On day two, reality started to set in.
Tuesday’s confirmation that Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz will fight next January at UFC 183 was pure joy, pure wonder. Despite the fact MMA fans had already been buzzing about the possibility for nearly five days, hearing UFC president Dana White actually say the words during an afternoon edition of SportsCenter set off a kind of punch-drunk bliss in fight circles.
Did that just happen? Could this be real life? It was a nice feeling.
But we mov more
And it doesn't help that "Spider" will be two months shy of his 40th birthday when he squares off against Nick Diaz. "I believe it's going to be a stand-up fight the entire time. Nick is better on the ground, his jiu-jitsu is better, but I believe it's going to be a standup fight and it won't last five rounds. I think it will be over before five rounds, someone will get knocked out. Nick is hard to knock out, he was knocked out only once in the beginning of his career. Anderson is bigger than Ni more
Antonio Silva won’t waste any time getting back to work when his suspension wraps up – and he apparently will be doing it at home in a rematch against Andrei Arlovski.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
"The Count" also believes Lyoto Machida will dethrone Chris Weidman this weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) at UFC 175 to capture the middleweight title. Following his unanimous decision loss to Tim Kennedy at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Nations" Finale this past April, Michael Bisping wasted no time in asking for another fight.
The British banger got what he wanted, as he was pegged to face former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le in the main event of UFC Fight Night 48, which goes down insi more
There exists a small glimmer of hope for "The American Gangster." After failing his second consecutive drug test, Chael Sonnen was relieved of his duties as an employee of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which included his job as co-host of "UFC Tonight" and analyst for pre/post-fight shows on FOX.
The former two-time No. 1 middleweight contender retired from active competition in mixed martial arts (MMA) following the backlash of his initial failed test, which revealed he had traces of An more
Lyoto Machida has a mighty task ahead of him as he prepares to face UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 175. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down what Machida will need to do to beat the champ.
After seeing his teammate Anderson Silva fall twice at the hands (and shins) of Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida likely realizes what a monumental task confronts him at UFC 175. Weidman was nowhere near being the favorite to beat Silva the first time around, but If you're a fan of t more
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LAS VEGAS -- Chris Weidman talks about his UFC 175 middleweight title fight against Lyoto Machida, why he wasn't happy after his second win over Anderson Silva, why it's bittersweet to move on from the Silva fights, and more. more
Silva says he doesn't expect his MMA career to be cut short without the now-banned treatment.
Antonio Silva was suspended for nine months after his epic, five-round brawl against Mark Hunt -- which resulted in a rare draw -- at UFC Fight Night 33 last December.
The reason? Elevated testosterone levels as a result of bad doctor's advice, according to "Bigfoot," who was approved for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) due to his battle with acromegaly.
Despite his recent setbacks, Silva eyes a more