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Newsday videographer Mario Gonzalez is in Las Vegas to chronicle Baldwin's Chris Weidman and his pursuit of the UFC middleweight championship belt against Anderson Silva at UC 162 on Saturday night.
Above is video from Thursday's press conference. Below, in the "Related" section is video from Wednesday's open workout, plus a video gallery of all the Chris Weidman videos from past...Read more »
Many media outlets asked Chris Weidman the same sorts of questions during Monday's blitz around the city ahead of UFC 162 on Saturday.
Here are some of the answers he gave to Newsday, plus a cameo from training partner and UFC light heayweight Gian Villante....Read more »
Part of the problem fighters face when preparing for Anderson Silva is that he's the best mixed martial artist in the world, which then creates this follow-up problem: finding someone with a similar skill set to bring in into training camp.
Jon Jones may be the only person capable of mimicking Silva, but he's not exactly available at the ready.
So, fighters such as Chris Weidman, who...Read more »
Monday's media blitz began at 6:30 a.m. for Chris Weidman, the title hopeful from Baldwin who fights Anderson Silva at UFC 162 this Saturday.
Somewhere in the middle of that tour was this hit on SI Now, the live web show from Sports Illustrated.
Here's the clip below:
(Newsday's app users can watch the video at http://bit.ly/17A594U)...Read more »
The most obvious and talked-about comparison for Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva at UFC 162 has been Silva's two fights with Chael Sonnen.
In their first fight, Sonnen did what no other fighter had done. He dominated Silva -- before tapping out to an arm triangle in the final minutes of Round 5.
But the blueprint to beat Silva became clear, in part because Silva is rarely on the defensive.
Sonnen...Read more »
A report surfacing out of Brazil via Yahoo! Interactive Sport said Wednesday that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva suffered a broken rib. (Here's the story, hopefully translated from Portuguese into English via Google.)
Silva's camp has emphatically denied the report to MMA Junkie and MMA Fighting, among others. UFC president Dana White did the same.
Silva is scheduled to fight...Read more »
OK, sure, there was a much juicier quote from this Anderson Silva video clip below, but I didn't want to be accused of going for shock value and cheap clicks. (At least not today, that is.) Besides, you can see it right there in the embedded video.
Silva, the UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound greatest MMA fighter, may have missed a media obligation last week in Los Angeles for...Read more »
Chael Sonnen talks how he needs to talk when it’s time to talk.
Meaning, if it’s time to hype a fight, he’ll go to town with the commentary, wit and hyperbole needed to sell tickets and pay-per-view. If it’s time to chill, he can be chill.
And if it’s time to build up a fighter’s confidence, Sonnen can do that as well.
Here’s what Sonnen said to Uriah Hall as he prepared to fight...Read more »
Michael Bisping has done his share of bashing Long Island's Chris Weidman in the public sphere when there's a camera available.
Well, here's a video where Bisping actually says nice/positive things about Weidman's chances against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in July.
(Newsday's app users can watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIiDBTtQONU)...Read more »
In a back-and-forth battle that is all words and nothing else between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, it's the UFC middleweight champion's turn.
On the latest edition of "UFC Tonight," Silva spoke to Fuel TV's Karyn Bryant from his new Muay Thai College. The video is embedded below, but here are the three key points from Silva:
"The people talk, blah, blah, blah, blah."
"He's...Read more »