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Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin full fight video: 'The Spider' destroys 'Ace' at UFC 64 to win middleweight strap

Wow. That was one helluva an ass whooping courtesy of Anderson Silva, who stripped Rich Franklin of the middleweight crown in what was "The Spider's" second fight under the ZUFFA banner. In fact, his UFC 64 beatdown would start a 185-pound title reign that would last nearly seven years. Show More Summary

UFC 182: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Fight Card Primer

January 3, 2015, in Las Vegas gives us the biggest MMA fight since the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva at UFC 168. The main event of UFC 182 features a towering title fight between two essentially undefeated titans in Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The fight was originally scheduled for UFC 178 on September 27. Show More Summary

Video: CM Punk roasted by Michael Landsberg 'Off the Record,' willing to fight Anderson Silva 'tomorrow' for right price

"Who I fight isn't 100 percent up to me. I don't think it's 100 percent up to any fighter. That's what the [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva's of the world are for. Would I fight Nate Diaz? This is where he takes it out of context. Yea, I would fight anybody given the proper time to prepare for it. Show More Summary

Anderson Silva in talks with Reebok for sponsorship, but admits he still 'loves' Nike

In this case, it seems money might be able to buy love. Not long after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey announced they had inked deals with Reebok...Show More Summary

UFC Fighter Anderson Silva Isn't Gay, But Is Keeping the Possibility Open

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As a child Anderson Silva was bullied because other children believed him to be gay. In an interview with Trip magazine, the 39-year old UFC fighter describes growing up as a black man whose race and sexuality were sources of...

UFC Fighter Anderson Silva: I’m Not Gay, But I Still Could Be

UFC fighter Anderson Silva says he was bullied as a child because people thought he was gay — and he's still keeping the possibility open that he might discover he is someday. read more

Anderson Silva responds to gay rumors: 'It could be in the future I find out that I am'

Some mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters such as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Liz Carmouche are very open and proud to be gay. Then there are plenty others, according to Anderson Silva, who have yet...Show More Summary

Anderson Silva Isn’t Gay Right Now But Thinks He Could Be Down The Road

Afewmonthsago,AndersonSilvasatdownforaninterviewwithaBrazilianmagazinecalledTrip.Hetouchedonseveraltopics,liketheracismhesufferedfrominBrazil(acustomerrefusedtobeservedbyhimwhenheworkedatMcDonald’sasateenager).Here’sjustsomeofthejuicyquotes.OnRacismintheUSversusBrazilRacismisbadanywhereontheplanet.

Quotes of the Day: Anderson Silva Drops Truth Bombs About Racism, Homosexuality, and Police Brutality

(This guy? Gay? Who would ever dare imply as much?) Anderson Silva was about as soft-spoken a champion -- both figuratively and quite literally -- as the UFC has ever had (except for maybe the guy who replaced him). He rarely used his...Show More Summary

Anderson Silva’s Return Ad Wants You to Be Spider

2 weeks agoSports : With Leather

BudweiserBrasiljustreleasedacommercialshowcasingAndersonSilva’sclimbbacktotheoctagon.ItstartswiththeterribleimageofhislegsnappingatUFC168 andthedelugeofmediaandfanscallingforhisretirement.Silvabeginsclimbingthewallsoftheoctagon-shapShow More Summary

Anderson Silva Emerges as a Spider in Epic Ad Leading Up to First Fight Back

Anderson "Spider" Silva is arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time, and the final chapter of his in-ring career will soon begin. After suffering a horrendous leg injury during a title fight rematch vs. current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman on December 28, 2013, Silva's career was in doubt. Show More Summary

Anthony Pettis: Anderson Silva Injury Result of an 'Amateur Mistake'

The gruesome leg injury Anderson Silva suffered at the hands of Chris Weidman nearly a year ago could have easily been avoided, according to Anthony Pettis. The reigning UFC lightweight champ, a black belt in kickboxing and taekwondo,...Show More Summary

Anderson Silva Kicking at Full Force Ahead of UFC 183 Bout with Nick Diaz

Anderson "The Spider" Silva is rocketing low kicks with impressive velocity ahead of his UFC 183 main event against Nick Diaz on January 31, and that's a big deal. As MMA fans will remember, Silva's last performance ended disastrously. Show More Summary

Anthony Pettis: Anderson Silva broke his leg at UFC 168 because of an 'amateur mistake'

"It was kind of an amateur mistake. I mean, he kicked a check, and that's like a basic kickboxing move. I mean, he's probably done that a million times in his life, and that was just the wrong time to do it. The wrong angle, the wrong pressure. Show More Summary

UFC 183: Nick Diaz wont risk losing to Anderson Silva by targeting injured leg

Because focusing on one aspect of the fight, could spell disaster for the Stockton slugger. Going into UFC 183, Anderson Silva is adamant he won't be hesitant to throw his patented leg kicks after suffering a devastating break in his...Show More Summary

UFC 183 Continues to Improve Exponentially, Adds Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta

(Great fight banner, or greatest fight banner?) It appears that the UFC is just going to keep digging in regards to UFC 183 despite already striking oil with the booking of Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz for its main event. In addition...Show More Summary

Rich Franklin reveals which UFC fighter caused him to mentally break -- and it's not Anderson Silva

"I always talk about a fight that most people don't bring up, it's when I fought Travis Lutter in Montreal. Basically in the fight I had all the answers I needed (to win) but it was just failed execution at every point. I ended up in the worst possible scenario that I could have been in. Show More Summary

UFC rankings updated after UFC Fight Night 57: Frankie Edgar climbs to No. 2, Edson Barboza skyrockets to No. 6

And for what it's worth, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva took back his No. 7 spot from Ronda Rousey in the pound-for-pound rankings. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC Fight Night 57, which went down this past weekend (Sat., Nov. Show More Summary

Anderson Silva -- The Rock Would Kick My Ass!!

Anderson Silva knows his limits in the ring... and those limits are about 6'5, 260 lbs... telling TMZ Sports that Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson would beat the crap out of the UFC legend if they fought.Silva was out in L.A. when we asked the man who…

Kenny Florian: Nick Diaz is right, Georges St. Pierre is scared to fight Anderson Silva

"I actually think he's right. For him to go up in weight at 185 pounds and fight a guy like Anderson Silva who many consider the greatest of all time, well, I think it's a smart decision by Georges. Georges wanted to fight more at a catchweight of 175 (pounds), maybe even 170 pounds, where it would be in his favor. Show More Summary

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