Anderson Silva was all smiles Saturday night, having dispatched Yushin Okami in highlight-reel fashion, having retained his UFC middleweight title, and having extended his records for consecutive victories and title defences in the promotion. As MMASucka columnist Trevor Dueck said, he may very well be the sport's Muhammad Ali. When Kenny Florian asked Silva who his next opponent should be, he answered with a wry smile “my clone”.
In a recent interview with Veja.com Anderson Silva speaks about his very impressive victory over Yushin Okami at UFC 134. Even more impressive is the fact that he pulled that fight and eventual TKO off with an injured shoulder.
Dana White sounded just like a kid on Christmas morning as he announced the UFC's debut fight on the Fox network. The one hour prime time special will feature just one fight, a heavyweight title match-up between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. The fight itself is almost certain to be a barn-burner; and while that will certainly add to White's happiness it's clear the UFC President has his eyes on something bigger than just a heavyweight title fight: mainstream acceptance.
At this point you wouldn't blame Brock Lesnar if stayed up at a home he owns in Canada for the rest of his life, so he wouldn't have to hear all the rumors about him all the time. Today, another one got shot down.
“We are going with the most prestigious championship in all of sports, the heavyweight title. So on November 12 at the Anaheim Honda Center, the UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will take on the No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos on the number one network in America, Fox.”
In an impromptu media conference call on Friday, Dana White announced the main event of the first even UFC on Fox card. The announcement came at approximately 10:05am/1:05pm and the main event is... Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos
Miami, Fla. - Rising MMA stars Ben “Smooth” Henderson and “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit have agreed to new multi-fight contracts with the UFC, First Round Management President and CEO Malki Kawa announced. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.
It did not take long for the first UFC Special to be on the Fox Network.
After agreeing to a deal earlier this month, it was announced today by Fox Sports that UFC Primetime will air on Sunday, October 30th right after NFL Football. The Primetime special is one hour behind the scenes show that features the main event fighters who will be fighting on November 12th in Anaheim, California.
Anderson Silva on Saturday further established his claim as pound for pound the best fighter in the world today quite arguably the best ever with his win over Yushin Okami at UFC 134. It was Silva's 15th overall and 14th in the UFC. When a guy is that dominant in his weight class and disposing of all challengers in his path, the next path would be for a guy to move up in weight and fight guys at that weight class to further cement his legacy in the sport.