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Well, it looks like Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort may actually happen. Today, the UFC middleweight champ posted to Instagram a pic of him and the Brazilian facing off – which is indicative of the UFC’s PR machine’s wheels turning in the kind of forward motion needed to sell fights.

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Since Weidman said that the bout is set for May 24, that means it will be at UFC 173 in Las Vegas. Does that mean Belfort is going to get his TUE for his testosterone habit? Who knows. Either way, it promises to be a great fight.

Ronda Rousey Takes Us Back To Her First Photoshoot

UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey took “Throwback Thursday” to heart recently, posting several pictures from her first photo shoot.

Rousey didn’t say exactly when the shoot took place, but she looks just as incredible in the below pictures as she has while gracing the pages of ESPN The Magazine and other outlets.

Rousey is slated to face Sara McMann later this month at UFC 170.

Thiago Silva Update: No Bond, No Murder Charges, Remains In Custody

Thiago Silva has placed his name in the mainstream news for all the wrong reasons.

Late Thursday night, Silva’s home in Florida was surrounded by SWAT and other law enforcement officials after the UFC fighter threatened a Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym.

After being taken into custody, Silva’s bond was set at $2.5 million early Friday morning. However, due to his “flight risk,” the judge denied letting him post the bond and Silva was sent back into custody.

The judge later removed the bond and ordered Silva be held without, as he felt there was concern the Brazilian would depart back to his native country and never return.

thiago-silva-booking-mugSilva was charged with four counts, including two counts of felony attempted murder. However, during the early morning hearing, the judge threw out the attempted murder charges, saying, “The court does not believe at this time there’s enough set forth in the affidavit to support an attempted murder based on these facts.

“It just seems if he wanted to shoot Mrs. Silva, he would’ve done it. He didn’t do it.”

Silva currently faces charges of two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and obstruction without violence.

Thaysa Silva, Thiago’s wife, trains at the Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Oakland Park, Florida where this ordeal first started.

The UFC’s official first – and only to date – official statement was released late Thursday evening:

This evening, we were made aware of a situation involving Thiago Silva. We are in the process of gathering the facts and have no further comment at this time.”

However, UFC president Dana White told TMZ Sports early Friday that “This guy will never fight in the UFC again.”

Silva was scheduled to compete next month at UFC 171 from Dallas against Ovince St. Preux.

There is a Slight Possibility That Thiago Silva Might Be Out of his UFC 171 Bout

There is a possibility – ever so slight, but it exists – that Brazilian hothead Thiago Silva might not be fighting Ovince St. Preux at UFC 171 on March 15. Silva, it seems, decided to go buckwild last night, and while details are sketchy at this point the facts are thus:

  • He allegedly stuck a revolver in his estranged wife’s mouth and threatened to kill her;
  • He showed up at Pablo Popovitch’s school drunk and threatened his wife and Popovitch with a Glock;
  • Silva went back home, barricaded himself inside, and SWAT had to come down and get him;
  • Silva has access to a lot of guns.

The UFC fighter (ha, not for long) is now in custody and is being arraigned on attempted murder charges.

Quick, someone tell St. Preux that their fight may be jeopardy.

BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz On Ultimate Cartoons

BJ Penn, Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz all compete for cash and prizes on Ultimate Fighting Cartoons episode of Rener Gracie’s TV game show.

Check out “The Prodigy” nail question after question and earn his nickname.

Penn and Frankie Edgar will be coaches on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, and are expected to square off later this year at featherweight.

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