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Anderson Silva Says He Will Not Be Fighting At UFC 212

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 11: UFC Middleweight fighter Anderson Silva of Brazil attends the media during the UFC 212 press conference at Morro da Urca on April 11, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Former UFC middleweight king Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva will not fight at UFC 212 in his home country. This news comes after his fight with Kevin Gastelum was cancelled. After news broke of the fight being scrapped, Silva made it clear he still wished to fight on the card. The search for a new opponent has proven unsuccessful, however. In …

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Dana White Issues Brutally Blunt Response To Anderson Silva’s Retirement Threats

UFC president Dana White has made a rather pointed response to the recent retirement threats made by the former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. Last month saw the UFC’s flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson finally break into that upper-tier of legendary UFC champions as he stretched out his reign as the 125lb strap-holder to ten consecutive title-defenses. For many, this only confirmed …

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Fighter Of The Week: Nick Diaz

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s ‘Fighter Of The Week’ series, we’re going to take a look at a man who has been heavily rumored to finally make his long-awaited return to this octagon this year, Nick Diaz. Nick Diaz may well be the most unique character in mixed martial arts history. For years, he stood as one of the sport’s …

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Demetrious Johnson Says He’d Happily Get Knocked Out By Conor McGregor

KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 15: Demetrious Johnson celebrates as he defeats Wilson Reis to win their Flyweight Championship bout on UFC Fight Night at the Sprint Center on April 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This past weekend at UFC on Fox 24, Demetrious Johnson once again solidified his place as the pound-for-pound king with a flawless victory over Wilson Reis. With that phenomenal performance came the equalling of Anderson Silva’s record of ten consecutive title defences and during his post-fight press conference (via MMAFightingonSBN), the flyweight ace was unsurprisingly asked who his ideal opponent would …

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Watch: Anderson Silva Engages In Highly Tense ‘Faceoff’ With Himself At UFC 212 Media Day

Anderson Silva engaged in a hilarious one-man stand-off with himself after his UFC 212 opponent Kelvin Gastelum was forced off the card by USADA. Anderson Silva has found himself without an opponent for his main-card appearance at UFC 212 in June after his scheduled dance partner Kelvin Gastelum was pulled from the event for testing positive for marijuana after his …

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Fighter Of The Week: Chris Weidman

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s ‘Fighter Of The Week’ we’re going to take an in-depth look at this weekend’s UFC 210 co-main event headliner, Chris “the All-American” Weidman. Chris Weidman’s legacy as a mixed martial artist may already be set in stone as a result of his pair of wins over the legend and long-time middleweight champion Anderson Silva. but despite …

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Kelvin Gastelum Pulled From UFC 212 Bout With Anderson Silva

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 10: Kelvin Gastelum of the United States prepares to fight Tim Kennedy of the United States in a Middleweight bout during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

The rise of Kelvin Gastelum has hit another roadblock. The surging middleweight contender has ben pulled from his spot on the June 3 card in Rio de Janeiro due to a potential USADA violation. The official statement released by the UFC states that the test revealed the presence of marijuana metabolites (via Bloody Elbow). The UFC organization was notified today …

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Cody Garbrandt Targeting Super-Fight With Mighty Mouse Next

Cody Garbrandt

Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson is undoubtedly one of the greatest mixed martial artists of his generation. However, on more than one occasion the flyweight king has publicly voiced his disdain for feeling unfairly compensated for his performances and ability. He has cried out for a money fight and now it seems Cody Garbrandt is more than willing to give it …

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Anderson Silva To Face Kelvin Gastelum At UFC 212

It’s official – Anderson Silva will fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 on June 3rd in Rio de Janiero. The news was confirmed Tuesday night by ESPN combat sports journalist Brett Okamoto. Just confirmed Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum is official for UFC 212 on June 3. First reported in Brazil. — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 14, 2017 The 25-year-old …

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Nick Diaz Opens Up About The ‘Catchweight’ Fight He Offered To Michael Bisping

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz recently opened up about his failed attempt to secure a shot at the UFC’s middleweight champ Michael Bisping in a what would have been a non-title, catchweight bout. The long-awaited return of Stockton’s own Nick Diaz has become something of an increasingly unlikely prospect in recent times. The elder Diaz brother, just like …

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Fighter Of The Week: Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza

In this, the first edition of Pundit Arena’s Fighter Of The Week, we’ll be taking a closer look at the only competitor who managed to take home a finish at last weekend’s relatively flat UFC 208, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. It has been said on several occasions by the UFC’s colour commentator Joe Rogan that there are three Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners in …

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