Anderson Silva talks God, training, Bruce Lee and life after fighting

One of the biggest names in the UFC is Anderson “Spider” Silva. He has been called the “greatest martial artist of all time” and has an unbelieveable record inside the Octagon. Depite that, Silva is described as “soft spoken”, wears eyeglasses in everyday life and hates any kind of violence outside the Octagon.Silva came from a humble background in Curitiba, Brazil and the 37 year-old fighter dreams of someday being an example for the young people of Brazil. In this exclusive interview with the Brazilian

Vitor Belfort has three words for Jon Jones: I am ready

Vitor Belfort will challenge Jon Jones for the Light Heavyweight championship in the UFC 152 main event on September 22 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Beltor was supposed to face Alan Belcher at Middleweight at UFC 153 in Brazil, this October, but when a fighter has a chance of reclaiming a former title he has to take it.This chance came up due to the cancellation of UFC 151 in Las Vegas when Dan Henderson withdrew due to injury and reigning champion Jon Jones declined a replacement in the form of

Mir vs. Cormier Strikeforce bout slated for November in Oklahoma

Strikeforce Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (10-0 MMA, 7-0 SF) is getting ready for the biggest fight of his career against UFC’s Frank Mir (16-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) who is crossing over to Strikeforce for this closeout fight of the SF Heavyweight division. The bout is scheduled to take place on November 3, 2012 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a mere 65 miles from Cormier’s alma mater, Oklahoma State University.

Then and Now: What has changed in MMA since 2005?

A long term dynamic develops in every sport that sticks around for a while. A section of the fan base will inevitably compare the play of today to their heroes from yesteryear.  Whether it is the baseball fan that longs for the day where they didn’t have to worry about someone using performance enhancing drugs after every home run, or the football fan that yearns for the era of hard hitting and less complaining in the NFL. One thing is a common factor; this group wishes things would go back to

Five reasons Chris Weidman is the man to beat Anderson Silva

Less than one week after the biggest fight of the year, and maybe all of MMA history, Chris Weidman burst on to the scene as the best possible option to face Anderson Silva. His transitions from striking to takedowns were flawless. His top game was both smothering and punishing at the same time. Most importantly, he was confident enough to stand in the pocket with a guy with a lot of power in Mark Munoz. Chris showed all the qualities an opponent will need to compete with Anderson. Here are 5 reasons why, i

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on UFC 148: I want to grab one of Sonnen’s teeth

Anderson Silva has promised to rip every one of Chael Sonnen’s teeth out at their upcoming rematch at UFC 148 this Saturday and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira says he is counting the days for it to happen. “I wanna grab one of Sonnen’s teeth”, joked the heavyweight in an interview with TATAME. Criticizing Sonnen’s performance inside the cage, Nogeira says: “The guy’s disrespectful. The way he advertises himself is a wrong way of advertising,

Ronda Rousey vs Sarah Kaufman confirmed for August 18th Strikeforce card

Strikeforce officially announced today that women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (5-0) will make her highly-anticipated initial title defense against former champion Sarah Kaufman (15-1) at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Califonia, on Saturday, August 18. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said via press release: “We’re excited to head back to the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego with the first title defense of bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, arguably the best female fighter

Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann Head to Head: Who will win at UFC on FX 2

Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann will face off in Welterweight contest that may not have title shot implications, but will have definite impact on the rankings in the weight division.
This battle of two accomplished strikers will take place on Saturday in Australia, but due to the pesky International Date Line the fight will be broadcast on Friday in North America, something to definitely keep in mind, so you don’t miss this one.
These two may have had limited success in their recent endeavors, so

Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson: Who will win at UFC 144?

This Saturday, February 25, the UFC will head to Japan to present UFC 144. In the evening’s main event Frankie Edgar will defend his UFC Lightweight title against former WEC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson.
While the UFC’s Lightweight division may not be one of the “glamour” weightclasses, it is without a doubt one of, if not the, deepest weightclasses in the UFC and when the two top fighters in the division face off on Saturday it should be something to see.
Here’s a