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 >>
- 10 months ago
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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 >>
- 8 months ago
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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 >>
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White stated that should Anderson Silva defeat Nick Diaz this weekend (Sat., Jan. 31, 2015) at UFC 183 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Brazilian bomber would be next in line for a shot at the title. "The Spider," though, says he's still a few wins away before getting back to the big dance. That's "crazy" talk, according to White, who recently spoke to FOX Sports 1 (via MMA Fighting) that the former middleweight champ doesn't need to go on a win strea read news >>
Three weeks ago, UFC president Dana White said that Anderson Silva would get a title shot with a win over Nick Diaz. Silva doesn't seem to agree. On January 7th, Dana White declared that Anderson Silva would be granted a title shot with a win over Nick Diaz at UFC 183. This despite Diaz having 0 appearances at middleweight and no wins since 2011, and the fact that he's 0-2 vs. current champion Chris Weidman. There's also the aspect of Silva's own admission that he doesn't want to fight other Bra read news >>
Dana White isn't exactly booking Anderson Silva's next fight just yet, but doesn't think he has to work his way back into title contention... Silva is already there. read news >>
Dana White has said that a victory over Nick Diaz in UFC 183's main event Saturday night would put former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in line for a shot at the belt he held for neearly seven years. Silva himself is unconvinced, as he stated last week that he is "2-3 fights away" from a title shot, but added "this is Dana's decision." On Thursday, White, presented with Silva's retort, basically said we're going to have to wait and see what happens at the MGM Grand on Saturday before read news >>
News of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' brief stint in rehab raised more than a few eyebrows. Jones tested positive for cocaine metabolites in a Dec. 4 random drug test, 30 days before his title clash with Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Making an appearance on The Jim Rome Show Wednesday, UFC president Dana White went to bat for the champion's efforts to move on. "Everybody was talking about, 'Oh, he really didn't go to rehab.' He went for a 24-hour evaluation into reh read news >>