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Twitter Reacts As Controversy Reigns At UFC 208

Officials were the big talking point in the aftermath of UFC 208, as both the co-main event and the Brooklyn show’s headline attraction were marred by controversy. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva logged his first victory since October of 2012, as he was announced a unanimous decision winner over Derek Brunson after three rounds at the Barclays Center. The …

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Anderson Silva: A Man Taking On His Own Legacy

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Anderson Silva exit the Octagon after his fight against Daniel Cornier during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Five years ago this week we witnessed the greatest finish ever inside the octagon when Anderson Silva front-kicked Vitor Belfort in the face. That was the hugely anticipated UFC 126 and one that put the cherry on the cake that celebrates Silva as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Five years on and things aren’t quite the same …

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Demian Maia Makes A Beautifully Transparent Statement On His Title Aspirations & Why He Should Be Next

UFC welterweight Demian Maia has made a heartfelt statement about his life as a martial artist, his career and his title aspirations in the lead up to the 170lb championship bout between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson at UFC 209. Maia may well be the UFC’s most talented martial artist from a traditional standpoint. As a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor he …

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Michael Bisping Still Looking For Big-Money Fights Despite Title-Challenge From Yoel Romero

Michael Bisping has made his wish for another ‘big-money fight’ known despite the looming presence of the #1 contender, Yoel Romero. The UFC’s middleweight champion Michael Bisping had by far the greatest year of his career in 2016. Against all odds, he managed to defeat the formidable trio of Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson and the reigning champ, Luke Rockhold to …

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Anderson Silva: I Want To Test Myself Against…What Is That Boy’s Name…Conor McGregor

When one considers the fact that Anderson Silva’s last fight took place at 205lbs and that Conor McGregor’s was a 155-pound title-bout, it seems utterly ridiculous that ‘The Spider’ chose to essentially call the Irishman out during a recent interview with Planet SporTV. “Now I’m an old man, I’m starting to challenge everyone,” Silva told the Brazilian media outlet, before …

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Boxing Vs MMA: Dream Match-Ups From Seven Different Weight Classes

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Anthony Joshua (L) of London in action against Eric Molina of the United States during their IBF World Heavyweight Championship fight at Manchester Arena on December 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Having followed both boxing and mixed martial arts for as long as I can remember, I have learned that just about anything is possible once the opening bell sounds. Having said that, I feel that it’s highly unlikely for a fighter to make a successful transition from one elite level to the other. I’m convinced a top mixed martial artist …

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Demian Maia Compares Conor McGregor To Prime Anderson Silva

Coach Mark Henry sat, staring through the holes of the octagon fence in a state of joyless awe last Saturday night in New York’s hallowed Madison Square Garden, as Conor McGregor bamboozled and battered his helpless charge Eddie Alvarez to a second round KO defeat at UFC 205. Having seen the sublime display at close quarters, Henry, once a vocal …

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Following Criticism Of UFC Silva Issues Apology To Dana White

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Anderson Silva exit the Octagon after his fight against Daniel Cornier during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Despite calling the UFC out on their apparent mistreatment of Brazilian fighters signed to the promotion, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva has apologised to the organisation, in particular UFC president Dana White. Silva called the UFC out on their lack of respect for fighters hailing from Brazil, no doubt it being focused towards Jose Aldo’s recent fallout with the promotion …

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