Israel Adesanya Wants UFC 234 PPV Points For Himself & Anderson Silva

Israel Adesanya hopes that he and Anderson Silva can reap the rewards of saving the UFC 234 card. UFC 234 took place earlier this month inside the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The scheduled main event was middleweight champion Robert Whitta…

Israel Adesanya hopes that he and Anderson Silva can reap the rewards of saving the UFC 234 card. UFC 234 took place earlier this month inside the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. The scheduled main event was middleweight champion Robert Whittaker defending his gold against Kelvin Gastelum. That didn’t happen as Whittaker was removed […]

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Jon Jones “Proud” of Anderson Silva for UFC 234 Performance

Jon Jones was watching the UFC 234 main event between Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva, and he liked what he saw, particularly from good friend Anderson Silva. Even though Silva did not emerge the victor of the technical battle, Jon Jones believes th…

Jon Jones was watching the UFC 234 main event between Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva, and he liked what he saw, particularly from good friend Anderson Silva. Even though Silva did not emerge the victor of the technical battle, Jon Jones believes the fight showcased just how magnificent Anderson Silva really is: “I’m so proud […]

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Robert Whittaker Poses a Question to Critics of UFC 234 Pull-Out

While Robert Whittaker was lying prone undergoing an emergency hernia surgery and missing out on the match and event of his life, there were some skeptics who questioned the timing and believed that there was some cowardice or conspiracy at play. Now t…

While Robert Whittaker was lying prone undergoing an emergency hernia surgery and missing out on the match and event of his life, there were some skeptics who questioned the timing and believed that there was some cowardice or conspiracy at play. Now that everyone has had a chance to take a deep breath and reflect […]

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UFC 234 Medical Suspensions: Adesanya & Silva Get Six Months

The UFC 234 medical suspensions have been announced following last week’s pay-per-view (PPV) from Melbourne. In the main event of the night, Israel Adesanya defeated Anderson Silva via unanimous decision. Both fighters have received six-month medical suspensions for their participation in the contest, unless cleared by an ophthalmologist. Bantamweight Ricky Simon has also received a […]

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The UFC 234 medical suspensions have been announced following last week’s pay-per-view (PPV) from Melbourne.

In the main event of the night, Israel Adesanya defeated Anderson Silva via unanimous decision. Both fighters have received six-month medical suspensions for their participation in the contest, unless cleared by an ophthalmologist. Bantamweight Ricky Simon has also received a six-month suspension after his win over Rani Yahya.

However, he can return sooner if cleared by a doctor for his ight shoulder and right hand injuries. Check out the full UFC 234 medical suspensions below (via MMA Junkie):

  • Israel Adesanya: suspended 180 days or until cleared by ophthalmologist for left eye; suspended a minimum of seven days.
  • Anderson Silva: suspended 180 days or until cleared by ophthalmologist for right eye; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Ricky Simon: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor for right shoulder and right hand; suspended a minimum of 45 days with 30 days no contact.
  • Rani Yahya: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for hard bout.
  • Montana De La Rosa: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Nadia Kassem: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Jim Crute: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Sam Alvey: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO.
  • Devonte Smith: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Dong Hyun Ma: suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray for left shin; suspended a minimum of 45 days with 30 days no contact.
  • Shane Young: suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray for right foot; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Austin Arnett: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Kai Kara-France: suspended 180 days or until cleared by MRI for right wrist; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Raulian Paiva: suspended 45 days for left brow laceration and 30 days no contact.
  • Kyung Ho Kang: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Teruto Ishihara: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for TKO.
  • Lando Vannata: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Marcos Mariano: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Jalin Turner: mandatory seven-day suspension.
  • Callan Potter: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for TKO.
  • Jonathan Martinez: suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for left elbow; suspended a minimum of 30 days with 21 days no contact.
  • Wuliji Buren: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for right toe laceration.

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Israel Adesanya: Anderson Silva Couldn’t Match Me At UFC 234

Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva’s fight at UFC 234 had fans on the edge of their seats. Adesanya was able to best the former 185-pound king via unanimous decision. However, despite being 43 years old, spectators were very surprised with how competitive the Brazilian actually was in the fight. After it was all said and […]

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Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva’s fight at UFC 234 had fans on the edge of their seats.

Adesanya was able to best the former 185-pound king via unanimous decision. However, despite being 43 years old, spectators were very surprised with how competitive the Brazilian actually was in the fight. After it was all said and done, Adesanya was honored to have shared the Octagon with one of the legends who inspired him to become a UFC fighter in the first place.

Speaking to “The MMA Hour” recently, “Stylebender” admits the moment is still a surreal one to him (via MMA Fighting):

“It’s still cool,” Adesanya said. “Still very cool. Still kind of surreal a little bit. Because I was watching it myself, there’s certain moments that just, for me they’re like special moments for me because they were sh*t that I kind of like, I already knew and I’ve seen before happen many times with other fighters, Silva’s opponents, and I never fell victim to.”

While the fight certainly was more competitive than expected, Adesanya doesn’t think Silva ever truly matched him during the fight. He pointed to a few instances where Silva actually did catch him cleanly a few times, but ultimately, Adesanya believes he out-classe “The Spider” from start to finish:

“[The fight was] competitive to the point that he brought it, yes, but not competitive to the point that he was matching me,” Adesanya said. “One time he was able to match me was in the second round, and that was because he landed a nice jab, you know?

“Good on him. Credit to him. He landed that nice jab, and he flipped it, it was well-timed, and the second follow up jab was well timed, and he was like oh sh*t I gotta get this guy now. So it was time to put that pressure on him, put the sauce on. And he brought that energy,

“I felt that energy and I was like man, this is how people wilt under him, they don’t know what to do.”

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Exclusive: Ricky Simón Talks Cracking Bantamweight Elite

Fresh off his dominant victory at UFC 234, Washington State’s Ricky Simón shares his thoughts on his performance and who he wants next. Simón made the most of his pay-per-view debut at UFC 234 as he thoroughly dominated Rani Yahya with a clear unanimous decision nod. Immediately after his fight, however, Simón was none too […]

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Fresh off his dominant victory at UFC 234, Washington State’s Ricky Simón shares his thoughts on his performance and who he wants next.

Simón made the most of his pay-per-view debut at UFC 234 as he thoroughly dominated Rani Yahya with a clear unanimous decision nod.

Immediately after his fight, however, Simón was none too pleased by his performance. That’s because he is a notoriously hard critic of himself. However, now that he has had a couple of days to take it all in, has Simón changed his tune?

“I always feel like I’m my biggest critic,” Simón told LowkickMMA in a recent interview. “For some reason right after the fight, I could only think of everything I did wrong. One of my coaches, Ian Loveland, wasn’t able to make the trip out, but I could still hear him yelling at me during the fight anytime I would make a mistake.”

“But you know honestly I think I followed the gameplan to a tee. You know, I beat the No. 15 guy in the world so I can’t be too hard on myself,” Simón said.

Cracking the bantamweight elite should be a foregone conclusion for Simón. But as the 26-year-old points out the rankings are fairly unpredictable.

“I never know how the rankings work,” explained Simón. “I feel like Rani should have been ranked high himself. And I definitely want that number next to my name because once you get that a lot of things can change. Not just in the fight game either. As far as getting matched up, getting new contracts, more money, and more sponsorship.”

“I am excited to see the ranking come out and I should definitely have a number next to my name,” Simon concluded.

Shortly after speaking with Simón the UFC released their new updated rankings. Simón will be happy to know that he now has the number 14 next to his name. So now that he has cracked the bantamweight rankings what’s next for Simón?

He has a certain someone in mind.

“Someone I have my sights set on is Rob Font,” Simón told LowkickMMA. “I’m always looking at the rankings and I’m always trying to see the next step and who has what match ups. I feel like that is a great, great fight.”

He continued, “It would be an entertaining fight and it would push me into the top 10. I wanted to break that top ten in 2019 and I’m already on the right track.”

As for what’s in the immediate future for Simón, a wedding. The bantamweight contender is planning a wedding in June, but keeping true to form, Simón would like to get one more fight in before the big day.

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