Anderson Silva tested positive for two banned substances during a Jan. 9 drug test and now he is denying taking performance-enhancing drugs. Silva beat Nick Diaz via unanimous decision at UFC 183 last weekend in his first fight since breaking his leg in a loss to Chris Weidman in late 2013. News of his positive...Read More
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Once the buzz surrounding Anderson Silva’s return had finally worn off and the greatest mixed martial artist of all time had gotten past the opening moments of last Saturday’s headliner against Nick Diaz at UFC 183, anyone familiar with the former champion’s unrivaled resume noticed that something was missing. But on Tuesday, the world...
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has tested positive for anabolic steroids, the UFC announced on Tuesday. Silva (34-6) returned from a 13-month layoff last weekend to defeat Nick Diaz via unanimous decision at UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “On February 3, 2015, the UFC organization was notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Anderson...
“When the guys test for the steroids, (they should have) no more fights,” Silva said. “When you use the steroids, you use them for a long time. When you use the steroids for a long time, you have a problem. It’s a drug and it’s not good for the sport.”
The Spider is back…well sort of. Anderson Silva returned from a career threatening injury to win a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz. While the win was nice, the story was the Silva we saw and didn’t see at UFC 183.
Nick Diaz was asked during his UFC 183 Media Day appearance on Thursday afternoon if his no show for Wednesday’s open workouts was a calculated decision. He grinned and raised his pinky finger to the side of his mouth, doing his best Dr. Evil impression, hinting that his headline-making absence was all part of a master plan. In reality, when it comes to Nick Diaz, nothing is planned...
It was one of those moments that MMA fans will never forget. In the final days of 2013, Anderson Silva, the former middleweight champ and present day octagon-god, was facing current 185-pound king Chris Weidman in a rematch for the crown after being dethroned by the relative newcomer less than six months earlier. As the first round gave way to the second and both men began to...
image via UFC I know this is supposed to be all about Anderson Silva’s return to the octagon at UFC 183 but Nick Diaz is poised to score the big upset. At first I thought that it was my heart leading my gut because I would like nothing more than for Diaz to win and upset the UFC’s plans. When I started to look at this fight closer there are ways for Diaz to win. In fact the...
Nick Diaz, he’s one of the most polarizing figures in MMA history. Add the sounds of a band fronted by thee most polarizing front man in the history of “alternative rock,” Billy Corgan, and you have one of the, if not thee greatest 30-second UFC promo of all-time. It’s a match made in hell. Enjoy it below.
After months of talking and threats, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier delivered the fight I expected. Jones dominated Cormier in a long, boring, one-sided fight that surprised nobody who has followed the history of UFC grudge fights.
The UFC are wasting no time announcing their biggest fight on the docket. The UFC announced the return of two of its biggest stars this week and have signed the biggest fight of 2014 on January 31 in Vegas.
If there was ever a “fight for the fans,” this is it. Late last week when news broke of Nick Diaz signing a 3-fight deal with the UFC speculation immediately began about who his first opponent would be. All signs pointed to ‘The Spider’ himself, Anderson Silva, who would be due back in early 2015 after having his leg broken in late 2013 in second fight with the man who ended...
“The Spider” is back. UFC president Dana White announced moments ago on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” that former UFC middleweight champion and pound for pound king Anderson Silva will return to face Nick Diaz on January 31 in Las Vegas. It will be the main event of the show, which is expected to be billed as UFC 183. The fight will be taking place at 185 pounds. No word from White...
After 16 months away from the cage, many folks were beginning to wonder if former UFC title challenger and three-time defending Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz may never come out of retirement after all. Earlier today, Diaz visited Zuffa HQ to work on on deal with the his old friends Dana and Lorenzo. Papers were signed, and photos were snapped. He’s back @nickdiaz209 just signed...
Nick Diaz stated after his loss at UFC 158 in March of 2013 to George St-Pierre that he was retiring. Since then, Diaz had been offered numerous fights by the UFC and turned every one of them down. Now Diaz has had a change of heart. UFC president Dana White announced today Diaz has signed a three fight contract extension to return to the company. He's back @nickdiaz209 just signed...
Georges St-Pierre announced in December that he was taking a break from MMA and was uncertain if he would ever return. Well it looks like if the former UFC welterweight champion returns, it won’t be until 2015 at the earliest. St-Pierre announced a short time ago on his Facebook and Twitter pages that he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. “Just got confirmation that I tore...
It was an instant classic with Johny Hendricks digging deep in the fifth and final round to defeat Robbie Lawler at UFC 171 and become the UFC welterweight championship. But there is no time to rest for the new champ with plenty of contenders in the stacked welterweight division. The dream scenario for would be a rematch against Georges St-Pierre who escaped with a narrow –...
We haven’t seen Nick Diaz in the cage since he lost his chance last March at the UFC welterweight title against Georges St-Pierre. Diaz stated after the fight that he was retiring from active competition. The UFC has reached out to Diaz for numerous fights, but has declined them as he only wants to fight for the title. Diaz was backstage today at the weigh-ins for tomorrow night’s...
Photo from BleacherReport.com UFC 167 last month was highlighted by now former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre defeating Johny Hendricks by a controversial split decision. After the fight, St-Pierre had hinted he may leave the UFC and confirmed that on a conference call Friday in vacating the title and taking an indefinite leave of absence. Dave Meltzer of MMAFighting...
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