The UFC are wasting no time announcing their biggest fight on the docket. The UFC announced the return of two of its biggest stars this week and have signed the biggest fight of 2014 on January 31 in Vegas.
Anderson Silva is planning on making a miraculous return next year as he takes on Nick Diaz in a middleweight fight. The fight was signed shortly after Nick Diaz signed a new contract with the UFC a couple of weeks ago. Both fighters are coming off of a loss, one coming off of one of the most brutal injuries in UFC history.
I have to admit that I am surprised by this one. I never expected Silva to come back after suffering that horrific injury against Chris Weidman. It wasn’t the desire I questioned but at his age I never thought he would be able to rehabilitate to an elite level that quickly. ..click here to read more
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UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has turned into arguably the greatest sound byte in all of sports.Today we celebrate Sonnen’s wit by looking back at his top 40 quotes. Why 40? Because anything less wouldn’t be enough!
Sonnen is an equal opportunity offender but appears to take more pleasure out of insulting his foreign peers. The bulk of his material has been directed to Anderson Silva yet Sonnen has had plenty of insults to toss the way of Michael Bisping, Wanderlei Silva, Mirko Cro Cop, Cyborg Santos, Georges St-Pierre, and Lyoto Machida. In addition to the insults, Sonnen’s high opinion of Chael Sonnen also makes for fun fodder. Thanks to the wonderful archives of Twitter and You Tube, here is a look back at Chael’s greatest hits.
“I think everyone up here is grateful to be on Fox. They would probably say ‘Fox thanks’. Everybody but me. I would say ‘Fox, you’re welcome.’ ..click here to read more
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In honor of the UFC’s 20th anniversary this year, I figured it only appropriate that my year end fight countdown involved the top 20 fights from the calendar year 2013. Although not all of these fights took place in the UFC it’s hard to ignore the UFC’s place at the head of the class in terms of mixed martial arts promotions. Although there are a number of other promotions represented in the list including Bellator, Maximum Fighting Championship, ONE FC and Invicta. Enough rambling, let’s get to the year’s top fights.
#20 – ONE Fighting Championship: Moment of Truth – Featherweight Championship Bout: Honorio Banario vs. Koji Oishi – December 6, 2013
The opening round of this bout wasn’t the most exciting, but the second and third rounds really make up for it. In title bout rematches, this is often the case, especially in a fight between two proven power punchers like ..click here to read more
Alexander Gustafsson, anderson silva, Bigfoot Silva, Brian Stann, Jon Jones, Mark Hunt, Wanderlei Silva
If you were expecting the questions surrounding Chris Weidman’s KO win over Anderson Silva to be answered at UFC 168, well think again. Another controversial ending leaves doubts yet it is Weidman again who leaves the octagon as champion.
Silva and Weidman met at UFC 168 in what the most anticipated UFC championship rematch since Sonnen vs. Silva 2. Weidman’s win in the first fight brought more questions than answers. Was it a fluke? Has Silva regressed? Unfortunately it looks as if several of those remaining questions about Weidman’s win will remain in doubt thanks to one of the most bizarre finishes in a big fight that I can remember.
Weidman dominated the first round against Silva. Weidman rocked Silva hard with a punch while the two were clinching and wound up on top of the former champion. The replay actually showed Silva’s eyes closing for a moment. Weidman proceeded to smother ..click here to read more
anderson silva, Chris Weidman, Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, UFC 168
When it comes to the numerous UFC events held during the 2013 year; it’ll be 31 by the time this card rolls around, the promotion is definitely saving one of the best for last. To cap a highly active and highly entertaining 20th anniversary year of UFC action, the UFC has a card featuring two massive title fight rematches. In the main event of the evening the legendary Anderson “The Spider” Silva looks to reclaim his place at the top of the Middleweight division when he battles undefeated incumbent champion Chris Weidman. The co-main event of the evening features a long brewing grudge match between the two coaches from the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter as Miesha Tate challenges “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey for her Women’s Bantamweight title.
From the fight capital of the world UFC 168 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 28, 2013. With ..click here to read more
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Anderson Silva is an interesting guy. Not only is he the greatest MMA fighter of our lifetime, he is certainly one of the most quotable. Silva has an interesting way of looking at things so his take on Chris Weidman KO’ing him shouldn’t be a big surprise.
Silva was stopped for the first time in his UFC career back at UFC 162 against the underdog Chris Weidman. Silva started clowning around and Weidman clocked him for the knockout while his hands were done, dethroning the middleweight champion. Silva though sees things differently.
Silva told Sport.TV that it was his footwork and not his hands being down which cost him the fight.
“My mistakes in that fight, and that’s the first time I’m saying this, were basic mistakes,” Silva told Sportv. “I did everything I had to do except hit him. I didn’t counterattack. When I stopped with my feet parallel, ..click here to read more
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Anderson Silva has said numerous times that he would never fight Lyoto Machida. Silva often calls Machida a brother. Apparently his brother never got the memo because the former UFC champion isn’t ready to close the door on a potential.
The Super Fight has eluded the UFC for years. Dana White’s inability to sign cash bonanzas like GSP vs. Silva and/or Silva vs. Jon Jones has left the UFC without that historic epic big fight. Fortunately or unfortunately there is one big fight left on the table. It is certainly telling that this is what the epic fight has come down to in 2013.
Lyoto Machida stunned the MMA world when he moved to middleweight several weeks ago. Machida made an immediate impact, quickly disposing of his friend Mark Munoz in his 185 debut. It didn’t take long for the Silva vs. Machida questions to start. Up until now that fight has ..click here to read more
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The UFC is in trouble. If you don’t think the UFC is in trouble than check out UFC president Dana White’s press conference after 167. Ironically it now appears the success of the UFC in 2014 will not be decided until the final fight of the year at UFC 168.
The roof started to collapse following Georges St. Pierre’s controversial win at 167 over Johny Hendricks. GSP squeaked out a controversial decision and followed up his win with an even bigger shocker. The champ announced he was taking an indefinite leave of absence due to personal issues. While he didn’t retire, he did announce that he wouldn’t fight for a while.
Dana White was not happy! At the post-fight press conference White went off on the champion. White more or less said that GSP owed it to the company to stick around and isn’t ready to let the champ ..click here to read more
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No matter how often Dana White says Anderson Silva is taking a super fight, it isn’t happening. Not only is Silva focusing in on the middleweight division, he thinks the entire concept of a super fight is ridiculous.
I know Silva is polarizing and there are a lot of hardcore MMA fans that don’t like him but I have to be honest. I wanted to stand up and applaud when I read what he said about taking super fights. Silva was recently asked about it and he said everything that I and other super fight critics have been thinking since day one.
“My opinion – the people always say ‘superfight, superfight’ but where are the chances for the new guys to come?
“I’m ready for fight for Jon Jones, Georges St Pierre but in my academy, Minatouro, Glover and the other fighters in this class for Jon Jones. George St ..click here to read more
The MMA world is still talking about Chris Weidman’s upset over Anderson Silva at UFC 162 and that includes the former champion. Silva has been candid with the media about the loss and in a new interview admits he lost control going into the second round.
While Weidman’s win over Silva is hardly the biggest upset in UFC history, it is still one of those fights that will be talked about forever. Did The Spider lose the fight because Weidman was the better fighter or did Silva beat himself? If you ask Anderson, he beat himself.
Silva was a guest on a recent talk show in Brazil where he discussed the fight. Silva opened up to host Danilo Gentili about his mindset and lack of focus in the fight and what his biggest mistakes were on that infamous night in Las Vegas.
“Unfortunately, it was a mistake and I paid a high price ..click here to read more
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It hasn’t even been a week since Chris Weidman stunned Anderson Silva at UFC 162 and the UFC has wasted no time in signing a rematch. UFC president Dana White made it official on ESPN and announced Weidman vs. SIlva II is ready to go for UFC 168.
I have to give the UFC a lot of credit here as they wasted no time in capitalizing on the momentum of the fight. I can tell you as the owner of a MMA/WWE blog that my website has been on fire all week thanks to UFC 162 related traffic.
The rematch being signed is not exactly surprising as White insisted immediately after the fight that the rematch would be signed. It was a matter of when as there were all kinds of rumors about Super Bowl weekend but in the end the fight was added to UFC 168 in Las Vegas, NV.
Dana White ..click here to read more
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It was easy to watch Anderson Silva at UFC 162 and criticize his arrogance but there is a side of him UFC fans have never seen until now. Silva posted a dramatic video blog on his YouTube channel which shows The Spider humbled and devastated after his KO loss at the hands of Chris Weidman.
Anderson Silva has projected himself to be a confident and at times arrogant fighter over the course of his UFC tenure. Fans are used to seeing Silva taunt his opponents and make what some call a mockery out of his fights. Yet what we finally see here in this video is a guy that is human and a man that takes his sport and profession much more serious than he has ever let on.
The video blog is fantastic and kudos to Silva for posting it and allowing us to get a glimpse into his emotions following ..click here to read more
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