Forrest Griffin to appear on Dr. Phil show

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and the original “Ultimate Fighter” Forrest Griffin appeared on “The Dr. Phil Show” yesterday. Griffin mentions it briefly in his new BSN blog, “I was also on the ‘Dr. Phil’ show yesterday; check it out, the episode airs May 14th.”

Griffin does not reveal the theme of the show. Possible themes could be, “People who have an impossible task set before them” or “Why the hell did I sign that contract?” Other themes could be, “Dr. Phil tries to help people who know they are about to die” or “Arachnophobia victims.”

Griffin has signed on to fight UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva, who is moving up to Light Heavyweight because he has become so utterly bored with the middleweight competition. He already made this move once last year for the same reason. “The Spider” fought James Irvin at 205 pounds and knocked him out in just over a minute.

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Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, talks with PRO MMA about Forrest Griffin fight

It is probably safe to say that 34-year-old UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva is nearing the end of his career. Some have even suggested once he fulfills the four remaining fights on his UFC contract, he may walk away from professional competition.

Now more than ever it is important Anderson fight those opponents which will inspire him. He needs fighters who will push him and test him, and he needs fighters with a big name. Forrest Griffin fits the category perfectly and the two have signed to fight each other at UFC 101 on August 8th.

PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke with Anderson Silva’s manager and translator Ed Soares on Tuesday not only to confirm the match-up but to get their feeling on the fight, how it got put together, what the conversation with Dana White was like, Anderson’s future, and more.

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Anderson Silva UFC 97 open workout

Anderson Silva brought about twelve training partners with him to Montreal. He and his crew worked out hard for over an hour today at the UFC 97 open workout. Here is a look at the UFC Middleweight Champ following his workout as he fields questions from the media. Steve Cofield says Chuck Liddell, Mauricio “Shogun” … Read more

Rule change made in order to save UFC 97 in Montreal

UFC 97 has been saved. UFC 97: REDEMPTION, headlined by a middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva (23-4) and Thales Leites (14-1), is set to take place at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada on April 18. However, the Quebec Athletic Commission’s rules regarding mixed martial arts almost forced the UFC to move the event to Las Vegas even after thousands of tickets had been sold.

UFC officials met with the commission on Tuesday, February 17, to try and salvage the event. The original rules of Quebec’s Athletic Commission would make certain techniques that are commonplace in UFC matches illegal. There was no way the world’s premiere mixed martial arts promotion could make such drastic changes as not allowing elbow or knee strikes, which incidentally are two of the main weapons used by the middleweight champion who would be appearing in the main event.

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One on One with Anderson Silva (video)

In this new sit down interview, Mauro Ranallo goes One on One with Anderson Silva, the UFC Middleweight Champion, who is arguably the greatest pound for pound fighter in the world. It’s an in-depth interview that spans the successful career of the champ, from his victory over Hayato Sakurai in Shooto to win his very … Read more

Dana White headed to Montreal to try and save UFC 97

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned that the Quebec Athletic Commission has a meeting planned next week with Dana White, in which the UFC President wiill try and save UFC 97. Sources close to the situation indicate both parties would like to try and resolve the issue with an open mind.

We reported to you on Thursday that the athletic commission had intentions to cancel UFC 97 if the UFC did not adapt its regulations to those of Quebec. According to the current rules of the Quebec Athletic Commission a fighter can not strike their opponent with knees or elbows.

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UFC 97 in danger of not happening

UFC 97, featuring a main event Middleweight Title fight between Anderson Silva (23-4, UFC 8-0) and Thales Leites (14-1, UFC 5-1), is set to take place April 17 in Montreal, Canada. Although tickets for UFC 97 went on sale Wednesday and 12,000 are already sold, the event is now in danger of not happening due to a conflict with the rules.

Do you remember UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2? If you do, you are doing better than the Quebec Athletic Commission. They have apparently forgot that in the UFC fighters are allowed to strike with knees and elbows because they are now saying those things are not allowed according to the rules of their athletic commission.

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Pro MMA Radio interview – Dan Henderson

UFC middleweight and light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson stopped by Pro MMA Radio on Monday night to speak with host, Larry Pepe.

Here are some highlights from their discussion:

Henderson fought a very tough three round decision victory against Rousimar Palhares at UFC 88 in September.

He caught Palhares with some big shots and the guy would just not go away; the toughness of the Brazilian’s chin was a surprise to Henderson.

Henderson was able to clarify, his height is really 5’11” and not 6’1″ which most stats show.

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