While Daniel Cormier has accomplished much in his brief mixed martial arts career, the title of UFC champion has thus far eluded him.
Naturally, Cormier is hoping to change that fact on September 27th when he challenges the sport's pound-for-pound kingpin, light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones, at UFC 178. Though if all goes as planned, Cormier will have some unexpected championship pedigree aiding him in his quest for the belt.
"I've got some friends and they put me in contact with some of th more
Because fighting a bigger man like "Bones" would provide Weidman more of a test than the much smaller Hendricks. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Johny Hendricks recently took the opportunity to put his boss, Dana White, on the spot, asking for a potential "super fight" against middleweight champion Chris Weidman at some point in the future.
The UFC president, however, was having none of it, saying that "Bigg Rigg" still had a long road ahead of him in a stacked 170- more
The Stockton Bad Boy is back. Is a bout with Anderson Silva far behind?
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has signed a contract extension with the UFC and will return from his self-imposed exile. UFC.com reported the news on Thursday.
Additionally, a solid source told MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani that if all goes well, Diaz's return bout would be against former longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who would also be making his return after a prolonged absence.
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Nick Diaz has decided to opt out of retirement, signing a three-fight contract extension with the UFC on Thursday, setting up a possible fight with Anderson Silva. 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
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
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
Chris Weidman competes at UFC 175 to defend his middleweight title, but first, watch the fight which got him the championship. more