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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
 
Anderson Silva: Boxing Roy Jones Jr. means more than GSP or Jon Jones superfight
(mmajunkie.com)
As far as Anderson Silva is concerned, his legacy is already complete. But if the UFC middleweight champion can stray from the normal title defenses for one blockbuster, he'd rather it comes against boxer Roy Jones Jr. than with UFC champs Georges St-Pierre or Jon Jones. Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), who fights undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) in Saturday's UFC 162 pay-per-view headliner, would claim his 17th straight UFC win and 11th consecutive title defense if victorious. Yet, heading into the fight, and despite a new 10-fight contract, the 38-year-old has spent a lot of time talking about his legacy. Why?
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 10:55AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Renan Barao-Eddie Wineland Rescheduled for UFC 165 Co-Headliner in Toronto
(sherdog.com)
The UFC interim bantamweight title tilt originally slated for June will now take place Sept. 21, as Renan Barao will face Eddie Wineland in the UFC 165 co-main event. UFC officials confirmed the booking Wednesday night following an initial report from TheStarPhoenix.com. UFC 165 takes place at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and is headlined by a light heavyweight title collision pitting Jon Jones against Alexander Gustafsson.
Submitted Jul 4, 2013 12:50AM by Bubbles - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bocek-Prazeres, Clements-Thompson added to September's UFC 165 in Toronto
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's September return to Toronto continues to fill out with a new pair of fights featuring two Canadians added to the bill. Mark Bocek will meet Michel Prazeres, and Chris Clements takes on Stephen Thopmson.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cung Le targeted for coaching spot on "The Ultimate Fighter: China"
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC plans to put Cung Le front and center for the first Chinese edition of "The Ultimate Fighter." Sources with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie.com that Le will serve as a coach on the reality show's fourth international edition.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Pyle replaces Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1
(mmajunkie.com)
Thiago Alves' road back to the octagon will wait once again. Alves (19-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) has been forced out of his welterweight bout against Matt Brown (17-11 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 in August, and Mike Pyle (25-8-1 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will step in as his replacement. The UFC announced the change on Wednesday. The fight is expected to be part of the six-fight main card. UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston and will be the UFC's debut on the new FOX Sports 1 cable network.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 4:13PM by jjeans - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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