Former UFC heavyweight title contender Antonio Bigfoot Silva suffered his seventh straight loss in a brutal knockout at an MMA event in Moscow on Friday. Bigfoot Silva was signed by the UFC in 2012 following a somewhat successful run in Strikeforce. He was released from the UFC in 2016 following his third straight loss in […]
Former UFC heavyweight title contender Antonio Bigfoot Silva suffered his seventh straight loss in a brutal knockout at an MMA event in Moscow on Friday.
Bigfoot Silva was signed by the UFC in 2012 following a somewhat successful run in Strikeforce. He was released from the UFC in 2016 following his third straight loss in the promotion. Overall, Bigfoot when 3-7 in the UFC. After winning back-to-back fights against Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem, Silva was awarded a title shot against then-champion Cain Velasquez. Silva lost his lone title opportunity just 81 seconds into the bout via knockout.
Since his release, Silva has fought for organizations in Russia. He is yet to win since his UFC exit and Friday’s loss resulted in his third straight knockout loss and seventh straight overall.
Silva gained notoriety for his knockout power in Cage Warriors and the short-lived Elite XC promotion. After becoming the Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Champion and the only heavyweight champion in the history of Elite XC, Silva was signed by Strikeforce in 2009. His most notable win came against ‘The Last Emperor’ Fedor Emelianenko in the quarter-final round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Following his loss to Daniel Cormier in the semi-finals of the Strikeforce tournament, Bigfoot Silva made his UFC debut against Cain Velasquez prior to their UFC 160 title bout. Velasquez would finish Silva in the first round of their UFC 146 clash.
Bigfoot Silva Discussed Personal Challenges That Affected His Work in The Cage
In 2021, Antonio Silva spoke with AG Fight regarding some personal and professional problems he had been working through. In the interview, Bigfoot appeared confident that the worst was behind him and that he could get his career back on track.
“(The problem) was here (in the head). From 2014 onwards, my life went downhill, not only in my professional life but also in my personal life. Personal things I did that influenced my professional life. At the time I thought I was right, I didn’t see the error and this is a snowball. You reap what you sow. I made a big change. I wish I had this head and this personal life for years. Surely now it is a ‘Pezão’ from ten years ago that will return. I had to fall several times to see where I went wrong. Falling is important, but the most important thing is to get up and, thank God, I managed.”
With a record of 1-10-1 in his last 12 contests, many are calling for Bigfoot Silva to retire from the sport.
UFC middleweight Champion, Israel Adesanya takes a shot at Jon Jones, continuing their long-lasting feud. In an interview uploaded to ‘The Rock’, 185lb king, Israel Adesanya sat down ahead of his UFC 276 fight against Jared Cannonier. Towards the end of the interview, ‘Stylebender‘ was asked how he is dealing with his newly found fame […]
UFC middleweight Champion, Israel Adesanya takes a shot at Jon Jones, continuing their long-lasting feud.
In an interview uploaded to ‘The Rock’, 185lb king, Israel Adesanya sat down ahead of his UFC 276 fight against Jared Cannonier.
Towards the end of the interview, ‘Stylebender‘ was asked how he is dealing with his newly found fame and how he is coping with the new situations he finds himself in. During his answer, Adesanya would make reference to him making mistake, then taking a subtle jab clearly aimed at Jon Jones.
“I’m living a crazy life,’ Israel Adesanya said. “It is crazy. I’m still learning. I’m still human, and I make mistakes, but I never make the same mistake more than once. I learn from my mistakes. That’s the difference between me and all the people who end up on TMZ. So, yeah.”
Israel Adesanya vs. Jon Jones
For the past couple of years, we have been witness to the ongoing beef between two of the best talents the UFC has ever seen in Adesanya and Jones. Even before Adesnaya had grabbed the title from Robert Whitaker in 2019, a rivalry had started brewing, seemingly without much venom.
“So this guy unfollowed me,” Adesanya said in October 2019. Then he came out on TMZ and dropped my name first, that’s when I was like That’s why I did that. Cause then he saw I wanna fight this guy. He then put me as an opponent in his mind. He was a fan. He is still a fan. He loves what I do.”
What at first was a harmless back and forth, has now snowballed into what seems like genuine dislike of one another. Whether it be in interviews or on social media, the pair don’t hold back on one another such as Jones saying that Adesanya ‘would’ve got ground and pounded to death.’
Adesanya has also been very vocally critical after jones was recently arrested on domestic violence charges, tweeting on Valentine’s days-
Dana White has stated that the UFC will not attempt to book a fight between UFC veterans Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon for a third time. Cerrone and Lauzon were initially scheduled to face off at UFC 274. However, Cerrone fell ill due to food poisoning on the night of the fight, forcing the commentary […]
Dana White has stated that the UFC will not attempt to book a fight between UFC veterans Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon for a third time.
Cerrone and Lauzon were initially scheduled to face off at UFC 274. However, Cerrone fell ill due to food poisoning on the night of the fight, forcing the commentary team to announce the news live on air.
The fight was immediately rebooked for UFC Austin, where it was slated to take place in the co-main event of the night. Both men weighed in and all seemed to be going to plan.
However, only Cerrone appeared at the ceremonial weigh-ins, with Brendan Fitzgerald announcing that Lauzon was suffering from cramps. Shortly after, it Lauzon announced that he would not be fighting, although it was not due to cramp. The lightweight veteran had damaged his knee shortly after the weigh-ins and was unable to walk on it.
Dana White Compares Joe Lauzon vs. Donald Cerrone To Khabib vs. Tony
In the UFC Austin post-fight interviews, Dana White was asked by the press if he would consider rebooking the veteran fight a third time. White was clear in his response, stating:
“That thing is getting like Tony (Ferguson) and Khabib (Nurmagomedov). No, I will not book that fight again.”
When asked what the immediate future holds for ‘Cowboy,’ White revealed that he had turned down a fight in July, and is instead hoping to fight in the latter half of the year.
“He just cut that weight yesterday,” White said. “We sit, and we wanted to see if he wanted to fight in July, but he doesn’t want to cut weight again, so he won’t fight in July. We’ll figure something else out with him.”
Askar Mozharov, who made his debut in the UFC earlier this month, has already been cut from the promotion. The ‘Ukrainian Conor McGregor,’ Askar Mozharov, finally got his big shot in the UFC against Alonzo Menifield at UFC Fight Night 207. Menifield would go on to finish Mozharov in the first round by TKO. His […]
Askar Mozharov, who made his debut in the UFC earlier this month, has already been cut from the promotion.
The ‘Ukrainian Conor McGregor,’ Askar Mozharov, finally got his big shot in the UFC against Alonzo Menifield at UFC Fight Night 207. Menifield would go on to finish Mozharov in the first round by TKO. His brutal elbows secured the win just 20 seconds away from the buzzer in the opening round.
It wasn’t the performance itself that captured the imagination of many, but the ever-changing record of the 27-year-old Ukrainian that did. Mozharov entered the bout with a record of 25 wins to 7 losses. However, by the time he stepped inside the octagon, his record had changed twice ultimately to 19 wins and 12 losses before the fight.
During the build-up to his first showing in the UFC, Sherdog would conduct a thorough investigation of Mozharov’s fighting history. Their detailed report claimed that Mozharov and his team tried to defraud Sherdog’s Fight Finder staff.
A frustrated Menifield expressed his annoyance at the whole fiasco following his win. He was not happy with how Mozharov’s camp conducted their behavior professionally and spoke about his rival’s eventual failed tries at tampering with his record.
Mozharov: A Pack Of Lies
Following his release from the UFC, Askar Mozharov leaves the promotion with a professional MMA record of 18-13 including UFC Vegas 56. Sherdog had shared more details behind the debacle. The well-respected fight database found out that Mozharov had legally changed his name from Arthur Shadakov.
While a change in legal name doesn’t warrant immediate red flags, it was his camp’s attempts to change his old losing fight record under the name Shadakov that has added fuel to the fire.
Sherdog also reported that Mozharov and his team worked on preventing the losses to show up on his record by claiming that he never participated in the events he lost at, contrary to the video evidence of him fighting and losing. Mozharov was also accused of trying to add non-existent wins to pad his record.
While there have been more innocuous cases that needed minor edits, Mozharov’s situation appears to have fraud written all over it. It’s a surprise he made it as far as he did to get to the UFC but Mozharov will likely never compete under another one of the biggest mixed martial arts promotions in the world.
Former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor has made a donation of €10,000 to Wexford twins, Dylan and Adam Duffy – as the Ballycanew teenagers prepare to travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE for the IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation) Youth World Championships. McGregor, a former two-weight UFC champion, managed to strike both undisputed lightweight and […]
Former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor has made a donation of €10,000 to Wexford twins, Dylan and Adam Duffy – as the Ballycanew teenagers prepare to travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE for the IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation) Youth World Championships.
McGregor, a former two-weight UFC champion, managed to strike both undisputed lightweight and featherweight gold during his Octagon tenure, however, has yet to return to active competition since July of last year.
Headlining UFC 264 against former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier in the pair’s trilogy rubber match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, McGregor suffered a fractured left tibia in the closing stages of the opening round, resulting in a doctor’s stoppage TKO defeat to the Lafayette native.
Conor McGregor is expected to return to the Octagon by the turn of 2023
Expected to return to the Octagon at the beginning of next year, McGregor recently pledged and donated a sum of €10,000 to both Dyan and Adam Duffy – with the Wexford-born teenagers now set to compete at the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Youth World Championships this year.
“I was training when I found out and my coach told me about it so calmly,” Adam Duffy told The Independent. “I was going insane. I thought he was joking until he showed me the comments. I feel like I have to win now because he (Conor McGregor) donated all that money.”
“We might not have been able to go (to Abu Dhabi) without his (Conor McGregor’s) help,” Adam’s twin brother, Dylan Duffy said. “There are so many gyms out there and he donated to us, which is insane.” (Transcribed by Talksport)
Over the course of the last year, McGregor also issued a notable donation in the region of $500,000 to the Girls & Boys Club of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana – following a charitable donation dispute with the aforenoted, Poirier following the pair’s ‘Fight Island’ rematch.
Brendan Schaub believes that there won’t be another champion as dominant as Jon Jones. This past weekend, Jiri Prochazka created history when he dethroned Glover Teixeira to become the new light heavyweight king at UFC 275. He also became the first Czech champion in the promotion and received major backing from legendary fighters such as […]
Brendan Schaub believes that there won’t be another champion as dominant as Jon Jones.
Brendan Schaub doesn’t think that there will be another Jon Jones
When it comes to any champion in the UFC, and especially in the 205-lbs division, Jones is widely considered to be the gold standard for other athletes given his accomplishments. The former two-time UFC Light Heavyweight title holder successfully defended the strap 11 times and has never lost a bout where the title was on the line.
In the latest episode of the Schaub Show, Brendan Shaub shared his thoughts on why he believes the 205-lbs title will continue to change hands despite Prochazka’s abilities.
“I think [the UFC light heavyweight belt] gets circulated just non-stop,” Schaub said. “I think that thing gets passed around like a doobie at a Snoop Dogg concert; just here you go, here you go, here you go, here you go.
“I think you’re going to get multiple world champions in the next two years and when I look at the division, you know, unless there’s some freak that comes along soon that we haven’t heard of, you’re not getting another Jon Jones in this lifetime; a guy who’s just absolutely dominant.” (h/t Sportkeeda)
UFC Light Heavyweight title’s recent history
Jan Blachowicz won the vacant title after Jones’ absence against Dominick Reyes in September 2020. His only title defense came against the reigning UFC Middleweight king Israel Adesanya, who moved up a weight class to test out his chops. ‘The Legendary Polish Power’ would go on to drop the crown in his next fight to Glover Teixeira.
From Teixeira’s win over Blachowicz last October, the UFC Light Heavyweight gold has changed hands three times in just the last seven months.
It remains to be seen whether Jiri Prochazka is able to add some stability to the division and emulate a run similar to Jones’ early career. While there has not been an official announcement, he will likely face Blachowicz in his first title defense.
Meanwhile, Jones has been out of action for over two years now gearing up to make his heavyweight debut. He’s expected to face Stipe Miocic for the interim title sometime later this year.