 am

UFC 162 Betting Odds and Numbers

By JAKE CHASTAIN | For those of you looking to make a little money over the fourth of July weekend, look no further for help. BJPenn.com has the betting odds for this weekend’s UFC 162 fight card and these numbers may help you decide which way to bet on each fight. Las Vegas has been...