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#spiderlogic Former Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva broke his leg last December and was forced to ride the pine for all of 2014. In his absence, a lot has changed in the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's 185-pound weight class. Thanks to a couple of surprise drug tests. "The Spider" spent over an hour with local media last week to pump up his UFC 183 return against Nick Diaz (watch it), and also fielded questions about the state of the MMA union. Spec read news >>

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Anderson Silva once stood atop the UFC's middleweight mountain, dominating opponent after opponent in mesmerizing and devastating fashion. But in stepped a confident Chris Weidman to put an end to Silva's reign as champion by stopping him in back-to-back contests in 2013. Ten months after his latest loss to the current middleweight champion, Silva doesn't think he's the most complete fighter the middleweight division has to offer. And, no, he doesn't give that nod to the champion either. He told read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Anderson Silva has fought the who's who of the middleweight division, and he believes one of his former opponents might be the one to dethrone current UFC 185-pound champion Chris Weidman. Weidman, who stopped Silva twice in 2013, is expected to defend the middleweight belt in February against former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, and Silva sees "The Phenom" as a big challenge for "All American." "In my opinion, Vitor is the most complete fighter at 185 pound read news >>

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Vitor Miranda will have to cut weight for his next bout under the UFC banner. The Team Nogueira fighter, who came up short against Antonio Carlos Junior at The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 heavyweight final in May, will cut down to 185 pounds for his clash against RFA middleweight champion Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 58 on Dec. 20 in Brazil. MMAFighting.com confirmed the match-up with sources close to the situation following a report from MMA Junkie. Miranda (9-4) entered the UFC reality show read news >>

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The UFC debut of former RFA middleweight champ Jake Collier is now set against “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3? finalist Vitor Miranda.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Although Chris Weidman is the overall favorite against Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva is picking his fellow Brazilian in the middleweight title fight. read news >>

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UFC middleweight superstar, Vitor Belfort says everybody loses with Weidman's injury;in favor of interim belt. Injuries in MMA, specifically in the UFC, are akin to the plague; there are never isolated incidents. When you have a large number of events planned out months in advance, and a limited roster of fighters to fill those spots, one or two injuries can make or break a card, as we've witnessed over the last couple years. One of the biggest cards of the year was scheduled to take place at UF read news >>

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Top UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort isn't happy about being on the sidelines for nearly a year now, to the point where he is imploring the UFC to instate an interim middleweight title. In an interview with MMA Fighting, "The Phenom" said that current 185-pound titleholder Chris Weidman's recent history of injuries should prevent him from holding up the division any longer. In this type of situation, everybody loses – the fans, who want to see an incredible fight, the other athlete, who read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender Vitor Belfort has his manties in a bunch over Chris Weidman's hand injury. Not necessarily because he got hurt, but rather because the "All American" has now postponed two championship title fights during his 2014 fight campaign. And as Belfort explains to MMA Fighting, the belt must always be made available: "Dana White confirmed that my opponent will have to wear a cast for four weeks, and will be cleared (to train) in six. I ha read news >>

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Vitor Belfort will be on one of the longest layoffs of his MMA career when he steps in the Octagon against Chris Weidman in 2015, and he’s confident that it won’t be an issue at all. "The Phenom," who improved to 24-10 in MMA with consecutive knockout victories over Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson in 2013, will challenge the "All American" for the 185-pound title after zero fights in 2014. "The fact that I haven’t fought in 2014 will only make my opponents surprised with my perf read news >>

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Prior to his positive drug test for HGH, Cung Le offered his thoughts on Vitor Belfort’s TRT usage over the past few years. read news >>

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