Anderson Silva is fed up with the UFC, that he vows retirement if he does not get an interim title fight against Yoel Romero.
Just five years ago, Anderson Silva was the UFC’s poster boy, as he held his six-year reign as the world middleweight champion. While he is still a big name these days, he is no longer on the company’s top priority list.
As Anderson Silva reiterates his boxing aspirations, Jose Aldo is looking to follow suit.
Long before Conor McGregor made noise about transitioning into boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather, Anderson Silva was already pushing for his own stint inside the ring. “The Spider” has been campaigning for a possible fight against four-division champion Roy Jones Jr for years now.
Anderson Silva talks Conor McGregor’s flaws, potential fight with Mayweather.
We all have our flaws, but Conor McGregor’s are abundantly clear. That’s according to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who was featured on Combate News TV on Thursday evening.
Silva, who ruled as the 185 lbs king for seven years, said McGregor’s most notable weakness is jiu jitsu.
At UFC 234 on February 10, former Middleweight king of the world Anderson Silva (34-8; 1 NC) takes on Israel Adesanya (15-0). To help him prepare for the young undefeated fighter, Silva has turned to one of Adesanya’s former foes, and is now training with Glory champion Alex Pereira. Marc Raimondi reports that Silva has brought Pereira in to train with him in the lead-up to the Adesanya fight.
Prior to the booking of his fight against Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva talked about a rematch with Nick Diaz, and the current matchmaking trend in the UFC.
Prior to the finalization of his matchup against Israel Adesanya last November, Anderson Silva was leaning towards a rematch with Nick Diaz for his next fight. “The Spider” also expressed his problems with the current matchmaking trend in the UFC.
Conor McGregor would eventually like to fight Anderson Silva... and “The Spider” is fine with it.
Conor McGregor is focused on his UFC 229 showdown with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but beyond Saturday’s night mega-fight, McGregor has his eyes on going up multiple weight classes to take on legendary former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Shamil Abdurakhimov will fight at UFC Moscow in September.
Anthony Johnson hits back at Daniel Cormier’s recent remarks about him.
Just as Anthony Johnson teased about an MMA comeback, his former opponent Daniel Cormier went on a rant about some ill feelings. The current UFC light heavyweight champion specifically had some problems with “Rumble” and his then opponent Jon Jones sharing some “moments” during the UFC 214 weigh-ins.
Henri Hooft, Anthony Johnson’s coach and cornerman was just as puzzled as everyone else with the way his fighter performed in the main event of UFC 210.
UFC 210 was mired in controversy from start to finish. From Daniel Cormier’s weigh-in and Pearl Gonzalez’s breast implants, right up to Gegard Mosuasi’s ‘illegal’ knees. And that’s to say nothing of the main event.
Former UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Johnson sounds like he’s jumping into the marijuana business now that his fighting career is through.
When Anthony Johnson suddenly announced his retirement from MMA, following a loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, speculation ran wild as to where he would end up next. Most of that was due to Johnson himself, who teased that he had big plans coming, but that he couldn’t reveal just what they were, yet. Was he going to work with the L.A. Rams? Was he going to train fighters? Inquiring minds wanted to know.
Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis praised Conor McGregor and dissed Nate Diaz in a recent interview.
Anthony Pettis was impressed with Conor McGregor’s performance in his pro boxing debut. The Irishman fought ‘The Best Ever’, Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena and, to the surprise of many, actually put up a good fight.
Tyron Woodley won convincingly at UFC 214, but did he really employ an optimal strategy?
For many fans, Tyron Woodley’s dominant welterweight title defense against Demian Maia represented a black mark on an otherwise stellar UFC 214 main card. The encounter was largely spent with both men circling each other, in a fight that resulted in the least strikes ever landed in a 25-minute UFC welterweight title fight. The previous record was established just four months prior, during Woodley’s anticlimactic rematch with Stephen Thompson.
Former UFC champ B.J. Penn isn’t thinking much about a return to MMA right now, but it could happen down the road.
B.J. Penn isn’t committing to an MMA return — but on the other hand, he’s not officially retired, either.
Here are the Bellator 183 results and highlights from Roy Nelson vs. Javy Ayala and Lorenz Larkin vs. Paul Daley.
The Bellator 183 main card saw Paul Daley pull out his signature left hook to blow the doors off of Lorenz Larkin in the second round of their welterweight meeting. Roy Nelson made his promotional debut by earning a unanimous decision over up and comer Javy Ayala. Click HERE for the results and highlights from earlier in the night.
Ben Askren has something to say about Colby Covington’s recent title shot snub.
Colby Covington has major gripes against the UFC and Dana White as of the moment. All of it stems from the company’s decision to have Kamaru Usman fight Tyron Woodley for the title at UFC 235 in March, instead.
Ben Askren has been using social media to challenge many UFC stars, but he’s not calling out the one with the most money.
Ben Askren is suddenly on the lips of many UFC fighters. The former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight titleholder seemed to be retired, but a very unique “trade” with ONE will apparently see him being able to sign with the UFC in exchange for Demetrious Johnson. And a lot of people will be gunning for the Funky one.
Now that he has signed with the UFC, a lot of opportunities have opened up for undefeated welterweight Ben Askren. The “Funky” one had already put every 170-pounder on notice, but refused to call out the one who could potentially earn him a massive paycheck, Conor McGregor.
07 April 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a blockbuster co-main event bout at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES. ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani. ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is set for 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium and will also feature ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee taking on challenger Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event.
It looks like Ben Askren will make his UFC debut against a former welterweight champion.
The UFC may not be giving an official word on whether or not they’re closing down the 125 lb division yet, but they appear to be releasing almost every flyweight that loses in the Octagon.
“We’ll see what the future holds...” That’s about as definitive as Dana White is willing to get on the UFC’s flyweight division right now — as rumors continue to swirl that the promotion is closing down their lightest men’s weight class. And while those kinds of ominous statements leave a lot of potential wiggle room for future plans, the current reality is a lot more cut and dried. The UFC is cutting their flyweight roster. One fight at a time.
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