Sanchez out – Koscheck vs. Alves at UFC 90

by:  Jack Bratcher

The last time we saw Diego Sanchez in the cage was back in June when he faced Luigi Fioravanti at the TUF 7 Finale. We saw in that fight continued proof that the “old” Diego was back. Sanchez fans became somewhat concerned after his lackluster performance against Josh Koscheck at UFC 69 and then again when he lost to Jon Fitch at UFC 76. Up until those fights, the pride of Albuquerque had not known defeat in his professional MMA career.

Both of Diego’s losses came in 2007; his only two fights that year. Maybe it had something to do with how the planets were aligned because as soon as 2008 rolled around we saw Diego’s impressive first round victory over UFC newcomer, David Bielkheden and then another win three months later with his TKO over Fioravanti. By all appearances the Zen master had returned.

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Cote makes good assessment of Anderson Silva

Patrick Cote is the next person in line (many would call it a firing line) to fight Anderson “The Spider” Silva in the UFC middleweight division. Cote will be trying to take away Silva’s title in the Windy City on Oct. 25th.

Cote starts out this interview by saying, “I’ve never been rocked, I’ve never been knocked out in my life.” Yeah, well Kimbo Slice never had a black eye prior to Oct. 4th either. When it comes to facing the UFC Middleweight Champ, what you have or have not done in your past really makes not a difference in the world. It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent your whole life as a lion-tamer when you come face to face with a venomous King Cobra. It’s a completely different animal.

Having said that, Cote does seem to have a pretty accurate assessment of Silva’s skill level. He says, “His biggest strengths are everything. He’s the best fighter in the world.” Cote asks for the ultimate test when he declares, “I want to fight the best Anderson Silva possible.”  If nothing else, one must admire Cote for his ambition as he readies himself for the biggest fight of his life.

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UFC 91: Silva vs. Cote in-depth video

On Saturday October 25, Anderson “The Spider” Silva will defend his UFC Middleweight Title against Patrick “The Predator” Cote in Chicago, IL at UFC 90. Few people are giving Cote a chance. However, most hardcore’s know that in this sport, on any given day, any of these top level professional fighters can take home the … Read more

Anderson Silva Retiring And It’s Affect On The UFC

by:  Kelvin Hunt

Supposedly, UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva has told Brazilian cable channel SporTV, that he has “already gave his all and within one year will put aside his gloves.” If this quote is true, which so far has not been denied, it would be a sad day for many Spider Silva fans all around the world. He has cleared out the UFC middleweight division and tested the waters of the light heavyweight division with a first round KO of James Irvin.  However, there are at least five big fights I would love to see before Anderson Silva retires:

  • Anderson Silva vs. Chuck Liddell-Although Liddell is coming off a devastating KO loss to Rashad Evans…he is still a HUGE name in MMA.  That’s proven by over 4,000 people coming out in the Phillipines to see him work out as the UFC did some promotional touring in that country.
  • Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin-Griffen is arguably the best known fighter coming from the TUF show and is the current LHW champion.
  • Anderson Silva vs. “Rampage” Jackson-Jackson is the former LHW champion and a fan favorite
  • Anderson Silva vs. Randy Couture-I realize that Couture is currently fighting at HW, but he is the former LHW champion as well.  In fact, if he can’t get the Fedor fight done….why not fight the guy that’s right there with Fedor as the best P4P fighter in the world?
  • Anderson Silva vs. Cung Le-This fight would have to take place in California since that’s where the majority of Le’s fanbase resides.

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Anderson Silva’s Pro Boxing Debut vs. Julio Cesar

Remember all the talk about Anderson Silva fighting Roy Jones Jr.?  The majority of people I heard discuss the theoretical fight didn’t give Silva much of a chance.  Call me nuts, but I think Anderson Silva could do just about anything he set his mind to.  Here’s a video of Anderson Silva in his pro … Read more

UFC – ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT 14 Post Fight Press Conference

more about “Anderson Silva“, posted with vodpod Anderson Silva defeated James Irvin this past Saturday at Ultimate Fight Night 14 on July 19, 2008. This is the press conference held immediately following the event. Topics of discussion include Anderson Silva’s future plans, how the extra weight affected him, and some of Dana White’s thoughts about … Read more

2-O-5 TIME!!!!

by: Shogun Gracie … ARIGATO PUTOOOS Despite watching an amazing fight on Saturday, we are hearing crazy talk again from the mma community. Talk of Chuck Liddell vs. Forrest Griffin in December… did you forget about Lyoto? Well, we just might after his recent rant about the Griffin / Jackson fight. Is he hanging out … Read more

Winner Beware…

By: Shogun Gracie… ARIGATO PUTOS The winner between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Forrest Griffin will be happily introduced to the biggest group of contenders ANY SPORT HAS EVER SEEN. The 205 division is filled with a Dragon, a Iceman, an Axe Murder, gang of youth, and now a Spider. It will be hard for the … Read more