Archive: Chris Weidman

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...

May 14, 2013 9:27 am

UFC Fan Expo to Feature First MMA Combine in July

The UFC will be bringing the first-ever MMA Combine to the UFC Fan Expo prior to UFC 162 on July 6.   The MMA Combine will be similar to the popular NFL Combine held every year before the draft, where college athletes perform tests to demonstrate their athletic abilities for scouts and professional teams.  The...

May 9, 2013 10:10 am

Cung Le Is Looking For Huge Fight or TUF Coaching Spot

The former International Kickboxing Federation light heavyweight world champion and Strikeforce middleweight champion, Cung Le, said in a recent interview that he would love the opportunity to coach The Ultimate Fighter while he recovers from his injuries.   Le (9-2) is 2-1 in the UFC, winning his last fight with a highlight-reel knockout of former...

May 7, 2013 3:45 pm

Chris Weidman responds to Anderson Silva’s no-show

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Chris Weidman responded to Anderson Silva’s no-show at the UFC 162 media event today in an interview. Silva was charge $50,000 for skipping his media obligations. All quotes courtesy of MMAFighting.com. “I haven’t been in this sport as long as him,” Weidman said, “but you watch these superstar basketball players like...

May 6, 2013 9:24 am

Munoz Recounts Depression Following Weidman Defeat

“I kind of went into depression and was kind of like one of Austin Powers’ characters in his movie. I ate because I was sad and I was sad because I ate. Having an adversity stricken year was really, really hard for me. It was just hard for me to not be able to fight...

May 3, 2013 9:52 am

UFC 162 Main Card Finalized, Tickets On Sale Next Week

  Get ready for fireworks fight fans. UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada and the main card is officially locked and ready to go. The event will be host to the UFC’s annual 4th of July Pay-Per View card, and as usual the...

Apr 30, 2013 10:59 am

PHOTO | UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Official UFC Poster

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman is set to go down from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. With fight night being just over two-months away the UFC has released the official event poster.

Apr 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva Asked for a Super Fight after UFC 159

Following Jon Jones’ victory over Chael Sonnen last Saturday, UFC president Dana White revealed to the media that Anderson Silva, his middleweight champion since 2006, had called him earlier in that evening asking for a “Super Fight”. White, however, did not disclose what opponent the “Spider” had in mind. Nevertheless, all signs point  to that...

Apr 27, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO: Chris Weidman Says He Is a “Nightmare” For Anderson Silva

Prior to yesterday’s UFC 159 weigh-ins, middleweight title challenger, Chris Weidman held a UFC Fight Club fan Q & A. During his time on the stage he addressed several issues, one of which being his upcoming fight against reigning champion, Anderson Silva. “I think the best thing that Anderson Silva does is mentally destroy people...

Apr 25, 2013 11:51 am

Anderson Silva Inks 10-Fight Contract Extension

It looks like “The Spider” may end his career with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Anderson Silva signed a new 10-fight contract. UFC President Dana White confirmed at the Herald Square Takeover in Manhattan, N.Y. yesterday that the middleweight champion signed the contract. Before Silva signed the contract, he had two fights remaining with Zuffa. One...

Apr 24, 2013 9:14 am

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Tickets On Sale May 8

  Tickets for UFC 162 will go on sale Wednesday May 8.  The July 6 event will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.   UFC 162 will feature a main event fight for the UFC middleweight championship fight between challenger Chris Weidman (9-0) and champion and pound-for-pound great, Anderson...

Apr 22, 2013 9:38 am

UFC 159 weigh-ins, Weidman Q&A set for Friday In Newark

The official weigh-ins for Saturday’s “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” are set for Friday at AmeriHealth Pavilion at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event is a precursor to the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (17-1) and challenger Chael Sonnen (27-12-1). Jones and Sonnen were opposing coaches in the recently-concluded Ultimate...

Mar 29, 2013 9:40 am

Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver Added to UFC 162 | UFC NEWS

Two UFC featherweight stand outs will come together, in what should make an exciting stand up battle, when Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver meet at UFC 162. Swanson, on a four fight win streak, and most recently coming off a very impressive victory over Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier, is on the hunt for UFC gold...