Former UFC Greats Back Wanderlei Silva's Testimony on Fighter Mistreatment
Wanderlei Silva is taking a stand against the UFC, and given the response by former champions and longtime contenders, he is not alone.
The former Pride and UFC legend shocked the world on Friday by releasing a video on his YouTube page officially announcing his retirement from MMA. According to Silva, the UFC took away his desire to compete, and he was hanging up his gloves for good after an 18-year run.
Wanderlei Silva was hit with a lifetime ban today for dodging drug test and fined $70K
Looks like retirement was right thing for him to do.
Jon Anik signs extension with UFC
One of the most notable and often-used figures in the UFC's broadcasting stable is Jon Anik, a man UFC hired from ESPN in 2011 to help fill broadcasting roles for the UFC's expanding schedule and program offerings. Anik's hiring was announced at the UFC 137 pre-fight press conference and was to be a three-year deal.
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort off; Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler 2 headlines UFC 181
The long awaited middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort will have to wait a little longer following an injury to the champion that will postpone their fight scheduled for UFC 181 in December.
Before took to Facebook to release the news stating that Weidman broke his hand in training, forcing him to pull out of their fight on December 6 in Las Vegas.
"I've just received the news that Chris Weidman broke his hand and, for what everything points to, our fight is gonna be moved to February," Belfort wrote on his Facebook fan page on Monday.