UFC 162 Main Event fight video featuring the light heavyweight championship of the world. Anderson Silva fights Chris Weidman in this UFC bout.
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Speaking at Lions Pride Gym in London, the former middleweight champion said that any superfight denies other fighters the chance to come up.
“My opinion – the people always say ‘superfight, superfight’ but where are the chances for the new guys to come?
Expect less Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) screen time for Steven Seagal when Anderson Silva steps into the Octagon to rematch Chris Weidman at UFC 168, which takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 28, 2013.
Heading into their initial encounter at UFC 162 earlier this year, Seagal was practically a walking sound byte for Silva, incredulously beating back all the doubters who thought Weidman had what it took to beat the legendary Middleweight champ.
The aging Aikido master, who famously boasted on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he trained Brazilian butt-kickers Silva and Lyoto Machida, has had absolutely no qualms with taking credit for Silva’s now famous front kick that bludgeoned Vitor Belfort into unconsciousness at UFC 126.
He also was front and center to pat himself on the back for the similar move that Machida pulled off to give Randy Couture some free dental work when the two squared off at UFC 129. Afterward, “The Natural” claimed he would come out of retirement to take on the “Under Siege” star.
However, Seagal has been noticeably quiet since Weidman shocked the world with a technical knockout win over Silva on Fourth of July weekend.
In an recent interview, Silva set the record straight about how much coaching he truly has received from Seagal:
“[Steven] Segal is good man — no coach — no train me — is a good man — is a good person, that’s it.”
Hmm, seems like a small step backward from the claims made by Seagal prior that he had been teaching Silva the art of Ashi Sabaki, claims that Demian Maia and Bas Rutten, among others, called bullshit.
Silva attempted to set the record straight once and for all … sorta:
“Yeah — I trained the front kick for a long time. I start to train mixed martial arts a long time ago. Segal showed me the movement, the little movement — but I working hard for this kick my whole life.”
One thing is for certain, Silva has seemingly adopted a more serious attitude leading into his rematch with Weidman. Eliminating distractions, and taking ownership of all things good, bad and indifferent, is a big step toward redemption.
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza is coming off an impressive first round knockout of Yushin Okami, the Brazilian grappling ace made short work of ‘Thunder’ at UFC fight night: Teixeira vs. Bader. The question on many fans lips is ‘what’s next’?
Souza is unbeaten since 2011, scoring four first round finishes in a row, as well as a third round submission of Bristol Marunde. Souza currently fights at 185lbs. in the same division as training partner and friend Anderson Silva. Although Souza has been open about his title aspirations, and furthermore fighting Silva (if he is able to regain the belt), his coach Josuel Distak has spoke to Portal Do Vale Tudo to clarify the situation:
The hallowed halls of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was the site of the blockbuster WBC light middleweight championship bout between boxing greats Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya. The venue also played host to some of combat sports’ most legendary feuds, including Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield and Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz.
Who would have guessed that the arena’s history would have a place for a 29-year-old dreamer from New York?
With just a 9-0 record, Chris Weidman stepped up and challenged UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva—arguably the greatest fighter in MMA history. It was a David vs. Goliath matchup void of a surprise ending, according to most fans. Weidman was simply too young and inexperienced to deal with the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
UFC legend Anderson Silva may be 38 years old and have nine fights remaining on a deal he’s vowed to complete, but fans shouldn’t expect the beloved Brazilian to follow in the footsteps of some of his peers by practicing testosterone replacement therapy. In fact, he’s even beaten a few fighters known for TRT use including Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen, giving further motivation for Silva to stay clean as he makes the final run of his career.
Silva spoke about the subject in an interview with SiriusXM Sports, saying:
“I don’t use it. My opinion is the use of testosterone is bad. I’m 38 and I don’t use anything. But it’s a good question for the commission.”
On his upcoming bout with champion Chris Weidman at UFC 168:
“I’m very excited for the rematch. The new Anderson is coming in December.”
Last month in an interview with EsNews Floyd Mayweather said he didn’t know who Anderson Silva was. Whether it was a straight shot at the MMA fighter or Mayweather really not knowing who Silva is, is unknown.
Now Silva has fired back at Mayweather on Sway’s Universe saying he respects everyone but him.
Anderson Silva might have 16 consecutive UFC wins, but light heavyweight Dan Henderson thinks that number is so high because the middleweight champion fights who he wants.
UFC 164 main event featuring the lightweight championship belt. This fight took place between Champion Ben Henderson who defends his belt against Anthony Pettis in his hometown of Milwaukee. This fight took place on August 31, 2013.
UFC 164 fight video featuring featherweight fight between Chad Mendes who fights Clay Guida. This fight took place on August 31, 2013.