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Just two days after suggesting the blockbuster bout between middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) and light heavyweight champ Jon Jones probably wouldn’t come to fruition, a giggly UFC president Dana White changed his tune Monday on The Jim Rome Show. White didn’t stop there regarding fantasy fights. He said the Octagon’s reining welterweight champion is also a potential player for a superfight against “The Spider.” “[Silva] wants to stay at 185 [pounds], but I’ll tell ya, there’s a lot of interesting things out there that we could do,” White stated. “A lot of people have been asking for a pound-for-pound-type fight, either against Georges St-Pierre or Jonny ‘Bones’ Jones at 205.” Outside of Silva’s advanced age – at 37, he is 13 years Jones’ senior – both superstars have also gone on record declaring their disinterest in the shootout. “Him and Jones are both saying they don’t want the fight, but we’ll see what happens,” White said while giggling. “No, they’re not friends. I think there’s just a respect level, ‘Hey, I’m the king at 205, you’re the king at 185.’ They respect each other.” Although Silva and Jones have said they don’t want to tango, money also speaks a universal language, and White believes they’ll reconsider once the financial numbers are placed in front of them. “I think they might [change their minds],” White expressed as he was once again giggling. “I always tell you this, and it’s the truth, I’m in the business of making the fight the fans want to see. There’s still a lot of interesting things for [Silva] at 185, but we’ll see what happens. “The three pound-for-pound kings; Georges St-Pierre, Jonny ‘Bones’ Jones and #1 Anderson Silva. What’s even cooler, they’re all a couple pounds from fighting each other.”

Chael Sonnen talks retirement, WWE, & more

Chael Sonnen did a lot of talking leading up to UFC 148 that rang hollow at about 1:55 into round two. Sonnen’s future has now become the big question and he addressed it in his first interview since suffering the TKO loss to Anderson Silva. Related posts: Chael Sonnen talks trash on Anderson, Lesnar, and GSP – Video Chael Sonnen Talks Major Trash On Anderson Silva Anderson...

Anderson Silva, Jon Jones not interested in fighting each other

Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones has become MMA’s version of Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, and much like Pacquiao-Mayweather, this fantasy fight is unlikely to happen. After Silva took it to Chael Sonnen last weekend, the media began asking Spider if he had interest in facing current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Silva’s English isn’t that good, but he understood...

UFC 148 Result: Anderson Silva Rallies Again to Finish Chael Sonnen

After two years of unprecedented hoopla, the rematch between middleweight king Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen is officially a thing of the past. After manhandling Silva for nearly five complete rounds in their initial shootout, Sonnen was abruptly submitted with only 110 ticks remaining on the clock. Although tonight’s fight wasn’t nearly as dramatic, the result was the...

Video: Anderson Silva bodychecks Chael Sonnen at yesterday's UFC 148 weigh-in

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Anderson Silva finishes Chael Sonnen to remain the greatest of all time

photo credit - espn.go "If you'd like to have a barbeque at my house I'd love to have you over for a barbeque." - Anderson Silva to Chael Sonnen post fight. Chael Sonnen had never been finished in his previous 49 professional career fights. That was until the biggest fight of his career. Sonnen started the 1st round of tonight's title fight the same way...

LeBron James Celebrates with Anderson Silva After UFC 148 (Picture)

Move over Justin Bieber, because UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva has a new BFF. Miami Heat superstar LeBron James took his talents to UFC 148 on Saturday night to WITNESS Silva do his thang inside the Octagon. After watching “The Spider” post a 2ndRound TKO victory over Chael Sonnen, James left his cageside seat to chop it up with his fellow Nike head backstage. “Congrats...

Chael Sonnen’s Coach Filing Appeal for Anderson Silva’s Knee, Wants Rematch

While Chael Sonnen (Pictured) didn’t seem bothered with the alleged illegal knee middleweight champion Anderson Silva unleashed on him at UFC 148, Sonnen’s head trainer is submitting an appeal with the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the vicious strike that lead directly to his client’s defeat. ”Chael’s not the kind of guy who likes to complain after a fight...

UFC 148: Silva vs Sonnen 2 full results

  Full event results from UFC 148 in Las Vegas, NV: UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva def. Chael Sonnen via TKO, R2 Forrest Griffin def. Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) Cung Le def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) Demian Maia def. Dong Hyun Kim via TKO, R1 Chad Mendes def. Cody McKenzie [...]

'UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II' Final Thoughts

• While many will argue that Anderson Silva was not himself due to a rib injury the first time these two fought I believe that the true reason Sonnen dominated the fight should be disclosed. Put facial hair on Anderson Silva and he vaguely resembles Wayne Brady. Who wouldn't want to beat him up for 23 straight minutes? • All (awful) jokes aside, everyone has it wrong,...

Steven Seagal on Anderson Silva’s Win: ‘WE Worked Hard for This’

Although UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva and former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida have accredited Steven Seagal (Pictured) for some of their recent successes, the mixed martial arts community continues to use Seagal as the punch line in nearly every joke. After posterizing Belfort at UFC 126 with the front-kick heard ‘round the world, Silva revealed he and Seagal had...

'UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II' quick results

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Ronda Rousey Appears Nude on ESPN The Magazine’s “The Body” Issue

ESPN has released the photos that MMA fanboys have long been waiting for, as Strikeforce’s bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey bares all in this year’s edition of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue.” Rousey will be one of six athletes gracing this year’s cover according to The Worldwide Leader in Sports. Although the magazine won’t be available to purchase on newsstands until...
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