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Wanderlei Silva is turning into his own personal reporter, as “The Axe Murderer” has released another in-depth video blog.

This time, Silva gives his take on the “transition period” currently going on in MMA. And, he’s even rocking a brand-new mustache.

Silva also continues to take shots at the UFC, for their series of injuries, lack of pay towards fighters and more. He also states that the promotion forced him to cancel a planned appearance with Bellator MMA at a fan event recently.

Check it all out in the video below:

gegard mousasi

It’s been a tough couple of years for former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi outside of the Octagon.

In 2013, Mousasi’s apartment was broken into, as thieves made off with several of his personal belongings.

Now, his car was stolen, as Mousasi posted on Twitter.

Mousasi (35-5-2) is set to meet Dan Henderson at UFC on FOX 14 from Stockholm, Sweden in January. And while he isn’t too pleased with the loss of his vehicle, he doesn’t plan on backing up and leaving his current home.

urijah faber

Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz have one of the longest rivalries in MMA history, dating back their first meeting in 2007.

Seven years later, the two bantamweights remain embroiled in constant verbal tirades – even as Cruz continues to work his way back from an injury.

Faber (31-7) is currently set to meet Francisco Rivera next month at UFC 181, but he discussed “The Dominator” during a recent interview with Submission Radio.

“That guy is childish man. I don’t really care about what he says and what he thinks,” Faber said. “I’m not trying to get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man. I’m just focusing on my stuff. I’ve got a lot of things going on in my life, especially this fight coming up, and Domonick Cruz is just a peon in my book. No matter how good of a fight you put on, the guy’s still a dope.”

As a former WEC champion and multi-time UFC title contender, many were surprised to see “The California Kid” grace the FOX Sports 1 prelims earlier this year. He’s back in that same role for his upcoming fight with Rivera, and Faber explained the reason behind the decision.

“I actually requested, both last time and this time to be in this position. It’s the main event on the free card, the FOX Sports 1 card, which I think the last fight got three times the viewership that the pay-per-view got,” he said. “So aside from being kind of the focus on the main card, you’re in front of a lot more people and for me it doesn’t change my pay whether I’m on a pay-per-view or not. I can also help the pay-per-view buys by having an exciting fight and drawing people to get pitched on buying the pay-per-view, but the cheap guy that’s at home watching, the guy that’s in a bar and just happens to look up, the guy that doesn’t have the cash to make it happen will all be able to catch my fight.

ufc fight night 57

“UFC Tonight” hosts Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian offered up their thoughts concerning tonight’s UFC Fight Night 57 main event between featherweights Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson earlier this week.

The card airs on FOX Sports 1 from the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center.

For Swanson, the bout is of the utmost importance, as a title fight vs. Jose Aldo hangs in the balance. He has won six straight, including finishes of Dennis Siver, Charles Oliveira, Ross Pearson and George Roop.

“He has to dominate the ring,” Cormier said. “If he allows Frankie to fight at his pace, he will have a problem. He believes he’ll have the speed advantage, but Edgar is very fast. Cub also has to defend takedowns he has has to punch him. Frankie punches at a great pace. Frankie is more active than the other guys he fights.

“Cub has to use his reach. He has to keep it standing and keep Frankie from taking him down. He has to look for the finish and make a statement for the title shot.”

Florian, a former title contender, believes Edgar can use Swanson’s biggest assets against him. “The Answer” has scored back-to-back wins since a 2013 loss to Aldo for the belt.

“I believe Cub has the speed to stand with him, but sometimes Cub gets too aggressive,” Florian said. “And that opens him up to takedowns. With Frankie’s wrestling, he can’t do that. Edgar’s keys are he has to push the pace, utilize the angles and land the takedown.”

Predictions from the two can be found in the video below:

joe rogan

For Joe Rogan, the opportunity to sit Octagon-side on a Saturday night and call UFC action is a true thrill.

Rogan’s been doing it since 1997, going from interviewer to color commentator. He reflected on his career during a recent appearance on “UFC Tonight.”

“I do it out of joy, not as a job,” he said. “DC (Daniel Cormier), I am so excited about your fight with Jon Jones. I don’t like sports like football. I get bored. The stakes have to be really high. Mixed martial arts is the highest level of competition human beings can be in besides war.”

Rogan’s first UFC appearance came at UFC 12: Judgement Day in Alabama. The promotion has expanded since, and Rogan’s continued his stand-up comedy career along the way. That February event saw Mark Coleman defeat Dan Severn to become the first-ever UFC heavyweight champion, and also featured a soon-to-be titleholder in action named Vitor Belfort.

“I started off the post-fight interview at UFC 12 in 1997 and Vitor was there, and he’s still fighting,” Rogan said. “I don’t know how he keeps his motivation and not just training, but also mentally.”

Currently, the likes of Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor garner much of the headlines, and Rogan understands why.

“She’s not just a once in a lifetime athlete, she’s a once ever. She’s so dominant. She’s not just a really beautiful girl just getting by, she’s smashing people,” he said. “Conor McGregor is a dynamo, a great talker and is so confident. He has unique moves. He’s so loose and confident. He says he’ll knock people out in first round and does. He’s a legit superstar.”

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