Archive: ufc 162

Aug 6, 2013 7:53 am

Silva still hoping for super fights with Jones and GSP

Prior to his bout with Chris Weidman at UFC 162, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) was expected to be involved in at least one ‘Super Fight’ with either light heavyweight champion Jon Jones or welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. However, that was predicated on Anderson defeating Weidman, which we all know did...

Aug 2, 2013 7:29 am

Tim Kennedy eyes fight with Wand, not PED using Vitor Belfort

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) recently turned down a middleweight bout against Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), stating that the only fight he’s interested in at 185-pounds would be for the UFC middleweight title. Undeterred, Kennedy says he wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of facing...

Aug 2, 2013 6:14 am

Rashad Evans: I won’t fight Vitor

Just moments after Chris Weidman shocked the world by defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 162, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) began campainging for another shot at the UFC middleweight strap. Unfortunately for “The Phenom”, Dana White booked an immediate rematch between the longtime middleweight kingpin and the newly crowned champ, set for this December at...

Jul 30, 2013 11:46 am

GSP: “I Still Believe Anderson Silva Is The Best In The World Pound-For-Pound”

Longtime UFC welterweight champion and top-3 pound-for-pound fighter, Georges St-Pierre, still believes Anderson Silva is the best fighter, pound-for-pound, despite his recent loss to Chris Weidman.  GSP said that the fight also served to wake him up leading up to his own title defense against Johny Hendricks.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   In a...

Jul 24, 2013 10:47 am

Coach of Chris Weidman Says Anderson Silva Will Have a ‘Bad Night’ in Rematch

Shortly after Chris Weidman won the belt in his last fight against former longtime middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, talks of a rematch ran rampant. Rumors were substantiated shortly after, granting Silva the immediate rematch at UFC 168 in December, the last event of the year. Silva opened up once again the betting favorite, even after...

Jul 19, 2013 1:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie On Why Anderson Is Going To Start Losing More, Rousey vs. Tate II, and Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of BJPenn.com, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of BJPenn.com Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has...

Jul 19, 2013 1:27 pm

Dana White Blasts Sports Illustrated: Do Your Homework

After UFC President Dana White blasted Sports Illustrated while appearing on ESPN2’s “Highly Questionable,” he made a Friday appearance on the publication’s own “SI Now,” where he continued his vocal condemnation of their coverage of UFC 162.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC President Dana White has never been one to hold back his...

Jul 18, 2013 10:04 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Takes ESPY Over Jon Jones and Anderson Silva

The ESPY’s came and went last night as ESPN awarded athletes from all sports for achieving excellence in their respective sport. As for the ‘Best Fighter’ category, MMA fell just short of prolific boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather Jr. took the award over former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and current light-heavyweight champion Jon...

Jul 18, 2013 9:14 am

Ed Soares Says ‘Super Fights’ are Still in Anderson Silva’s Future

After former middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s (33-5) first UFC loss to Chris Weidman (10-0) put a momentary halt to superfights featuring Silva, some speculated that these talks would only resume if Silva were to defeat Weidman in a rematch, which has been scheduled for UFC 168, the last show of the year. Pending the rematch,...

Jul 12, 2013 4:44 pm

UFC 162 Drug Tests All Come Back Clean

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 162 took place last Saturday, July 6th, in Las Veg, Nevada and today the Nevada State Athletic Commission released its report for the post-fight drug tests submitted by the event’s competitors. The NSAC confirmed that that all 22 fighters who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at at UFC 162 in Las...

Jul 10, 2013 11:14 am

Weidman: ‘Silva Felt My Power And Knew He Couldn’t Hurt Me’

“He had felt my power and knew I was way more powerful than him, and he realized he couldn’t hurt me with anything he was going to do. I was in there right away trying to finish him, I don’t think he’s used to that. I didn’t really care where the fight went. I went...

Jul 10, 2013 10:07 am

Rumored: Anderson Silva Now Wants Rematch This Year

In the wake of his shocking defeat to Chris Weidman, a disappointed Anderson Silva, while still in the octagon, stated that he had no interest in a rematch for the belt that was his for almost seven years. When asked about those words in the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White quickly turned down...

Jul 9, 2013 8:33 pm

Anderson Silva Opens Up as Favorite in Rematch Against Chris Weidman

Regardless of whether or not, you believe Chris Weidman’s (10-0) win over former UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva (33-5) was a fluke or not, Silva has opened up as a favorite in early betting lines for a rematch that has yet to be announced or scheduled. Silva had gone undefeated in his previous 16 fights...

Jul 9, 2013 7:48 pm

Rumored: Anderson Silva Wants Rematch on Super Bowl Weekend

With talks of a rematch between former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and new champion Chris Weidman, only reaching the level of speculation, any news comes as potential breaking news down the road. The most recent and quite possibly the most promising save Dana White’s assumption that Silva already wants a rematch, came today from Brazilian...

Jul 9, 2013 7:12 am

Vitor Belfort: Silva acted inappropriately in Weidman bout

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), was a keen observer when it came time for the main event of UFC 162 this past Saturday night in Las Vegas. After Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) shocked the MMA world by dethroning Anderson “The Spider” Silva, Vitor immediately issued a challenge...

Jul 9, 2013 7:00 am

Chris Leben Was Granted Exemption for Suboxone Prior to UFC 162

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News has surfaced following UFC 162 that the Nevada State Athletic Commission granted UFC middleweight Chris Leben permission to use the prescription opioid medication Suboxone. Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) lost his fight on the card in a split decision to Andrew Craig (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at this past Saturday’s event. With his exemption granted by...

Jul 8, 2013 6:08 pm

UFC 162 Medical Suspensions Report: Silva gets 45-day medical suspension

In the aftermath of UFC 162, it was announced Monday that Anderson Silva will receive a 45-day medical suspension. The suspension ends on Aug. 21, according to the Nevada state athletic commission, which released the information to the media. Silva’s 16-fight UFC win streak and 10 title defenses came to a crashing halt at the...

Jul 8, 2013 4:09 pm

Ed Soares Believes Anderson Silva “May have taken it too far this time.”

Ed Soares, longtime manager of former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva, spoke to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting earlier today regarding Silva’s loss this past weekend to Chris Weidman. A shocking result, Silva –who had never lost a fight since debuting in the UFC- was knocked out by Weidman in the second round...