Found July 10, 2012 on 5thRound.com:

UFC Edson Barboza Lightweight

UFC kings Anderson Silva and Jon Jones aren’t the only mixed martial artists with vested interests in the 2012 ESPYs. Lightweight up-and-comer Edson Barboza (Pictured) and his spinning wheel kick have just advanced to the finals for “Best Play” of the year.

Unfortunately for Terry Etim, he’s on the wrong end of the highlight reel strike that is being relived or seen for the first time by sports fans from all over the planet.

Barboza put the Brit to sleep with one of the most spectacular kicks the Octagon had ever witnessed at UFC 142.

Could this finally be the year a mixed martial artist takes home an ESPY? It’s up to you guys, so vote HERE and make sure our voices are heard.

Also, don’t forget to make the click for either Silva or Jones for “Best Fighter.”

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Chris Weidman: I Want Anderson Silva

Mission accomplished. Matt Serra disciple Chris Weidman dominated highly decorated wrestler Mark Munoz to stake his claim towards Anderson Silva’s 185-pound crown. Immediately following the biggest win of his career, Weidman used his mic time to call out the world’s top middleweight. “I want Anderson Silva,” Weidman stated. Following his ninth victory in as many attempts...

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: Silva vs. Sonnen II' post fight press conference video; fighter bonuses

An additional $75,000 was awarded to each of the following fighters for their refusal to underachieve during tonight's fights inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fight of the Night: Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz Knockout of the Night: Anderson Silva Submission of the Night:  None
CHUMP CHANGE

Sonnen received $50k for UFC 148

Despite hyping the bout for two years, Chael Sonnen received a paltry sum—compared to his rival, Anderson Silva—for last Saturday's championship fight.

‘UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson’ Tickets on Sale Today

“UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson” takes place September 1st inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC Fight Club members 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, July 12th at 1PM ET/10AM PT. Psst, the top secret password is “NEVADA...

Silva vs Sonnen Asian Animated Recap

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen's rematch isn't really complete until you watch this wacky Asian animated recap of the fight.[youtube]xWFsXHy_mDg&[/youtube]Big up MiddleEasy, big up 

Dana White: Anderson Silva and Jon Jones Might Reconsider Superfight

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...

Rashad Evans asks the UFC to fight Anderson Silva

Finding a challenge for Anderson Silva isn’t easy. Silva has cleaned out the division and left the UFC scrambling for opponents. That is why one former UFC champion is willing to drop down in weight and give Anderson the fight he has been waiting for…or so he thinks. Related posts: Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva Set For UFC 108 Anderson Silva Says No To Jon Jones, Yes To GSP...

Chael Sonnen Discusses Turning Points in Loss to Anderson Silva

Chael Sonnen (Pictured) plants UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva on his back and dominates him. Sound familiar? If you thought the opening round of Saturday’s highly-anticipated rematch was an exact replay of nearly their entire battle from two years ago, you weren’t the only one. As Yogi Berra would have said had he ordered UFC 148 on pay-per-view, “It was like déj...

WWE Interested In Working with UFC Fighter Who Has Ties to Punk and Austin

- F4Wonline.com reports that WWE is interested in working with 35 year old UFC fighter “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen. Sonnen lost to Anderson Silva at Saturday’s UFC 148 pay-per-view but word is that WWE is ready to negotiate. No word yet if they want him to wrestle or play another kind of role.Sonnen has ties to WWE as he is friends with WWE Champion CM Punk. Punk was...

UFC 148 Fighter Salaries

Forrest Griffin has a lot to smile about - he was the top earner at UFC 148 (although we know Anderson Silva really made over $8 million at the event).  Here is UFC 148's reported fighter purses, released by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Forrest Griffin: $350,000 ($125,000 to show, $150,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)Tito Ortiz: $325,000 ($250,000 to show...
MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.