Found July 05, 2013 on
Mr. Telephone Man, there’s something wrong with someone’s line. While UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva claimed UFC president Dana White (pictured) lied about chatting with him to request a fight minutes after watching light heavyweight champion Jon Jones trounce Chael Sonnen at UFC 159, White says the phone conversation did take place.
However, White was quite vague when addressing Silva’s accusation that he stretched the truth.
“Well, I didn’t say he asked for Jones. I said he called and wants a superfight,” White said Thursday. “Did he specify [if he wants UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre or Jones]? Yeah, we talked. I told the media earlier this week, these guys all get mad when I talk about what we talk about publicly to the media.
“This is the way this company is. This is the way it’s always been. It’s the way it’s always going to be, while I’m here, anyway. Whatever we talk about, I’ll tell you guys. And I know how Anderson is about it. I can tell you this, Anderson Silva wants to fight a superfight, either way. That way (turning his thumb up for a bigger Jones) or that way (turning his thumb down for a smaller St-Pierre).
At the time, White didn’t pinpoint who Silva wanted to tango with, but he made it clear “The Spider” was motivated from what he saw that night at UFC 159. The 38-year-old either felt Jones would violently take away the reins as MMA’s top dog so he demanded GSP instead, or he wanted to test his skills against the skyrocketing superstar in “Bones.”
Silva has been the centerpiece of the two biggest fights the UFC could arrange. While most believe the Brazilian jumping up to challenge Jones at 205-pounds makes the most sense because he’s a dominant 3-0 in that division while competing in the UFC, Silva has opted to aggressively pursue a box office bout with GSP.
Earlier this week, Silva surprisingly admitted he probably can’t beat Jones.
Regardless, this superfight chatter is much ado about nothing, if you were to ask Chris Weidman. The 185-pound top contender has already apologized to White and MMA fans because he has promised to spoil any blockbuster bout involving Silva when he beats the Octagon’s most decorated champion Saturday at UFC 162.
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Chris Weidman knocked out a very talkative Anderson Silva at UFC 162, and no one will say that Silva didn’t deserve it. Silva, for some reason, took to jawing at his opponent for no reason after the first round. And as Karma would have it, the below happened. We collected some of the best reactions from Twitter following the surprise knock out.
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Anderson Silva has been getting away with this crap for years, and now he’s finally paid for it with his title.
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And Silva has only himself to blame.
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What we all thought was damn near impossible has finally happened. After a dominant opening round, longtime middleweight champ Anderson Silva let down his guard and was knocked out in spectacular fashion by the undefeated challenger. The historic loss is Anderson’s first in the UFC and ends a long era of dominance over the middleweight division that saw him defend his title 10...
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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Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference at UFC 162 that the UFC finalized the dates for the final four PPV's of the year. Following the format of Canelo Alvarez vs. Floyd Mayweather they'll also be doing a multi-city press tour starting July 29th.
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After watching middleweight king Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman (pictured) touch lips at Friday’s weigh-ins – BTW, Weidman clarified that it’s only kissing if you pucker up – who isn’t pumped to watch UFC 162?
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The official weigh-ins for “UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman” take place today inside MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
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Chris Weidman (pictured) challenges reigning middleweight king Anderson Silva for his crown in Saturday’s featured attraction...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman” event will be tipping the scale today inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Middleweight champion Anderson Silva (pictured...