Anderson Silva Petitioning To Compete In Taekwondo At The Olympics

Troll King Anderson Silva is petitioning the Brazilian federation to allow the MMA fighter to compete in his original discipline, taekwondo, at the Rio Olympics in 2016. As the host nation, Brazil will have four guaranteed slots in the event, and Silva will meet with the Brazilian sport chief this week to discuss… » 4/13/15 12:10pm Monday 12:10pm

Even God Cheats: How Anderson Silva Shocked Us By Doing The Expected

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is a bumbling, soulless government agency, and so a strange agent for the delivery of the message that our gods have forsaken us. They never have been particularly diligent messengers in any event, but for whatever reason—bureaucracy, incompetence, something more nefarious—they… » 2/19/15 9:15pm 2/19/15 9:15pm

How Anderson Silva Turned Loss Into Victory

Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman will fight for the middleweight title tonight in a rematch of their bout from July, and it's a strange one, because despite Weidman having finished Silva off last time, no one really has any idea what to expect. Weidman could wax an aged and suddenly vulnerable Silva, or Silva could… » 12/28/13 11:34am 12/28/13 11:34am

WWE Reenacted Chael Sonnen's Failed Spinning Backfist

On Saturday at UFC 14, Chael Sonnen attempted a spinning backfist that was ducked by Anderson Silva. Sonnen tripped, took a knee to the grill, and the fat lady started singing. Two days later on WWE Raw, CM Punk paid a bit of tribute to one of the more theatrical MMA endings in recent memory: he missed his own… » 7/11/12 5:00pm 7/11/12 5:00pm

Yes, Anderson Silva Is Being Likened To Muhammad Ali...

And Michael Jordan. And Wayne Gretzky. Okay, fine. Anderson Silva is a great athlete. He mauled Yushin Okami last weekend at UFC 134. But Ali, Jordan, and Gretzky rolled into one? Come now. Come. Let us not forget that a year ago, Silva was the one getting mauled for five rounds by Chael Sonnen until he conjured a… » 8/30/11 2:00pm 8/30/11 2:00pm

UFC 90: Silva Crumples Cote in Unsatisfying Manner

As yet another reminder that style points matter in judged sports (even when they're not tallied explicitly), Anderson Silva seemingly toyed with Patrick Cote » 10/26/08 11:00am 10/26/08 11:00am before watching his competition collapse under expectations (and an old knee injury renewed) in the third round. Of course, Silva now has to explain why he…