Manager Ed Soares Says Anderson Silva Still Not 100%, Requires 10 Weeks Injury Free To Train For Belfort

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, discusses his fighters current status as well as reaction to the news that Vitor Belfort will be the next title contender.
Soares notes that Silva’s ribs are still not healed and that the champ will require at least 10 weeks injury free to prepare for Belfort.
HT: MMAWeekly.com

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UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, discusses his fighters current status as well as reaction to the news that Vitor Belfort will be the next title contender.

Soares notes that Silva’s ribs are still not healed and that the champ will require at least 10 weeks injury free to prepare for Belfort.

HT: MMAWeekly.com

UFC 119 Pros’ Picks

  MMABettingBlog WatchKalibRun MMAConvert MiddleEasy MMAAdNet MMAValor MMAHive Total   Frank Mir vs. Mirko Filipovic Mir Mir Filipovic – Mir Mir Mir Mir 83%   Ryan Bader vs. Rogerio Nogueira Nogueira Bader Nogueira – Nogueira Bader Nogueira Nogueira 67%   Chris Lytle vs. Matt Serra Serra Lytle Lytle – Serra Lytle Serra EVEN   Evan […]

 
Total
 
Frank Mir vs.
Mirko Filipovic
Mir
Mir
Filipovic
Mir
Mir
Mir
Mir 83%
 
Ryan Bader vs.
Rogerio Nogueira
Nogueira
Bader
Nogueira
Nogueira
Bader
Nogueira
Nogueira 67%
 
Chris Lytle vs.
Matt Serra
Serra
Lytle
Lytle
Serra
Lytle
Serra
EVEN
 
Evan Dunham vs.
Sean Sherk
Sherk
Dunham
Dunham
Dunham
Dunham
Dunham
Dunham 83%
 
Melvin Guillard vs.
Jeremy Stephens
Guillard
Guillard
Guillard
Guillard
Guillard
Stephens
Guillard 83%
 
CB Dollaway vs.
Joe Doerksen
Dollaway
Dollaway
Dollaway
Dollaway
Dollaway
Doerksen
Dollaway 83%
 
Matt Mitrione vs.
Joey Beltran
Mitrione
Mitrione
Beltran
Mitrione
Beltran
Mitrione
Mitrione 67%
 
TJ Grant vs.
Julio Paulino
Grant
Grant
Grant
Grant
Grant
Grant
Grant 100%
 
Thiago Tavares vs.
Paul Audinwood
Tavares
Tavares
Tavares
Tavares
Audinwood
Tavares
Tavares 83%
 
Mark Hunt vs.
Sean McCorkle
Hunt
Hunt
Hunt
Hunt
McCorkle
McCorkle
Hunt 67 %
 
Waylon Lowe vs.
Steve Lopez
Lopez
Lowe
Lopez
Lowe
Lopez
Lowe
EVEN
 
Tiebreak
Mir/SUB/2
Mir/SUB/2
Filipovic/TKO/2
Mir/SUB/2
Mir/SUB/2
Mir/SUB/1
 
Total
0/10 (0%)
 

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“Bigfoot” Silva vs. Valentijn Overeem Rumored For Dec. 4

A heavyweight bout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (14-2) and Valentijn Overeem (28-25) may be on tap for the upcoming Dec. 4 Strikeforce card.
Alistair Overeem, younger brother to Valentijn, posted this notice on Twitter on Friday.
My brother Valentijn is fighting Antonio Silva on 4 december for his Strikeforce debut! Great news!
Despite the news from Alistair, Silva’s […]

Antonio_SilvaA heavyweight bout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (14-2) and Valentijn Overeem (28-25) may be on tap for the upcoming Dec. 4 Strikeforce card.

Alistair Overeem, younger brother to Valentijn, posted this notice on Twitter on Friday.

My brother Valentijn is fighting Antonio Silva on 4 december for his Strikeforce debut! Great news!

Despite the news from Alistair, Silva’s manager Alex Davis has stated that no offer has been made to fight Valentijn on Dec. 4th.

“Antonio isn’t in the business of picking opponents,” Davis said to MMAjunkie.com. “He’ll fight anybody, anywhere, anytime. Just send the contract, and he’s in. If Strikeforce wants us to face Valentijn, then that’s who we’ll fight. Antonio is anxious to get back in action, and he’ll fight regardless of who is on the other side of the cage.”

Silva is coming off a unanimous decision win over Andrei Arlovski at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery last May, erasing a loss to Fabricio Werdum last November. “Bigfoot” had won six straight matches, including the EliteXC heavyweight title, a bout in which he tested positive for steroid use and was suspended for a year by the California State Athletic Commission.

Overeem has fought for many organizations over his career including Rings, PRIDE, Sengoku, and K-1 most recently. The Dutch fighter has won two straight, both KO wins in the first round, against opponents C?t?lin Zm?r?ndescu and Tengiz Tedoradze this year. The career of Valentijn has had it’s ups and downs going at one point from 2001 to 2003, 2-10. Most recently his record is 4-2 preceding a four fight losing skid.

UFC 119: Predictions for Entire Mir vs. Cro-Cop / Bader vs. Nogueira Card

Yet again, UFC has an event, and yet again, I’m making predictions on it.  I did really well for the UFC Fight Night from last week, getting 80 percent of the matches right. 
I’m not saying you can take my picks to Vegas because I…

Yet again, UFC has an event, and yet again, I’m making predictions on it.  I did really well for the UFC Fight Night from last week, getting 80 percent of the matches right. 
I’m not saying you can take my picks to Vegas because I don’t want to be responsible for anyone else losing money, but […]

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UFC 119: Predictions for Entire Mir vs. Cro-Cop / Bader vs. Nogueira Card

UFC 119’s Jeremy Stephens believes Melvin Guillard will break first

It was at this past year’s UFC fighter summit that lightweights Melvin
Guillard and Jeremy Stephens first decided it would be a good idea for
them to fight.

Guillard beat Stephens to the
punch, so to speak, by publicly asking for a seal of approval o…

It was at this past year’s UFC fighter summit that lightweights Melvin
Guillard and Jeremy Stephens first decided it would be a good idea for
them to fight.

Guillard beat Stephens to the
punch, so to speak, by publicly asking for a seal of approval on the
matchup.

But while Stephens wasn’t thrilled about being called out, he’s not too
bent out of shape. He doesn’t think Guillard has the mindset to win when
they meet Saturday at UFC 119.


Dream 16 Aftermath: If You Really Need to See Proof That Kazushi Sakuraba Shouldn’t Be Fighting, Here It Is …

(Fight starts at 4:15, though all the good stuff is before that.  Vids Props: YouTube/ZombieProphet420) Leading up to his fight with Kazushi Sakuraba at Dream 16, Jason “Mayhem” Miller said he wanted to be the first person to submit …

(Fight starts at 4:15, though all the good stuff is before that.  Vids Props: YouTube/ZombieProphet420)

Leading up to his fight with Kazushi Sakuraba at Dream 16, Jason “Mayhem” Miller said he wanted to be the first person to submit the Japanese legend since Kimo did it during a possibly worked fight back in 1996. Well, Miller gets his wish here, though at this point beating Sakuraba seems to be the same level of accomplishment as going to the grocery store and coming back with everything on your list. The only way it’s not going to happen is if something goes horribly wrong.

We’re told that Saku’s entrance video before this bout is an homage to a popular cartoon in Japan. Don’t know about all that. In the states, we just call that shit creepy. The whole scene – complete with fellow old-school fighting phenom Tsuyoshi Kohsaka on the “drums” – is almost bizarre enough to distract from the sad reality of what’s become of Sakuraba as he continues to fight well into his golden years. Almost, but not quite.

As a little pick-me-up, after the jump watch Chase Beebe get knocked out by Hiroyuki Takaya.

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