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Anderson Silva: I will be back next year, and will fight for five more years

Anderson Silva still has to face the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) in April to answer for his multiple failed drug tests leading up to, and immediately after his UFC 183 win in Jan. over Nick Diaz, but he told fans in his native Brazil this week that he plans to fight on for some time. "I will be back next year," the near 40 year-old said, according to a report from the indispensable...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz hires New York law firm ahead of commission showdown for UFC 183 drug test

Nick Diaz plans to battle against his UFC 183 drug test results after retaining a New York based law firm to help his case when he goes before the Nevada State Athletic Commission. According to Diaz's manager Lloyd Pierson via UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, Diaz has hired Seham, Seham, Meltz & Petersen, LLP attorneys-at-law to help in his case after he tested positive for excessive...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey to face Bethe Correia at UFC 190

During the three weeks that have passed since Ronda Rousey’s 14-second destruction of Cat Zingano at 184, it seemed as though everyone from actual, octagon-experts to bus drivers had their thoughts on who the resident queen of MMA should beat, sorry, I mean fight, in her next octagon-appearance. As usual, the sport’s leading promotion took full advantage of the spotlight generated...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Fan gets terrible Ronda Rousey haircut

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Ronda Rousey is one of the most popular figures in the wide world of sports, and her fan base is growing with each fight that she wins. She has been so good in her career, that many are calling for her to begin fighting men to make it a fair fight. That isn’t likely to happen, but it is still very impressive and intriguing to think about. That...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Will Not Retire Following Failed Drug Tests

No competitor wants to go out a loser. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (pictured) doesn’t want to go out a cheater. Despite the fact Silva turns 40 years old next month ,and he’s facing at least a nine month suspension for testing positive for two different performance-enhancing drugs in January’s unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz, Silva’s camp informed...
Via 5thRound.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources say Anderson Silva won't retire, hopes to fight again before 2016

UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani revealed during tonight's broadcast that sources close to former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva say that "The Spider" will not retire after testing positive multiple times, for multiple banned drugs, including steroids, before and after his UFC 183 win over Nick Diaz earlier this year.  Word from Silva and sources from his camp since word of the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

No shortage of threats to reign of new women’s 115-pound champ Joanna Jedrzejcyzk

  As the first champion of a division that’s still in it’s infancy, strawweight Carla Esparza hadn’t even solidified her position with a successful title defense prior to Saturday’s co-main event against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 185 in Dallas. But just when fight fans were getting to know the layout of the women’s strawweight division due largely to a promotional push...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey explains why she wouldn’t fight a man

Ronda Rousey, the undefeated women’s UFC bantamweight champion, is confident she could beat a man in a fight, but she doesn’t think it’s a good idea to actually fight one. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Rousey explained why she wouldn’t fight a man: “I don’t think it’s a great idea to have a man hitting a woman on television,” says Rousey. “I’ll never...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ronda Rousey breaks interviewers ribs

UFC champ Ronda Rousey executed a perfect judo flip and broke a guy’s ribs. Aaron Tru, host of a MMA Prime web show, told Rousey that she doesn’t have enough strength to compete with a man. And then this happened:   Rousey beat a woman in 14 seconds and a man in two. [Sporting News]                   ...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva on drug bust: 'I don't know what happened'

Well, we're back to this, we suppose. When confronted by gossip cameras from TMZ recently, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson said that when he heard he'd failed multiple drug tests for banned substances, including steroids, leading up to and after his UFC 183 win against Nick Diaz, he was shocked and at a loss for an explanation. "I don't know what happened. I'm surprised...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva’s First Video Interview Discussing Failed Drug Test

Nobody in the MMA world can score a video interview with former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) to discuss testing positive for two different performance-enhancing drugs, but TMZ has … because like the NSA, they’re everywhere. TMZ Sports caught up with Silva and asked him about his flunked exams, which has essentially tarnished his illustrious career. Silva is...
Via 5thRound.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anderson Silva to admit to banned PED use

According to a report from Brazilian outlet, UOL, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will admit to using the banned performance-enhancing drugs that he tested positive for leading up to, and immediately following his Jan. 31 unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz in Las Vegas. Silva had been an outspoken and severe critic of fighters who use banned substances throughout...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones, Anthony Johnson prank UFC president Dana White

  UFC president Dana White did not want a brawl to occur during Saturday’s “UFC: Welcome to the Show” press conference in Los Angeles. But UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and upcoming title challenger Anthony Johnson had other plans as they went forehead to forehead before shoving ensued. Just as White was in an obvious panic, the two fighters began laughing...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey: ‘I’m rooting for Manny Pacquiao’

  Ronda Rousey says she has extra motivation for her UFC 184 fight against Cat Zingano this weekend. She told TMZ that she needs to win so she can afford tickets to Mayweather vs. Pacquaio on May 2. “I really want to go so bad,” Rousey told TMZ. “I gotta go beat Cat Zingano so I can make a couple million dollars and afford that ticket.” If Rousey does get a ticket to...
Via Sports-Glory
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Fedor Emelianenko: Anderson Silva testing positive 'a slap in the face to the sport'

In the annals of mixed martial arts when discussing the greatest fighters of all time the conversation usually starts and stops at two names -- Anderson Silva and Fedor Emelianenko. Silva and Emelianenko were both incredibly dominant at their craft and they ruled the roost of their respective weight classes for dozens of fights over the course of several years. Unfortunately, Silva...
Via Fox Sports
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva: "I always played clean, I was never a cheater"

In the wake of two separate drug tests that returned positive results for performance enhancing drugs, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva made only his second public statement on the matter while once again proclaiming his innocence. Silva has been quiet for the most part since the first results were revealed in early February that showed the fighter failed a Jan. 9...
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva says in statement that he is not a cheater

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva is speaking out for the first time after his failed doping tests, saying in a statement that he is not a cheater and "never used any substances" to improve his performances. In the statement published on his Instagram account on Friday, Silva said he has always "played clean" and is still waiting for the "results and analysis from...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva says in statement that he is not a cheater

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva is speaking out for the first time after his failed doping tests, saying in a statement that he is not a cheater and "never used any substances" to improve his performances. In the statement published on his Instagram account on Friday, Silva said he has always "played clean" and is still waiting for the "results and analysis from...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva says in statement that he 'never used any substances'

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva is speaking out for the first time after his failed doping tests, saying in a statement that he is not a cheater and "never used any substances" to improve his performances. In the statement published on his Instagram account on Friday, Silva said he has always "played clean" and is still waiting for the "results and analysis from the...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Issues Lengthy Statement Claiming Innocence

To hell with what the Nevada Athletic Commission says, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (pictured) is sticking to his I-have-never-taken-any-performance-enhancing-drugs guns – despite the fact the NAC reported Tuesday Silva failed two out of three drug tests they administered. Outside of issuing a brief statement professing his innocence when news broke February...
Via 5thRound.com
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Issues New PED Statement; Still Maintains Innocence

Day after it was revealed that former middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for steroids not only during an out-of-competition drug test prior to UFC 183, but also a post-fight test, the fighter has released a new statement in which he still maintains his innocence and claims he has never used any performance enhancing drugs. In the message, released on Instagram,...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 20, 2015  |  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 ESPN.com Tuesday. The 39-year-old had already failed an out-of-competition drug...
Via NESN.com
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Silva, Diaz and Lombard temporarily suspended pending disciplinary hearings

The Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting on Tuesday and issued temporary suspensions to three UFC fighters -- Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz and Hector Lombard -- following positive drug test results from January. The motion passed unanimously by the commission for all three fighters to face a temporary suspension until a full disciplinary hearing can be held. The commission...
Via Fox Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana White ‘Screwed Up For Days’ After Anderson Silva’s Failed Drug Test

Imagine relentlessly pumping a guy for years as the best mixed martial artist to ever play the game, even to the point where you got into heated debates with media members who dared to think Fedor Emelianenko was MMA’s GOAT, only to have said fighter you were praising test positive for two different performance-enhancing drugs which essentially tarnishes his illustrious career...
Via 5thRound.com
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC counters controversy with intriguing fight announcements

Despite a promising schedule that’s already seen Conor McGregor punch his ticket to a featherweight title shot, Anthony Johnson’s career-altering win over Alexander Gustafsson, and the return of a living legend, 2015 hasn’t been too kind to the UFC. Instead of marking the new year with the type of big-name bouts that only the UFC can offer, a string of failed drug tests have...
Via Sports-Glory
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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