If you didn't see it the first time around with the rest of the world, you'll want to check out Chris Weidman's knockout of Anderson Silva, the fight that earned him the UFC middleweight championship. more
LAS VEGAS -- UFC president Dana White discusses job opportunities in the UFC, Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz, Joe Rogan's fighting future, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre, and much more Friday evening at the UFC Fan Expo. more
After each of his fights against Anderson Silva during 2013, Chris Weidman was rightfully announced as the undisputed UFC middleweight champion.
Maybe now people will finally stop disputing it.
Weidman answered his many critics on Saturday at UFC 175, earning his stripes as 185-pound kingpin with a unanimous decision victory over Lyoto Machida in a bout that will no doubt wind up on many Fight of the Year ballots. In the process, Weidman proved that his previous two victories over Silva were no more
Nick Diaz spoke to UFC.com recently after re-signing with the UFC about his career aspirations, his time off, fighting for the belt, a potential fight against Anderson Silva, Robbie Lawler, and more. more
After a week of teasing it, the UFC has officially booked Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz.
Today, Dana White appeared on ESPN with a fight announcement that had been teased all week. Anderson Silva will be making his return from injury on January 31st, and when he does so, Nick Diaz will be there to meet him. Max Bretos announced the news via Twitter: Dana White announcing on @SportsCenter Anderson Silva will be back in #UFC Octagon. He will face Nick Diaz January 31st. Boom.
— Max Bretos (@mbretos more
Most fight announcements, even the big ones, have the feel of carefully scripted routine. They're words on paper or a listless television announcement, a token of gratitude dealt from the bottom of the deck to major media players who trade in favors and secrets.
Like all big-time combat-sports promoters, the UFC has done more than their fair share, even on premium outlets like ESPN's SportsCenter. A guy is fighting another guy. On pay-per-view. Buy it— with your money.
In fact, the UFC, in hardc more
Then came a pair of devastating wins over Anderson Silva and well, it sounds like Franklin is boarding the "All American" Express. Choo! Choo! "I tell you what, I wasn't a big Weidman believer at first, but looking at the second Anderson Silva fight, he looked great and had a solid gameplan. Lyoto & Anderson have this great ability to elude punches and draw you into their game. Lyoto is obviously a bit different than Anderson and he is a bigger fighter, and size hasn't played a big role in the A 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
Ed Soares, the manager of Anderson Silva talks about how the Silva camp views a UFC return fight against Nick Diaz. more