Dana White Not Interested In Promoting Anderson Silva vs. Roy Jones Jr.

Dana White doesn’t have any interest in promotion an ‘old guy’ fight between Anderson Silva and Roy Jones Jr. For years now, Silva and Jones Jr. have had a back-and-forth and many fans wanted to see the fight happen. Then, ahead of Jo…

Dana White doesn’t have any interest in promotion an ‘old guy’ fight between Anderson Silva and Roy Jones Jr. For years now, Silva and Jones Jr. have had a back-and-forth and many fans wanted to see the fight happen. Then, ahead of Jones Jr.’s boxing match against Mike Tyson, he said he would fight Anderson […]

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Vitor Belfort Wants To Fight Anderson Silva & Chael Sonnen

BelfortFormer UFC Light Heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort has called for fights against “legends” Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. The Brazilian is currently signed for ONE Championship, however he is yet to make his promotional debut due to the pandemic. Speaking with TMZ Sports Belfort said “Listen, I told my agent, ‘Come on man, stop the […]

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Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort has called for fights against “legends” Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen.

The Brazilian is currently signed for ONE Championship, however he is yet to make his promotional debut due to the pandemic.

Speaking with TMZ Sports Belfort said “Listen, I told my agent, ‘Come on man, stop the bs. Tell them to sign the contract. Get these legends.’ I heard that Anderson Silva got released, so we got some (potential opponents). I want Chael Sonnen, I really want to shut his mouth. We were supposed to fight one time but he got caught up in steroids or whatever it was, drugs. I’m ok with it. You can take whatever you want. I will beat your ass. Chael Sonnen, let’s go man.”

Belfort then goes on to talk about Sonnen and his trash talking antics “Chael knows. Chael, listen man, you’re a big talker, you’re a great salesman, let’s go. You will sell the fight and after I whip you, your mom is going to root for me. Chael’s family likes Vitor Belfort, they don’t like Chael. Even his family don’t like Chael.”

Then when speaking about Silva the 43-year-old said “Anderson you know, he’s living off off that kick so forget it. Let’s go. It’s time to go. I’m a fine wine and so unfortunately in sports, they don’t treat the finer wines so well. But look, Tom Brady and Drew Brees and many other athletes are proving wrong and I think if we can bring the legends back in an entertaining segment with fights that makes sense, I’m all in.” (Transcribed by BJPENN.com)

Belfort previously faced Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight title at UFC 126 in Las Vegas when Silva landed the famous front kick in the first round to retain his title. While Belfort was expected to face Sonnen at UFC 175 however, Sonnen failed a random drug test which resulted in him being removed from the bout.

Would you like to see Belfort fight Sonnen or Silva?

Roy Jones Jr. Plans To Box Anderson Silva After Beating Mike Tyson

Jones Jr.Ahead of tomorrow night’s exhibition comeback opposite former heavyweight champion, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, decorated former middleweight and light heavyweight titleholder, Roy Jones Jr. has spoken of hopes to finally stand opposite former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva in the squared-circle. Jones Jr. – who features opposite Tyson in an exhibition boxing matchup tomorrow […]

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Ahead of tomorrow night’s exhibition comeback opposite former heavyweight champion, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, decorated former middleweight and light heavyweight titleholder, Roy Jones Jr. has spoken of hopes to finally stand opposite former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva in the squared-circle.

Jones Jr. – who features opposite Tyson in an exhibition boxing matchup tomorrow night, has been continously linked with a boxing match against the recently released Brazilian striker, Silva, with a bout between the two failing to ever come to fruition. 

The 51-year-old Pensacola, Florida boxer called for a pairing with Curitiba fan-favourite, Silva following his retirement back in December 2017, but as of yet, we’ve yet to see the two stand opposite each other. Given Jones Jr.’s upcoming return and the fact that Silva is no longer under contract with longtime home, the UFC – the possibility of the pairing seems somewhat more likely than maybe previously believed.

Jones Jr.’s callout follows recent, similar welcoming claims from Rizin FF leader, Nobuyuki Sakakiraba, who refused to distance the promotion from a deal to sign the soon to be 46-year-old counter striker, unlike the likes of Bellator MMA, ONE Championship, PFL – and even BKFC.

I have great memories with Anderson Silva from the PRIDE days and in my personal opinion, I think his career took off in Japan,Sakakiraba said in a recent statement.”I have heard that Japan has a special part in his heart as well.

I do feel that I would like to help him fulfil his wishes out of respect for what he has accomplished and what he has done for our sport. I haven’t talked to him yet but I would be interested to see if we can come up with something that makes sense for him to start his final chapter in Japan.

For legendary mixed martial artist, Silva, his gleaming run under the UFC’s banner came to a close at UFC Vegas 12 on Halloween, dropping a penultimate-round knockout defeat to fellow striker, Uriah ‘Prime Time’ Hall in a main event tilt. 

While Silva is regarded as one of the most dominant, masterful competitors at the peak of his powers as middleweight champion, Floridian puncher, Jones Jr. is also regarded as one of the greatest boxing talents of all time.

With a 66-9 professional record, Jones Jr. has notably dispatched the likes of Felix Trinidad, Antonio Tarver, Richard Hall, Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Montell Griffin, James Toney, and Bernard Hopkins to name a few. 

Chael Sonnen Doubts Anderson Silva Will Fight Again

Chael Sonnen doesn’t think Anderson Silva will fight again. After Silva suffered a TKO loss to Uriah Hall, he was released from the UFC as he wanted to continue fighting. Yet, since then, he has been denied by promotions like Bellator, PFL, ONE C…

Chael Sonnen doesn’t think Anderson Silva will fight again. After Silva suffered a TKO loss to Uriah Hall, he was released from the UFC as he wanted to continue fighting. Yet, since then, he has been denied by promotions like Bellator, PFL, ONE Championship, and BKFC, so for that reason, Sonnen doubts Silva will fight […]

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Chael Sonnen Doesn’t Think Anderson Silva Will Fight Again

Chael SonnenFormer UFC title contender Chael Sonnen doesn’t believe his old rival will be able to find a new home outside of the UFC. Sonnen’s feud with Anderson Silva started back in 2010. The lead-up to their first fight at UFC 117 is what cemented Sonnen’s heel persona amongst MMA fans. The American dominated his Brazilian […]

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Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen doesn’t believe his old rival will be able to find a new home outside of the UFC.

Sonnen’s feud with Anderson Silva started back in 2010. The lead-up to their first fight at UFC 117 is what cemented Sonnen’s heel persona amongst MMA fans. The American dominated his Brazilian counterpart over the first four rounds before submitting to a triangle choke in the fifth. The rematch two years later at UFC 148 proved far less competitive, as Silva cruised his way to a second-round stoppage.

Despite the harsh words shared between the two during their rivalry, both men decided to let bygones be bygones after the second fight and the fighters have been friendly ever since. In an interview with James Lynch at FanaticsView, Sonnen gave his thoughts on what Silva’s fighting future holds.

Silva’s headlining fight against Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 12 was largely billed as his last fight. Despite that, after being knocked-out in the fourth-round, Silva insisted that his career would continue. UFC president Dana White was adamant that he never wanted to see Silva fight again, and let the UFC legend out of his contract. In the following weeks, many of the world’s top MMA organizations – such as Bellator, PFL, and ONE FC – have come out to say they also have no interest in letting Silva compete for them. Even the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has opted out of signing him. Sonnen thinks that is in large part because of the way Silva handled things.

“No, I don’t think we’ll see him fight again because I think those promotions are telling the truth,” Sonnen said. “And I think there’s a much better way of going about it than the way that he went about it. I don’t think you should come out and just offer your services somewhere. I think that you should have a finished product. He should have found a very specific opponent, taken it to the audience first, to make sure the audience wanted it, then added some flames to it, and then dropped it.” (Transcribed by BJPENN.com)

Sonnen believes that Silva should have hyped up a fight, drawn the interest of the fans and essentially forced an organization to put the fight together. With so many organizations dropping out, Silva is running out of possible fights and time.

It’s unlikely he is willing to take a massive pay cut, and the only organizations left that could likely afford his services are RIZIN FF and KSW. RIZIN seems doubtful given their close ties to Bellator, and KSW has a number of their own stars they seem content on building.

Do you agree with Chael Sonnen’s assessment? Will we ever see Anderson Silva fight again?

Rizin FF Interested In Signing Anderson Silva

Rizin Fighting Federation is interested in signing former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. Following Silva’s TKO loss to Uriah Hall on Halloween night the expectation was he would retire from the sport. Yet, the Brazilian made it clear …

Rizin Fighting Federation is interested in signing former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. Following Silva’s TKO loss to Uriah Hall on Halloween night the expectation was he would retire from the sport. Yet, the Brazilian made it clear he wanted to continue fighting so the UFC released him from the promotion. Since being released, Bellator, […]

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