Anderson Silva News
RIZIN's Nobuyuki Sakakibara confirms talks with Anderson Silva for retirement bout: "We're always open"
Josh Evanoff - December 22, 2023
Anderson Silva comes out in favor of MMA fighters doping to prevent injuries: "They put themselves in an extreme situation"
Josh Evanoff - November 21, 2023
WATCH | Anderson Silva watches Chael Sonnen get portrait tattoo after losing bet
Josh Evanoff - November 16, 2023
PHOTO | Chael Sonnen allegedly gets Anderson Silva tattoo on his arm
Josh Evanoff - November 14, 2023
Michael Bisping shares his thoughts on the middleweight GOAT debate: “He’s got the better style so far”
Susan Cox - September 7, 2023
Jake Paul gives dismal update on fighter's union talks with Anderson Silva: "Near impossible"
Josh Evanoff - June 27, 2023
Jake Paul and Anderson Silva aren’t having an easy time creating a fighter’s union. ‘The Problem Child’ and ‘The Spider’ faced off last October on Showtime pay-per-view. The Brazilian entered the contest off wins over Tito Ortiz and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In the build to the contest, Jake Paul made Anderson Silva a bet. That bet was if the YouTuber won, the MMA legend would have to help him create a union.
Anderson Silva confirms he's "working on" MMA fighter union with Jake Paul
Cole Shelton - June 21, 2023
Anderson Silva will be sticking to his word. Last October when Paul and Silva boxed, the brash YouTuber-turned-boxer made a deal with the former UFC champ that if he won, Silva would have to help him with an MMA fighter union. Ultimately, it was Paul who won by decision, but since then there has been no talk of the fighter union.
Anderson Silva reveals talks underway for final MMA fight in Japan: "Makes all the sense"
Josh Evanoff - June 16, 2023
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is almost ready to call it a career. ‘The Spider’ has been out of action since his high-profile boxing match with Jake Paul last October. The two headlined a Showtime pay-per-view card, with the Brazilian expected to serve as the YouTuber’s biggest test to date. Nonetheless, Anderson Silva suffered his second defeat in the boxing ring, this time by unanimous decision.
Anderson Silva calls to face former opponent in Japan for final MMA fight: "We will see"
Josh Evanoff - April 20, 2023
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has an idea in mind for his final fight. ‘The Spider’ has been out of action since his clash with Jake Paul last October. The two headlined a Showtime Boxing pay-per-view event, in the Brazilian’s fourth appearance since leaving the UFC in 2020. While he picked up wins over Tito Ortiz and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the boxing ring after his exit, he didn’t have as much success against ‘The Problem Child’.
Anderson Silva expresses interest in fighting the winner of Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz
Cole Shelton - April 18, 2023
Jon Anik believes Israel Adesanya cemented his status as the “greatest middleweight of all time” with his highlight reel KO at UFC 287
Harry Kettle - April 12, 2023
UFC commentator Jon Anik believes Israel Adesanya is the greatest middleweight of all time following UFC 287. Last Saturday night at UFC 287, Israel Adesanya proved his doubters wrong in style by knocking out Alex Pereira. In doing so, he was able to reclaim his UFC middleweight championship.
Pros react to Anderson Silva’s UFC Hall of Fame induction: “My favorite fighter!”
Fernando Quiles - March 19, 2023
Anderson Silva is going into the UFC Hall of Fame and pros within the MMA community have given “The Spider” his flowers. During the UFC 286 broadcast, it was announced that Silva will be inducted into the Pioneer Wing of the UFC Hall of Fame. The general consensus was that Silva’s induction was inevitable, but it is happening far sooner than many expected given he wasn’t exactly handed a gracious exit from the company back in late 2020.
Chael Sonnen reveals jaw-dropping largest career fight purse: "The numbers are bigger than people think they are"
Josh Evanoff - March 7, 2023
According to Chael Sonnen himself, ‘The Bad Guy’ made a lot of money fighting Anderson Silva. The two middleweights clashed in the main event of UFC 117 in August 2010. Despite ‘The Spider’ being a massive favorite to defend his middleweight title, Sonnen came out firing and kept up the pressure. The wrestler dominated the first four rounds, and the champion needed a hail-mary finish.
Henry Cejudo explains why he doesn’t rank Anderson Silva in the top fighters in MMA history
Susan Cox - January 16, 2023
Henry Cejudo is explaining why he doesn’t rank Anderson Silva in the top fighters in MMA history. Cejudo and Jon Jones, who have been training together for over a year now, discussed who are the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.
Jake Paul reveals what Anderson Silva told him during their post-fight bow of respect
Susan Cox - November 10, 2022
Joe Rogan praises Jake Paul's performance against Anderson Silva: "That is legit as f*ck"
Josh Evanoff - November 4, 2022
UFC commentator Joe Rogan believes Jake Paul is deserving of respect. ‘The Problem Child’ made his return to the boxing ring last Saturday night on Showtime pay-per-view. In his comeback appearance, Paul continued his war against MMA legends, as he faced former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.
Logan Paul addresses fight-fixing accusations surrounding Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva bout: If you think that fight, in any way, was dishonest, you’re a f**king loser”
Susan Cox - November 4, 2022
Logan Paul is addressing fight-fixing accusations surrounding last Saturday’s Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva boxing match. It was Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva in a boxing match last Saturday night, October 29, 2022, at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The fight, with 14,000 in attendance, lasted the designated eight rounds. It was Jake Paul who was awarded the victory by unanimous decision.
Brendan Schaub scolds Nate Diaz for suggesting Anderson Silva was on Jake Paul’s payroll: “It's such a weak f**king narrative dude”
Susan Cox - November 3, 2022
Brendan Schaub is scolding Nate Diaz for suggesting Anderson Silva was on Jake Paul’s payroll. Jake Paul and UFC legend Anderson Silva met in the boxing ring last Saturday, October 29th at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The result was yet another win for ‘The Problem Child’.
Sean O’Malley shares his thoughts on Jake Paul’s knockdown of Anderson Silva: “It was like, 'Holy s**t, that felt weird!'”
Harry Kettle - November 3, 2022
Sean O’Malley has explained how he felt seeing Jake Paul knock Anderson Silva down in their boxing contest. Like the rest of us, Sean O’Malley was watching with intrigue when Jake Paul fought Anderson Silva. It’s well known that O’Malley respects what Paul has achieved but at the same time, it’s hard not to somewhat cheer for the MMA legend.
Sean O'Malley believes he can become the next Anderson Silva: "I can be looked at as one of the greatest fighters of all time"
Cole Shelton - November 2, 2022
Daniel Cormier believes that Anderson Silva's inactivity led to Jake Paul loss: "When he put on the gas, you saw he was the better fighter"
Josh Evanoff - November 2, 2022
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has given his thoughts on Jake Paul’s win over Anderson Silva. ‘The Problem Child’ continued his bizarre ascent in the boxing ring last Saturday night on Showtime pay-per-view. For his entire career, the YouTuber has made a name off of fighting MMA fighters. Once again, he went that route, as he faced ‘The Spider’.
Anthony Smith believes Jake Paul did the Nate Diaz - Anderson Silva thing backwards: “You also have to be able to convince people that there’s an opportunity for Jake Paul to lose”
Susan Cox - November 2, 2022
Anthony Smith believes Jake Paul did the Nate Diaz – Anderson Silva thing backwards. Smith has had no shortage of words for Jake Paul preceding and following his recent boxing match and win over Anderson Silva. It was Paul vs Silva last Saturday, October 29th at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Paul took his unblemished record to 6-0, 4 of those wins via knockout.
Jake Paul responds to "stupid" accusations that his fight with Anderson Silva was fixed
Christopher Taylor - October 31, 2022
Jake Paul is responding to accusations that his boxing match with Anderson Silva this past Saturday was a fixed fight. Paul (6-0) and Silva (3-2) collided in the square circle this past weekend. Their eight-round cruiserweight boxing match took place live from the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Jake Paul believes clash with Nate Diaz would be far easier than Anderson Silva: "He's just a street fighter, boxing is a purest sport"
Josh Evanoff - October 31, 2022
Jake Paul’s victory over Anderson Silva could net him a boxing match with Nate Diaz, but he’s not worried. ‘The Problem Child’ returned to the ring on Showtime pay-per-view last Saturday. In another battle of Paul vs. MMA, the YouTuber prevailed. While Anderson Silva battled well, a late flash knockdown resulted in the legend losing on the scorecards.
Conspiracy alert! Viral TikTok suggests Anderson Silva took a dive against Jake Paul
Ryan Harkness - October 31, 2022
John Fury slams Jake Paul for fighting “hand-picked geriatrics”
Harry Kettle - October 31, 2022
John Fury has hit out at Jake Paul for the quality of his opponents after his big win over Anderson Silva at the weekend. On Saturday night, Jake Paul moved to 6-0 in his professional boxing career as he edged out a decision win over Anderson Silva. Despite facing some adversity, Paul was able to knock Silva down en route to victory.
Anderson Silva reacts following unanimous decision loss to Jake Paul
Fernando Quiles - October 30, 2022
Anderson Silva is taking his unanimous decision loss to Jake Paul in stride. Silva and Paul shared the ring for a pro boxing match inside the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona this past Saturday night. The bout was scheduled for eight rounds and it did indeed go the distance. This was an action-packed bout and while Silva had his moments, Paul scored a late knockdown en route to a unanimous decision victory.