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MMA News – Stephan Bonnar officially retires from MMA

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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 »

MMA News – Silva vs Jones, will it remain a dream? Silva UFC 153 post fight interview

Anderson Silva post-fight interview at UFC 153

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 »

MMA News – UFC 153 “Silva vs Bonnar” video official weigh-in results

Video UFC 153 weigh-ins

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 »

MMA News – UFC 153 Silva vs Bonnar video extended preview and Ufc 153 Fight Card

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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.

 

UFC 153 fight card:
MAIN CARD
(32-4) Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar (14-7)
(33-7-1) Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Dave Herman (21-4) Read more »

MMA News – Official trailer UFC 153 Silva vs Bonnar. And what’s Silva’s future?

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 »

MMA News – UFC 153 main event? Injuries! Ufc 153 Silva vs Bonnar video trailer

UFC 153 takes place October 13 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
Initially the co-headliners were scheduled to be UFC featherweight champion Jose “Junior” Aldo vs Erik “New Breed” Koch and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs Glover Teixeira.
But then began the so-called “injury time”. Curiously Aldo was expected to face Erik Koch on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149. However, Jose Aldo was forced out of the bout because of an injury and the bout was postponed October 13, 2012 at UFC 153. On August 31, it was announced that Koch was forced out of the match with another injury and replaced by Frankie Edgar. Then on September 11, Aldo himself was also forced to pull out of the bout with a foot injury. And the bad luck was only at the beginning!
A few days after Aldo’s forfeit, even the other main event lost a protagonist: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was forced off the card due to an elbow injury.
UFC president, Dana White, couldn’t believe it. “It was terrible,” White said. “It was the worst day Read more »