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Gustafsson, Teixeira out of UFC Fight Night Berlin

The UFC’s light heavyweight division took another big hit on Friday when it was announced that an injury to Alexander Gustafsson has forced the promotion’s second-ranked, 205-pound contender to withdraw from his upcoming clash with Glover Teixeira that was set for the main event of UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin on June 20th. As always, injuries equal opportunity in the UFC, and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA fans should lower expectations before watching Mayweather-Pacquiao

For decades, boxing rivaled baseball as the most popular sport in this part of the world, local fighters often lived as legends in their hometowns, and everyone from grandmas to governors were familiar with the Jack Dempseys and Joe Fraziers of their day. While the sport had been losing momentum throughout the 1980’s, with the exception of few highly-touted disappointments,...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Silva confirms he will try to compete in 2016 Rio Olympics

SAO PAULO (AP) Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva says he will fight for a spot in the Brazilian taekwondo team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The announcement was made Wednesday after a meeting with Brazilian taekwondo officials. Considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, Silva said he is ''trying to give back to the...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva's first reaction to failed drug test: 'I'm telling you, I didn't do it'

In early February just days after his win at UFC 183 over Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva received news that he failed a pre-fight drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. At the time, Silva was filming the newest season of "The Ultimate Fighter Brazil" in Las Vegas when he received a call notifying him of the failed drug test. Silva was eventually pulled from the...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch The Moment Anderson Silva Found Out He’d Failed Drug Test

The UFC have served up a big trailer for the forthcoming episode of their TUF: Brazil 4 show as it shows the moment Anderson Silva first found out during filming for the show that he’d failed a UFC 183 drug test. Silva reacts by saying, “No, I did not take anything,” and then later is seen telling the group of fighters he was coaching on TUF, “Okay gang, here’s the deal...
Via Fight Of The Night
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Interested In Competing In Taekwondo at 2016 Olympics In Brazil

Anderson Silva’s immediate future in MMA remains unclear after testing positive for steroids at UFC 183 back in January, but one way or another the 40 year-old is determined to get back to competing one way or another and now has the 2016 Olympics in his sights. “Everybody knows that for a high-performance athlete, the Olympic Games is the dream of every athlete, and it wouldn’t...
Via Fight Of The Night
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva suspended due to second failed drug test

January was a month of failed drug tests for former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Silva failed a second drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Jan. 31, the night of his UFC 183 unanimous victory over Nick Diaz, NSAC executive director Bob Bennett confirmed to Tuesday. The 39-year-old had already failed an out-of-competition drug...
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva reportedly failed second drug test

Anderson Silva may be in even more trouble than initially believed. Last week it was reported that Silva tested positive for two banned substances — both steroids — in a drug test on Jan. 9. That drug test was considered an out-of-competition screening ahead of his UFC 183 fight against Nick Diaz. Results from the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: UFC withholding Silva's purse from UFC 183

The UFC is withholding Anderson Silva’s purse related to his UFC 183 fight in January pending the outcome of his his case with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, according to a report. Brazilian news outlet Veja says UFC boss Dana White has blocked $6 million due to Silva. Silva was paid $600,000 for the fight,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva broke hearts of fans with positive steroid test

Anderson Silva fails drug test with performance enhancing drugs, crushing the hearts of MMA fans around the world. The post Anderson Silva Tests Positive For Steroids, Breaks Hearts of MMA Fans appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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