UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva is expected to return this spring to defend his 185-pound title, but UFC President Dana White would like to see Silva make a run in the light heavyweight division. read news >>
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While UFC President Dana White had previously claimed that Anderson Silva may fight within 12 months of the catastrophic leg-break he suffered at UFC 168, "The Spider" is not as unrealistically hopeful. Rather, Silva is focusing on recuperating and targeting a return in 2015. "These rumors that I’ll fight at UFC 181 or any other event around that date aren’t true," he told Combate (translated by MMAFighting's Guilherme Cruz). "This year is over for me. There’s a chance I’ll fight in the first ha read news >>
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You make me, promises, promises! Dan Henderson is under the impression that a monster upset of Daniel Cormier at the UFC 173 pay-per-view (PPV) event this weekend (Sat., May 24, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada, gets him a crack at the light heavyweight title, currently held by Jon Jones. "The reason why I took [the fight] is because [UFC President] Dana [White] said the winner gets a title shot, so I said, alright," Henderson told MMAFighting.com. White, however, was non-committal when asked at the U read news >>
UFC president Dana White wants to make an Anderson Silva super fight with Jon Jones or Georges St-Pierre, but should the champ lose, that all goes away. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Anderson Silva explains why he's not interested in a fight with Jon Jones, but UFC president Dana White promises that he can make that fight happen. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Life isn’t going to get any easier for Thiago Silva. read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Before Anderson Silva's UFC 134 victory, UFC president Dana White mentioned Georges St-Pierre as a possible future opponent.
And following Silva's destruction of Yushin Okami in his record ninth straight title defense, White isn't changing his tune.
White said challenges remain for Silva at middleweight, but he said the time is approaching for a cross-division super fight between the UFC's two longest-reigning titleholders.
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- 3 years ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO - Make no mistake about it: Anderson Silva wants big fights.
UFC president Dana White said the organization's 36-year-old middleweight champion, who headlines Saturday's UFC 134 event against Yushin Okami, wants big fights from opponents in multiple weight classes.
But a rumored quick return for Silva at November's UFC on FOX event just isn't in the cards, he said.
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- 6 years ago
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UFC light heavyweight standout James Irvin (14-4) will face middleweight champion Anderson Silva who will make the trek from 185 lbs. to 205 lbs. in order to find a challenge. After cleaning out the middleweight division Silva is in dire need of big fights, Irvin, however, thinks that Silva is taking on more than he can handle. read news >>
UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo isn't too pleased with the tickets he received for two UFC events, including UFC on FOX 13 on Saturday, and complained to UFC President Dana White in the process: Thanks @ufc @danawhite for the fantastic seats. You sure know how to make your fighters feel appreciated.......... pic.twitter.com/7Ftd5YM9Ut — Ryan Jimmo (@RyanJimmo) December 13, 2014 And last week in Vegas @ufc @danawhite great seats for 2x knockout of the night winner.......... pic.twitter.com/vyeBe read news >>
“The Time Is Now” press conference the UFC held on Monday afternoon may have failed at delivering the promised big announcement, but it was not light on MMA news. UFC President Dana White mentioned two possible title contenders for 2015. First, former longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva was name-dropped. The champion has been out of action since he was defeated for the second time by Chris Weidman. A checked leg kick resulted in a broken leg for Silva. Silva returns to action on Januar read news >>
"These fights lead to bigger fights." After an injury-laden 2014 campaign, that message seemed to be UFC president Dana White's promise to fans for next year's schedule. Speaking Monday at the promotion's 'The Time is Now' press conference featuring some of the company's biggest stars, White explained how much of 2015's matchmaking would be in the hands of the fighters. "The [Dan] Cormier-[Jon] Jones fight is a fight people have been talking about for a long time," White told FOX Sports. "At the read news >>
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua is going to coach Season 4 of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil opposite ex-longtime middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva, and while they aren't scheduled to fight at the end of the season, Shogun is open to the idea. In an interview with Brazilian media outlet Combate, the former PRIDE champ explained that he'd sling some leather with The Spider if the UFC made the offer (translation via Bloody Elbow). The UFC called Eduardo (Alonso, Shogun's man read news >>
The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion said that fighting his former training partner isn't something he wants but he wouldn't turn down the UFC if they asked him to fight Anderson Silva. Fighting against Anderson Silva after TUF Brazil 4 was never something Mauricio "Shogun" Rua desired, but he said that he would accept the bout if this was the UFC's wish. Interviewed by Combate.com, the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion also praised "The Spider", stating that his former Chute Boxe train read news >>