Archive: Chris Weidman

Jul 3, 2013 2:15 pm

Edgar: I will defeat Charles Oliviera

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Frankie Edgar spoke to recently on his upcoming fight with Charles Oliviera which will be the co-main event at UFC 162 Weidman vs. Silva. “It’s a blessing in disguise, I feel like, coming back to a three-round fight. It’s going to make me get out of the gun early...

Jul 3, 2013 7:17 am

An ‘Honored’ Jon Jones Tweets That He Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Though it is still too early to really talk about a match-up between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, that fact has certainly not stopped either man from predicting how that super fight would end.  Surprisingly, both fighters seem to favor the younger Jones....

Jul 3, 2013 7:15 am

Ray Longo: ‘No bulls–t, Anderson Silva will get dumped on his head’

Ray Longo, striking coach at Team Serra-Longo, recently stated that his undefeated pupil Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is on a ‘different level’ when compared to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s previous opponents.  Here is what Ray had to say during his appearance on “The MMA Hour”: “I tell you what, the guy (Silva) is...

Jul 3, 2013 6:42 am

Chris Weidman: Silva ‘going to have to go through hell to beat me’

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Nearly 5 years ago Chris Weidman’s MMA journey began, on his living room couch in the summer of 2008 when Weidman saw Silva fight. Weidman analyzed Silva and came to the conclusion that he could beat the champion. It almost sounds like something out of a movie, and yet, 5...

Jul 3, 2013 5:53 am

Sonnen & Florian’s ‘keys to the fight’

During last nights episode of ‘UFC Tonight’ on Fuel TV, analysts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen gave their take on this weekend’s UFC middlweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman: Kenny Florian on how Weidman can win the fight: “Weidman can legitimately win this fight. If you look at his style and the...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Anderson Silva is ‘not scared of Jon Jones’

After telling reporters that he did not think he could beat Jon Jones, Anderson Silva made another statement on “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday. “My opinion is this: I’ll fight Jon Jones, all the guys from my class, all the guys that work in the UFC – all the fighters,” Silva said on “UFC Tonight.” “I...

Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

Anderson Silva Will Get Immediate Rematch if He Loses to Weidman, Says Dana White

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC president Dana White announced to media on Monday that middleweight champion, and long-standing pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva would be granted an immediate rematch if he loses to Chris Weidman.  Weidman is set to challenge for Silva’s belt this Saturday at UFC 162. Since winning the UFC middleweight belt in 2006,...

Jul 2, 2013 9:59 am

PHOTO | How Chris Weidman Stays Motivated

Undefeated middleweight title challenger, Chris Weidman uses the image listed above to help him stay motivated for this weekend’s UFC 162 main event against Anderson Silva. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...

Jul 2, 2013 9:26 am

Chris Weidman Confident He Will Expose Anderson Silva

“The only reason I got into this sport was to be number one and right away I had to envision beating this guy if I was gonna do it. I believed I could beat Anderson Silva from day one. I believe I have the skill set to do it, I have the wrestling — which...

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 27, 2013 3:51 pm

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Silva vs. Weidman

See who the pro’s are favoring in next weeks UFC 162 main event between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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? Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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...