Anderson Silva, who is undefeated in the UFC, says when he fights Brazilians, its just different for him. Obviously, he’ll do it if he needs to, but he certainly doesn’t prefer it. Just ask Thales Leites, Demian Maia, or Vito Belfort.
Anderson Silva expands on his close relationship with both the Nogueira brothers. He partially credits them with his continued MMA success.
Anderson Silva sits down for a light hearted interview with Karyn Bryant. Silva’s dance moves are showcased.
This fan made promo showcases a fight we’d all love to see between Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. This guy does good work; he could give nicktheface a run for his money if he keeps work like this flowing.
Rogerio Camoes, one of Anderson Silva’s trainers, believes the UFC middleweight champion should face Jon Jones.
Camoes, however, sees it more as a culminating bout in the career of “The Spider.”
“I would like to see this fight against Jones,” said Camoes, during a recent interview with Tatame. “I wanted to see this as his last career fight. He wins and retires.”
While Silva recently agreed to a 10-fight extension with the UFC and seems intent on fulfilling that obligation, the window to meet the UFC light heavyweight champion is likely closing by the day.
Jones seems poised on one more 205-pound fight before heading up to the ranks of heavyweight.
Chris Weidman has every right to be upset about the general lack of interest in his fight with Anderson Silva, but he’s not. I really like his attitude about this. Fans still seem more interested in Silva fighting just about anybody but Weidman. I’m guilty of this too; my ears perk up anytime I hear something about Silva/GSP or Silva/Jones, Silva/Weidman not so much. In all seriousness, that’s not fair to Weidman.
The guys from The MMA Beat are back after taking a few months off. They basically focus on Anderson Silva and Shane Carwin.
The thought that Anderson Silva could no-show an event likely never crossed the mind of Chris Weidman.
However, after hearing about Silva skipping out on several interviews and media events to promote UFC 162, it appears Weidman is concerned now.
“I just want to make sure we both get in the fricken’ cage July 6,” said Weidman, during an interview with MMAjunkie.com. “I’m still worried about that. I don’t want him to hear this interview and be like, ‘Oh, that’s a good idea.’ So, don’t use this, Anderson.”
Silva, 33-4 overall and 16-0 in his UFC career, said he was unaware of any planned events when he scheduled a plane to take him from Los Angeles to Brazil. He was fined $50,000 by the UFC.
Weidman, 9-0 in his MMA career, has not fought since early last year when he defeated Mark Munoz. Surgery kept him on the sidelines for the remainder of the year.
Luke Rockhold talks about Vitor Belfort and their fight. Rockhold says he has issue with Belfort’s use of TRT, but there’s not much he can do aboout it, and he needs to get Vitor out of his way to fight Anderson Silva.
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has decided to fly home to Brazil instead of appear in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Silva was expected to be present for several scheduled media events, but will not take part in them.
“We had a full media day set up for him in Los Angeles, and he just decided he didn’t want to do it, so he’s being fined $50,000,” UFC President Dana White told MMA Junkie. “He doesn’t like talking to the media, but it’s part of his contractual obligation,” White said. “Everybody wants more money, more money, more money, but nobody wants to sell the fight or go out and talk to the media. Talking to the media is part of your job, whether you like it or not.”
Silva will defend his title in July against Chris Weidman. This is the first reported instance of “The Spider” declining to appear.
Nick Diaz was previously fined and eventually removed from a UFC title fight for not showing up for scheduled media events.