After a high-profile arrest -- and release from UFC -- Thiago Silva returns to mixed martial arts (MMA) in "The Sunshine State."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Thiago Silva is not only out of jail, he's back in the fight game, inking a new deal with Fight Time Promotions that puts him inside the cage at Fight Time 20 on Aug. 29, 2014, inside War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Fight Time announced the deal earlier today (via Sherdog).
The Brazilian more
Thiago Silva, the former light heavyweight contender who was arrested on felony charges and subsequently released from the UFC in early-February, has been scheduled to return to the cage on August 29, 2014 at Fight Time 20, in what will be Silva's first fight since his dramatic showdown with Florida police.
Silva (16-3, 2 NC) is currently awaiting trial on several charges of aggravated assault and battery, sending threatening texts, and resisting arrest without violence.
The 31-year-old was arre more
UFC veteran Thiago Silva now has a date for his return to the cage. more
The Silva/Barnett war-of-words doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
Antonio Silva wants to throw down with Josh Barnett inside the Octagon, but "The Warmaster" isn't interested, as he has his sights set on bigger and better fights, ones that actually make sense.
Plus, Barnett doesn't want "Bigfoot," a guy he isn't too fond of, to make any make any money or gain further ground in mixed martial arts (MMA) at his expense.
But according to an amused Silva, Barnett's reason for not accepti more
In this week’s Twitter Mailbag, MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes answers your questions on UFC doubleheaders, featherweight contenders, and the wisdom of comparing female fighters to strippers.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
When he entered the Octagon at UFC 169, Ricardo Lamas had a conservative mindset. Being cautious against featherweight champion Jose Aldo was at the forefront of his approach, and the former No. 1 contender feels it cost him the fight. more
The USA lost and won at the same time. Defeat to Germany wasn't enough to knock out the Americans from the group stages, and you can see how some of MMA's top names tweeted the proceedings.
It's been a roller-coaster ride for the US Men's National Team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Coming off a dramatic 2-1 win over arch-nemesis Ghana in their group stage opener, the Americans needed a win against Portugal to secure qualification into the last 16 before playing the vaunted German side in the 3rd a more
Josh Barnett doesn’t seem interested in fighting Antonio Silva, but "Bigfoot" won’t give up the idea.
Barnett said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that fighting the Brazilian would give him money and attention and he wouldn’t try "to help this guy." Silva fired back, and he thinks that the real reason why the former UFC heavyweight champion won fight him is because he’s scared.
"I woke up this morning and saw his interview," Silva told MMAFighting.com. "He’s giving excuses because he’s scare more
The week's most interesting bits from the MMA and UFC twitter world.
A few updates on what's been going on in the MMA & UFC Twitterverse
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