Archive: Chris Weidman

Jul 7, 2014 3:15 pm

Longo Slams Belfort: Man Up And Play By The Rules

Chris Weidman’s coach Ray Longo took a shot at UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort in an interview with Ariel Helwani following Weidman’s win at UFC 175 saying: “Play by the rules. Man up, and don’t be a liar. I mean what do we stand for? You’ve got kids and your lying to everybody. Just play by...

Jul 7, 2014 9:19 am

Dana White Furious With UFC 175 Production Team

After Ronda Rousey defeated Alexis Davis in 16 seconds, Joe Rogan proceeded to do the normal post-fight interview in the cage. However Rogan said that the production team wanted him to ask her if she would fight on the UFC 176 card, which was supposed to feature Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes, however Aldo pulled...

Jul 7, 2014 9:08 am

UFC 175 Payouts, Weidman Tops The List

UFC 175 took place this past weekend with an action packed card that saw a potential Fight Of The Year candidate between Lyoto Machida and middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Below are the payouts for the event, which do not include money from sponsors, PPV cuts, or any money received from Performance bonus’. MMAJunkie obtained the...

Jul 5, 2014 10:48 pm

UFC 175 Bonus Report: Weidman, Machida, Rousey and Font Take Home Extra Cash

Fight of the Night: Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida This fight was intriguing from the get-go as Weidman was the one cutting off all the angles Machida attacked from— a strategy “The Dragon” used to use so well. Weidman dominated the former light heavyweight champion for three rounds and it seemed like things were going...

Jul 5, 2014 9:35 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Weidman Retains Against Machida in FOTY Candidate

Chris Weidman turned the tables on Lyoto Machida and controlled the center of the octagon, dictating where the fight went. Weidman constantly backed Machida up against the fence, and this limited whatever space Machida needed to be elusive and cut his offense in half. Weidman had some issues taking Machida down, but when he finally...

Jul 5, 2014 8:46 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Rousey KOs Davis in 16 Seconds, Retains Championship

Ronda Rousey is one of a kind. She now possesses the second fastest knockout in UFC history and the fastest championship defense in UFC history. When Davis and Rousey met in the middle of the octagon, Rousey caught her with a right hand and a knee to the body. Davis doubled over and Rousey took...

Jul 5, 2014 8:22 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Hall Breaks Toe in 1st Round, Still Beats Santos

Uriah Hall may be one of the toughest fighters to step foot in the octagon. Hall broke his toe and continued to throw kicks with his foot for the remainder of the bout. Hall sported a limp the entire fight, but he made it clear that he was not going to let the injury stop...

Jul 5, 2014 7:46 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Struve/Mitrione Canceled Due to Struve’s Health Issues

Mike Goldberg has just confirmed on the “UFC 175” broadcast that Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione’s fight has been canceled due to health issues on Struve’s end. Goldberg brought UFC Medical Consultant Dr. Jeffery Davidson on screen and shared what exactly happened with Struve backstage. Apparently, Struve was having heart palpitations during his medical exam...

Jul 5, 2014 7:40 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Doane Earns Controversial Decision Win Against Brimage

Marcus Brimage made his bantamweight debut tonight and looked fantastic. His decreased muscle mass improved his gas tank and he looked fresh, fast, and responsive throughout the entire fight. This is the best he has ever looked. The judges, however, did not look that great when their announcement was read. When standing, Brimage dominated Doane...

Jul 5, 2014 6:53 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Faber Forces Caceres to Submit in Round 3

The bout was scrappy, but surprisingly even while standing. Both Faber and Caceres would get their share of shots in before the fight hit the ground where Faber began to shine. Even though he defended more than half of Faber’s takedown attempts, it seemed as if Caceres had no answer for Faber’s ground game. Caceres...

Jul 5, 2014 6:28 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Robertson Smothers Alcantara en route to Decision Victory

Kenny Robertson showcased his grappling skills on the ground with his victory against Ildemar Alcantara tonight at “UFC 175”. They were the co-main event of the Fox Sports 1 portion of the card and it was a one-sided beating. Once Robertson got Alcantara to the ground, there was no question who was going to come...

Jul 5, 2014 6:05 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Santos Holds Camozzi Down for Decision Win

Bruno Santos frustrated fans and Chris Camozzi with his performance inside the octagon, but the fact remains that he did just enough to pick up a victory by way of judges’ decision. Chris Camozzi looked to be on his way to a victory with his strategy in the first round. He forced the bulky Santos...

Jul 5, 2014 5:20 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Font Knocks Roop Out in Round 1

Most fans were waiting to tune into Fox Sports 1 for the Urijah Faber bout, but Rob Font gave a nice treat to those who tuned in to see him. Most suspected Font to struggle to overcome Roop’s reach advantage, but he stood inside the instance in the middle of the octagon and had no...

Jul 5, 2014 4:48 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Zachrich Earns Decision Win Over Vasconcelos

Luke Zachrich and Guilherme Vasconcelos wrapped up the UFC Fight Pass portion of the preliminary bouts with a middleweight contest. Even though it wasn’t as exciting as the first fight of the night, it was a strategic contest that saw the same pace throughout the entire bout. Zachrich and Vasconcelos met in the center of...

Jul 5, 2014 4:18 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Casey Rattles Bush Early, Earns 1st Round TKO

“King” Kevin Casey is back in the UFC, and it looks like he is here to stay. Kevin Casey and Bubba Bush kicked off the night of fights on UFC Fight Pass with their middleweight contest. Casey showed a great deal of improvement since his time in the octagon at “The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale”....

Jul 5, 2014 2:10 pm

‘UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida’ Official Results Thread

‘UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida’ goes down tonight live on pay-per-view. If you cannot make tonight’s event or are just looking to get up-to-date, you’re in the right place. The results are as follows: Main card (10:00 PM ET on PPV) Chris Weidman def. Lyoto Machida by way of Decision (49-45, 48-47, 49-46) Ronda Rousey...

Jul 4, 2014 5:05 pm

UFC 175 Weigh-in Replay

The weigh-ins for UFC 175 took place today, in case you missed it, check out the action below! UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida takes places tomorrow night, and will feature UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his title on the line against Lyoto Machida.

Jul 4, 2014 4:59 pm

UFC 175 Staredown Photos

The weigh-ins for UFC 175 took place earlier today, below are the photos for the staredowns from the main card, which will take place on PPV tomorrow night. Headlining the card will be Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida, and co-headlining it will be Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis. Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis – for...

Jul 4, 2014 4:43 pm

UFC 175 Weigh In Results

The weigh ins for UFC 175 took place today, leading up to arguably the biggest card of the year. Below are the results for the weigh ins: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Chris Weidman (185) vs. Lyoto Machida (184.5) – for middleweight title Champ Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Alexis Davis (135) – for...

Jul 4, 2014 9:01 am

UFC 175 Embedded Episode 3

The UFC brings you the third episode of their embedded series, bring you an in depth look into the lives of the fighters of UFC 175.

Jul 4, 2014 8:55 am

Machida Silences Haters: I’m Not Too Old To Beat Weidman

Lyoto Machida is getting ready to fight Chris Weidman for the middleweight title tomorrow, and took a minute to silence the critics who say at 36 years of age, he is too old to beat a younger, undefeated Chris Weidman. Machida spoke to Yahoo! Sports saying: “I have to train a lot smarter, but that...

Jul 4, 2014 5:06 am

Daniel Cormier: Weidman Is The Best At 185, Maybe At 205

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Daniel Cormier believes that Chris Weidman is the best fighter at 185 pounds, and maybe even the best at 205 pounds. Cormier said: “To be the man, you have to beat the man,” said DC. “Weidman did it twice. I think Weidman’s the best, not only at 185, but could...

Jul 3, 2014 9:06 pm

Weidman Blasts Belfort: He’s Becoming Like A Horse

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman did a pre-fight media scrum today leading up to his title defense against Lyoto Machida. During the course of the interviews, talks shifted to Chael Sonnen’s recent failed drug test, where the champ said: I feel like it, hopefully is just going to be the begginning of what’s been going...

Jul 3, 2014 8:23 pm

Chris Weidman And Ariel Helwani Beatboxing

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman apparently has some beatboxing skills according to the following video of he and Helwani beatboxing posted on Helwani’s official Twitter. Chris Weidman and I are taking our beatboxing show on the road soon. A taste — — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 4, 2014

Jul 3, 2014 7:56 pm

Chris Weidman Helps in Fundraiser for 6-Year-Old Wrestler

Chris Weidman isn’t just a fighter, but a philanthropist as well. According to Ben Fowlkes of USA Today, the Middleweight Champion was inspired to participate in a youth wrestling clinic after seeing the story of a 6-year-old wrestler named Isaiah Bird on Facebook. Isaiah is not only homeless, but was born with no legs. Weidman...

Jul 3, 2014 4:02 pm

Weidman Wants Clean Cut Win At UFC 175, No “Ball Breaking”

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman spoke to media members today about his coming matchup with Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 this Saturday, and how he wants a clean cut win after breaking Anderson Silva’s leg by checking The Spider’s leg kick. “It is just that you want to knock out a guy or submit a...

Jul 3, 2014 3:32 pm

Cordeiro Takes Jab At Weidman: Machida Will Knock Him Out

Lyoto Machida’s Muay Thai coach Rafael Cordeiro took some jabs at Machida’s opponent and middleweight champion Chris Weidman this Saturday. Many are saying that Machida has a weak chin, and can’t handle Weidman’s power, however Cordeira refuted those comments to saying: “You can’t say Lyoto has a weak chin. That’s a lie. Lyoto fought...

Jul 3, 2014 9:26 am

Weidman Has No Doubts That He’s Better Than Silva

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is getting ready for his second title defense this Saturday against Lyoto Machida, but during an interview with the media Weidman said he has no doubts that he is better than former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, whom he beat two times.

Jul 3, 2014 8:12 am

Title challengers Machida & Davis take old school approach with pre-fight hype

Mixed martials arts was built on the foundation that one gives honor and respect to their opponents, both before and after competition. While some mixed martial artists still show nothing but class and respect to their opponoents, others in today’s MMA scene have made a career from being good at trash-talking. Take former 3-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for...