Found July 01, 2013 on
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The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention the most talented guy on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated.
It’s been a slow couple weeks in the UFC world. With the exception of a dozen or so fight announcements and a quick scare involving social security numbers, there has been little action in MMA’s number one organization. This weekend brings the end to the lull in action as the long awaited upset pick, Chris Weidman, finally gets his shot at middleweight kingpin, Anderson Silva. But, before we get a chance to see the main card, let’s take a look at the opening entertainment.
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So what do you guys think? Is the big bad mean UFC machine just trying to sell us on this, or is it legit? Company men like GSP, Rashad, Cormier, and Sonnen are ready to put their house on the line to guarantee you a Weidman victory.
If you're into serious MMA picks and analysis then stay tuned for the most anticipated HOV UFC Pick 'Em of all-time coming to you later this...
The UFC has released the full countdown show for the highly anticipated middleweight title fight between long-time divisional kingpin, Anderson Silva and undefeated All-American challenger Chris Weidman. Silva will be looking to defend his middleweight title for the eleventh time in over six years while the 9-0 Weidman will be looking to pick up the biggest win of his young career...
Chael Sonnen interviewed his Octagon nemesis and BBQ partner on last night's episode of UFC Tonight and--guess what--5 minutes and 23 seconds of hilarity ensued. Tune in above to watch UFC 162 headliner Anderson Silva snub Georges St-Pierre, contemplate retirement, and consider a trilogy fight against the Gangster From West Linn.
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Sonnen interviews Silva
Former rivals came together on Tuesday night's edition of UFC Tonight as Chael Sonnen interviewed Anderson Silva prior to Silva's next title defense this weekend at UFC 162 in Las Vegas.
Silva talked about his fight with top contender Chris Weidman on Saturday night in an talking with Sonnen and Kenny Florian, the hosts of UFC Tonight.
And Anderson Silva is a nightmare matchup for you, Mr. Weidman. I understand the need to ‘sell the fight,’ but what happens if Anderson comes out and destroys Chris Weidman? What then? Is Anderson that good or will the entire fandom of the UFC start to feel like the UFC marketing is constantly lying to them. Therein lies the rub of combat sports: selling the dude who is supposed...
Anderson Silva has been publicly negotiating with the UFC for a fight with Jon Jones for months. Silva’s latest twist is telling fans that he doesn’t think he can beat Bones, a statement that many are seeing as nothing more than public negotiating.
And there you have it. Today at a luncheon in Burbank, California, reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) admitted what many in the MMA community have been thinking ever since this whole superfight subject came to light – a 38-year-old Silva would likely lose to 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones if they met inside the Octagon.
“Jon Jones, in...
Reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva may have admitted earlier this week that he would probably lose a superfight to UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (pictured), but that doesn’t mean Silva is scared, homie.
Some fans thought Silva threw out the compliment to try and play head games with Jones, who is 13 years Silva’s younger. Others felt Silva dropped the flattery...
The UFC has released a short clip featuring many of the organizations top stars offering quick soundbytes as to why Chris Weidman is the man to dethrone long-time middleweight kingpin Anderson SIlva. Daniel Cormier, Gray Maynard, John Moraga, Luke Rockhold and several other offer their opinions as to why this is a significant obstacle for the reigning champ. Watch the clip below...
UFC 162. Enjoy.
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