Chris Weidman Knocks Out Anderson Silva At UFC 162

Chris Weidman Knocks Out Anderson Silva At UFC 162Anderson Silva thought he could play with Chris Weidman. He dropped his hands. Taunted him. Invited Weidman to punch him in the face. For a round, Silva got away with it. And then he took it too far. He’s made a career of it, relying on lightning quick reflexes to make up for technical deficiencies. This time, however, things didn’t quite work out.

‘Slow motion’

Watching in slow motion, you can actually see Silva’s eyes focused on Weidman’s right hand. He never saw the left hand coming. And neither did anyone else—until Weidman put Silva’s lights out with a sweeping hook.  And the fight world’s jaw dropped.

UFC president Dana White could only shake his head and mutter about how Silva was “a killer, man” explaining to a reporter from the Chicago Sun Times that he didn’t know what was wrong with Silva that night.

‘Sword and spear’

All told, Silva won 16 consecutive fights in the UFC. Eleven of them were bouts contesting the middleweight title, a championship he held for 2,454 days. Those are all UFC records.

Alas, every man is mortal. At 38 years of age, Silva, his style so dependent on his otherworldly reflexes and timing, finally faltered. Weidman was able to do what no one else has ever managed. In combat sports, to be the man, you’ve got to beat them man. Weidman took the throne the old fashioned way—with sword and spear.

The king is dead. Long live the king.

Well, did you expect Anderson Silva to lose to Chris Weidman? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: Jonathan Snowden | Bleacher Report

Image: SB Nation

Transgender MMA Fighter Wants To Fight Women In The UFC

Transgender MMA Fighter Wants To Fight Women In The UFCFallon Fox was born a man.  In 2006, when she was 30, she had gender reassignment surgery. Fox is now an MMA fighter for the Championship Fighting Alliance (CFA).  Fox says she now wants to fight “at the highest level” — which in the MMA world is only one place — the UFC.

‘A woman in every respect’

Fox insists she is a woman in every respect and just happens to fall into the category of postoperative transsexual.  She compares herself to any other category of women, including blacks, lesbians and the disabled. Fox says she has no advantage over naturally born women.

‘Hasn’t proven herself yet’

The owner of CFA, Jorge De La Noval, tells TMZ, “CFA is an organization which does not discriminate against any fighter … as long as they are professionally licensed.”

As for fighting in the UFC, Dana White tells us to fight in the UFC … Fox would have to get the green light from the state athletic commission.  But he also says Fox hasn’t proved herself yet … the 2 women she’s beat have never won a fight.

So, should they allow Fallon Fox to fight in the UFC? Do you think that’s fair to allow transgenders to fight women in contact sports? Feel free to share your opinions with us via the comment box below!


Source: TMZ

Image: Fallon Fox MMA