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 >>
- 5 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 >>
- 3 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 >>
- a year 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 told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that light heavyweight slugger, Thiago Silva, would never return to the Octagon following his arrest for domestic assault back in February. Never say never. Silva was reinstated by UFC last Thursday (Sept. 4, 2014) after the court cleared him of all charges. While the complaints against him looked pretty severe, the Brazilian maintained his innocence throughout, and his estranged wife -- and chief w read news >>
Dana White has released a statement on Thiago Silva's UFC return following a prior stand off with the police and assault charges. Earlier this year, Thiago Silva was involved in a police stand off and some serious assault and domestic violence charges leading to Dana White saying he would never fight for them again. After going back on these claims and surprisingly bringing him back to the promotion, the UFC president has since released an official statement on the light heavyweight's return: "W read news >>