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Pat Barry Saves Trapped Female By Breaking Down A Door

In a story that rivals that of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones playing the role of a superhero prior to his victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua three years ago, ex-UFC fighter Pat Barry saved a trapped woman inside a hotel bathroom.

Barry explained what went down on Twitter, and in typical “Hype or Die” fashion, only he can really explain it all.

Barry’s manager Brian Butler, confirmed the report, saying “Yup it’s true, Hype or Die was called upon by hotel staff to break down a hotel door to save a lady stuck in the bathroom for over an hour.”

Just another day in the life of Barry, who will make his kickboxing return later this year for Glory.

Anderson Silva Rules Out 2014 Return To Octagon

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has placed 2015 on his mind for a potential return to the Octagon – and that is only a chance.

Silva, who many inside the UFC have been touting for a possible fight yet this year, told Combate that, “This year is over for me.”

Last December, Silva suffered a broken leg while attempting a kick vs. Chris Weidman. He underwent surgery and has posted numerous updates in regards to his conditioning since.

“These rumors that I’ll fight at UFC 181 or any other event around that date aren’t true,” he said. “There’s a chance I’ll fight in the first half of 2015.”

Prior to attempting to win back the title from Weidman, Silva signed a 10-fight deal with the UFC. However, after initially stating plans to fulfill that contract, he is having second thoughts.

“I don’t see myself stopping, but I don’t know if I will fulfill my 10-fight contract,” he said. “My family has been asking me for years to stop fighting.

“They need to understand that this is what I love to do and that I need to have my time. My goal in the sport was to become a reference, and I’m achieving this.”

Silva, who will turn 39 next month, holds the UFC record for most successful title defenses at 10. He also won a UFC-best 16 fights in a row before falling to Weidman last July.

UFC 173 Poster Gets A Different Feel

The UFC has released the new poster for UFC 173, featuring Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida in the face paint of their respective countries.

Weidman, the middleweight champion, will meet Machida in May. He was originally set to face Vitor Belfort, before the UFC made the change.

Machida is a former light heavyweight champion, having moved down and earned a shot at the belt.

Below is the current card for the Memorial Day weekend event in Las Vegas:

UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Lyoto Machida

Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic

Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause

Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung-Ho Kang

Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi

Bantamweight: TJ Dillashaw vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke

Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno

Lightweight: Piotr Hallman vs. Yves Edwards

Lightweight: Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel

Welterweight: Jingliang Li vs. Danny Mitchell


Instant Classic: Hendo-Shogun Engage In 25-Minute Battle

Before they step inside the Octagon this Sunday night for a second time at UFC Fight Night, check out the epic first encounter between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Back in 2011, the two put on what many believe was the “Fight of the Year,” as Henderson scored a decision victory.

Rua, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, will try to even the score this weekend in his native country of Brazil.

Love Him Or Hate Him, Jon Jones Is Celebrating His Title-Anniversary

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is celebrating three years atop the division the only way he knows how.

Jones, who posted that Wednesday marked three years to the day he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to become UFC champion, stated plans to put in a “full day of extreme hard work.”

Jones (19-1) bested Rua at UFC 128 via third round TKO. He has since successfully defended the belt vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen and Alexander Gustafsson.

Next up for “Bones” will be Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 next month.

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