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Ref Herb Dean was unsure if Anderson Silva was faking or unconscious at UFC 162
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran referee Herb Dean had refereed four Anderson Silva fights prior to UFC 162 and seen others cageside. So when Silva began to clown Chris Weidman in the main event of this past Saturday's pay-per-view, he did little else but pay close attention.
Submitted Jul 8, 2013 8:11PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leben granted TUE for painkiller substitute
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission granted UFC Middleweight Chris Leben a therapeutic use exemption for a prescription opioid medication for his UFC 162 bout with Andrew Craig.
Submitted Jul 8, 2013 8:10PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana wants Silva-Weidman 2 at UFC 168
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC president is considering moving Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate to Super Bowl weekend so he can feature the year's biggest rematch on New Year's Eve weekend at UFC 168.
Submitted Jul 8, 2013 8:09PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ex UFC and current Bellator fighter involved in altercation, friend hospitalised
(liveleak.com)
According to Band Santa Catarina, Renovacao Fight Team featherweight prospect and training partner to former Bellator tournament champion Maiquel Falcao, Kaue Mena, is in serious condition following an altercation outside a gas station in Southern Brazil. From the video it appears that Falcao got into some kind of disagreement with a pair of women inside the gas station. Words were exchanged and he appears to push/slap one of them away. After that a host of men enter and begin fighting with Falcao and his friends. The fight spills out into the the gas station parking lot where one of the men fighting Falcao hits him with what appears to be a piece of wood...
Submitted Jul 8, 2013 7:19PM by infestructure - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
UFC 162 salaries: Chris Weidman gets $48K, ex-champ Anderson Silva paid $600K
(mmajunkie.com)
It pays to be the champ. Or at least, it used to. New UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman earned a disclosed payday of $48,000 for his weekend win over Anderson Silva. The ex-champ, meanwhile, earned $600,000. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the list of disclosed fight purses from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. UFC 162 took place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card, including Weidman's second-round TKO victory over Silva, aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Weidman, who opted not to renew his UFC contract until after the title fight, is likely to get a handsome raise from his current pay, which included $24,000 to show and $24,000 as a win bonus. Silva, meanwhile, would have earned an additional $200,000 as a win bonus. The full list of disclosed UFC 162 paydays included:
Submitted Jul 8, 2013 12:13PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Even in defeat, ex-UFC champ Anderson Silva still holds all the card
(mmajunkie.com)
The way it normally works in the fight business, the person who gets knocked out shows up at the press conference later, trying to convince the promoter, the media and the fans that he deserves a rematch. Not the other way around. But then, there was nothing normal about the main event of UFC 162 in Las Vegas, so why should the immediate aftermath be different?
Submitted Jul 8, 2013 8:22AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With superfights now scrapped, UFC boss insists Weidman vs. Silva II up next
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Chris Weidman promised to ruin the UFC's plans for a superfight, and he made good on his end of the bargain. And while Anderson Silva doesn't seem interested in a rematch, UFC President Dana White believes it'll happen.
Submitted Jul 7, 2013 12:04PM by FastKnockout - 41 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva Pulls Back on Declining Rematch, Wants Time to Ponder Future
(mmaweekly.com)
Although Anderson Silva shunned initial ideas of an immediate rematch after losing his belt to Chris Weidman at UFC 162, he now wants to take a step back.
Submitted Jul 7, 2013 12:03PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP invites Hendricks to do VADA drug testing
(sportsnet.ca)
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre says he is willing to subscribe to Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) drug testing in order to clean up the sport of mixed martial arts and send a message to fellow athletes.
Submitted Jul 7, 2013 2:36AM by FlashyG - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 162 bonuses: Weidman, Swanson, Siver, Edgar, Oliveira earn honors
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Chris Weidman, Cub Swanson, Dennis Siver, Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira each earned bonuses, believed to be $50,000 each, for their performances at Saturday's UFC 162 event.
Submitted Jul 7, 2013 1:27AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 162 Weigh In Results - Silva vs Weidman
(sherdog.com)
UFC 162 ‘Silva vs. Weidman’ Weigh-In Results: Anderson Silva (184) vs. Chris Weidman (185) Frankie Edgar (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (144) Tim Kennedy (186) vs. Roger Gracie (186) Mark Munoz (185) vs. Tim Boetsch (186) Cub Swanson (144) vs. Dennis Siver (145) Chris Leben (186) vs. Andrew Craig (186) Norman Parke (156) vs. Kazuki Tokudome (155) Gabriel Gonzaga (262) vs. Dave Herman (242) Edson Barboza (155) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155) Seth Baczynski (170) vs. Brian Melancon (170) Mike Pierce (171) vs. David Mitchell (171)
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 11:00PM by kopower - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Next UFC Fight for the Troops Event Targeted for November 6
(mmaweekly.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will likely promote its next UFC Fight for the Troops event in November..
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 9:20PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White Ranks Hendo above Belfort for Anderson rematch
(bjpenn.com)
Those are tough fights to make. I’m not saying that Vitor couldn’t get the next shot, or couldn’t get a shot soon, but if you’re Anderson Silva… ‘I wanna fight (Georges St. Pierre) or Jon Jones or somebody different.’ You could make a better argument that Dan Henderson should get the next shot. He hasn’t looked impressive and he hasn’t won, but (Silva) didn’t beat him as bad as he did Vitor.”
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 6:29PM by frizzzlecake - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum wants to fight Daniel Cormier
(bloodyelbow.com)
Could a top 5 heavyweight matchup be in the cards for Fabricio Werdum and Daniel Cormier?
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 4:48PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White on Fighter Pay: “When you look at the lives we’ve changed, I’m (expletive) proud of it”
(mmaweekly.com)
In the 13 years that Zuffa has owned the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it has taken the promotion from the brink of extinction to one of the hottest sports properties on the planet. Over the course of that time, they’ve also provided the opportunity for numerous fighters to not only make a living in their chosen sport, but to thrive. Several have gone on to become millionaires, and many have cemented legacies. But along with any success story come the critics who believe that things can always be better...
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:55AM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Dana White Says Rumors of a UFC 162 Ticket Sales Flop are Way Off the Mark
(mmaweekly.com)
There had been rumors this week of UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman being a dud, at least on the ticket sales front. UFC president Dana White on Thursday, at the UFC 162 pre-fight press conference, squashed those rumors...
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:53AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs. Roy Jones Jr.? The boxer and Dana White are talking
(mmajunkie.com)
Anderson Silva hasn't been shy about saying he's interested in a fight against boxer Roy Jones Jr. And the buzz around that potential may reach a fever pitch this weekend. UFC President Dana White on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Jones will be the UFC's guest on Saturday at UFC 162 in Las Vegas – and that the two are "talking."
Submitted Jul 5, 2013 8:47AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Luke Rockhold wants top contender bout alongside Velasquez at Houston's UFC 166
(mmajunkie.com)
After dropping his UFC debut in May, former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold is ready to get back to work – and wants a fight against a top contender at UFC 166 in Houston this October.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 11:57PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez added to UFC 166 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
In an intriguing lightweight matchup, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez meets "The Ultimate Fighter 1" winner Diego Sanchez at October's UFC 166 event in Houston.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 11:55PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
Josh Thomson's message to UFC officials is clear: Give me a fight with Anthony Pettis, and then give me the UFC lightweight title shot I've been awaiting for the past decade.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 12:20PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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