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Chris Weidman: The UFC’s Biggest Star

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sport) When Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva took hiatuses from mixed martial arts at pretty much the same time, it left a huge void a the top of the UFC pile.  Who was the king (or queen) of the castle with these two legends and proven stars gone from the scene? […]
Via MMA Manifesto
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk: 'I would fight Anderson Silva tomorrow'

Recent UFC signging Phil "CM Punk" Brooks appeared on the always abrasive Michael Landsberg's show this week and, after being mocked repeatedly he calmly replied that he'd fight anyone, anytime, in the UFC. The former WWE star admitted that it may not be smart for him to fight a top UFC star, at this embryonic stage of his MMA skills development, but that he's game for whoever, as...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ Official Event Poster

Hot off the press! The official “UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz” event poster has hit the Internet, and it’s one of the best billboards the company has produced in quite some time. Former middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva is crouched down like a spider, while Nick Diaz looks over his shoulder. A pivotal welterweight affair between Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley...
Via 5thRound.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 183: Watch New Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz Promos

The UFC have released two new promos for January 31st’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas focusing on the two stars involved in the evening’s headlining ‘superfight’ – Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz. — Anderson Silva: Nick Diaz:
Via Fight Of The Night
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Must Watch: Anderson Silva’s Jaw-Dropping Budweiser Advert

Below you’ll find Anderson Silva’s new commercial for Budweiser, and it’s a must see – almost certainly the best advert featuring an MMA fighter that we’ve ever seen. —
Via Fight Of The Night
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz are back… in promos

Two of the biggest stars in all of mixed martial arts will make their return to the Octagon this January as former longtime middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and former No. 1 welterweight contender Nick Diaz face off in the main event of UFC 183. The fight has the potential to break the pay-per-view records for UFC, but the organization will need to put forth...
Via Fight Hub TV
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva uses Bruce Lee and Spiderman as inspiration

The sport of MMA is still at a point where that whenever a UFC fighter gets a sponsorship and does an ad for a major brand, it's a big deal. In recent years, one of the fighters most successful at getting such sponsorships, especially in his home country of Brazil, has been long time former middleweight champ Anderson Silva. Take, for example, his deal with Budweiser beer. Now, we...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Becomes a Spider In Epic Budweiser Ad (Video)

Anderson Silva suffered a horrific leg injury during a title fight rematch against current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Silva career was in serious doubt. Silva has been rehabbing the leg since the injury and preparing to face Nick Diaz on January 31, 2015, in his first fight back. In this commercial Silva emerges from a pit full of doubt as a spider. H/T Bleacher Report
Via BlackSportsOnline
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz Won’t Change Gameplan To Target Anderson Silva’s Leg

Much of the narrative leading into Nick Diaz’s UFC 183 ‘superfight’ with Anderson Silva on January 31st is going to be about Silva’s broken leg and whether he’s still suffering the effects from it over a year later. Some fighters may take the opportunity to find out first-hand how his limb is doing by targeting it in the Octagon with kicks, but Diaz says he won’t let...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC’s Anderson Silva: ‘The Rock Would Kick My Ass In A Fight!’

Generally speaking, when the media gets a hold of Anderson Silva, he is asked the same typical, boring questions. However, when the folks at TMZ get a chance to go one-on-one with the former UFC Champion, we get to see a different side of “The Spider.” During a recent red carpet event in Los Angeles, California, “The Spider” spoke to the celebrity-gossip website about a couple...
Via WZR Online
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Jones on Anderson Silva: 'I don't want to beat or lose to him'

UFC superstars Jon Jones (20-1) and Anderson Silva (33-6) got in the ring together last week to spar in Las Vegas. The sight was truly one to behold for MMA fans, as many have fantasized about a super fight between the light heavyweight champ Jones and the middleweight legend Silva, for years. According to Jones, who defends his UFC 205-pound belt against Daniel Cormier Jan. 3 at...
Via Fox Sports
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Florian: “GSP is Scared of Anderson Silva” (Video)

Georges St. Pierre is busy rehabbing a knee injury and it’s now a matter of when he will return to the octagon, not if he will return. Just don’t expect that return to be against Anderson Silva. At last weekend’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ event  Nick Diaz openly called GSP “scared” and a “coward” for not taking the January 31st fight against Anderson Silva; a fight...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenny Florian agrees with Nick Diaz that Georges St. Pierre is afraid of Anderson Silva

Earlier this week, Nick Diaz accused long-time UFC welterweight king Georges St. Pierre of being afraid of middleweight legend Anderson Silva. On "The Buzzer," co-host of UFC Tonight, former UFC title challenger and teammate of GSP's, Kenny Florian chimed in on the issue and...agreed with Diaz? Yup, check out the above video to hear why Florian agrees with Diaz that St. Pierre is...
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva, Jon Jones get together for sparring session

A superfight between Anderson Silva and Jon Jones never happened, but for a brief time on Monday night, the two masters got together for a sparring session. UFC boss Dana White tweeted the photo evidence on Tuesday, along with this caption: “The Superfight between @jonnybones and @spiderandersonsilva went down last nite @ufc headquarters #noppv #noticketssold...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva and Jon Jones ‘Bones’ aka ‘f**king crazy guy’ share a moment

You could make a fair argument that Jon Jones and Anderson Silva are the two greatest living mixed martial artists of all-time. Although they’ll never fight inside of the Octagon, flies on the wall inside of the UFC headquarters in Las Vegas recently got to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. It’s not quite on par with the iconic Ali-Liston black & white that will be embedded...
Via Fight Booth
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley meets Kelvin Gastelum in UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz co-main event

Fresh off a huge first round submission win over the weekend, Kelvin Gastelum burst into the top 10 rankings for the welterweight division and now he'll have a chance to move even further up the ladder when he faces Tyron Woodley in the co-main event for UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Tuesday. Gastelum moved to a perfect 10-0 with a win over Jake...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Jones and Anderson Silva finally square off in the ring

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is routinely regarded as the greatest fighter to ever compete in MMA.  UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is ranked as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport and could be on his way to matching Silva's UFC records in the next couple of years. It's a big part of the reason why these two icons of the Octagon were tagged...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White: Anderson Silva Could Get UFC Title Shot with Win Over Nick Diaz

Despite getting finished in two straight title tilts, with the last fight ending in one of the most gruesome injuries in MMA history, UFC president Dana White states former middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) could find himself in a championship affair with a win over Nick Diaz. “Anderson Silva is fighting Nick Diaz, and then Vitor Belfort and Chris Weidman will fight...
Via 5thRound.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz wants GSP rematch, but not in Canada 'where you can just be on steroids'

LAS VEGAS -- Ronda Rousey and Anderson Silva were in attendance. So was Jon Jones. Conor McGregor got to say his piece, too. But in a room full of the UFC's brightest stars, it was Nick Diaz who stole the show. Diaz, the outspoken and honest former welterweight No. 1 contender, went on several steam-of-consciousness outbursts Monday about nemesis Georges St-Pierre, starting on stage...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Here is your full UFC schedule for 2015

In an unprecedented move, the UFC unveiled their full schedule for 2015 earlier today inside of The Smith Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and we’ve attached it for your viewing pleasure below. You’ll also find a couple of nuggets that were revealed and some fun quoteables in regards to the schedule and the fighters that appeared on today’s dais below: • The February 14th show...
Via Fight Booth
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman: Fighting Anderson Silva again would be an easy payday

There was once a time when mixed martial arts fans wondered if Anderson Silva would ever lose another fight. Then Chris Weidman came along and beat Silva two times in a six-month span. And Weidman says he will take down “The Spider” again, if he must. Silva, who is 39 years old and recovering from...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Announces Venue for Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz (Video)

UFC 183 marks the return of one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, Anderson Silva. The UFC has announced that Silva will return to the MGM Grand, nearly a year after he lay there with his leg broken, to take on Nick Diaz. For all of the fans that can’t wait to see these two fight on January 31st, here’s a cool promo video for UFC 183: Here’s a list of the fights already...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman says a third fight with Anderson Silva is ‘easy payday’

Not many MMA fighters would call a fight with the former longtime UFC Middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva an “easy payday”, but then again, no one in the world has beaten Silva twice like current UFC champion, the “All American” Chris Weidman. In a recent interview with FOX Sports, the UFC champion noted that nobody in the Middleweight division has the...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Undercard Supercast for the Week of November 2

    On this week’s Undercard Supercast, we preview the gigantic weekend in combat sports, talk about the biggest fights left in 2014, discuss Anderson Silva’s health, and lots more.  The Undercard Supercast tapes live every Tuesday at 9pm est live on YouTube.
Via Undercard Superstar
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva’s Latest Setback Unrelated to Broken Leg

When news broke Tuesday that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (pictured) was hospitalized with severe back pain and lost feeling in his legs after practice, some wondered if Silva’s collapse was related to the surgical procedure he underwent to fix the broken shin he suffered 11 months ago. Rest assured, fight fans. According to Dr. Marcio Tannure, the Silva’s...
Via 5thRound.com
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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