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December 2013 MMA News Archive

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Anderson Silva’s son wants his dad to stop fighting
Kalyl Silva, the teenage son of Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC), has his dad’s long limbs and an apparent knack for striking. Prior to the ex-middleweight champ’s title defense against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126, his son hit pads before reporters. In the final scene of the documentary “Like Water,” he was seen doing some light sparring with his father. The young Silva could be a future legend. But right now, he wants the legend closest to him to hang up his gloves.
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 11:34PM by Webbie - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Corey Hill’s sobering advice for Anderson Silva and his return from a broken leg
Corey Hill didn’t watch Anderson Silva‘s rematch with Chris Weidman, but he had an eerie feeling when he received a text message from a buddy the night of UFC 168.
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 5:31PM by Webbie - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Following Cryptic Tweet, Trainer Says Chris Leben Still Unsure About Retirement
Chris Leben is pondering his future, following UFC 168 loss to Uriah Hall.
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 3:00PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Kennedy Writes Up Bout Agreement To Face Michael Bisping, Tweets It To Dana White
UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy writes up bout agreement to face Michael Bisping, signs it and tweets it to UFC president Dana White.
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 2:59PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 168 Weigh-In Show Becomes Most-Watched Weigh-In Program in Fox Sports History
The UFC 168 weigh-in show was the most-watched weigh-in program ever to broadcast on a Fox Sports Media Group channel, a network official told MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 2:58PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Abel Trujillo gets new opponent for UFC 169 main card
With Bobby Green out (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC), Abel Trujillo (11-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has a new opponent for February’s UFC 169 event: fellow lightweight Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC).
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 2:55PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 results feature wins by Shinya Aoki, Satoshi Ishii and Minowaman
Japanese fight fans got to ring in the new year with IGF's Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 combat sports festival. Full results from the MMA portion of the show below.
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 12:30PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
Surgeon Details Anderson Silva’s Surgery, Expects Full Recovery
Dr. Steven Sanders, who performed the surgery on former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s broken leg in the early hours of Sunday morning, detailed the procedure and recovery process during a media conference call on Monday. Silva broke both the tibia and fibula in his left leg during the UFC 168 main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 28 when champion Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick. The fractures occurred about equal distance from the ankle. Sanders described the injury as “fairly severe,” and the leg was stabilized inside the Octagon...
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 12:22PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Weidman's corner says "Good, f**k him" about Silva
Listen to the red corner audio from Saturday's UFC 168 main event where the champ's camp had some choice words for the fallen foe.
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 12:19PM by FastKnockout - 46 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 35 main card set with six bouts for promotion’s Georgia return
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 35 card, the promotion’s return to Georgia for the first time in nearly two years.
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 12:16PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Watch today’s Cage Warriors 63 live on MMAjunkie at 4 p.m. ET
You can watch a live and free video stream of today’s Cage Warriors 63 main card here on MMAjunkie at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT (9 p.m. GMT local time).
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bantamweights Bryan Caraway vs. Lucas Martins added to UFC 170 in Vegas
A bantamweight bout between Bryan Caraway (18-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Lucas Martins (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to February’s quickly filling UFC 170 event.
Submitted Dec 31, 2013 12:12PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
February’s UFC 170 in Las Vegas adds Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye
The UFC’s February card in Las Vegas will have a second big women’s bout on the bill.
Submitted Dec 30, 2013 9:43PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Valdir Araujo meets Tyler Stinson on main card of WSOF 8 in Florida
Share this image:The main card for World Series of Fighting 8 now is set with the addition of a fifth bout to the lineup.
Submitted Dec 30, 2013 8:18PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC 168 injuries and medical suspensions: Anderson Silva benched six months after shattering shankbone
Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear (besides the obvious) following the carnage at UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" this past weekend in "Sin City."
Submitted Dec 30, 2013 3:28PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bob Sapp Defeats Fedor Emelianenko In Japan
Upset! Bob Sapp has defeated Fedor Emelianenko in Japan en route to a championship win at the 17-man celebrity arm wrestling tournament in "The Land of the Rising Sun," one that also included Kevin Randleman and Kazushi Sakuraba, among others.
Submitted Dec 30, 2013 3:25PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Brock Lesnar did not attend UFC 168
Despite some media hype about UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar possibly attending UFC 168 on the weekend, the current WWE superstar was nowhere to be seen.
Submitted Dec 30, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Set your alarm clocks for this week’s UFC Fight Night 34 event on UFC Fight Pass
If you’re planning to watch this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 34 event – the debut show on the UFC’s new digital network – and you’re located in North America, be sure to set your alarm clocks.
Submitted Dec 30, 2013 11:38AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White on UFC 168’s Bobby Voelker: ‘He’s 0-3, and he’s not going anywhere’
Bobby Voelker hasn’t won a fight in 27 months, and he’s winless in three UFC tries. But for now, his job is secure. At Saturday’s UFC 168 event, Voelker (24-11 MMA, 0-3 UFC) fought through a leaky nose, blood-splattered eyes and a storm of fists from fellow welterweight William Macario (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to hang on for three rounds. He suffered a lopsided decision loss via 30-27 scores, but it seemed a footnote to otherwise gritty performance.
Submitted Dec 29, 2013 8:46PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dustin Poirier says Diego Brandao threatened to stab him in the neck
Dustin Poirier wasn't happy with Diego Brandao for missing weight by a whopping seven pounds Friday for their planned featherweight fight at UFC 168 on Saturday night. But he was really steamed by what Brandao had to say to him on the way out to the weigh-ins...
Submitted Dec 29, 2013 9:53AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
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