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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
4 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...
9 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
11 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
21 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
29 days ago  |  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

Anderson Silva hospitalized with back pain; fight still on

The bad news, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (pictured) spent the night in a Brazilian hospital after collapsing from severe back pain following a rigorous training session. He subsequently lost feeling in both of his legs. The good news, Silva was discharged Tuesday morning after being diagnosed with lumbago (pain in the lumbar region) and his UFC 183 fight against...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Anderson Silva signs 15-fight extension with UFC

Just two fights into the unprecedented 10-fight UFC contract extension Anderson Silva signed in 2013, Silva claims they have ripped up that agreement and inked a new 15-bout deal. “I had seven fights on my contract (including upcoming fight with Nick Diaz),” Silva told Brazilian website Combate. “I met (UFC co-owners) Lorenzo [Fertitta] and Dana [White] on Thursday, and that...
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva still wants a title shot

During his struggle back to fitness after the gruesome leg break he suffered late last year in the Octagon, former champion Anderson Silva has stated that he no longer had any interest in fighting for the middleweight title he held for many years, but in his latest interviews he seems to have changed his mind. Just a month ago Silva was quoted as saying, “In a way you’ll see...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva will return against Nick Diaz at UFC 183

On Tuesday, it was announced former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) will return to action exactly 13 months and three days after shattering his left shin against champion Chris Weidman. Silva meets Nick Diaz, who is also ending his extended hiatus, at UFC 183. The January 31 show will take place at a yet-to-be announced venue in Las Vegas. The bout will take place...
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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