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Belfort was open to fight Romero, not Machida
Vitor Belfort asked for an interim title fight at UFC 184 when Chris Weidman was forced out with an injury, but changed his mind when they offered him a bout with Lyoto Machida, not Yoel Romero.
Submitted Feb 2, 2015 1:35PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nick Diaz on first-round antics against Anderson Silva: 'He stayed the hell away from me'
Anderson Silva might have won the fight, but Nick Diaz definitely dominated the troll game. Silva has been known throughout his career for clowning his opponents, dropping his hands and begging his foes to hit him in the mouth. It's what got Silva caught when he lost the UFC middleweight title to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 in July 2013. However, Diaz definitely out-taunted the master Saturday night in Silva's unanimous decision victory at UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena...
Submitted Feb 2, 2015 11:41AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
Joe Silva's Shoes: What next for UFC 183's winners?
Nearly seven months after the fight was announced, UFC 183 finally saw Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz collide inside the octagon. “The Spider’s” ability to return from one of the most gruesome injuries in UFC history was the main storyline going into Saturday’s event. Silva (34-6 MMA, 17-2 UFC) got the job done with a unanimous-decision victory over Diaz (24-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC), the former Strikeforce champion. While all eyes were on UFC 183’s headliner, the remainder of the main card also provided some meaningful results as Tyron Woodley (15-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC), Al Iaquinta (11-3-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC), Thales Leites (25-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and Thiago Alves (21-9 MMA, 13-6 UFC) all recorded impressive victories. After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Joe Silva and Sean Shelby’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker...
Submitted Feb 2, 2015 11:35AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gus vs. DC won't happen next
Saturday night UFC president Dana White revealed that top light heavyweight contenders Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson will not fight each other next.
Submitted Feb 2, 2015 10:19AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diaz: I won every round against Silva
UFC middleweight competitor Nick Diaz discusses the scoring of the UFC 183 main event and why he believes he defeated Anderson Silva.
Submitted Feb 2, 2015 10:16AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jorge Masvidal and Donald Cerrone want to fight at UFC Fight Night 63 in April
It appears UFC lightweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Donald Cerrone have taken matchmaking duties into their own hands.
Submitted Feb 2, 2015 10:13AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Paige VanZant responds to criticism over 'hot girls' comments: 'We were born this way'
Paige VanZant has quickly asserted herself as one of the brightest personalities and most promising young fighters of the strawweight division. While she didn't compete as a cast member of TUF 20, and thus didn't have a shot at winning the inaugural title, she put on a dazzling performance in her debut against Kailin Curran. Coupled with her willinness to embrace the spotlight, she's out-shown many of her peers, even without the platform of TUF to do it. In her media scrum at UFC 183, she went so far as to say she "dodged a bullet" by staying out of the TUF house, and given the attention she's gained, it's hard to disagree.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 6:19PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Woodley is a champion at life - won't take 30% fine from Gastelum
What Americans call soccer, Brazilians call it o jogo bonito - the beautiful game. When after the fight Anderson Silva fell to the mat, overcome, in tears. A concerned Nick Diaz came over and helped him up, and offered encouraging words. It was beautiful. Earlier in the night, Tyron Woodley decisioned Kelvin Gastelum. Gastelum had missed weight so egreriously that the Nevada Athletic Commission fined him 30% of his purse, and apparently intended to give it to Woodley. Woodley declined it. "He lost the fight, he missed weight, that's punishment enough," said Woodley as transcribed by Dave Doyle. "I don't want to take his money. He's a young kid, I know what it's like to barely have enough money to feed my family. I don't want his money."
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 6:17PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Even in defeat, Nick Diaz loses nothing of original value
The good thing about novelty fights is that they’re more about captivating imagination than they are any relevance to the title structure. Sometimes slugging ten shots of hard stuff and saying to hell with tomorrow is the only way to truly convince yourself of the moment. Sometimes you need Nick Diaz versus Anderson Silva to remember the power of impulse. The bad thing is that somebody has to lose.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 6:16PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Ronda Rousey on Cyborg Justino's fight in LA: 'I'll worry about her later'
Cris "Cyborg" Justino is doing her best to get Ronda Rousey's attention. The former Strikeforce and current Invicta featherweight champion will defend her title against Charmaine Tweet at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Feb. 27. That's just one night before Justino's nemesis, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, defends her title at Staples Center, just 1.8 miles down the road from the Shrine, against undefeated Cat Zingano. But according to Rousey, she's not going think about Cyborg until she has to.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 6:15PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Vitor Belfort explains why he turned down an interim title fight with Lyoto Machida
The UFC was willing to create an interim middleweight title after Chris Weidman pulled out from a UFC 184 bout with Vitor Belfort due to an injury, but the Brazilian declined to face Lyoto Machida on Feb. 28. On his Facebook page, "The Phenom" explained his decision, saying he would agree to fight Machida or anyone else if the UFC strips Weidman of his title.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 6:15PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva explains why he scaled Octagon to greet Jon Jones after UFC 183 main event
For many years, Anderson Silva was considered the best MMA fighter in the world, a mythical position that most feel belongs now to Jon Jones. Right after Silva's fight with Nick Diaz ended on Saturday, he climbed over the top of the cage and landed right in from of Jones. There will be almost surely be no match between the two, who have both said they would have no interest in such a fight. But it apparently was to show respect to Jones as the new top star of the sport.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 6:14PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Left arm injury forced Nick Diaz to stop punching two weeks before Anderson Silva fight
LAS VEGAS -- The most important part of Nick Diaz's game is boxing, so it didn't exactly help him that a left arm injury forced him to stop punching two weeks ago. Diaz said the arm injury was not an issue in his unanimous decision loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Saturday night here at MGM Grand. But Diaz said he did need a cortisone shot and a UFC doctor told him that it could require surgery. Diaz might have bone spurs or bone fragments in his elbow, according to X-rays.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 5:36PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tate beat McMann after breaking orbital bone early
Miesha Tate kept her title hopes alive with a dramatic come-from-behind win over Sara McMann at UFC 183, rallying back from a listless first round to outgrapple the Olympic wrestler and nearly send McMann home early with a pair of tight guillotine attempts. And to make matters more impressive, Tate did all of her best work after being badly injured in the fight's opening minutes.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 11:57AM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva will talk to family before deciding whether to fight again
Anderson Silva will talk to family before deciding whether to fight again.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Reason for John Lineker's in-fight belly rub: McCall posted 'a fat baby with my face on it'
Why did John Lineker rub his belly to apparently taunt opponent Ian McCall at Saturday’s UFC 183 event? It was all due to a fat baby, the Brazilian said.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 11:50AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
White: Doctor cleared Hettes to fight but commission vetoed; both fighters paid
Despite their fight cancellation, Jimy Hettes and Diego Brandao left Saturday’s UFC 183 event with a few more bucks in their pockets.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 11:48AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 183 bonuses: Thales Leites banks an extra $100,000 for submitting Tim Boetsch
The dust has barely settled on UFC 183: "Silva vs. Diaz" from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, which means it's time to honor those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights last night (Jan. 31, 2015). Performance of the Night -- Thales Leites Performance of the Night -- Thiago Alves Fight of the Night -- Thales Leites vs. Tim Boetsch
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 8:48AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch set as new UFC Fight Night 60 main event
With Stephen Thompson forced with withdraw from UFC Fight Night 60, Benson Henderson (21-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) has agreed to step in and face Brandon Thatch (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in the main event.
Submitted Feb 1, 2015 1:30AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mousasi open to Belfort fight at UFC 184
Former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi threw his name into the hat and revealed interest in a match-up against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184.
Submitted Jan 31, 2015 7:12PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
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