In the latest “What Is Anderson Silva Up To Now?” update, we see the former UFC middleweight champion doing some grappling in his gym.
Silva, without moving his left leg much – the one that was broken in his fight with Chris Weidman in December – does a short 15-second session with a training partner.
According to a combination of reports from both Joe Rogan and Dave Meltzer, the UFC is looking to put Ronda Rousey on the annual Fourth of July weekend card from Las Vegas.
While most would feel the idea is for Rousey to face either Alexis Davis, Cat Zingano or possibly Cris Cyborg, Meltzer is saying it could be Gina Carano.
Carano has not fought since losing to Cyborg several years ago in Strikeforce, as she has become a Hollywood figure instead. Rousey, of course, is juggling an acting career with being the UFC female bantamweight champion.
Carano, 31 years old, is 7-1 in her MMA career. She was finished by Cyborg in the first round back in 2009. Prior to that, she had defeated the likes of Kaitlin Young, Julie Kedzie and Rosi Sexton.
Just days after the announcement that Lyoto Machida would step in for Vitor Belfort and face Chris Weidman for the middleweight title at UFC 173 in May, the two soon-to-be opponents ran into each other.
Both Machida and Weidman were in Ohio for the Arnold Classic, supporting some of their sponsors.
“Look who I saw at the Arnold’s,” Machida posted on Instagram. “My next opponent!”
The two will face each other this Memorial Day Weekend from Las Vegas.
Phil Davis is tired of just sitting by and watching other fights cash in on UFC title shots.
Davis, who will face Anthony Johnson in April at UFC 172, knows that he is expected to defeat “Rumble” based on his high rankings.
What he doesn’t know, though, is how best to work himself into the light heavyweight title picture.
“(Johnson) is not the guy I wanted, but pretty much everyone else was booked,” said Davis, in an interview with MMAFighting.com. “I’ll take it at this point. It can be any combination of things that get you a title shot.
“Apparently fighting Roy Nelson and then fighting Pat Cummins gets you a title shot. Maybe beating no one in the Top-10 like Glover (Teixeira) did gets you a title shot. There’s no rhyme or reason to getting a title shot.”
Davis (12-1) was making his remarks on both Daniel Cormier and Teixeira. Jon Jones will defend his title against Teixeira on the same April card, while Cormier just made his debut in the division.
“Beating the No. 1 contender does not get you a title shot,” Davis continued. “At this point, I don’t really care. I think I’m the best in the world so I’ll just keep fighting whoever they put in the cage.”
In his most recent fight, Davis bested former champion Lyoto Machida by decision in Brazil. Machida is now set to compete for the UFC middleweight title later this year.
Former Bellator champion Hector Lombard took the chance to poke a little fun at Vitor Belfort via Twitter recently.
Belfort was removed from a planned UFC middleweight title fight when the Nevada Athletic Commission decided to ban TRT earlier this week. He has vowed to stop using the drug and fight the winner of Chris Weidman-Lyoto Machida later this year.
Here’s what Lombard posted on Twitter:
He can do all things thru TRT that strengthens him
— Hector Lombard (@HectorLombard) March 1, 2014
Obviously this was in reference to Belfort’s constant praising of God both before and after his fights.
Lombard returns to the Octagon next month against Jake Shields.