Archive: return

Sep 8, 2014 9:48 am

Anderson Silva Says He’s Haunted By ‘Ghosts’ Of Leg Injury

Anderson Silva is set to make his return to the Octagon against Nick Diaz in January. The bout will be Silva’s first back since snapping his shin in a rematch against Chris Weidman in December of 2013 when he fought to get his middleweight belt back. After the injury, many fans speculated that Silva may...

Sep 8, 2014 5:06 am

Anderson Silva Muay Thai Sparring

Anderson Silva did some Muay Thai sparring in preparation for his return fight against Nick Diaz in January. The Spider hasn’t seen Octagon action since December of 2013, where he suffered a brutal leg injury when Chris Weidman checked his leg kick.

Sep 7, 2014 10:34 am

Todd Duffee Announces He Is Ready To Return To The UFC

Todd Duffee was one of the most promising up and coming fighters at one point, however after one of the most spectacular comebacks in MMA history, Duffee was KO’d in the third round by Mike Russow. Following the loss, Duffee was forced out of a bout against Jon Madsen, and shortly after, released from the...

Sep 2, 2014 5:03 am

PHOTO | Anderson Silva Enjoying Time With His Family

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has his UFC return on the horizon, the beginning of next year to be exact, against none other than Stockton’s bad boy, Nick Diaz. The Spider posted a photo of him and his family enjoying some time together.

Sep 1, 2014 5:08 am

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Training With Cain Velasquez

Khabib Nurmagomedov is coming off surgery to repair a torn meniscus, however he took some time to head down to American Kickboxing Academy and train with Cain Velasquez. Nurmagomedov was supposed to sign to fight Donald Cerrone prior to tearing his meniscus. No word has emerged yet as to when The Eagle will return to...

Aug 26, 2014 5:05 am

Soares: Silva Motivated To Be Champion Again

Anderson Silva is set to make his long awaited MMA return against none other than Stockton’s bad boy, Nick Diaz. The bout is scheduled for UFC 183, which takes place next year, giving both men plenty of time to train. The Spider’s manager, Ed Soares spoke about Anderson’s desire to be the world champion again,...

Aug 24, 2014 4:12 pm

Hector Lombard: “I Thought My Career Was Gone”

Hector Lombard hasn’t seen the Octagon since his impressive performance against Jake Shields at UFC 171 back in March. After that it was announced that Lombard would fight Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Macao, however Lombard was forced off the card with a severely herniated disk in his neck. Lombard spoke with MMAJunkie to talk...

Aug 24, 2014 9:11 am

Big Nog Outlines Plans For Retirement

“I know I won’t fight forever, I’m focused on my gym’s business now. It’s a beautiful work, we have 9,000 students, 32 gyms. … I plan to end my career by the end of the next year, I believe. One more year. It’s until the point my body can handle. “So many injuries, I’m dedicating...

Aug 18, 2014 5:28 pm

Coker Willing To Give Mayhem Miller A Chance Under The Bellator Banner

Scott Coker is willing to talk to Mayhem Miller about a potential return to fighting if Miller is mentally healthy, despite his role in the brawl that many credit with killing the Strikeforce promotion. “That takes me right back to the CBS events. Boy, I’m starting to shake over here,” Coker said at the mention...

Aug 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Coker Confirms Contact With Carano Camp

“If you look at our past, we have always believed in female fighting. Whether it was back in the kickboxing days on ESPN, I was the first person to do female fighting in the state of California in mixed martial arts; which was the Gina Carano vs. Elena Maxwell fight. And we did some big...

Aug 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Sydney Crosby Reaches Out To TJ Grant During Concussion Recovery

TJ Grant has been absent from the Octagon for nearly a year after suffering a concussion during training while rolling JiuJitsu, and hasn’t been able to shake the adverse effects from the concussion. He revealed that one of the NHL’s biggest stars, Sydney Crosby reached out to him to offer support since Crosby missed nearly...

Aug 11, 2014 5:57 pm

TJ Grant Ready To Return, Wants Cerrone Or Diaz

TJ Grant has been absent from the UFC for over a year now after suffering a concussion during training. Prior to that he was in the lightweight title picture after winning 5 straight, including an impressive TKO win over Gray Maynard. He spoke with FOX Sports about his return: “I would personally like to fight...

Aug 11, 2014 5:49 pm

Saffiedine Disses MacDonald, Says He Has No Kickboxing

Tarec Safiedine is gearing up for his fight against Rory MacDonald in October at UFC Fight Night 54, which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, California. He spoke with Submission Radio to explain why he will defeat MacDonald: “You are as good as your last fight, right? So when I watch his fight against...

Aug 11, 2014 10:24 am

Thiago Alves Returns To Training

Thiago Alves made one of the best returns to the Octagon in April against Seth Baczynski, however the return was short lived because shortly after Alves had to undergo knee surgery. In this video on his Instagram we can see Alves has returned to training, no word yet on when he will return to the...

Aug 5, 2014 3:12 pm

Brock Lesnar Would Consider Returning To The UFC

Brock Lesnar hasn’t seen action inside the Octagon after losing to Alistair Overeem in 2011. Prior to the bout Lesnar had undergone a grueling battle with Diverticulitis that saw Lesnar lose much of his intestine in surgery. The Overeem bout served as his return to the Octagon, and ultimately ended as his final MMA bout....

Aug 5, 2014 8:16 am

Sylvia Slams UFC: ‘They’re Doing Sh*t To Piss Me Off’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has been butting heads with the UFC, especially UFC President Dana White, leading up to the UFC’s return to Sylvia’s home state of Maine. The Maine-iac (yes that’s what he actually went by for those who didn’t know) spoke to MMA Mania about UFC Bangor: “Dana is the way...

Jul 30, 2014 5:02 am

Dana White: With Win Over Silva, Nick Diaz Could Fight For Title

Early today news broke that Anderson Silva would be making his return to the Octagon against Nick Diaz. UFC President Dana White made the announcement via ESPN earlier today, and he said that with a win over Silva, Diaz could put himself in contention to fight for the UFC title.

Jul 29, 2014 9:34 pm

PHOTO | Dana White Takes Selfie With Silva After Signing Diaz Contract

UFC President Dana White captured a selfie for his Instagram of himself and Anderson Silva just moments after Silva signed the bout agreement to fight Nick Diaz on January 31st. Check it out: “Lunch with the GOAT @spiderandersonsilva and just got the Diaz fight done!!!! #ufc #superfight”