UFC Legend Says Anderson Silva Would Knock Out Conor McGregor

An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer believes Anderson Silva would knock Conor McGregor out. Silva has been adamant about making a catchweight bout with McGregor happen. McGregor said it would be an honor to take on “The Spider&#…

An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer believes Anderson Silva would knock Conor McGregor out. Silva has been adamant about making a catchweight bout with McGregor happen. McGregor said it would be an honor to take on “The Spider” ahead of UFC 229. Silva responded by saying he’d like to do battle with the […]

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MMA Legend Would Bet Big On Anderson Silva To KO Conor McGregor

One MMA Legend is willing to bet his house that Anderson Silva could beat Conor McGregor.

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An MMA legend is more than willing to bet in a large way should the UFC make a fight between Anderson Silva and Conor McGregor inside of the Octagon. That Legend is Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who is supporting his Brazilian jiu-jitsu student.

Nogueira has fought all of the top fighters in his era. To say that Nogueira has had several wars in his career would be an understatement. As a result, he has taken his fair share of damage. He has sustained several injuries in his career and even gone on record by stating he’s had a total of 22 surgeries.

During a recent interview with Combate, ‘Big Nog,’ he stated that he would bet his house on Silva. The former UFC and Pride FC champion believes it would make for an incredible fight.

“I think it’s a super fight!” Nogueira said. “Conor McGregor knows how to control distance well, but Anderson does it like nobody else. Derek Brunson is aggressive, knows how to close the distance, but couldn’t do anything against Anderson.”

He believes that ‘The Spider’s’ grappling skills would be the biggest obstacle for the former UFC middleweight champion.

“The grappling aspect would be Anderson’s biggest obstacle. It would be a beautiful fight between two talented athletes who know how to punch and kick.”

The MMA Legend went as far as predicting that Silva would knock out the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion.

“Anderson can get to 176 pounds, and McGregor would have to pump some iron,” he added. “I would bet my house and car on Anderson, he would knock him out. Anderson masters distance like nobody else.”

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Satisfied With Retirement & UFC Job

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has no desire to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA) again. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer is more than happy with his retirement as well as his job with the UFC. He found work with the promotion after announcing he’d walk away from MMA competition back in 2015. During […]

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has no desire to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA) again. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Famer is more than happy with his retirement as well as his job with the UFC. He found work with the promotion after announcing he’d walk away from MMA competition back in 2015. During […]

Minotauro Nogueira Special Added to UFC Fight Pass “Pride Never Die” Week

Titled “The 3rd Degree with Minotauro Nogueira,” UFC Fight Pass will feature the former interim UFC heavyweight champion during “Pride Never Die” week beginning Tuesday. Nogueira, who was a legend in PRIDE FC before coming to the UFC, travels the world to immerse himself in MMA. The full six-episode season will be added to the […]

Titled “The 3rd Degree with Minotauro Nogueira,” UFC Fight Pass will feature the former interim UFC heavyweight champion during “Pride Never Die” week beginning Tuesday. Nogueira, who was a legend in PRIDE FC before coming to the UFC, travels the world to immerse himself in MMA. The full six-episode season will be added to the […]

Minotauro Nogueira in Favor of ‘Legends League’ as Long as Rules Remain Unchanged

Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira likes the idea of a “Legends League.” Since Vitor Belfort proposed the idea of a division with legends involved, it has been met with positive and negative reactions. Those in favor of a such a league believe it’s a good way to give mixed martial arts (MMA) greats a chance to shine […]

Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira likes the idea of a “Legends League.” Since Vitor Belfort proposed the idea of a division with legends involved, it has been met with positive and negative reactions. Those in favor of a such a league believe it’s a good way to give mixed martial arts (MMA) greats a chance to shine […]

Fedor Emelianenko’s Five Most Amazing Victories Of All-Time

All-time great heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko will make his anticipated Bellator debut versus UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in the main event of this tomorrow’s (Sat., February 18, 2017) Bellator 172 from the SAP Center in Sacramento, California. The former PRIDE legend and heavyweight champion may be in the twilight of his illustrious career, having barely

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All-time great heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko will make his anticipated Bellator debut versus UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in the main event of this tomorrow’s (Sat., February 18, 2017) Bellator 172 from the SAP Center in Sacramento, California.

The former PRIDE legend and heavyweight champion may be in the twilight of his illustrious career, having barely outlasted UFC castoff Fabio Maldonado with an extremely controversial decision at EFN 50 last June. But ‘The Last Emperor’ is still one of the most popular fighters in MMA, and he brings a five-fight win streak into the Bellator cage this Saturday night.

While his biggest impacts on the sport of MMA may have already been made by Emelianenko, but many fans who have picked up the sport in recent years unfortunately didn’t have a chance to grasp the true greatness and aura of Fedor. That means there’s not a better time to look back on his five biggest wins for hardcore fans and fans new to MMA alike. Here are ‘The Last Emperor’s’ five greatest wins.

5.) Knockout of Andrei Arlovski at Affliction: Day Of Reckoning:

Fedor came into this fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski on an incredible 26-fight unbeaten streak, and his only loss was an incredibly controversial TKO stoppage against Tsuyoshi Kohsaka due to a cut, a loss which he later avenged in Pride.

He was also riding high on the momentum of a finish win over another former UFC champ in Tim Sylvia, who he submitted at Affliction: Banned only six months earlier, but ‘The Pitbull’ was actually taking it to Emelianenko early on in their match, landing crisp punches and inside leg kicks and even rocking Emelianenko with a body kick that bounced him off the ropes.

However, he made the fatal mistake of launching for an ill-advised flying knee on ‘The Last Emperor,’ who was waiting with a picture-perfect right hand that floored Arlovski in what ranks as his cleanest finish of all-time. The victory even earned him ‘Knockout of the Year’ in 2009.

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