Archive: Chris Weidman

Jul 2, 2013 9:25 am

Seagal: Anderson better on paper and in real world

Steven Seagal was a recent guest on ‘The MMA Hour’ with Ariel Helwani and spoke at length about this weekend’s UFC 162 main event between longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) and undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC): Seagal: Where I come from we always say talk is cheap and...

Jul 2, 2013 8:28 am

Anderson Silva: I don’t think I can beat Jon Jones

Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) is set to defend his UFC middleweight championship against undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) live this Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Even with the hype surrounding this weekends UFC 162 main event, fans and media alike are still hoping...

Jul 1, 2013 11:27 am

Rousey Pulling For Silva Over Weidman

“I think that Anderson Silva is pound-for-pound the best fighter of all time, and I really do believe that Chris Weidman is the worst style match-up for him. But if anyone can overcome the worst style match-up, it’s Anderson Silva,” “Being that Anderson is, I think, towards the end of his career, I’m going to...

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 22, 2013 9:52 am

Anderson Silva Head-Kick KO’s Sparring Partner, Leaves Gym Upset

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As he closes in on his July 6 bout with top middleweight contender, Chris Weidman, UFC champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva appears to be in perfect form.  Earlier this week, Brazilian media outlet, Portal do Vale Tudo, reported that in one of his last rounds of sparring in Brazil, the...

Jun 21, 2013 11:06 am

Frankie Edgar Picks Weidman to Dethrone Silva

With the heavy anticipation continuing to build ahead of UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman, more and more fighters are coming forward with their picks for the main event on July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada. To the surprise of many in the MMA community, most of the pro’s have picked Chris Weidman to upset the...

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...

Jun 4, 2013 11:20 am

Weidman “Freaking Out” Over Rumored Silva Injury

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Chris Weidman almost had a breakdown when he heard the rumors that UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva had an injured rib that would put his title fight with Weidman on hold…and I don’t think anybody blamed the “All American” for “freaking out” over the news. However, the news of Silva’s injured...

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 29, 2013 3:23 pm

Anderson Silva Camp Refutes Rib Injury Rumors

Following the shocking rumor that UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has suffered a rib injury this week, a great concern has risen for the UFC 162 main event coming up this July in Las Vegas, Nevada. Silva is slated to face-off against no. 1 contender Chris Weidman Independence day weekend at the MGM...

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 18, 2013 1:05 pm

EDITORIAL | Vitor Belfort: A Lion’s Heart That Beats for Gold

By Jake Chastain | It is no secret that Vitor Belfort is one of the most skilled, dangerous, and accomplished MMA fighters on the planet. It is also no secret that he has been compiling accolades for his uncanny MMA resume for over a decade. Here is the curious part…his best performances may have not...

May 17, 2013 3:34 pm

Anderson Silva’s Trainer Says He Wants Silva To Defeat Jones In NYC Then Retire

“I want to see this as his last fight (in his) career – he wins and retires. ” That is what Rogério Camõess, one of Anderson Silva’s head trainers, told Tatame earlier this week regarding every fight fans dream match-up, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva Vs. Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. While the fight appears inevitable following the news that ‘The...

May 17, 2013 10:27 am

Anderson Silva: “I Don’t Like to Fight Brazilians”

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained his dislike for fighting fellow Brazilians in an interview with Fuel TV’s Karyn Bryant.   Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) has been vocal about his aversion to fighting Brazilians before, with open refusal to fight his teammates.  Though he has fought at 205 lbs, he has stated he will...