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UFC 168: Weidman’s claim of practicing a move capable of breaking Silva’s leg is false

The most visually offensive thing that you could imagine happening turns out to be our reality. The symbol of horrific sports injuries, the leg break, has taken down arguably the best fighter in the history of MMA in Anderson Silva at UFC 168. It was such a big deal that the good-natured words of an Australian thespian/evil future-seeing sorcerer earned the ire of MMA fans when he posted this to his

UFC 168 in review & UFN: Saffiedine vs. Lim preview

This the transition from the old year to the new year. So with that let’s look at the final 2013 event along with the first UFC Fight Pass event: UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 Review Main Event: Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva Prediction: Weidman by strikes. Result: Technically correct. To be fair, Weidman was dominating the fight before Silva’s possibly career ending injury. Also he has said in interviews

The cultural phenomenon that was UFC 168 (brutal finishes embedded)

Anderson Silva paused and knelt down before walking through the gate and in to the arena. The rest of us couldn’t physically see him as he meditated or reflected in the tunnel under the facility, but we could see him from the big screens that surrounded the MGM Grand Garden Arena last night at UFC 168. He stayed down in a crouch for a while as security shifted their feet

Dana White UFC 168 Vlog (video)

Everyone knows Dana White at this point. Whether you love or hate him, he’s the reason this sport and the UFC has taken 20 years to get to the point it’s at and not 200, if at all if he hadn’t partnered with the Fertitta brothers and bought the UFC back in 2001. With UFC 168 fast approaching, watch Dana White and Co. as they coast behind the scenes of

UFC 168: Can Tate leave the cage with both her arms intact against Rousey?

Miesha Tate may have re-branded herself as the “Cupcake,” but she’s proven to be anything but that in her professional MMA career so far. Remember, she was the champ before Rousey when the women’s 135lb division was deepest in Strikeforce. But let’s face the music: it’s hard to imagine anyone surviving more than a minute or so against the women’s UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Where Ronda has defeated every

Whatever Anderson Silva learns about himself at UFC 168, he will always be the master

Stepping in to the cage with The Spider, the weight of the world must feel tangibly heavy as if riding on one’s shoulders at that moment in time. To tangle with Anderson Silva over the past few years, it meant a new experience was going to unfold in front of your eyes and directly at your expense. I imagine it’s an experience that while gratifying to have earned when looking

UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 in review & UFC 168 preview

It was an exciting final UFC on Fox for 2013 and with Christmas coming up, I thought it would be good to do a preview of UFC 168 a week early: UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 Review Main Event: Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez Prediction: Johnson by decision. Result: Johnson by strikes. The first match was close but this time Johnson decisively finished Benavidez with an overhand right

Fans lost faith in UFC champ Ronda Rousey on TUF 18, will she also lose to Miesha Tate at UFC 168?

Trick question, uh, no. It’s difficult to believe anyone can stop Ronda Rousey at this point in her career. Every fan of MMA knows the arm-bar assassin and her dominant reign over the women’s 135lb division in the sport over the last few years. Yet it seems many have forgotten en leiu of UFC 168. Since Rousey has been coaching TUF 18 alongside her bitter rival in Miesha Tate, an

MMA middleweight rankings: Enter the UFC’s baddest division

In the UFC’s middleweight division, a bitter irony continues to play out as more dominant contenders rise from the ashes, since Anderson Silva lost the title to Chris Weidman at UFC 162. Before Silva’s reign ended, it was difficult for the UFC to even find contenders for their most dominant fighter of all time for years before. Since Silva’s death clutch on the middleweights was relinquished in June, many of