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Conor McGregor could be the Chael Sonnen to Jose Aldo's Anderson Silva

Whenever UFC president Dana White talks about Anderson Silva and his popularity, he usually says "The Spider" only became a big star after his highlight-reel front kick knockout of Vitor Belfort. That's partially true, but you could also tie Silva's boost in drawing power to one fight earlier. Yeah, you already know where I'm going with this. No great hero has...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Fertitta: Nick Diaz’s arrest won’t affect Anderson Silva superfight

The mixed martial arts community collectively gasped when they learned that former UFC welterweight title contender Nick Diaz was arrested on suspicion of DUI earlier this month, potentially putting his superfight with former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in jeopardy. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta spoke with ESPN earlier today to assuage everyone’s fears, and mentioned...
Via Fight Hub TV
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz Arrested For DUI – Second Time In 10 Months

Nick Diaz’s upcoming ‘superfight’ with Anderson Silva in January has been thrown in to doubt after it emerged that not only was Diaz was arrested on a DUI charge last week, but it’s actually the second time he’s faced that charge in the space of 10 months. Diaz was stopped by the police near his hometown of Stockton in the early hours of the morning last Saturday, 6th September...
Via Fight Of The Night
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva seeing psychologist over broken leg

Anderson Silva will return to the octagon in January for the first time since breaking his leg on Dec. 28, 2012, in a loss to Chris Weidman. Though Silva has resumed training and is preparing for his fight with Nick Diaz, he has not overcome all obstacles associated with the brutal injury. Specifically, he is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Still Battling Mental Block After Broken Leg

Since his horrific leg break at UFC 169 in December against Chris Weidman, legendary UFC fighter Anderson Silva has shown remarkable strength of character – vowing almost immediately that he would fight again and showing remarkably swift progress in his recovery. However, despite his almost mythical status in the Octagon Silva is only human like the rest of us and in a new interview...
Via Fight Of The Night
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Still Battling ‘Ghosts’ of Broken Leg

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (pictured) has been hellbent on getting back in the cage after suffering arguably the most gruesome injury MMA has ever witnessed when his left shin snapped in two after Chris Weidman checked his kick last December. While Silva’s doctors have said his titanium-infused leg healed at a “crazy” rate and have cleared him to return...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Soares believes Anderson Silva could be champion once again

Anderson Silva will return to the UFC’s Octagon in January at UFC 183 to take on Nick Diaz in what will most definitely be one of the most anticipated fights in the history of mixed martial arts.  Although the fight is still a long ways away, Silva’s manager Ed Soares was recently on Submission Radio to discuss Silva’s return to the Octagon, fighting Nick Diaz, and a potential...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 183: Anderson Silva Media Call (Full Audio)

The UFC held a media conference call for Anderson Silva on Friday to promote his upcoming fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on January 31st and you can listen to it in full below. During the call Silva said that his left leg is now “at 95% and improving” after being broken in a horrific injury at UFC 168 in December, and it’ll be 100% by the time he fights Diaz next year. Silva...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva will return against Nick Diaz at UFC 183

On Tuesday, it was announced former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) will return to action exactly 13 months and three days after shattering his left shin against champion Chris Weidman. Silva meets Nick Diaz, who is also ending his extended hiatus, at UFC 183. The January 31 show will take place at a yet-to-be announced venue in Las Vegas. The bout will take place...
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva returns to sparring (Video)

When Anderson Silva snapped his left leg (breaking his left fibula and tibia) on Chris Weidman’s shin last December at UFC 168, many thought the record setting champion was finished. Less than six months later, the following video has surfaced of Silva training with a lot of focus on his leg, new rod and all. “The Spider” looks to be headed back to the Octagon sooner rather...
Via Fight Booth
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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