Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort not happening at UFC 108 in January

While the recovery from a recent elbow surgery is going just fine for UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva, Jan. 2 will simply be too soon for him to return to action.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today spoke with Silva's manager, Ed Soares, who issued the update on "The Spider."

"The latest is he's not fighting Jan. 2," Soares said. "That's not going to happen. He won't be ready."

Silva recently had bone spurs removed from his right elbow, and the rehabilitation necessary following the procedure means Silva won't be ready to defend his title in a proposed UFC 108 matchup with Vitor Belfort.

As for when Silva will be ready to fight again, Soares said nothing is yet certain.

"We have to wait and see," Soares said. "Anderson went back to Brazil, and he's continuing his physical therapy there. But there's no set date yet."

But Soares insisted the progress was ahead-of-schedule, and Silva fans have no cause for concern.

"Anderson's recovery is going really, really well," Soares said. "He's coming back, and his recovery is doing really good. His physical therapy is going really well. He's getting better range of motion. He'll be back 100 percent for sure."

While he's not sure exactly when Silva will again step into the octagon, Soares assumes Belfort will still be the opponent on the opposite side of cage.

"I think it's going to be Vitor when Anderson comes back," Soares said. "That's what I'm assuming."

And though Soares has openly questioned the UFC's decision to grant Belfort a middleweight title shot despite the fact that he has yet to fight in the organization at 185 pounds, Silva's manager said he and his fighter are now looking forward to the test.

"At the end of the day, it's going to be a great fight," Soares said. "Like I said before, I don't think [Belfort] deserves a title shot, but that's over with now. It is what it is.

"Whoever the UFC puts in front of us, we'll fight. We've never picked our opponents."

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weaponX on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:31 pm ET
i figured this much.
i have a sneaking suspicion the fight wont happen at all
 

Kuruption on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:06 pm ET
Weapon X,

I believe you are right when you say it wont happen. This gives the UFC a second chance at lining up the contenders properly.

IMO, the next step should be to offer Nate the great and the Phenom a chance to fight for number one contendership. (Plus it would be a great fight full of "wellroundednessism")

Then Dan can rightfully get his contract/rematch for the Belt. I see Dan really pushing Anderson this time but in the end the belt will most likely stay in the Brizilians hands.

However, I do not see Vitor getting By Marquardt for a crack @ Anderson's belt. Nate, under the tutalage of Yoda Jackson , will grind Vitor down for surprisingly dominant victory (most likely a 3 round U.D.)

The winner of Nate and Vitor should get the winner of Hendo and The Spider... (obviously)

Please discuss these matchups... (divisional importance/fan friendliness?)
 

bencoates on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:09 pm ET
i think dan has a good shot to win the rematch. probly the best shot in the division, if he can settle his contract bullsh*t
 

HitokiriX on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:21 pm ET
lol
 

Kuruption on Oct 31, 2009 at 4:09 pm ET
yes I do also believe Hendo has the best skill set to challenge Anderson Silva @ MW. Nate Marquardt beeing a close second has his personal variety of skills would cause problems for anybody close to 185 lbs. 

Nate's only advantage on Hendo is having Greg Jackson in his corner as opposed  to the game planning usually seen from Dan and team Quest.

I dont know if Mr. Jackson can, vicariously through Nate, formulate a winning game plan when the Spider has, in his stead with the UFC, showed soo little weakness. But I bet you Greg,coupled with his competetive spirit, would love to try once more...

I stongly believe Nate and Hendo present a more difficult challenge to the belt then Vitor...
 

autodafe on Nov 01, 2009 at 5:50 pm ET
Real solid string of posts here :-)

These are great ideas for matchups. I think Nate v. Belfort could be a "co-headliner" or whatever at this same card. Plus, it would settle a lot of questions in people's minds, such as whether Belfort is legit or not, and who really deserves the #1 contender spot.

Hendo could be the #1 contender now, as most of us are saying, but honestly, I just don't see him really having a chance against The Spider. He doesn't have great head movement or the explosiveness to land that overhand right on Silva. And Silva's ground game is so strong that even on his back, he doesn't really get beat.

Either way, I know people think Vitor is the least deserving of the three, but I still think he has the best overall chance because he has the weapons standing to counter what Silva brings to the table. I know many of you disagree, but I'm still sticking by my opinion.
 

Kuruption on Nov 02, 2009 at 12:17 pm ET
Autodafe,

    I think Nate and Vitor would be great as a co-headliner as I think both are very exiting but they have flown under the radar as far as the casual fan goes. It would be a great way to introduce them as I believe it has a shot @ being fight of the night if Vitors' gas-tank hold's up. 

    As far as Hendo goes, I use the words "he will push Anderson" for the simple fact that Dan may be one of the toughess poeple on this planet. He would Push Fedor if given the chance. (but ultimatly losing to both approx. 80% the time) so although he does have a chance (a very minimal one, just slightly less minimal then most fighters have) like you mentioned, Anderson Silva's efficiency off his back, coupled with a skilled striking game so seldom seen in such a young sport, will be almost impossible to beat  because of the level of confidence he benefits from now. But Dan is as tough/fearless as a fighter can be.

I do think Belfort is less deserving (then hendo and Nate), but thats not to say he isnt derserving @ all. He T(KO)ed Ace freaking Franklin. Nobody has done that other then Silva and Machida. Eventhough is wasnt at MW, that has to be worth something; I have seen alot of poeple ready to give Okami a shot @ the belt for beeing able to split dec. Franklin (and it was a lost at that)

       I see why you would think Vitor has the best shot as his rapid fire+power could, or should pose problems for any counter striker. But Anderson Silva's prowess far supasses Vitor skill level; and lets not forget Anderson silva has never really been staggered or knocked down. I think his ability to [almost] never get hit permits the masses to forget a granite chin behind that joker's smile. But I do feel as you do as Vitor would be able to land some leather on the spider. that would be a start. 
 

meanmachine112 on Oct 31, 2009 at 4:25 pm ET
Kuruption....I agree with you 100%
 

MM1160 on Oct 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm ET
Why should Nate "have" to fight Vitor to earn anything. Vitor is the one who needs to earn something and walking straight into a title shot or even fighting for #1 contender is BS.
 

EvilMonkey on Nov 01, 2009 at 12:11 pm ET
I agree, Vitor should have to earn his way up like everyone else. Have him face Bisping or Maia first. Or even Sonnen or Okami. I think it sucks he just gets a walk in shot right away... I'd be more interested in a Vitor vs Wandy rematch since Wandy's coming down to 185.
 

mikebessenger on Nov 01, 2009 at 2:17 pm ET
Nate v Vitor would be a pretty sweet fight.
 

Kuruption on Nov 02, 2009 at 12:38 pm ET
    Nate doesnt "have" to fight Vitor to earn it, I think Nate already earned it with his "street fighter combo KO" of Gouveia added to his obliterations of Kampmann and Damian Maia (I could NOT wait to see these two on the ground; what a shame). You also cannot discredit Belfort's win over Rich Franklin. That puts you right up there but because it was a catchweight fight, I Believe he needs another big W or two @MW. 

    Hendo should be first following the W's Over Palhares, Rich and (possibly) KO of the year performance over Bisping. As long as he can sign a contract with Zuffa in the next month or two.

    so why not have Nate and Vitor fight for next shot. It sucks the most for Nate out of this because he should have the next shot [after Hendo], so I wouldnt mind if they lined up Nate next in the event where Hendo doesnt sign. but I do see a Vitor.vs.Nate fight on the horizon, and im exited to see it.
 

mmaAnalyst101 on Nov 01, 2009 at 1:03 pm ET
Mjaybe Vitor and Marquart can fight for the shot since hendo is in limbo.
 

HitokiriX on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:07 pm ET
i was thinking that while reading it... its a disappointment.  108 was looking to be a f**ken massive event but it lost some of it's luster but it's still a good card so far
 

ManU4ever on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:32 pm ET
Not surprised, I didn't really think we were going to get a HW title fight and a MW title fight on the same card.  I wonder if Lesnar really was sick and/or planning on not fighting in Nov., maybe the UFC saw this coming from Anderson and rescheduled the Lesnar-Carwin fight preemptively... HUM.  Let the conspiracy theories begin!

I'd love to see Dan and Silva throwdown again, it should happen sooner rather than later.  Nate vs. Vitor would give the winner an undeniable #1 contender slot, even if Hendo doesn't get a shot first.  I like whole the senario, but I'm not holding my breathe.  Get Nate vs. Vitor on this card though; its a New Year's card and my mind isn't blown Dana, come on.
 

HitokiriX on Oct 31, 2009 at 4:07 pm ET
they still have silva vs evans, lesnar vs carwin and gonzaga vs dos santos.  had this fight stuck there's no way anyone could complain and even now it's still great.  just that evans vs thiago silva is gonna be bumped back up to co-main event
 

snakechamer on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:01 pm ET
Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva is an awesome fight. Rashad should take it but big fan of both guys. 
 

Seanic666 on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm ET
If he's not fighting and Henderson looks like he's going to walk why not make a Belfort - Marquardt eliminator like what was planned for Hendo and Marquardt? This would most definately shut up the spider and Soares about who's worthy and who's not.
 

gmd on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:01 pm ET
Vitor vs. Marquardt make it happen!
 

lexusgs300driver on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:24 pm ET
The UFC is having alot of problems right now with brock pulling out rampage saying hes done cant sign a deal with dan henderson and bad decisions and bad stoppages. I hope they rebound good from these setbacks or these problems can benefit strikeforce.....Maybe Im just pro UFC....
 

EdBuzz on Nov 02, 2009 at 11:27 am ET
The fighters have to protect their health to ensure the longevity of their careers.

The answer is to offer the fighters bigger pay days then you'd see less fighters bowing out, example Lesnar and Anderson Silva or quiting to start movie careers, example Chung Le and Rampage Jackson. Dan Henderson could be back in the UFC if the Zuffa company would pay fighters money more comparable to boxing.

 

I_dont_know on Oct 31, 2009 at 7:51 pm ET
I was wondering when the next update from the Ed Soares Show would be....

Why do they care what weight Vitor has or has not fought at? Silva jumps back and forth and walks around at HW.

Lame excuses and contradictions .

And they think Machida won also against Shogun.
 

cloustrizi on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:32 pm ET
Somehow this doesn't phase me. Wasn't that excited about this fight anyways.
 

fooge on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:33 pm ET
Gawddammit. I was looking forward to this fight. I know there are some haters on here, and he's not a "popular" fighter in the states, but I love watching Silva fight. Oh well.
 

cloustrizi on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:36 pm ET
I love Silva, he's probably in my top 3 favorite fighters. I just wasn't looking forward to this fight at all.
 

fermacht on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:45 pm ET
i don't understand why people don't want this fight. hendo or marquardt fighting him wouldn't be as exciting. i'm curious to see his answer for vitor's speed and power. i would rather see someone try to knock him out than gnp or sub. what's the big deal?
 

coreymb on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:48 pm ET
Vitor fought in the MW division 2x his ENTIRE career and yet he had problems making 195lbs against Franklin.

He never fought 185 within the UFC so where has he proven himself as a legit 185? By beating Martin and Lindland??? Yeah, he has done a lot for the sport but never at MW.

Silva, himself said "Vitor would be foolish to stand with me".

Vitor does have great, fast hands but I don't see him matching well with Silva at all. Catching Silva will not be an easy task whatsoever. Vitor couldn't get passed Henderson not so long ago and I think Henderson would handily beat him again.

Do I have to mention that Vitor tested positive for banned substances against Henderson as well?

In terms of what a lot of fans want I understand why Vitor is getting a shot but the most dangerous match in terms of Silva losing is Henderson(even though Silva most likely won't lose at MW in general). He showed amazing sub defence against Palharas, has power in his hands and has excellent wrestling. He comes in conditioned right(not like last time due to bulking up for Rampage and then cutting for Silva back2back) I think he is the guy to push Silva the most. Remember, over in PRIDE he never had to bulk up and then cut..more natural weight fighting. Wrestling will always be Silvas weak part of his game-he isn't getting any younger.

 

lexusgs300driver on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm ET
vitor will ko him  early in the fight when it happens if it happens and if it dont happen then anderson is scared of the phenom...
 

mmablaster on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:49 pm ET
Anderson is a very popular fighter in the states.  Alot of my friends who are "casual" fans know who he is, especially after they saw him take Forrest to school.

I just hope he doesn't rush back if he isn't ready.  I want to see him at 100%.
 

UFCisSHADY on Oct 31, 2009 at 4:25 pm ET
Silva popular? PPV numbers dispute that.
 

bencoates on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:05 pm ET
are you kidding? he is one of the most popular fighters in the states. he is in every arguement about best p4p, and rightfully so. i do not think that belfort deserved a title shot, neither does anderson...hmmmm... maybe anderson is milking his injury in hopes of a more deserving opponent.
 

snakechamer on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:22 pm ET
He's the p4p best in the world.  "Fedor would beat me", Anderson Silva. He said that but Fedor fights at 230lbs while Anderson fights at 185lbs. Weight matters.
 

Jykferth on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:49 pm ET
Fedor fights at natural weight. If Silva fought Fedor at natural weight of 220 thats about as even as you can make a fight =)

But then Anderson wouldnt have the advantage he holds over the smaller guys =P
 

snakechamer on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:57 pm ET
Fedor would win?
 

coreymb on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:50 pm ET
True and he stated it himself in his most recent interview that Fedor would win.

I still can't wait if Silva ever does "retire" and tests himself against some of the guys he named.(mma and boxing)
 

snakechamer on Oct 31, 2009 at 7:12 pm ET
Optimal fighting weight and natural weight dont always match. 
 

Bajs on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:35 pm ET
After Shogun dethrones Machida I wanna see him vs A.Silva!!!!!!!!!
 

gmike23 on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:37 pm ET
Well, they should just go with a Marquardt-Belfort fight, and the winner will undoubtably earned the right to fight Silva.  Let's face it, Silva only has 3 fights left on his contract, so I figure he'd want them to be most memorable.  Im thinkin GSP, maybe Shogun , and we all know Dana wants to see him fight Machida.
 

BurnTHalO on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:43 pm ET
I actually don't think Dana would care about the Machida fight until Machida shows dominance in the weight class.  Other than that, I think he wants him to go for the LHW title, no matter who the champ is.
 

fearless689 on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:47 pm ET
ya and dana can market it as ufc *** the snooz fest, live only on paper view
 

kingjames100 on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:25 pm ET
WTF is "paper view"?
 

sirgerbil on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:21 pm ET
it's a fight that looks like it's gonna be good on PAPER, but when you VIEW it, it isn't that great. Like Pelligrino-Neer.
PAPER-VIEW.
not to be confused with Pay-per-view, of course.
 

bencoates on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:07 pm ET
gsp wont happen. i agree with you on the marquardt/belfort fight though. belfort should at least have one more win over a top contende before he gets a shot
 

fermacht on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:48 pm ET
after the shogun fight i think anderson would pretty easily handle machida.... but then again you just never know.
 

BurnTHalO on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:42 pm ET
If Anderson is ahead of schedule and still can't make this fight, why was he discussing it at all?  I think he is hoping Vitor is put into one of the slots at the next few UFC's that were hurt due to injury.  I still think he is scared of a fight where he may lose his winning streak (well, I should say I think Soares is afraid of that). 
 

weaponX on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:43 pm ET
hes ahead of schedule on physical therapy
 

BurnTHalO on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:50 pm ET
Ok, so what could he be behind schedule on that would mean he can't make this fight when he was able to originally schedule it?  I thought physical therapy is the main recovery tool.  If you are ahead on that, shouldn't you be ahead on total recovery?
 

dwhuston on Oct 31, 2009 at 6:29 pm ET
The main purpose of physical therapy is to recover range of motion especially when the surgery involved and joint with ligaments and tendons.  It as nothing to do with being conditioned well enough to fight.  After the therapy is over or near over the serious training can begin.
 

bencoates on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:13 pm ET
i seriously doubt silva is afraid to fight anybody. he is probly hoping that they give belfort another fight because he doesnt think belfart has earned the title shot.
 

BurnTHalO on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:28 pm ET
I think he is afraid of losing.  He is not afraid of fighters, he is afraid of the loss. 
 

erick349 on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:48 pm ET
silva doesnt want a challenge, thats why he didnt want to fight marquart(sp) again thats why he choose to have this surgery when he did, i think hes hoping dana will forget so he doesnt have to a tough opponet
 

JunkieOverDog on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:33 pm ET
What? Anderson doesn't want a challenge?

Fights Franklin twice, Hendo, Marquardt, moves to LHW for a CHALLENGE and beats Irvin and Forrest. All while begging to CHALLENGE himself vs. RJJ
 

Teck-Tition on Oct 31, 2009 at 8:37 pm ET
+1 junkieoverdog... not to mention MIR....people will look for anyway to bash the spider...anything to belittle his aura/presence/dominance.....you may not be a fan of him...but when someone is holding most of the UFC records and still CURRENTLY in top position by FAR.....have some f--kin respect and just keep your mouth shut at the least... no need to try and downplay his career.... i hated chuck when he was "dominating" against can after can and renatch after rematch...i didn't ever belittle his SKILLS...just never liked him...but even now i know chuck ain't afraid of anyone...he may not have confidence, but eh ain't "afraid" you dummies...these dudes are fighters...they chose it as a CAREER...pretty risky if you're dealing with nerves all the time wouldn't you say? Anderson Silva p4p king
 

JunkieOverDog on Oct 31, 2009 at 9:15 pm ET
Felt same way as you about Chuck.

Saying Silva is scared of Vitor is patently absurd. If you actually believe that, put n a dunce cap and go sit in a corner.
 

jdizo23 on Nov 02, 2009 at 1:29 pm ET
really? are you serious?
 

fearless689 on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:48 pm ET
one things for sure it will be sad to see anderson leave ufc after his contract is up and start boxing
 

thetechnician on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:50 pm ET
yeah silva should fight winner of a belfort vs marquardt contest. I don't know how confident i am in shogun doing as well against machida next time, so we might see that spider vs mir or some other heavyweight. Or they might give the spider a lhw fight against evans- thiago or couture-vera.
 

ufcwizard101 on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:54 pm ET
that sucks,
id rathyer see Silva stand up and fight then see  lesnars boring ass take down and just lay on  his opponent
 

n4tacon on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:30 pm ET
Sure didn't look too boring when Mir got his head knocked off. Same for Couture.
 

UKmmaFanatic on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:54 pm ET
i want to see GSP vs Silva before he fights anyone else or moves up to catchweight and LHW fights. The longer it goes the more unlikely it will be to happen and it will be a shame because its one of the few fights in those divisions that really interests me.
 

Bajs on Oct 31, 2009 at 2:56 pm ET
Dont be retards he will never fight Machida!!!
I mean how many times does Soarez or Anderson Silva have to say it for you people to understand???
And DW alreaday said that he for sure wont fight at HW!!!

One of the greatest machups for A.Silva is off course Shogun, Shogun got the best of Machida, and we all know A.Silva wont fight Machida not just cause they sparring partners etc but also cause he cant beat him, and thats in his own words.MMA math sux but nevertheless Shogun proved last weekend hes the best at LHW, so him vs A.Silva=fukkin amazing matchup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

bencoates on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:16 pm ET
no, dana said if anderson cleans out the mw and lhw divisions, then he can fight at hw. it is highly unlikely, but still possible
 

JJ714 on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:00 pm ET
That's good because now he can fight Nate "the great" and get his ass kicked.. and finally have a champion that fights,not dance around throwing jabs.
 

serbianmma on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:03 pm ET
I wouldn't want to see Silva vs Machida anyways. If shogun can kick Machida's  a$$, then Silva will just KILL him.

Shogun = LHW CHAMP

 

ryan865 on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm ET
I think its interesting that even Ed Soares is saying Vitor does'nt deserve a title shot yet because he has'nt proven himself at 185 pounds. I personally agree with  that but it will be a big seller if it does actually happen. 
 

Fujita on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:12 pm ET
Looks like the whole NY event is totally shot.

Bummer.
 

n4tacon on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:31 pm ET
Not really. You lost Anderson/Belfort (kinda figured) and Rua/Machida (definitely figured). Now you've got: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_108
 

gavdes1327 on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:13 pm ET
that suxs hopefully will see it soon. lesnar vs carwin will be a good main event though and plus evans vs silva will be a badass co main event hopefully will see silva vs belfort and marquardt vs henderson soon so we can see if he cleans out his division
 

dagoldenmonkey on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:14 pm ET
stick f*cking ed soares in the ring with vitor please. this guy is just asking to be slapped
 

StraightRiteKO on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:18 pm ET
"At the end of the day, it's going to be a great fight," Soares said. "Like I said before, I don't think [Belfort] deserves a title shot, but that's over with now. It is what it is.

"Whoever the UFC puts in front of us, we'll fight. We've never picked our opponents."
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I like that! Having this kind of mentality always allows great fights to happen. Belfort probably doesn't deserve the shot yet but I still wouldn't mind seeing it. All I want to see is Silva back in the octagon asap because his fighting is a thing of beauty.
 

snakechamer on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:31 pm ET
Machida vs. Shogun: I think Dana saying that Shogun won at the press conference probably rubbed Silva, Machida, Ed the wrong way. Imagine sitting there and hearing your boss tell you that your not the legit champ. Also, Silva has said that he wanted to take some time off but the UFC wanted to keep fighting.  
 

Androly-San on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:29 pm ET
Nate Vs. Vitor for #1 spot. Now.
 

gavdes1327 on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:32 pm ET
why is it that vitor doesnt deserve a shot and henderson and marquardt should have to fight each other before they get a title shot? why is it that you wont fight machida? why is it that you wont fight at 205 and drop the belt. i respect silva hes p4p the best in the world but shutup and fight
 

newnamenoreason on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:37 pm ET
I like how Ed says "we" in everything as if he's stepping in the ring. I hope Anderson gets a beatdown before he leaves the UFC. I've always follwed him and used to like him but he's just to arrogant now. All the compliments and hype have gone to his head.
 

Ryderdie on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:42 pm ET
Belfort will just be another two-round massacre for "A-Silv".  As much as "DW" doesnt want to hear it, he needs to get "Hendo" back inside that octagon and in a fight with The Spider.  Hendo is the only man that is capable of beating Silva.
 

Tubekid on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:17 pm ET
Hendo got choked out by Silva in the second round.  Anyone that knows Hendo and how he fights is he gets submitted by any and all Noguera trained BJJ artist. Just how it has always been..i honestly don't see that changing anytime soon.
 

rush16 on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:45 pm ET
I say UFC should match up Marquart vs Belfort for no.1 contender. And if Henderson gets his sh*t sorted out then throw him up against Silva for the meantime, I think that would sort out alot of problems. Then if Silva beats both of those guys the he pretty much has cleaned out the MW division, and he could move on to fighting at 205 or a superfight with GSP, I dont care if people say GSP is too small or would get killed because if he blows through his next few opponents who is left for him in his division?
 

Addicted on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:50 pm ET
Sweeet. If it's moved to 109, that steaming pile of sh*t of a card will have at least one good fight.
 

asupankrationguy on Oct 31, 2009 at 4:42 pm ET
Does anyone think that this helps Henderson get a contract?
 

KrimsynNCream on Oct 31, 2009 at 4:42 pm ET
The truth is, I think Anderson Silva is a little scared of the Phenom!  And Nate "the WHAT"  not the great has been beaten by the Spider.  Hendo would beat Nate and very likely chance to dominate Anderson the next time they meet, if they meet. but WHO KNOWS!
 

JJ714 on Oct 31, 2009 at 4:54 pm ET
Hendo would beat nate??Are you f**king HIGH!! Nate looks GREAT right now and he would give anderson a run for his money (if nate fights like he has been fighting)as for Hendo i don't think he'll be back in the UFC he want's to be the highest paid fighter and he just isn't that good,hate to say it, i think his best yars are behind him..But yeah Nate vs Anderson,Nate would win hands down..Suck balls!
 

Sam_A86 on Oct 31, 2009 at 4:54 pm ET
they only canceled it cos Lesnar VS Carwin will be at ufc 108 and ufc wudn't want 2 main event title defences on the same card
 

mersault on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:21 pm ET
 Every other story seems to be about fighters who wont be fighting, mostly UFC guys too. Not that the UFC can do anything about it, nor can I hate on the fighters. Its just a bummer.
 Losing the Lesner/Carwin fight was tough, but now no Silva no Machida, no champs save for Penn (and we better find some wood to knock on).

 Honestly, the next couple of UFC pay per views aren't anything to write home about. For such a great month of MMA coming up with no champs fighting(Save for Fedor), it just isn't as exciting as one would hope. Still looking forward to watching it all though.
 

bitchslap420 on Oct 31, 2009 at 5:29 pm ET
I will stick with Strike Force, Dream, M1 global and Bully Beatdown! How ya like me now ha ha ha ha !!!
 

scholtzmma on Oct 31, 2009 at 10:32 pm ET
Ok, Nate Would Beat Hendo!....Even if you dont think so, Will Hendo take the big contract the UFC offered him?.....And If He does get a contract....knowing it will probably be a huge one....Hendo will get to cocky....he will look like bisping, after he (Hendo) knocked him out! Hendo is all that....But is he really all OF that?
Nate is all of the above!...Alot will say he isnt, thats because you people have not watched his game over the years...(closley)
For one Belfort is a bada*s....but he does not deserve a tittle shot.......It should be nate vs hendo......but hendo has been talking too long about the contract......
So What about Belfort vs Nate........Then winner vs Sivla, and if Hendo gets off his a*s and signs with the ufc....he fights the winner of Nate/Belfort or Silva
 

demac09 on Oct 31, 2009 at 10:59 pm ET
i have been watching nate fight over the years as well as henderson and niether one is one of my favourites but i have to say hendo would knock him out at this point. its not even fair to say bisping in the same sentence as henderson unless there fighting again cause bisping is the most over rated fighter ever. I would love to see nate and henderson fight and i definetly agree the winner should fight silva as belfort should not even get a title shot until he has 1 or 2 more fights.
 

scholtzmma on Oct 31, 2009 at 11:20 pm ET
Ok, for one I was talking about hendo and his contract as well.......That will effect him! And when I say watch.....it doesnt mean watch this or that certain move in highlights....like hendo.....who can with stand his right hand?.....lol....Hendo and Nate would be a great fight....Nate wins though....he more well rounded and a much better camp!
Hendo shouldnt even fight though, till he settles down with a contract.....Should you fight for money or fight to be the best?.............All fighters should think about that!
 

demac09 on Oct 31, 2009 at 11:56 pm ET
sorry i misunderstood what you were saying. the thing with fighting you can think a certain person is going to win but you just never know thats why i love mma, all it takes is one punch or one wrong move and just about anybody can win at any time. hendo and nate will fight at some point and it will be one for the ages, i just like henderson more from tuf, he seems like a great guy, just laid back and hes not cocky at all like some of the fighters.
 

NJBeast on Nov 01, 2009 at 2:41 am ET
Whatever happen to all the Okami nutriders? *crickets cherping*
 

Jango on Nov 02, 2009 at 1:36 pm ET
The Spider wants some more alone time with his gold, before he loses it... and didnt Okami beat Silva by getting TKO kicked in the head illegally? I wouldnt really call that a win...
 

Dan21MMA on Nov 02, 2009 at 2:47 pm ET
I don't know where to begin with this last post. Anderson Silva is in no way scared to fight Vitor. Not even close. Silva would beat Belfort in my opinion and have even more time with his "gold." Okami did not beat Silva. Silva did not beat Okami. Yushin Okami was TKOed by and illegal upkick from the bottom. You might as well forget that fight happen cause it makes no argument for either side. Okami is out of the picture when thinking top contenders. Enough about him.
 

JJ714 on Nov 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm ET
At least let Vitor and Nate fight too see who would get a shot at the belt.Imean Vitor didn't look that  good v Franklin.
 

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