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Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (Pictured) has no interest in fraternizing with the enemy, that’s why the former Strikeforce star decided to leave the Blackzilians after fellow heavyweight Alistair Overeem joined the squad in February.
“I always take care of my camp and make sure I’m surrounded with the right people,” Silva stated during Tuesday’s UFC 146 press conference. “I was training at the Blackzilians, and I think it’s inevitable, Alistair Overeem and I are on a collision course and there is a possibility of us fighting one another one day.
“So when I heard he was going there, I decided to take my camp elsewhere.”
The Brazilian subsequently decided to take his talents back to America Top Team, the famed academy that polished Silva’s skills throughout much of his career. “Bigfoot’s” return to familiar turf comes at a critical stage in his career, as the 32-year-old is set to make his big league debut when he meets Roy Nelson at UFC 146.
His Octagon arrival has been a long time coming, so Silva is fully prepared to put on a show while performing on mixed martial arts’ biggest stage.
“Every athlete dreams of being in the best organization and I’m here now in the best MMA organization,” Silva shared. “I’m gonna give my all. I’m gonna give 100 percent to give you guys great fights while I’m here in the UFC.”
UFC 146 takes place May 26th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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According to a Las Vegas, Nevada judge, Alistair Overeem (Pictured) has anger management issues. On Tuesday, the UFC heavyweight was ordered to attend “impulse control” counseling for allegedly shoving a woman in the face at the Wynn Hotel this past January.
TMZ.com reported that Overeem was also ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. Furthermore, he was issued 90...
It’ll be the battle of heavyweights come Memorial Day weekend as the Ultimate Fighting Championship presents UFC 146: DOS SANTOS vs. OVEREEM from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 26.
In the night’s main event, newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos defends his title against menacing finisher Alistair Overeem, while in the co-main event...
At UFC 146 Alistair Overeem will look to take the heavyweight championship away from current title holder Junior Dos Santos in the nights main event. MMAinterviews.tv caught up with the challenger and discussed his opponent and the fact that they have such an evenly matched skill-set. He believes that the fight will come down to strategy and his experience will definitely be a factor...
“UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem” takes place May 26th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase seats for the show today at 1PM ET/10AM PT.
A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Thursday, March 29th at 1PM ET/10AM PT. Psst, the top secret password is “CHAMPION...
The heavyweights are coming to UFC 146. UFC brass, including President Dana White, officially announced the stacked heavyweight card which will take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada on Saturday, May 26th. The main card for UFC 146 will consist entirely of heavyweight bouts and will be be headlined by champion Junior dos Santos defending his title against...
The world heavyweight championship is on the line as champion Junior dos Santos returns to the Octagon to defend the belt against striking star Alistair Overeem! Plus, former champions collide as Cain Velasquez takes on Frank Mir, and TUF winner Roy Nelson welcomes Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to the Octagon! UFC 146 presented by Bud Light – Saturday, May 26 live at the MGM Grand...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be holding a spectacular Memorial Day weekend event on Saturday, May 26th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 146. Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will be defending his title for the first time when he battles former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem in the main event.
The main card of UFC 146 will consistent...
Highlights from Alistair Overeem's appearance at the UFC 146 pre-fight press conference.
We reported last January that Alistair Overeem had been charged with misdemeanor battery stemming for a New Year’s Eve Party In Las Vegas. He has now gone to court and answered for the charges. The Las Vegas Review Journal Got The Scoop: Read More: Alistair Overeem (News), UFC, MMA
The UFC made the official announcement today for the bout order of the memorial day weekend UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem fight card.
The main event is a heavyweight tilt for the UFC heavyweight championship between champ Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem. Dos Santos will look to make his first defense of his title, while Overeem will look to make it 2-0 in the octagon.
The official event poster for the first all-heavyweight pay-per-view broadcast has been released. “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem” takes place May 26th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The billboard isn’t the most aesthetically appealing ad the organization has ever issued, but it gets the job done, nonetheless.
The show’s featured attraction pits freshly...
All the major players participating in “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem” will be hitting the podium today at the MGM Hotel lobby in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Stream Tuesday’s pre-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 2PM ET/11AM PT. If you happened to be wondering aimlessly on The Strip, today’s festivities are free and open to the public.
Do you remember how much you hated taking pop quizzes in high school? Well, following Tuesday’s UFC 146 press conference in Las Vegas, which featured six of the card’s biggest superstars, the Nevada State Athletic Commission surprised the fighters by requiring them to submit to drug tests.
“We brought the drug test to them instead of making them go to the drug test,” NSAC...
The UFC 146 main card is an all-heavyweight affair and to top off the night the UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, will defend his title against Alistair Overeem. Also fighting on the main card is former EliteXC heavyweight champion, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in his UFC debut against “The Ultimate Fighter” champion Roy “Big Country” [...]
Today (Mar.27) the UFC is set to kick off the biggest card in UFC history with the UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem press conference.
The main card is stacked with just heavyweight fights and headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champ Junior Dos Santos and number one contender Alistair Overeem.
The press conference will feature UFC President Dana White along with main card...