Video: Thales Leites Retires On High Note In Brazil

Longtime veterans Thales Leites and Hector Lombard met on the preliminary card of tonight’s (Sat., September 22, 2018) UFC Fight Night 137 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. Little did we know, it was Leites’ last fight in his long and decorated MMA career. It also wasn’t without some adversity, however. Leites’ knee was swollen quite gruesomely at […]

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Longtime veterans Thales Leites and Hector Lombard met on the preliminary card of tonight’s (Sat., September 22, 2018) UFC Fight Night 137 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil.

Little did we know, it was Leites’ last fight in his long and decorated MMA career. It also wasn’t without some adversity, however. Leites’ knee was swollen quite gruesomely at one point.

Check it out:

It wasn’t the most eventful fight, yet Leites was able to get his hand raised by decision after three rounds:

Leites then did something that was perhaps unexpected. The middleweight mainstay dropped his gloves in the Octagon and retired in his home country of Brazil:

Leites leaves the sport behind with a quietly historic career. He is tied for the third-most wins in UFC middleweight history with 13. That’s an impressive feat to be sure.

“Milk” debuted in the Octagon all the way back in November 2006. He lost a decision to Martin Kampmann. He then ran up five straight wins afterward. That earned him a title shot against all-time great former champ Anderson Silva in April 2009. The fight is still largely considered one of the worst UFC title fights of all-time.

But he still fought “The Spider” in his prime.

Leites also probably could not have chosen a better moment to go out on top after a close victory in his Brazilian homeland. He beat Lombard yet had lost three of his previous five UFC bouts. He was a talented submission artist who tapped out 15 opponents in his nearly 15-year mixed martial arts career. Leites faced top names like Silva, Michael Bisping, Lombard, Jeremy Horn, and Tim Boetsch.

We wish Leites all the best in his post-fight life.

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PHOTOS: Anderson Silva Selling Multi-Million Dollar Los Angeles Home

“The Spider” is selling a luxurious multi-million dollar home in the Los Angeles area.

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If you have several million dollars to burn, you might be interested in former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s Los Angeles home.

“The Spider” is reportedly selling the Palos Verdes estate for $4.9 million. The Los Angeles Times posted the following description of the luxurious space:

“The multilevel house, completely reimagined three years ago, packs a well-rounded punch with vibrant marble and wood surfaces, two kitchens, an open-air gym and a sauna room.

“High ceilings, walls of windows and skylights give the polished interior a sense of spaciousness. The 7,100 square feet of living space also includes six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

“There are living rooms with motorized glass doors on each level.”

Per public records, Silva purchased the home back in 2011 for $1.76 million. The Brazilian will make a huge profit for his investment if he’s able to sell it for $4.9 million or more.

The 43-year-old currently holds a mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 34-8-1. His last Octagon appearance came in February of 2017 when he defeated Derek Brunson via unanimous decision.

Silva was once on a spectacular 17-fight winning streak. He eventually captured the UFC middleweight title and racked up a then-record 10 consecutive title defenses. His reign was eventually ended by Chris Weidman in July of 2013.

Following that defeat, Silva was defeated three straight times in a rematch with Weidman, Michael Bisping, and Daniel Cormier. He picked up his first win since October of 2012 against Brunson last year.

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Ranking the 8 Most Electric Debuts in UFC History

When a fighter makes their UFC debut it is often times not their best night at the office. So much so that a thing called the “Octagon Jitters” has become a prevalent statement. But there are some who bury those jitters and generate something special…

When a fighter makes their UFC debut it is often times not their best night at the office. So much so that a thing called the “Octagon Jitters” has become a prevalent statement. But there are some who bury those jitters and generate something special…

Anderson Silva Says Conor McGregor Is Great But Not The Best At The Moment

Anderson Silva thinks Conor McGregor is great but Khabib is the best at the moment.

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Forget the GOAT debate. Who is the best fighter in the world right now? Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva says Conor McGregor is great, but at this moment, Khabib Nurmagomedov is the man.

The P4P debate rages on in MMA just as all the other facetious squabbles surrounding the sport. But when a legitimate legend decides to give their two cents on a subject people tend to listen.

“Khabib [Nurmagomedov] is a great fighter. I’m very impressed. Conor [McGregor] is a great fighter. Having a new generation of fighters, especially in the UFC … this is a huge company that’s worked for a long time to get the great fighters in the sport. I think Khabib is the best, here, in this moment,” said Silva in an interview with Inquisitr.

High praise from one of the most dominant champions in combat sports history.

Nurmagomedov and McGregor will attempt to settle once and for all when they finally meet face to face in the octagon at UFC 229.

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Anderson Silva ‘Absolutely’ Still Wants Georges St-Pierre Fight

We may get to see Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre after all.

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It appears Anderson Silva absolutely still wants Georges St-Pierre and the payday a super fight with his fellow legend would bring.

Super fights have been coming increasingly popular in mixed martial arts (MMA) the last few years. Take Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier for instance, or Conor McGregor versus anyone. However, one of the most talked-about megafights in UFC never quite materialized.

When Anderson Silva reigned over the middleweight division and Georges St-Pierre was the current welterweight king, all the talk was of a once in a lifetime fight to settle the GOAT debate. For whatever reason, that fight never gained the traction needed to come to fruition.

But no matter how much things change they tend to stay the same. It appears Silva is still very much interested in a fight with the 37-year-old Canadian.

“Yeah, absolutely. Georges is the great name in Canada; I’m the big name in Brazil. I believe everybody in this sport [would] like to see Georges and Anderson Silva in a super fight,” said Silva in an interview with Inquisitr.”

St-Pierre famously stated in May of 2017 that he had no interest in a potential super fight with Silva.

Only time will tell if one of the most talked about MMA fights of all time will ever materialize.

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Anderson Silva Still Interested in Fighting Georges St-Pierre

Anderson Silva still has interest in fighting Georges St-Pierre. Silva hasn’t competed since Feb. 2017 when he defeated Derek Brunson via unanimous decision. “The Spider” was scheduled to meet Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai, but he w…

Anderson Silva still has interest in fighting Georges St-Pierre. Silva hasn’t competed since Feb. 2017 when he defeated Derek Brunson via unanimous decision. “The Spider” was scheduled to meet Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai, but he was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential violation. It was later determined that Silva was […]

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