Anderson Silva says fifth round submission over Chael Sonnen was payback for Nogueira brother insults
UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva has revealed his fifth-round submission of Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 last Saturday was a deliberate sign of payback after the latter’s criticism of the Nogueria brothers.
Speaking via Sherdog.com, Silva said:
“I was very upset when he spoke that (expletive) about the Nogueira brothers. He messed with the wrong [...]
Mark Munoz is co-headlining UFC on Versus 2 on Sunday against Yushin Okami in San Diego, Calif. Just six days later, Anderson “The Spider” Silva is defending the middleweight title against Chael Sonnen in Oakland, Calif., at UFC 117. To help prepare for Sonnen’s high level wrestling, Silva has been training with Munoz, a former [...]Share
Media conference calls have become a standard leading into a big fight, and UFC 117 was no different as middleweight champion Anderson Silva and top contender Chael Sonnen on Tuesday took to the phones to answer questions from journalists.
In one of the most memorable conference calls since Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson took over [...]
Forget light heavyweight, forget heavyweight, and especially forget welterweight; Anderson Silva says he wants to stick to middleweight.
The UFC’s 185-pound champion today said that he plans to retire in the 185-pound class and apparently is uninterested in fighting at light heavyweight (where he’s competed twice) or heavyweight (a class in which he’s previously expressed interest).
It seems everyone wants s piece of Anderson Silva.
Former UFC champion Randy Couture has expressed interest in fighting Silva in the 205 pound division
“I’m definitely interested at fighting at 205. I think Anderson would be a great fight … I think he’s a fantastic fighter, and if that’s someone they want me to compete against [...]
Apparently Anderson Silva’s competitive side reaches well beyond the cage.
While the UFC middleweight champion has top contender Chael Sonnen on his plate at UFC 117 in August, Silva and his Black House MMA teammates are currently waging battle in a different venue – paintball – and taking it pretty seriously.
In fact, as Black House head [...]
The UFC middleweight champion of the world is prepared to give fans the best performance possible. Watch UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen Live on Pay-Per-View or www.UFCLIVE.com on Saturday August 7th at 7pm PT/ 10pm ET. The following is the official UFC pre-fight video of Anderson Silva.
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