It’s been a war. The main event of UFC 154 Georges St Pierre vs Carlos Condit has been a great match, with the crowd of the Montreal’s Bell Centre on its feet for most of the fight. Between them there was also ‘The Spider’ Anderson Silva.
The faces of the two opponents at the press fight speak for themselves: they give everything they got.
Fedor ‘The Last Emperor’ Emelianenko has always been a thorn in the side of Dana White.
The UFC president has almost ever taken what he wanted to take. Almost. It’s also no secret that Emelianenko retired without ever fighting for the UFC, in spite of the several attempts that Dana did to make him sign to fight in the Octagon.
During the years, White has been critical of Emelianenko’s regard as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, but now that the Russian has retired, he can be more honest about his value.
“Do I think that Fedor is one of the greatest heavyweights ever? Yes, he’s one of the greatest heavyweights ever. I’ll give you that,” White said.
But while White considers UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva as Read more »
Stephan Bonnar confirmed his retirement via Facebook following UFC President Dana White’s announcement during a MetroPCS chat on Tuesday night.
‘The American Psycho’ (15-8 MMA, 8-7 UFC), 35 years old, recently was on a three-fight win streak, before facing the legend Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva: after an 11-month layoff, the light heavyweight Bonnar in fact returned to the cage this past month at UFC 153 in a late-notice opportunity in Brazil against dominant UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a 205-pound non-title fight.
The match had no story, he lost via first-round TKO and Silva seemed to mock him during some exchanges (= Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar)
“Huge thanks to every UFC fan out there!” Bonnar stated on Facebook. “All I ever wanted was to bring ya’ll some fun…hope u Read more »
Tonight from the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre it’s time for Abu Dhabi Warriors Fighting Championship. A 10-fight Mixed Martial Arts card and the season-ending World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (WPJJC) will be the headline events of the new UAE jiu-jitsu season.
The attention is all on the return of Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons. He is known for his eccentric attitude and exciting style of fighting. Pele’s style is primarily Muay Thai, but he also practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in which he holds a black belt. He holds notable wins over former UFC Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes and Alexander Shlemenko (x2).
He can also lay claim to landing a knockout victory over ‘pound for pound’ great Anderson Silva in Muay Thai competition. There is a lot of anger between them, and ‘Pele’ released and explosive interview about it full of insults and attacks against ‘The Spider’ (see the video at the bottom of this post). Read more »
“I said it in Brazil, and I’ll say it again: Hell yes, they will (fight)” Dana White said Tuesday during MetroPCS online chat.
But it will not be easy, because both of them have other plans (watch Anderson Silva UFC 153 post fight interview) and Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) said he wants to be a heavyweight as early as next year. Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) has always said that his desire is to fight welterweight champ Georges St Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC), who will make his most-anticipated return in the Octagon in less than 3 weeks (UFC 154: St Pierre vs Condit).
White, though, isn’t buying that argument: “I guarantee you that fight will absolutely happen. When people say that, it’s crazy because a lot of people believe that Jon Jones should be fighting at heavyweight anyway,” he said. “So to say that GSP vs Anderson Silva doesn’t make Read more »
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans after his lost against reigning champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones at UFC 145 in April, hoped to come back in the Octagon as soon as possible, but it’s not going to happen, at least not by the end of this year.
It’s not his fault, but because there aren’t many fighters left available for Evans before 2013: Jones is recovering from an injured elbow from his last fight with Vitor Belfort (= Jon Jones vs Vitor Belfort) and stepping into a coaching role on TUF 17, Dan Henderson is also in the midst of rehab, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is lined up to face Alexander Gustafsson, and Forrest Griffin is scheduled to fight with Phil Davis.
Evan’s desire, however, is an interesting name… Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva.
There are many pretenders to Silva’s title belt, and however ‘The Spider’ wants to face Read more »
After his dominant UFC 153 victory over Stephan Bonnar at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro (= Silva vs Bonnar), Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva was once again in the middle of the “Jon Jones issue”.
Though the middleweight champion is still against the idea of facing the reigning light heavyweight champion, UFC president Dana White thinks he can change Silva’s mind, not only by words, but using money. A lot of money.
During Saturday night’s post-fight press conference Dana said: “I know he’s been saying ‘no’, but, for the amount of money that would be offered for that fight, I guarantee you I will make Anderson Silva say ‘yes.’” Silva, however, immediately Read more »
No incidents at Friday’s official weigh-in at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 153. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva came in at 202 pounds, and veteran fighter Stephan Bonnar meet was 202 pounds.
In the co-main event, Antonio Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira (244) and Dave Herman (243) were just a pound apart for their heavyweight bout.
Silva comes from a streak of 16 consecutive victories, 14 of them finishes. His last match was at UFC 148 in July, when he defeated Chael Sonnen by technical knockout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (= Silva vs Sonnen 2). Silva has secured 25 of his 32 professional wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission, including Rich Franklin (twice) and Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin and Nate Marquardt. Undefeated inside the Octagon, he has not been legitimately defeated since the incredible Ryo Chonan’s flying scissor heel hook in December 2004 (video at the bottom of this post), Read more »
As already announced (UFC 153 previous post) Anderson “The Spider” Silva, middleweight champion and pound-for-pound king will take the risky move 20 pounds north to face former Ultimate Fighter finalist Stephan Bonnar, who has won three in a row. The bout is scheduled on Saturday in Brazil at UFC 153: Silva vs Bonnar.
Less than 15 days to UFC 153 (October 13, 2012 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), but the questions at a press conference for promoting the bout are all for Silva’s future. In particular the alleged fear of the “Spider” to face Chris Weidman, who is coming off dominant back-to-back wins over top-10 opponents.
“Everything has its time. He’ll have his opportunity to fight for the belt. Maybe I fight next before he gets the shot, I lose and he fights someone else. We don’t know. I can fight Bonnar, lose and say: ‘you know what, I don’t want it anymore’. Or maybe I win and way ‘I don’t want Read more »
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