Archive: Wanderlei Silva

Jun 2, 2014 10:16 am

Chael Sonnen Blasts Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva share a long and well documented rivalry. However fight fans aren’t going to be able to watch it play out in the cage. After refusing to take a pre-fight drug test, Wanderlei was removed from the card and replaced by Vitor Belfort. After Wanderlei was removed from the bout, rumors...

Jun 2, 2014 8:34 am

Wanderlei Silva Blows Off TUF Brazil Finale

Wanderlei Silva has made headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. After starting a brawl with fellow TUF Brazil coach Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei followed up by refusing to take a drug test required by the NSAC prior to his bout with Sonnen. As a result, the UFC was forced to remove Silva from the bout...

Jun 2, 2014 5:05 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Miocic’s Destruction Of Maldonado

In Saturday’s TUF Brazil Finale 3 main event, Stipe Miocic brutalized Fabio Maldonado and earned a stoppage win in just 35-seconds. Here’s what the MMA world thought of his dominance: Wow less than a minute in and @SMiocic finishes Maldonado with the straight right! #UFCFightNight — UFC (@ufc) June 1, 2014 Fabio should've stayed at...

Jun 2, 2014 5:03 am

Dana Unimpressed With C.B.’s Mic Skills, Dolloway Apologizes

With his win over Carmont in Germany, C.B. Dolloway is likely headed up the ranks and into the UFC’s middleweight top 10. While his fighting style appears to be dominant, his interview skills have much to be desired and UFC President Dana White let it be known. Check it: @danawhite sorry man I was exhausted...

May 30, 2014 12:16 pm

‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Weigh-In Results

Now just a day away from the UFC’s first double-header Saturday, we have the results from today’s weigh-ins in Brazil. Today’s event took place from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. Here are the full results: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. PT) Fabio Maldonado (225) vs. Stipe Miocic (238) Antonio Carlos Jr. (212)...

May 30, 2014 9:58 am

Dana White: ‘Wanderlei Silva is done in the UFC’ – UPDATED!

And just like we thought, the backlash from the Wanderlei Silva/NSAC drug testing incident wasn’t over. During a media scrum in promotion for tomorrow’s UFC Berlin event, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Wanderlei Silva has been released from the UFC. Wednesday we learned that Chael Sonnen would be put against Vitor Belfort in his...

May 29, 2014 9:07 pm

UFC Cuts Wanderlei Silva From Public Appearance In Brazil

Former PRIDE FC Champion and MMA Legend Wanderlei Silva has had a sudden, and drastic fall from grace. Yesterday we learned that Silva was removed from his fight against Chael Sonnen,¬†for running from the NSAC’s surprise drug-testers. It’s a pretty big problem to have going forward and the potential backlash is still being unraveled. ‘The...

May 29, 2014 6:24 am

TUF Brazil 3: Middleweight Finalists

He won by split decision in the semi-finals, and now Marcio Lyoto moves to the finals where he faces teammate Warlley Alves. Paula Sack sits down with the two middleweight finalists for this exclusive interview. Find out which of these fighters walks away with the UFC contract as they face off at UFC Fight Night:...

May 29, 2014 6:02 am

Wanderlei Silva Reacts To The UFC 175 Situation

  The news of the fight between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen being canceled was both a surprise and not a surprise. Let’s be honest, a lot of us, including Sonnen, have had our doubts about this fight actually making it into the octagon. So now Sonnen will fight Vitor Belfort, which may not have...

May 20, 2014 8:39 am

Diego Brandao Injured, Out Of TUF Brazil 3 Bout

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event has already seen its fair share of changes, and it just got one more. Unfortunately for fight fans, TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao has been forced out of his scheduled bout against Brian Ortega. The injury itself remains undisclosed. Brandao last saw action in a losing effort to Dustin...

May 7, 2014 10:28 pm

No Surgery For JDS, Quick Recovery Likely

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was expected to return to action against Stipe Miocic at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. Unfortunately for fight fans, JDS was forced to withdraw from the main event due to a broken hand suffered in training. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the Brazilian fighter will not...

May 6, 2014 4:19 pm

Fabio Maldonado In For JDS, Faces Miocic In ‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Headliner

Brazilian slugger, Fabio Maldonado has stepped up to save ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Sonnen vs. Silva’ Finale event and will face Stipe Miocic in the evening’s headliner. The Brazilian has agreed to move up to the UFC’s heavyweight division in order to make this bout a go. The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event is set...

May 3, 2014 2:47 pm

Chael Sonnen: WWE’s Paul Heyman Saved TUF Brazil

“To say [Wanderlei] was ruining the show may be extreme, but the interaction between he and I is an element of the show that’s important. There has to be the interaction of the coaches. It’s an important factor. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to handle this. This is the same...

May 2, 2014 11:25 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva Talks Being Painted The Villain, Retirement

In his first interview since completing filming of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, Wanderlei Silva talks about the infamous on-set brawl with rival coach Chael Sonnen, the crucible-like atmosphere of the series, and addresses rumors of his impending retirement.

May 1, 2014 11:21 am

Wand Thinks TUF Brazil Editors Painted Him The Villain

“They edited a lot of things, and unfortunately, the production decided to paint me as the villain. But that is not right, because he said horrible things about us, and disrespected me at every moment during filming. This good guy you’re watching on television is not how things are for real. He said and did...