Archive: Chris Weidman

Apr 10, 2014 3:46 pm

Chris Weidman: I’ll be ready by July

On Monday, rating UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman underwent successful surgery on both of his knees. The “All American” is scheduled to defend his title against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 this July. Many fans and media members have had their doubts regarding whether or not Weidman will be fully recovered and ready...

Apr 8, 2014 4:06 pm

Machida Cool With Fighting Anderson Silva

“It’s good for the sport. This is a fight that I would like to avoid because I know Anderson very well but, as a professional, we can’t think like that. We have to think that this is a fight that can happen, he can be a future opponent and this is something that we will...

Apr 8, 2014 3:13 pm

Sonnen vs. Silva Moved From Brazil To Vegas

Good news for Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi. Chael Sonnen will no longer be headlining an event on the same day they are. Instead, Sonnen vs. Silva, the ‘TUF Brazil 3’ coaching rivals, have been moved and will now fight on July 5th at UFC 175. In the coaching duo’s place comes an equally intriguing...

Apr 8, 2014 2:44 pm

Weidman Injury Update: Champ Back Cycling On Day 6 Post-Surgery (Video)

Just six short-days after his double-knee surgery, Chris Weidman, the UFC’s middleweight champion, is back cycling his way through rehab. Check it out: 6 days post surgery. Feeling pretty good — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) April 7, 2014 Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 4, 2014 8:35 am

Kennedy: Weidman Won’t Be Ready For Machida By July

Chris Weidman underwent double-knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to face-off with Lyoto Machida on July 5 in Las Vegas. These two things don’t add up to UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, who believes the champ needs more time to recover. (Maybe he hasn’t seen this video) “There’s no way he’s ready by July,”...

Apr 3, 2014 6:39 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman Running Around After Double Knee Surgery

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman isn’t letting that double knee surgery keep him down. The champ underwent surgery on both knees Tuesday, and posted this video the following day of himself jogging around. Weidman is expected to make a full recovery and is scheduled to fight Lyoto Machida in the headlining slot of UFC 175...

Apr 2, 2014 1:50 pm

VIDEO | Lyoto Machida Walks The Tightrope

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, is a man of many talents. In one of his recent posting to Instagram, he shows off just how talented he actually is. Check it out: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 2, 2014 12:27 pm

UFC Middleweight Champ Chris Weidman Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

This summer’s UFC 175 headliner is safe, following a successful surgery performed on the UFC’s middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. News comes via his official instagram account where the champ stated, “Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. Surgery was a success!” Here’s some post-op photo’s: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 1, 2014 2:00 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman Stars In Terribly-odd Jewelry Store Commercial

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, didn’t have to ‘fight to get a great deal on an engagement ring.’ He also didn’t have to ‘tap out his bank account’ and neither did the producers of this commercial. Enjoy! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 1, 2014 10:16 am

Hall Booked Opposite Santos For UFC 175 Bout

TUF runner-up Uriah Hall will be making his return to the cage this summer in a middleweight bout opposite, Thiago Santos. The two fighters will face off at UFC 175. UFC officials announced the contest earlier today. UFC 175 goes down on July 5 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in LAs Vegas, Nevada. In...

Mar 31, 2014 4:47 am

PHOTO | Machida’s Run For Cover During Cali Earthquake

There was an earthquake in Southern California, last Friday. It was a 5.3 centered in Los Angeles. That’s where the Machida’s live and they hit the deck! Check it: “My wife’s response to yesterday’s earthquake. Thanks for protecting us under the table.” Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Weidman To Undergo Minor Surgery on Both Knees

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is going under the knife. Weidman will undergo minor surgery on both of his knees next week, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight. “He’s in relatively good spirits. He’s been battling knee problems since high school,” Helwani said. “He’s had meniscal tears in both his knees...

Mar 26, 2014 6:47 am

UFC 173 Ticket Sales Postponed While Hunt For Main Event Continues

Tickets for the upcoming UFC 173 fight card were supposed to go on sale today, but that’s not happening. UFC officials have opted to hold off on sales while they search for a new main event. Originally UFC 173 was to be headlined by Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort. The TRT ban nixed that fight...

Mar 25, 2014 4:26 pm

Updated: UFC 173 Fight Card And Lineup

  Now, this one is a bit of a bummer. UFC 173, a huge card headlining a middleweight title fight for the ages, as Chris Weidman was set to face off against Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida,  has been postponed and now we are left without a main event. UFC 173, scheduled for Saturday, May 24...

Mar 25, 2014 6:12 am

Dan Henderson Wants To Step In Against Lyoto Machida At UFC 173

Well…. that escalated quickly. Fresh off of his TKO win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Fight Night 39 this weekend, “Hendo” has suggested that he take Weidman’s place in the main event at UFC 173. Now, we obviously know that the Lyoto vs. Weidman fight has been pushed back to July… but how many...

Mar 24, 2014 3:21 pm

Weidman Injured, Out Of UFC 173 Bout With Machida

UFC 173 is one of those events… After removing Vitor Belfort from his promised title bid due to the ban on Tesosterone Replacement Therapy, the UFC put in an equally intriguing fighter to go opposite Chris Weidman in the form of Lyoto Machida. All was well with UFC 173, until news hit today that, Weidman,...

Mar 21, 2014 5:22 pm

Anderson Silva Says Weidman ‘No Threat’ To Machida

“Lyoto has a good team. I believe a lot in Lyoto. We are close friends. This belt needs to be in Brazil. Weidman is a great athlete but there isn’t too much secret about fighting him. Lyoto has great chances of winning because Weidman is a normal guy, he has no weapons to threaten Lyoto....

Mar 20, 2014 11:07 am

PHOTO | ‘UFC 173: Weidman vs. Machida’ Official Poster

The UFC 173 official poster just got a facelift with the removal of Vitor Belfort from the show’s main event. UFC officials recently released this newer version of the pre-fight event flyer, featuring Machida and Weidman dressed in war paint. Check it: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 17, 2014 12:34 pm

Chris Weidman Discusses Breaking Anderson Silva’s Leg

“I just knew that I checked it really good. I knew that, I’ve checked guys legs and… With this whole camp after the first fight, I got leg kicked a lot. My leg was bothering me for like, two, three weeks. So, man, I did not want to get leg kicked again. Anderson Silva was...

Mar 11, 2014 1:16 pm

PHOTO | Lorenzo Fertitta Shows ‘What Really Happens Behind The Scenes’

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta shows the world what life is really like at the UFC offices ‘Behind the Scenes’. Check it out: What really happens behind the scenes at the #ufc #ufclondon @danawhite — Lorenzo Fertitta (@lorenzofertitta) March 8, 2014 Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 10, 2014 3:08 pm

Cro Cop: Anderson Silva will never be the same fighter

Former UFC heavyweight and PRIDE legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s ‘The MMA Hour.’ During the interview, Cro Cop touched on the brutal leg injury suffered by former middleweight champion Anderson Silva at December’s UFC 168 event, here is what he had to say: “I’m 39 already, and how long...

Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Machida Confident His Striking Will Defeat Weidman

“Ed (Soares) called me and said ‘I think they had a problem with Vitor and you’ll have to fight for the title.’ I said sure, that’s great. I’ve fought a lot of wrestlers before, and I know Weidman has a good wrestling, but I’m confident on the work I’m developing with my team. I believe...

Mar 6, 2014 7:56 am

VIDEO | Weidman & Machida Discuss TRT Ban

“I’ve made it no secret at all my stance on TRT. I always thought it was cheating. There was just guys taking advantage of it, so it’s a huge step in the right direction for the sport to get rid of that. – Chris Weidman. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 5, 2014 7:45 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman Teaching Submission Set-Ups

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, teaches a room full of students some grappling technique. You can actually learn from the champ yourself should you be willing to make the trip to the NYC. (Details here) Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 5, 2014 7:24 am

VIDEO | UFC Champ Jon Jones Teaches Kicking Techniques

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, has a good grasp on what it takes to make a career out of kicking. You can actually learn from the champ yourself should you be willing to make the trip to the NYC. (Details here) Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 3, 2014 9:07 pm

JDS Returns, Meets Miocic In UFC 173 Co-Main Event

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, has an opponent set in the form of Cleveland based fighter, Stipe Micioc. The two top-heavyweight fighters have agreed to square off in the UFC 173 co-main event. UFC 173 goes down on May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main...