From its earliest days, determining the best MMA fighter in the world has never been a particularly easy task. Even as Royce Gracie dominated the initial UFC tournaments in 1993 and 1994, challengers to his throne emerged overseas, his own brother Rickson at the front of the pack.
As the years have gone by and the sport has become more diverse—in size, technique and geography—winnowing a pool of hundreds down to one has become more and more difficult. How do you compare lightning-quick submissio more
Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon in 2015, and he welcomes the idea of fighting Nick Diaz.
In a recent media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Silva confirmed he won’t compete this year since he’s "not feeling safe to return (in 2014)," and a fight with Diaz, a former welterweight title contender who is currently retired, would be interesting.
"Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say?" Silva said. "It could be an interesting fight."
Silva sparred more
"The Spider" has no desire to complete a trilogy against the UFC middleweight champion but would accept a fight with Nick Diaz.
Anderson Silva still doesn't know how long is going it take for him step on the octagon again but the former UFC middleweight champion told Brazilian media that he is open to the possible fight between him and Nick Diaz. However, "The Spider" doesn't feel that he and Chris Weidman should fight each other one more time, as the current UFC 185-pound champion is 2-0 in the more
The rivalry between Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn is a unique one in the realm of combat sports because the two have always kept their fire confined to the Octagon. more
Nick Diaz, on the other hand ...
Stick a fork in him, he's done.
At least when it comes to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who is currently up two-zip on former division kingpin Anderson Silva, thanks to a pair of brutal finishes at UFC 162 and UFC 168, respectively.
"The Spider" is moving on (told you so).
Not to mention, Weidman has his hands full with Lyoto Machida, who tries to bring the belt back to Brazil this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) in the m more
BJ Penn was on the TUF 19 conference call on Monday afternoon and discussed his excitement over the more stringent testing being conducted by commissions. B.J. Penn is "excited" about the prospect of a more even playing field in the wake of Chael Sonnen's recent drug fiasco.
"The Prodigy," a longtime advocate for drug testing in MMA, took part in a UFC 175/TUF 19 conference call, where he revealed his satisfaction at commissions' ability to detect drugs such as human growth hormone (HGH) and rec more
Anderson Silva is returning to the Octagon in 2015, but a rematch with Chris Weidman and another shot at UFC gold isn’t on his agenda.
The former middleweight champ won’t let vengeance or redemption become the focal point for his UFC return. Instead, he is willing to take a backseat to teammates Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza as they try their hand at the new middleweight king.
During a media scrum in Brazil, per MMAFighting.com, Silva said: Rematch with Chris Weidman is something that more
At the same time, "The Prodigy" is sad that it came at the expense of his friend Chael Sonnen's two failed drug tests. On the heels of the news that Chael Sonnen had failed a second consecutive drug test, B.J. Penn had a smile on his face.
No, "The Prodigy" isn't elated that "The American Gangster" got caught -- they're actually good friends -- but because athletic commissions are now testing for human growth hormone (HGH) and erythropoietin (EPO); the two banned substances Sonnen tested positiv more
Ed Soares, the manager of Anderson Silva talks about how the Silva camp views a UFC return fight against Nick Diaz. more