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...
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,...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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 ESPN.com Tuesday. The 39-year-old had already failed an out-of-competition drug...
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
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
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