Remembering Past Warriors: Chris Leben

Contributor: Ben Kohn   In the short time since the conception of the modern sport of MMA, we have watched promotions and fighters rise and fall in the time, a little over 20 years, since the UFC was created (the time period most consider the formation of MMA today and a good starting point historically). Since 1993 we have seen legends, middling fighters, terrible fighters, and...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE News: Chael Sonnen Meeting With WWE During Wrestlemania 31 Weekend, Wanderlei Silva Claims To Be Talking To WWE Also

Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has been known to fabricate a story or two to get the fans stirring. That’s part of the reason why Sonnen saw the success that he’s seen throughout his MMA career. He has made several claims before that the WWE had interest in him and each time, WWE would deny those claims. A few weeks ago, Sonnen made a similar claim and said that he was invited...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen-Wanderlei Silva feud WWE bound?

Former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight Chael Sonnen’s most recent appearance on Michael Landsberg’s OTR reminded us why Sonnen continues to be one of the greatest and most honest voices in the world of MMA today. Was he always this honest – absolutely not. Has he become the Jose Canseco of MMA? Not exactly. Sonnen has maintained his integrity and shown his professionalism...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

A fans view of UFC’s start to 2015; Drugs, Fights, Dana White and what it all means

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,  it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness…” After a tough 2014, the Dickens quote seems to be appropriate for the UFC’s start to 2015. On the one side they have had a very successful start...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Says UFC Threatened To Sue Him For Bellator Appearance

In his latest video blog recently retired fighter Wanderlei Silva continues to take jabs at the UFC and reveals that they threatened to sue him after agreeing to do a signing session to help generate interest in rival promotion Bellator’s Tito Vs Bonnar event a few weeks ago. According to Silva he had been offered $10,000 to make the appearance, but after initially agreeing to...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva releases new video explaining why he was pulled from Bellator 131 signing

Wanderlei Silva is at it again. The embattled UFC and PRIDE veteran has released yet another video condemning the way UFC has treated him during his retirement. This time, Silva discusses how UFC threatened legal action if he went ahead with an autograph signing in promotion of Bellator 131, which went head to head with UFC 180 that weekend. Silva was set to make an appearance,...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva OUT of Bellator 131 Pre-Party Kickoff

Just when plans come together, something or in this case somebody comes and burns it down. On Monday, Bellator distributed a press release announcing that former Pride & UFC veteran “ The Axe Murder” Wanderlei Silva would be apart of their “Pre-Party Kickoff” on Friday for Bellator 131. The release goes on to say that Silva would join UFC Hall of Fame members Randy Couture...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Helping To Promote Bellator 131

UFC 180 on pay-per-view is set to go head-to-head with Bellator 131 on Spike TV this Saturday night and as his feud with the UFC continues, Wanderlei Silva is going to be helping promote their biggest rivals show. According to a new press release from Bellator, Silva will be joining a few other ex-UFC legends, Randy Couture, Royce Gracie and Frank Shamrock who’ll all be at a Bellator...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Joins Other UFC Legends to Promote Bellator 131

The UFC wants nothing to do with Wanderlei Silva (pictured), but that doesn’t mean Bellator MMA doesn’t want them some “Axe Murderer.” On Monday, the UFC’s biggest rival announced Silva will help them promote Saturday’s Bellator 131 event. Following Friday’s weigh-ins at Dave & Buster’s in San Diego, Silva will be joined by UFC legends Royce Gracie, Randy Couture...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Angered By UFC ‘Enslavement’ As Chael Sonnen Fight Falls Through

The XFC promotion have made an ambition play to put together the fight-that-never-was between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen, but despite ‘The Axe-Murderer’s’ enthusiasm it appears to be a non-starter. Silva had announced his retirement from the sport recently, but when XFC came calling with the prospect of fighting his rival Sonnen at an event on New Years Eve he quickly...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sonnen vs. Silva in the works?

Former UFC stars Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were set to culminate their feud after coaching against one another on the third season of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil back in July at UFC 175. Unfortunately, Silva literally ran away from a surprise NSAC drug test, meaning he would be unable to compete against Sonnen at UFC 175. Soon after, Sonnen himself failed two drug tests, and...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Will Randomly Drug Testing Every Fighter ‘Several Times a Year’

There’s nothing worse than not being prepared for a pop quiz. Just ask Wanderlei Silva. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta (pictured) said the promotion’s revamped drug testing program will affect everyone on their roster, several times a year. “Actually it’s becoming less of a problem,” Fertitta said of performance-enhancing drugs...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Will Randomly Drug Testing Every Fighter ‘Several Times a Year’

There’s nothing worse than not being prepared for a pop quiz. Just ask Wanderlei Silva. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta (pictured) said the promotion’s revamped drug testing program will affect everyone on their roster, several times a year. “Actually it’s becoming less of a problem,” Fertitta said of performance-enhancing drugs...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Claims UFC Paid Wanderlei $9.7 Million and Faked Injury to Duck Chael Sonnen, Silva Calls Him Liar

The ongoing soap opera between UFC president Dana White and Wanderlei Silva (pictured) just keeps getting better and better. Just minutes before the curtain was drawn on UFC 178, one of the promotion’s deepest fight cards of the year, Silva took to Twitter to blast his former boss.  Silva retired from MMA nearly two weeks ago, and bashed the UFC on his way out. “The Axe Murderer”...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No UFC Hall of Fame for Wanderlei, Silva Couldn’t Care Less

If Stephan Bonnar, arguably the worst cheat the UFC has ever known, and Wanderlei Silva (pictured) ever got into an argument, Bonnar would hold the ultimate trump card. “Well, at least I’m in the UFC Hall of Fame.” Speaking of cheating, Silva retired from MMA earlier this month after realizing he was fighting a losing battle with the Nevada Athletic Commission when the 18...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

'Axe' to grind: Was Wanderlei Silva's bashing of the UFC just a 'smokescreen?'

There's a lot going on right now with Wanderlei Silva. Let's follow the timeline. Silva bashed the UFC for mistreating fighters in a video blog and announced his retirement last week. On Tuesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) issued Silva what was essentially a lifetime ban for evading a drug test. And Wednesday, UFC president Dana White called Silva's remarks against his...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Doesn’t Believe Wanderlei Silva’s Retirement Reasons

Wanderlei Silva retired last week, claiming his grievances with the UFC had taken away his desire to fight, but Dana White believes that the 38 year-old was just using that as a way to cover up the real reason he was hanging up his gloves. “I think he was trying to put up a smoke screen,” White said on UFC.com. “Look over here because he does it a few days before he’s about...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Responds to Wanderlei Silva’s Claims of Disrespect

When legend Wanderlei Silva unceremoniously announced his retirement from mixed martial arts via last week’s YouTube video, just days before he was to stand before the Nevada Athletic Commission to receive punishment for ducking May’s random drug test, the Brazilian didn’t hesitate to trash the UFC on his way out. Silva claimed the UFC disrespected him, turned his legion of...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Handed Lifetime Ban In Nevada

The Nevada State Athletic Commission have come down on Wanderlei Silva like a ton of bricks over an incident earlier in the year in which he fled a random drugs test in the state ahead of his UFC 175 bout with Chael Sonnen. Yesterday the commission handed Silva lifetime ban from fighting in Nevada in addition to a $70,000 fine (35% of the fight purse he would have received at the...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Fires Back at NAC for Lifetime Ban

The Nevada Athletic Commission may have won the battle against Wanderlei Silva (pictured) Tuesday by fining the now-retired UFC star $70,000 and banning him for life for ducking May’s random drug test, but Silva claims the war is only just beginning. Silva took to Twitter shortly after the committee levied their hefty punishment. “Those who are trying to take me down, come get...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva gets $70k fine and lifetime ban from NSAC

The Nevada State Athletic Commission came down hard on the recently retired UFC and PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva this afternoon as they gave Silva a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine for running away from a random drug test prior to UFC 175. Silva did not attend the NSAC hearing today, and was instead represented by his attorney Ross Goodman. Afterwards, Goodman called the NSAC hearing...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva receives lifetime ban in Nevada

The Nevada Athletic Commission finally passed judgment on former UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva on Tuesday, hammering the recently retired competitor with a lifetime ban from fighting in Nevada along with a $70,000 fine for the infraction. Silva was not present at the commission hearing nor was he on the phone to respond to the allegations.  In May, Silva skipped out on a commission...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Retires, Blames UFC for Decision

After a combustable and controversial few months, Wanderlei Silva has had enough and decided to retire from the sport of MMA. And the reason: according to Silva, it’s because the UFC turned his fans on him. “I am stepping down from the ring,” announced the former PRIDE Champion in a video on YouTube.  “After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again. My career is over...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA fighter gets lifetime ban from Nevada, big fine

It’s a good thing Wanderlei Silva (pictured) has retired from mixed martial arts, because the Nevada Athletic Commission has just banned him for life from competing in the state. The NAC also docked Silva $70,000, 10 percent of what he was guaranteed to make in his bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 175, for running from May’s random drug test. Silva was a no-show during Tuesday’s...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanderlei Silva Announces Retirement

www.mmanews.com MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement this weekend in a lengthy video posted to his YouTube channel. In the 13-minute video, Silva thanks the public but has disparaging words against fight promoters, namely the UFC. He recounts a time he was pressured to take a fight this past May when he felt he wasn’t physically able to perform. At one point he...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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