Archive: Wanderlei Silva

Jul 11, 2013 2:50 pm

“THE” Brian Stann: An Editorial on A Fighter, A Father, A Hero

In January of 2006, less than a year after Operation Matador pitted 42 marines in a 360-degree firefight, a 25-year old Marine Captain stepped in to his first professional MMA match. Three-minutes and fourteen-seconds, later, that Marine had his first MMA victory. The next five fights held the same result. 6-0 in his first six,...

Jun 6, 2013 6:07 am

Sonnen: Shogun Beat Up Wanderlei Silva In Practice

“I went after Wanderlei and I was quite candid, I went after Wanderlei because he’s the worst guy I could find, record-wise. He’s the worst fighter in the UFC. I know what you’re thinking. ‘What about ‘Crocop?” You’re right, ‘Croc Cop’ was terrible, but, Wanderlei’s record was actually a bit worse. I couldn’t get Wanderlei,...

May 30, 2013 7:31 am

Wanderlei Silva Wants to Fight Chael Sonnen in Brazil

Recently, there has been a lot of bad blood between Wanderlei Silva and perennial title-contender, Chael Sonnen. Sonnen has called out Wanderlei , offering to donate his fight purse to children in Silva’s hometown of “Braz- Las Vegas”. Silva didn’t respond to Sonnen’s challenge as he stated that the UFC hadn’t approached him. Now, Silva...

May 20, 2013 11:25 am

Sonnen No Longer Interested In Wanderlei Silva Fight

“I’m not looking for it anymore, I don’t like to bully guys. I tried to fight him, he doesn’t want to fight. I’m not gonna stick a finger in a guy’s chest. If a guy says ‘no,’ I’m not gonna be a jerk about it.” Taking to his desk job on the “UFC Tonight” set,...

May 7, 2013 9:30 am

Quick Twitt | Chael Sonnen Calls Wanderlei Silva An Easy Fight

Three-time UFC title challenger, Chael Sonnen, took to twitter to continue his campaign for a fight with Wanderlei Silva. The two are rumored to have a showdown in Boston for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut, but at this point those are just rumors. In his latest blast on the Brazilian, Sonnen stated the...

May 1, 2013 10:15 am

Chael Sonnen Calls Out Wanderlei Silva: Wants Revenge For “Dirt Bag” Move

“Wanderlei pulled a real dirt bag move on me one time. We’re in a van together, he mutters something at me, but I can’t understand what he’s saying for the life of me. Truly, I couldn’t understand him. He then puts this video on the Internet, with subtitles, because he knows I can’t understand him...

Apr 3, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva Addresses Fans For April Fools Prank

I was at home yesterday, I had just got back from a trip. I was someone’s joke on Twitter, since it was April Fools’ Day, so then I realized that it was April Fools’ Day. Then I started thinking about it. Nobody knew what would happen with the Mousasi fight, and a lot of people...

Mar 19, 2013 9:32 am

Brad Tavares: “I want Wanderlei Silva” | UFC NEWS

UFC middleweight and Ultimate Fighter season 11 veteran, Brad Tavares has called out his next hopeful opponent. And that would be Wanderlei Silva, who is currently basking in his recent knockout victory over Brian Stann. Tavares has won three straight with a significant display of improvement in his last two wins inside the Octagon, namely...

Mar 4, 2013 9:48 am

Silva: I know sooner or later I’m going to have to stop | UFC NEWS

“I fight one fight at a time right now. I feel healthy, but I know sooner or later I’m gonna need to stop the job, but I’m happy for getting this feeling, this energy from my fans, make the show for my fans, make my fans happy.” “I’m so glad the UFC gave me the...

Mar 4, 2013 9:27 am

Silva: Stann Was So Close To Beating Me In The First Round | UFC NEWS

“I don’t know what happens here in Japan, man,” said Silva. “The fans just give me a lot of energy. I’m so happy to make all my fans around the world happy. That’s why I fight. I fight for you. I’m here because of you and my God, so thanks for the great support.” “I...

Mar 1, 2013 10:43 am

Wanderlei Silva: Don’t Doubt his Chin | Editorial | UFC News

  Saturday night (Sunday, noon in Japan), Wanderlei Silva takes on the heavy-handed former Marine, Brian Stann in the same arena that former Pride middleweight champion, Silva, made a name for himself, Saitama Super Arena. The two are expected to exchange heavy shots and from most media predictions, you will find that an all out...

Feb 26, 2013 9:15 am

VIDEO | FUEL TV 8 In Focus: Silva vs Stann (Full Episode) | UFC NEWS

FUEL TV presents ‘In Focus: Silva vs Stann’, a fascinating in-depth look at the main event of UFC On FUEL TV 8. ‘In Focus’ paints a vivid picture of MMA legend Wanderlei Silva and his opponent, ex-United States Marine Brian Stann. These warriors do battle in the Octagon on Saturday, March 2 at UFC On...

Feb 26, 2013 9:09 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva – A Return To His Roots | UFC NEWS

He returns to Japan to the very arena where he earned his biggest victories in Pride and where he established himself as an MMA superstar. Six years later, he sets foot once again on Japanese soil, where fans will see Wanderlei Silva face fierce opponent Brian Stann. To prepare, he traveled the world for a...

Jan 12, 2013 1:05 pm

Wanderlei Silva: Jon Jones Can Beat Sonnen With Just A Jab | UFC NEWS

It’s no secret, Wanderlei Silva does not like Chael Sonnen. The Brazilian legend, went on record recently over at Sherdog.com to cast his opinion on the upcoming Sonnen vs. Jones match up and as expected, he had nothing nice to say about the “Oregon Gangster” “Whatever the boss [UFC President Dana White] says, I sign...

Dec 22, 2012 12:33 pm

Wanderlei Silva on Fighting Brian Stann: “This will be a classic” (Video)

“This is a fight that everyone wants to see. I’m already counting on your support. Because your support is what will make this fight even better. I want to thank Dana White for putting me on this event, as the main event, in Japan, at the Saitama Arena. A place where I’ve fought so many...

Dec 12, 2012 7:34 pm

Diego Sanchez Meets Takanori Gomi at UFC: on Fuel TV 8 | UFC News

  UFC fighter Diego Sanchez (23-5) has announced via his twitter that he is fighting Takanori Gomi (34-8, 1 NC) in Japan. The fight will likely take place at the UFC’s March card that is slated for Japan after a successful venture their last February. Here is Sanchez’s tweet announcing the fight: This is Sanchez’s...

Dec 12, 2012 7:23 pm

Brian Stann vs. Wanderlei Silva Slated for UFC on FUEL TV 8 | UFC news

  It appears that Brian Stann’s next opponent will be Wanderlei Silva. As confirmed by Diego Sanchez when I asked who Stann’s next opponent would be and also from a tweet sent out by Strikeforce fighter Isaac Valliue-Flagg. No word on whether the fight will take place at middleweight or light-heavyweight. The fight will apparently...

Nov 6, 2012 8:29 am

Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira name their ‘TUF: Brazil 2’ coaching staffs | UFC News

Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-7-1 MMA, 5-3 UFC) have named their coaching staffs for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2.” Team Werdum features notables Wanderlei Silva (MMA), Rafael Cordeiro (muay Thai), Rubens Cobrinha (jiu-jitsu), Kenny Johnson (wrestling) and Felipe Werdum (capoeira), according to a report from Globo. Team Nogueira, meanwhile, features Antonio...

Nov 6, 2012 8:27 am

UFC Macao: The Forgotten Card | MMA Editorial

  With the highly anticipated return of Georges St. Pierre just over a week away, it is easy to put everything in the MMA world on the back burner until the unification bout between longtime champ GSP and current interim champ, Carlos Condit, stake their claim in the undisputed title. However, a stacked card is...

Oct 29, 2012 9:07 am

Wanderlei Silva Plans on 2013 Return, Possibly At 205 | UFC NEWS

“I want to either fight a catchweight bout at 198 pounds or at light heavyweight. At middleweight, I’m very hungry (laughs). Right now, I’m doing weight training and some shadow boxing. I’m kind of on vacation now, paying attention to the family, but next year the Wand is back.” “Actually, anyone they offer is good...