Archive: UFC 173

Feb 28, 2014 10:21 am

With TRT Ban In Effect Belfort Removed From Title Fight, Machida In Versus Weidman

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. In light of today’s unexpected ruling issued by the Nevada...

Feb 27, 2014 12:30 pm

REPORT: Nevada Commission Bans TRT Statewide

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has reportedly banned any and all TUE’s for TRT in their state. In other words, a lot of UFC fighters can’t fight in Vegas while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. And that’s effective immediately. Vitor Belfort will not be able to use his traditional treatment in the UFC 173 main event...

Feb 25, 2014 12:36 pm

PHOTO | Vitor’s New God-Fearing Cut

Vitor Belfort is sprucing up ahead of his UFC 173 main event opposite, Chris Weidman. His words: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is...

Feb 21, 2014 9:38 am

Sam Sicilia set to welcome Doo Ho Choi In Vegas

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF alum Sam Sicilia (2-3 UFC) is set to welcome UFC newcomer Doo Ho Choi to the octagon at UFC 173: Weidman vs. Belfort in Las Vegas. Choi is 11-1 in his professional MMA career, and has been undefeated since 2010. With 9 of 11 of his victories coming by way of...

Feb 20, 2014 10:50 am

Wand says Vitor Belfort is a Lion when hitting, but that he can’t take a punch

“The Axe Murderer” is hoping that fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort will emerge victorious against Chris Weidman at May’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is not because Wanderlei and Belfort are best friends, but because Silva wants to be the first guy to challenge “The Phenom” for the 185-pound strap, this after he defeats...

Feb 19, 2014 6:40 pm

PHOTO | NFL’s Ray Lewis Training With Belfort & The Blackzilians

Yesterday, through his official Instagram, UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort, showed off the latest resident over at the Blackzilian’s camp in South Florida. In the photo, the retired Baltimore Raven, Ray Lewis, is seen with Belfort and the Blackzilian coaching staff. Check it:

Feb 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Belfort Wants Weidman To Be Fair And Undergo Blood Testing Too

“I don’t believe (Weidman is on steroids), but people give too much importance to the treatment I religiously do with medical support. And to make it fair, my opponent should also be tested with blood exams throughout his camp.” In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz, ‘The Phenom’ Vitor Belfort, touched on his upcoming...

Feb 13, 2014 9:07 am

Sonnen vs. Wand moved from UFC 173 to May 31 in Brazil

The highly anticipated light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen (28-14-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) will no longer take place in the co-main event slot at UFC 173. Instead, UFC officials announced today that the fight will now headline a May 31 event in Brazil. A city and venue has...

Feb 10, 2014 10:10 am

Vitor Belfort: Chris Weidman winning ‘Fighter of the Year’ was embarrassing

The UFC’s middleweight number 1 contender, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort, was not at all impressed to hear that Chris Weidman had won the “World MMA Awards” coveted “Fighter of the year” award, calling the decision ’embarrassing.’ His words (via Combate): “It was embarrassing,” Belfort stated. “Not that it should’ve been me, but winning the award...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...