Archive: Chris Weidman

Sep 26, 2013 11:10 am

Anderson Silva: ‘You see Jon Jones? He’s my copy!’

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is known for putting on dramatic performances inside the octagon. On multiple occasions, “The Spider” has been seen dropping his hands down while he either slips his opponent’s punches or taunts them into standing toe-to-toe with him. Silva’s showmanship has produced many memorable moments, such as his devastating knockout of Forrest Griffin at UFC 101...

Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Dana White Calls UFC 168 ‘The Biggest Fight We’ve Ever Done’

‘I think it’s going to be the biggest fight we’ve ever done,’ UFC President Dana White said about UFC 168, the last card of 2013.  Though the fight is months away, and the organization has yet to commence its marketing for the fight, White can’t help but be excited.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...

Sep 25, 2013 1:17 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones’ Shocked Reaction To Anderson Silva KO Loss

With a potential superfight against Anderson Silva on the horizon, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was mic’d up Octagonside at UFC 162 anticipating another Silva victory. Witness Jones’ exclusive reaction to the unbelievable upset.

Sep 25, 2013 1:11 pm

PHOTO | UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva Official UFC Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ poster. ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sep 24, 2013 7:20 am

Anderson Silva: I’m going to give back the knockout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour,” where he explained how he plans to defeat currrent champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at UFC 168 this December: “I (will) give back the knockout,” said Silva. “I’m working hard now. Chris is the...

Sep 17, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Announces 7 City Press Tour For Weidman vs. Silva 2

Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva will visit seven cities in seven days to promote their Pay-Per-View rematch at UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 go on...

Sep 17, 2013 10:12 am

PHOTO | Weidman vs. Silva 2 Poster

On December 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anderson Silva will get a chance to avenge his only UFC loss and regain his middleweight championship belt in the process. All he has to do is get past Chris Weidman. UFC officials have released this first look at the event they...

Sep 12, 2013 11:05 am

Jacare Souza Wants Winner of Munoz vs. Bisping or Fight at Light Heavyweight

  As he continues to climb the UFC ranks at middleweight, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza has called for a top contender in the winner of the upcoming bout between Mark Munoz and Michael Bisping.  If he can’t get this fight, however, Jacare is willing to fight at 205 lbs.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former Strikeforce...

Sep 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Michael Bisping expects title shot with impressive win over Mark Munoz

Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) is hoping that a convincing win over fellow middleweight contender Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) at “UFC Fight Night 30” will result in a title shot opportunity. The brash Brit explained to GiveMeSport.com that he’s already been told by the UFC that his upcoming bout has...

Sep 11, 2013 6:35 am

Jon Jones on Anderson Silva: ‘We are at completely different levels’

During yesterday’s pre-UFC 165 conference call, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) was asked a variety of different questions, most surrounding his September 21st opponenet Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC). Eventually, the questions veered away from “Bones” UFC 165 title fight and towards former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and his...

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...