UFC 112 recap: Anderson Silva keeps belt, loses fans; Frankie Edgar scores massive upset

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is here to entertain you – or at least himself.

While lightweight Frankie Edgar earned one of the biggest upsets in UFC history with an impressive decision win over B.J. Penn in the co-main event of Saturday's "UFC 112: Invincible" card at Concert Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Silva did his best to make the night all about "The Spider" in the evening's main event.

Silva toyed with Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Demian Maia early but was unable to finish late, and the champion walked away from the UFC's first event in the Middle East with yet another uninspired victory.

Silva spun Maia around with an early low kick and dropped him with a straight right hand, and the champion looked every bit the greatest pound-for-pound fighter that UFC president Dana White professes him to be. Silva's quickness was blinding, his striking precise. Pick the aspect of Silva's game and choose your own superlative. It was that.

Silva was in control, and he took the chance to dance, smile, strike a sprinter's pose and taunt an already battered Maia. The crowd was delighted at the one-sided beatdown and sensed an impending finish.

Apparently Silva didn't.

The world's deadliest striker suddenly became more interested in showing up Chuck Liddell's "Dancing with the Stars" appearance than he did in finishing off Maia. Silva let a bloodied Maia become the aggressor in the third frame while remaining content to drop his hands and circle on the outside.

By the fourth round, chants of "Maia" filled the air as the challenger was the only one trying to fight. That was followed shortly after by a call of "G-S-P" in honor of the welterweight champion sitting cageside, who many believe has the best chance of dethroning Silva.

The fifth round saw a bloodied Maia, eye swollen shut, swinging for the fences, even as he was on his knees. Silva again refused to engage, and referee Dan Miragliotta actually warned Silva he would deduct a point if he didn't move forward.

Silva avoided the penalty, but he was showered with boos at the final bell.

While Silva retained his belt with a unanimous decision win, he was forced to apologize following the result.

"Demian actually surprised me with some of his punches," Silva said. "I apologize to everybody; I don't know what got into me."

Silva (26-4 MMA, 11-0 UFC) earns his astounding 11th straight octagon win, but with three-straight subpar title defenses, his reputation as one of the world's most popular fighters is undoubtedly taking a hit, even if his slot as one of the best isn't.

Meanwhile, Maia (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) falls to just 1-2 in his past three bouts, yet somehow he seems to walk out of the octagon a winner.

Well, so much for cleaning out the division.

Massive underdog Edgar spoiled Penn's plan of leaving the lightweight division behind in search of greener pastures at 170 pounds with one of the biggest upsets in UFC history according to most bookmakers.

"The Answer," largely considered a natural featherweight, had one chance to win the fight according to most observers. Edgar needed to stick and move and use his hand speed and defensive footwork to avoid Penn's power while not falling prey to "The Prodigy's" next-level jiu-jitsu.

Mission accomplished.

With Penn sporting a knee brace that left questions regarding his fitness heading into the fight, the former champion looked uninterested in working the fight to the ground. In fact, the two times the fight did hit the floor, albeit momentarily, were at Edgar's choosing. Penn countered well on the feet and seemed to be landing the more powerful shots in the early stages of the fight. But Penn's nemesis, conditioning, looked to play a role in the final three rounds while Edgar only improved as time went on.

The action stayed tight throughout, and scoring the fight at timed seemed reminiscent of the challenges presented by Lyoto Machida and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua's October 2009 bout. But in the end, though all three judges delivered different scores, they reached one conclusion: Edgar has unseated one of the world's top pound-for-pound fighters.

One judge even believed Edgar has taken all five rounds. Penn didn't argue.

"This is it," Edgar said following the win. "B.J. is the greatest lightweight ever, and I just beat him. I just hope I can be half the champion that he was."

Elated at his impressive performance, Edgar even had time to work in a quick joke directed at all those who believed he might be better suited in the WEC.

"The belt doesn't fit," Edgar said with the title draped over his shoulder. "Maybe I am a 145-pounder."

Edgar (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) ran his current win streak to four fights following his lone career blemish to in an April 2008 bout with Gray Maynard. Meanwhile, Penn (15-6-1 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC) fights for 25 minutes for just the third time in his career and loses for only the second time in the lightweight division.

After slow start, Hughes overwhelms Gracie

It took a little bit longer than the first time, but Matt Hughes proved he's still a Gracie killer. After a slow start in his bout with Renzo Gracie, Hughes turned up the intensity in the third round and earned a TKO victory every bit as one-sided as his 2006 win over Royce Gracie.

Despite the extensive grappling backgrounds of both fighters, the fight took place entirely on the feet. While neither landed very often with their hands, Hughes laid the groundwork for his eventual win with low kicks that battered Gracie's left leg. Gracie didn't check a single attack, and the damage began to add up.

The second round saw just a bit more action than the first, but the end came clearly in the third. A low kick dropped a wounded Gracie, and Hughes was forced to help him to his feet. Gracie was dropped again by subsequent blows, and he was slow to recover each time. Sensing the finish, Hughes continued to damage the leg, but he also unloaded with his hands. Gracie ate a few jabs, and a straight right sent him to the canvas, forcing referee Herb Dean to end the fight with just 20 seconds left in the contest.

Following the stoppage, Hughes said Gracie's ground skills dictated a standup affair.

"I'm fighting a Gracie," Hughes said. "Somebody like Renzo, I've got to put the odds on my side."

Meanwhile, Gracie – his voice shaking and needing assistance to remain on his feet – admitted that overcoming a two-year layoff at 43 years old proved difficult.

"It wasn't an easy task," Gracie said.

And when event emcee Joe Rogan asked is perhaps a warm-up fight would have been a better choice in his return, Gracie shunned the idea.

"What kind of fighter would I be if I did that?" Gracie asked.

The loss for Gracie (13-7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) means the family that started the modern era of mixed martial arts is now winless in its past four UFC outings. The last Gracie to claim victory in the octagon is Royce at UFC 4 in December 1994.

Meanwhile, Hughes (44-7 MMA, 17-5 UFC) adds another win to his Hall of Fame-worthy credentials.

Dos Anjos, Munoz survive early trouble, earn impressive wins

Exciting lightweight prospects Rafael dos Anjos and Terry Etim each showed their grappling prowess in their two-round main-card affair. But in the end, it was the Brazilian who avoided the danger Etim presented on the feet and worked his way to victory.

Etim looked in control early as dos Anjos shot into a deep guillotine choke. But dos Anjos remained patient for more than a minute in the hold and eventually popped out to top position. From there, dos Anjos delivered a few knees that were determined to be striking the spine, and his dominant position was taken away.

It didn't matter because dos Anjos earned it back in the second.

Etim was forced to defend from his back for most of the second round as dos Anjos cycled through top positions. With time winding down in the dominant frame, dos Anjos switched deftly from a kimura to to an armbar to force the tap with 10 seconds left in the second round.

After two difficult losses to open his UFC run, dos Anjos (14-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) now has three-straight UFC wins, while Etim (14-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) sees a four-fight win streak come to a halt.

Middleweights Mark Munoz and Kendall Grove started the evening's main card off with a bang. And while Munoz was expected to bring power to the cage, it was an early uppercut from Grove that grabbed the early momentum.

Munoz was visibly rocked as he dropped to the canvas and shot for a single-leg takedown while trying to recover. Grove kept the pressure high while on the canvas, and Munoz scrambled to survive a series of chokes from all angles on the ground. While Munoz survived the opening round, he looked dazed as he returned to his corner.

That all changed when the second round started.

Appearing re-enerized, Munoz came out swinging wild right hands, several of which found their mark. After working Grove to the canvas, Munoz avoided upkick attacks while delivering powerful right hands to his downed foe. Sensing blood, Munoz unleashed a flurry of shots on the floor that forced Grove to cover up.

Referee Marc Goddard gave Grove every chance to escape the position, and when "Da Spyder" rolled to his knees, it bought him a few more seconds. But Munoz kept swarming, and Grove was saved at the 2:50 second mark of the second round.

Following the fight, Munoz admitted he was in serious trouble in the opening round before claiming the come-from-behid win.

"Yeah, I was," Munoz said. "You've got to have will to survive in the cage. That's what I have."

Munoz (8-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is now 3-0 in the UFC since dropping to middleweight. Meanwhile, despite the impressive opening round, Grove (11-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) sees a two-fight win streak come to a halt.

Davis remains perfect; Story edges Osipczak

The evening's featured preliminary card matchup saw a pair of unbeaten prospects tangle in the octagon. While both Phil Davis and Alexander Gustafsson looked impressive in their UFC debuts, "Mr. Wonderful's" grappling prowess proved superior to "The Mauler's" powerful strikes.

Davis avoided the big shots that had earned Gustafsson seven previous knockout victories, and worked Gustafsson to the floor and delivered some ground-and-pound damage before locking in a fight-ending anaconda choke with just five seconds remaining in the opening round.

Despite the impressive performance, Davis vowed to look even better in his next trip to the cage.

"There's a lot I can improve on, and next time I promise I'll put on a better show," Davis said.

A former collegiate wrestling champion, Davis (6-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) earns his second submission win with the victory. Meanwhile, Gustafsson (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) loses for the first time in 10 professional contests.

In the evening's penultimate preliminary card bout, Rick Story set the tone of the fight early with a big slam to open the contest, but opponent Nick Osipczak proved a game foe in battling to the final bell.

Story controlled the action for most of the fight, and the third round saw a guillotine choke attempt and another powerful slam. At the final bell, it appeared clear the previously undefeated Osipczak could claim an unblemished record no more. One judge dissented, but Story still took the bout by split decision.

With the win, Story (10-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) now has three-straight wins in the octagon, while Osipczak (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) loses for the first time as a professional.

Johnson stuns Blackburn in third

"The Ultimate Fighter 9" finalist DaMarques Johnson currently enters the cage without a fighting nickname. Perhaps "Captain Comeback" should be on the list of possibilities.

Johnson followed up his come-from-behind victory over Edgar Garcia at UFC 107 with a similar performance in Saturday's contest with Brad Blackburn. Johnson found himself on the wrong end of a boxing and grappling showcase for 10 minutes and appeared to be down two rounds heading into the final frame. Blackburn put him on the mat once again, but Johnson exploded out of the position and worked to the top.

A series of elbows from the top cut Blackburn open, and Johnson continued the assault as the two returned to their feet and earned the stoppage at 2:08 of the final round.

Johnson (11-7 MMA, 2-1 UFC) now has two-straight entertaining wins after being dominated by James Wilks in the "TUF 9" finals. Meanwhile, Blackburn (15-11-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) now has two-straight UFC losses after winning his first three bouts in the organization.

Kelly stops Veach in thriller; Madsen outlasts Al-Turk

Lightweights Paul Kelly and Matt Veach put on the evening's first rousing affair, and the two aggressive brawlers went at it from the opening bell. Veach seemed in great shape early after locking in a rear-naked choke, but the tide quickly turned.

Kelly fought his way out of the hold and set up in top position, where a barrage of ground-and-pound blows earned a great reaction from the large British contingent in the crowd. What started out as a poor frame for Kelly bordered on a 10-8 win at the bell as Veach stumbled to his corner.

Kelly opened aggressively on the feet in the second, and a series of cuts to Veach earned a look from the ringside physician. Veach was allowed to continue, but it was just a brief extension. Kelly locked in a fight-ending guillotine choke at 3:41 of the round to earn the bout.

Kelly (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has now won three of his past four contests, while Veach (11-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC), despite a fan-friendly style and ferocious attitude, has now dropped two-straight fights.

The evening's opening bout saw "The Ultimate Fighter 10" winner Jon Madsen outlast fellow heavyweight Mostapha Al-Turk in was largely a listless affair.

While the Abu Dhabi crowd was firmly behind Al-Turk, it was Madsen who was able to control what little action there was in the final two rounds and cruise to the unanimous-decision win, 29-28 on all three cards. For his part, Al-Turk kept his streak of absorbing illegal blows alive by catching a shot to the cup in the first that earned a referee's warning and taking another in the third that went unnoticed.

With the win, Madsen (5-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) keeps his unblemished mark intact, while Al-Turk (6-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) loses for the third-straight time in the UFC and will undoubtedly be handed his walking papers.

A planned preliminary card matchup between John Gunderson and Paul Taylor was called off just hours before the event after the Brit woke up with severe migraine headaches.

  • Anderson Silva def. Demian Maia via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) to retain UFC middleweight title
  • Frankie Edgar def. B.J. Penn via unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 49-46) to become new UFC lightweight champion
  • Matt Hughes def. Renzo Gracie via TKO (strikes) Round 3, 4:40
  • Rafael Dos Anjos def. Terry Etim via submission (armbar) - Round 2, 4:40
  • Mark Munoz def. Kendall Grove via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 2:50
  • Phil Davis def. Alexander Gustafsson via submission (anaconda choke) - Round 1, 4:55
  • Rick Story def. Nick Osipczak via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • DaMarques Johnson def. Brad Blackburn via TKO (strikes) - Round 3, 2:08
  • Paul Kelly def. Matt Veach via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 2, 3:41
  • Jon Madsen def. Mostapha Al-Turk via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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ben6180 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm ET
carnt believe frankie edgar won aboslute bull. Joe Rogan did his shogun commentating again. no way he lost atall

DangerAardvark on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm ET
I had it 3rds to 2rds- Edgar, and BJ's my favorite fighter.  BJ should have adjusted to Egar's gameplan.  He didn't.  Oh well.

But let's not let that upset distract us from the most important topic of conversation: what a douche Anderson Silva is.

HitokiriX on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm ET
Yea, he should have adjusted because the whole stand up thing wasn't completely going his way.  But Silva isn't a douche.

sultanofshredd on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm ET
Anderson "Kalib Starnes" Silva...lol! I think Maia got his attention in the third with a shot.
I remember that Silva said that fighters at his level dont look messed up after a fight.
He started to hold his hands higher and avoid some damage than ran like Kalib till the end.

TheGreatAwakening on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm ET
Personally I'd just like Silva to choose between gracious martial artist and heel. Brock Lesnar is an asshole and I like him. Demian Maia is a gentleman and I like him too. Anderson Silva does the bowing routine and makes nice comments in interviews, but he's an arrogant jerk inside the octogon. I don't mind either path but he comes accross as a hypocrite right now.

And one other comment- don't taunt a guy and act like he's being a wimp because he doesn't want to charge into your wheelhouse. I don't see you happily flopping into Maia's guard when the opportunity presents itself. This is mixed martial arts, not "run at Anderson like Forrest Griffin so he can make a highlight reel out of you." If you want to make a fight of it then offer to fight on the floor, and if not then you're just as guilty as he is of dulling the action.

SamMMAFanBronx on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm ET
I really like Anderson, but I feel that is an honest and fair critique of him, nothing to add, just totally agree with everything you just said.

peteypuffff on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:03 pm ET
i actually gave bj 3 rounds in his fight but it was close so i don't mind the decision. i think when they fight again(because it will happen assuming edgar doesn't lose his belt) bj will focus on his takedowns and his bjj and he will get a submission in the 1st or 2nd round. he's on another planet over any lightweight when it comes to the ground but he seems to have a hard head and not want to go to the ground unless the fight naturally flows there. that's definitely a mistake when you're as good as he is on the ground.

and don't blame anderson, he came wanting to fight and put on a show as best he could for 3 rounds but maia wouldn't engage him. sure he had the flurry in the 5th round but by that time i think anderson was so pissed off at him he wasn't even going to allow maia a chance to fight him. maia had his chance and came up short, not andersons fault. and i hate the comment about he needs to choose... when he isn't fighting he's a total gentleman but when he's in a fight he is a VERY intense and scary dude and he can come off a cocky and arrogant but that's all during his fight. it does 2 things, it entertains the sh*t out of his fans and it scares the sh*t out of anyone thinking they can actually hang with him in there. it seems pretty simple to me, when people come to fight anderson they end up unconscious, when people don't come to fight anderson he gets angry and makes them look foolish and pisses off the fans in the process. 1 thing never changes though, he always comes to fight.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm ET

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:59 am ET
-100  Nothing he said is true! 

-Penn CLEARLY did not WIN this fight!
-Penn couldnt take Edgar down cause Edgar is the superior wrestler
-Penn's cardio is and will ALWAYS be his downfall
-Silva is the only one to blame for this embarassing performance...The worst ive ever seen! 10 times worst then  the leites fight which wass awefull
-Silva doesnt come to fight anymore...he fights scared of losing...By DOING ABSOLUTELY nothing!!
-Silva disrespect toward maia..while in the fight...is the worst ive ever seen from ANY combatant sport athlete

Silva is an ambarrassement to MMA.  A reall D bag....like he always has been...ever since his days from Pride!!

GSP IS the #1 P4P without a doubt...well maybe Fedor...:)

At 170...GSP would MAUL Silva like a twig!!

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:05 am ET
You are 100% wrong on all counts except for BJ.....im not even gonna dignify anything you say anymore regarding Anderson or GSP...just look at your name..you have a bias and deep down you know Anderson would crush GSP's and ruin any plans of a greasy dryhump session...GSP is NOWHERE near the p4p..you are insane...completely insane

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:33 am ET
Nowhere??  Really?  Im the biaz one.  You said GSP is "nowhere near the P4P".  That must be some good glue you have!  Unlike you i can recognize that Silva is a P4P top fighter...i just think that after his last 3 fights at MW (which were all atrocious) and 2 LHW hand pick fights...He doesnt deserves the top spot!  Tonight...Maia won the 4th and 5th round...hardly a domination! 

You can't tell me with a straight face that Silva came to fight tonight? Can you can tell me that any fighter in combat sports history ever been so disrespectfull of another fighter in the ring or cage...Can you..pls an example??  It looks like Silva and his whole familly bet ALL the money they could get on him to win...so he couldnt even take a chance to throw a F***ing jab a Maia for 3 rounds. Great champ...A striker who doesnt even throw a strike! 

At 170....Silva would be a twig for GSP to play with.  That..i have no doubt about anymore!  Silva was gazed from dancing around tonight....Let me tell you...VS GSP...He'd be dancing on his back!

Worst fight ever! From one of the best fighter ever!  That my friend should tell you enough!

Jeremy99 on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:02 am ET
1st GSP would have to grab him and Maia could not even get him down..GSP will do no better..

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm ET
I'm going to pick apart what you just said...

GSP would have to grab him- WHY? GSP has far better stand up than Maia. GSP could stand and bang with Anderson if he chose to do so, but the beauty of it is, he wouldn't have to!

Maia couldn't get him down, GSP will do no better- Dude, seriously? So GSP's wrestling and ability to take someone down is no better than Maia's? WRONG!!!! GSP could take Anderson down at will and hold hm there as long as he wanted.

Here's a little bit of insight from a guy who actually trains and fights: I don't give a damn how good your wrestling is, you have to set up your shot. I don't care how you set it up, but you need to either throw some punches, change levels and step in... do something. I'd let you shoot on me all day, and unless you do something to set it up or catch me off guard, I'll stuff it every time. Anderson had a 5.5 inch reach advantage, keeping Maia on the outside. Maia is an amazing Ju Jitsu practicioner, but he's far from a wrestler. To think that he could shoot fast and hard enough to close that distance and actually get ahold of something is just plain dumb. GSP on the other hand, could close the gap enough to set up a proper shot and plant Anderson's ass on the mat. Just some food for thought.

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:04 pm ET
Thats whats called...being picked apart!!

People just don't realize that almost every GSP TD are set up with his incredible timing, then uses his speed to close the distance and catch the other fighter off guard, then he uses his strenght to complete it!  GSP doesn't really "work" for TD....(maybe the only exception was against Penn 1.  And in their first round vs Penn 2.  Beside that...He shoot..if its there he take it....If it gets stuffed..he'll let it go..(vs Alves, twice) 

and Yeah...I don't know how people think Silva could stop his TD's! 

JP on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm ET
Wow that is a dumb statement. GSP is the best MMA wrestler in the game and if you seriously think he would not have a far easier time than Maia getting Silva to the ground then you obviously haven't been paying attention to how either men fight.

zzyzx on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:46 am ET
"2 LHW hand pick fights" Really? I think you need to show your proof on that one.
"Tonight...Maia won the 4th and 5th round...hardly a domination!" I will be polite and agree Maia could have won round 5 but the 4th, are you for real? What in round 4 did Maia do that would dignify a response like that. Even Maia would be wondering what you were talking about.


JP on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm ET
Considering Silva didn't even throw but 2 strikes in the 4th I would have to agree that Maia won the 4th. He really didn't do a whole lot but the little he did do was more than the nothing but circling Silva did. Silva clearly domiated the fight but with his stupid antics I actually saw what should have been a 50-45 fight(well really shouldn't have even gotten to the final bell) turn into a 48-47 win for Silva. It would be nice if he would actually try to finish a fight so maybe we would have had time to see one of the entertaining bouts from the undercard. This card was proof that a card with big names on it doesn't mean more entertaining. Silva needs to stop clowning and just get the job done. I have bought every PPV for years but with his recent performances I am seriously considering not buying the next Silva headlined card which I thought I would never even consider only a few fights ago.

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm ET
Yes...2 LHW hand picked fight!!  Irvin is weak and not a threat...Neither was Griffin.  And naming these 2 fighters should be "proof" enough to you that his 2 LHW were hand picked!

Not the fact he lost rd 4 and 5! when you run around..you lose the round!  Dam...it rymes!!  Ask Kalib Starne UFC 83!!

ShotokanMan123 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:31 pm ET
RUSH100- Posted this before but it fits here very nicely.

Enough of this absurd conversation. Georges will never leave his own weight class, he is too frightened. The only way this fight happens is at 170? Pathetic. 

By his own words, it is fear that motivates him. The guy wont even take a single risk during one fight (stand), let alone risk his entire legacy as one of the pound for pound greats. Which is a shame, what he could gain by defeating Anderson is exactly what he seems to desire, to be known as the greatest of all time.

Now as far as all you guys quoting measurements and such, reach is measured fingertip to fingertip, and is in no way an indicator of how much distance a fighter has between the end of his fist and the start of his torso or head. In other words, Anderson's arms are much longer than Georges. Anderson- Narrow torso, LONG arms. Georges- WIDE torso/lats=much shorter arms and much smaller distance between his fist and head, so make no mistake about it, Silva would have a HUGE reach advantage, regardless of both fighters wing span being within 2 inches. Which brings me to the point of pure size. Georges is a big WW, for sure, but far from the biggest (Alves, Johnson, Saunders come to mind). Anderson, on the other hand, is a very big LHW (Forrest, arguably the biggest LHW looked smaller than him), and absolutley HUGE for a MW. Silva could fight very comfortably at HW, and with 6 fights left on his contract we will probably see this happen. Mw would be a stiff test for Georges, but LHW or HW? Yea, I'm sure we will see GSP there soon...

The point is that at 185 there is no way Georges gets Silva to the floor like he does to other WW and LW's. And that leaves it a standup fight.

A standup fight. With Anderson Silva. Georges would get MURDERED.

Give up the greasy fantasy, its NEVER going to happen.

Georges will stay at WW smothering undeserving contenders for 25 mins while Anderson moves up to LHW and HW and dominates.

Georges- Greatest Ww of all time.
Anderson- Greatest of ALL time.

His antics were deplorable but the evidence of his skill is quite apparent by the look Maieas face at the end of 5 rounds.

Hardy did't have a scratch on him. But GSP is suddenly pound for pound king? Please.

Maykussum-Do on Apr 11, 2010 at 7:11 pm ET
I still don't know how anyone can say that GSP is the P4P king, I think those people are just big GSP fans.  Here's how I see it basically
-is afraid of Mws
-maybe afraid of serious Ww strikers, if you consider how little he traded with both Alves and Hardy.
-hasn't personally finished an opponent in nearly two years
-is afraid of grappling with JJ masters
-has seemed to hold back in 3 of his last four fights
-maybe afraid of the UFC Hw contenders, if you ignore the business facts surrounding him and M-1.

I think there is still a decent arguement for calling Silva #1, but after finding out that the Thales incident wasn't isolated, I firmly have Fedor at #1 for now, or at least until Silva dominates another LHw contender.

oh....and can Silva even get down to 170?  I didn't think that was possible, I thought he'd be at his limit if he cut to 180.

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm ET
So does GSP...  GSP calls fedor the best P4P in the world.  But ...to not have GSP at least mentioned as a top 1-2 or 3 is not being objective! 

A 230 pound GSP could theoricaly beat a Fedor or a Silva.  There is no arguing with this.  Just like there is no arguing that both Silva or Fedor could knock GSP out.  But Silva's performance is mind bogling....in fact his last 3 at MW! 

Listen..I always had for P4P   Fedor , Silva, GSP.  So F to anyone who says im biaz.  But Silva is starting to slow down, he was tired in that fight eventhough he didnt do SH*T.  So at 170..i say Silva has no chance!  At 185...GSP has a great great chance of winning...But still..Silva would be favorite!

P4P KING?? Well No one has threatened GSP since Serra 1..Pure and total domination.  You want to blame him for not trading with alves and Hardy...Well OBVIOUSLY you guys were only wishing he would get KO!  So you guys are hardly objective!  But to not consider GSP as "A" top P4P is plain stupid!! or you are simply hating!



lobowolf on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:51 pm ET
Really? GSP could have broken Hardy's arm, he can't help it if the guy won't tap.  GSP activley pursued ending the fight, Anderson actively avoided fighting for the last 3 rounds.  GSP pushes the action, Anderson only wants to counter strike.

The two fights are incomparable.  Get off Anderson's nuts.

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:25 pm ET
Silva reign will soon come to an end!  You heard it here first!

Jeremy99 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:58 am ET
Was not Penns best fight but I think he won that fight 49-48..His con dishing was not good neither was the fight..But Eager just circled..A few jabs..Now Silva has easily blew threw everyone they throw at him..If Silva doesn't knock someone out in the first round he Sucks..Maybe he had a REASON to back off..Maybe he DID get tired..Did what he had to do to win..I mean he toyed with Maia..GSP is boring me with the same old take down and hold BS..Hes good but Silva is in a class of his own..

ShotokanMan123 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm ET
I am Penn's #1 fan and I must admit I thought he looked flat in rounds 3, 4 and 5, I just don't get it. Diego kept up as fast a pace if not faster, with way more TD attempts which you think would wear BJ out alot more than a straight boxing match. The sh*t cardio showed up again and I am disgusted with that performance but i'm not jumping off the wagon.

Bj is still my favorite fighter and I feel sorry for BJs next opponent. The best BJ Penn is the one coming off a loss.

And I feel very sorry for Frankie Edgar when Bj gets his hands on him again.

Props to him though I thought he stood ZERO chance, and I will eat my crow now, but enjoy your reign while it lasts Frankie, because you just infuriated Bj Penn. Good Luck in the rematch.

Same goes for Andersons next opponent.

Post Lackluster Anderson opponents- Forrest and Irving. Whoever the make-up-to-the-fans-fight opponent is he is in TROUBLE.

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm ET
We all know what you though!  Edgar can do this fight over and over again.  Edgar could have kept fighting for 5 more round..Not Penn!  Next time....Frankie's pace will be even higher! 

Penn is over rated! Face it!  And He got completely outstruck VS hughes!!  HUGHES for F sake..a wrestler! And edgar...a wrestler!  Cardio and conditioning is part of being a complete athlete and fighter!   Penn isnt! (complete)

15-6-1.. hardly the record of a P4P best!  Sanchez looked awefull at LW and Florian had a bad Game plan!

Silva showed it is really EASY to survive 5 round vs him.  You simply have to not initiate attacks!!  THATS IT! Cause he won't try to finish you if you only try to counter!!

bigfig on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:39 pm ET
I don't think you watched the same fight I did. BJ Penn won the fight!

There is no way that a challenger should be able to win the belt from the greatest light weight in MMA history by hitting once and running. Frankie Edgar ran away the entire fight and by the time it got into the later rounds BJ was exhausted from trying to corner and chase Edgar. I think that the way Edgar fought would be good enough to retain a championship belt (if he was the campion) but in no way was that good enough to win the belt from dominant champion. The judge that scored it 50-45 is an absolute joke and should never be allowed to score an MMA bout ever again.

And....Anderson Silva is an absolute joke! He was one of my best fighters but now I cant stand him.  He was no respect for his apponents and he doesnt finish fights anymore.  I heard the same sorry a$$ apology after his lackluster performance against Thales.

MMArich on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:43 am ET

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:12 am ET
No No No...you just didnt!  Its not that Silva didnt finish...its that he did not throw 10 punchs in the last 3 rounds.  People cheered for Maia for the same reason they cheer anyone who faces Lesnar...Cause they Hate the guy!  but actually...Lesnar has more fans, especially after tonight....how funny!! Silva acted like a total D bag.  Silva was getting mad at Maia for not INITIATING the exchange....when everybody knows that Silva is a counter fighter and the way better striker of the two!  So...you are the better striker....and you won't at least initiate attack on the feet???  you can not blame Maia for trying to be "the counter" fighter here!  Not only Silva showed he is beatable...he showed he is a total piece of SH*T!!  He doesnt deserve the title of champion, he doesnt deserves his win bonus... he deserve to be kick in the head and get KTFO!! Im Mad..can you tell!  And im not a Silva hater...but everybody i know is UNANIMOUS on this...Silva needs to fight JDS so he can get the beating he deserves!! Monkey... its the closest thing that comes to mind about Silva's antic tonight.  And i mean it literally..he was like a monkey dancing around.  Dancing with the stars would suit him to perfection!  Something is really wrong in his head!

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:06 am ET
Clearly his dominance and demeanor goes right over your head. Anderson Silva rules and is a MILLION times more entertaining than GSP's 15 + consecutive rounds of dryhumping.....

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:57 am ET
Ok...i guess im the only one ...with all the live audience, ALL the PPV viewers, Dana White, all in the after event press conference that thought that this fight and Silva's action were horrendous!  I must be a GSP Nut****  for thinking the same as the millions who saw that sad display of disrespect and nothing!

Oh ...and that must be why...the crowd started chanting GSP!! GSP!!.....  IN THE MIDDLE EAST! Not in his hometown...halfway around the world.... WOW!!

You fail miserably!

Mark my words....Silva WILL get booed when he fights next!  Not GSP!!

Alex1 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:49 am ET
my man, what the hell are u smoking?
obv. u were drunk during the fights.
watch 'em again and then reply ...

inigma34 on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm ET
Anderson Silva just surpassed Brock Lesnar as my most hated fighter and a disgrace to the sport. He should be fired immediately! I will NEVER buy an Anderson Silva PPV again. I don't care who he's fighting!!!!!! Dana can take that to the bank.

DegreeDeodorant on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm ET
With concern to choosing the arena of combat, I believe Mike Goldberg's great idom applies: "every fight starts standing." If Maia wished to fight on the ground he should have taken Silva down(Chael Sonnen?), not butt scoot .

AndrewH1 on Apr 11, 2010 at 8:05 am ET
"don't taunt a guy and act like he's being a wimp because he doesn't want to charge into your wheelhouse. I don't see you happily flopping into Maia's guard when the opportunity presents itself. This is mixed martial arts, not "run at Anderson like Forrest Griffin so he can make a highlight reel out of you." If you want to make a fight of it then offer to fight on the floor, and if not then you're just as guilty as he is of dulling the action."

Spot on mate - glad someone said this so early - EXACTLY right.

fghtfn on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:10 am ET
Anderson Silva is the champ.He should act like a champ and stop acting like a jerk.He was telling Damian to come to him but he was running when he did come forward.I don't care if I ever see him fight again.and he doesn't deserve a shot at GSP.

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:58 am ET

TheHaunted13 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm ET
why is he a douche?? cause he mocked Maia for not doin a f#ckin thing?? you gotta beat the champ,or at least try to do something to beat him...to be the champ. yeah he danced around quite a bit..but what did Maia do? get 1 little flurry in the 5th round that did little to no damage? you're funny.

8_Limbs_of_Death on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm ET
+1 There's a bunch of idiots on this site. I blame the UFC, it's not Silva's fault that Maia didn't do anything. I guarantee all these complainers will be on his nuts again when belfort actually comes to throwdown and gets wrecked in the first round.

TheGreatAwakening on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:05 pm ET
Boy are you eggy.

zerothehero on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm ET
Well if they are a bunch of idiots, you are a f'ing moron.  I don't even think you watched the fight to make such an ignorant comment.

begbie on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm ET
how many of these "idiots" that are sticking up for silva are the same idiots that were bashing GSP after his fight with hardy?  just curious........

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:45 pm ET
What...because GSP is going off 15 consecutive rounds of dryhump action? Hmm, i wonder why...hmmmmm...Anderson Silva entertains the SH!T out of me...man i love him. Deffinetly a charactyer and a half...fkn Jedi mind tricks...I believe this.. Anderson will continue to do what he did tonight as long as they feed him mismatched opponents. And it's obvious he doesnt like Dana..but what the fk is Dana gonna do to the best P4P fighter on the planet? Anderson has earned the right to dance around the octagon at will...with the exception of the 4th round..it was an awesome one sided beat-down/target practice. Id watch this fight and the Leites fight ALL day over GSP's last 3 snooze-fests. I love GSP, but i love Anderson a HELL of a lot more.

MMArich on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:49 am ET

TheNooch on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:14 am ET
He's "earned" the right to dance around and do absolutely nothing?  Ha!  You are a stooge.  You "love" Anderson, but that is hardly a valid argument for his viability as the greatest fighter on the planet. Maia was actually calling HIM out for the lat two rounds of the fight! Ha!  GSP's opponents have never even had the chance.  What are you smoking?  I understand that it is Silva's opponents who are making for bad fights. Why don't you understand that it is GSP's opponents who are doing the same?

GSP's last THREE snooze fests?!!  Wow.  You actually thought Silva fought a better fight against Maia than GSP did against Hardy, Alves, and Fitch?  Wake up, dude.  Honestly.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:10 am ET
I would watch the Leites and Maia fights over any of GSP's last 3 fights by FAR all day...you are easily entertained then. Go watch another 5 straight rounds of dryhumping...he's already had 15+ consecutive rounds of it that ALL look the same. Can you differentiate a specific round in the last 3 GSP fights? or have they all looked the same. Anderson Silva is a beast and does what he wants. His belt is there waiting..tell someone to go snatch it from him and solve the riddle that is the Spider. It cant be done.

JP on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm ET
At least GSP battered Fitch badly and about ripped Hardy's arm off twice (aka attempted to finish the fights). That is more than I can say for Silva last night. He should have just finished Maia in the 1st or 2nd as he obviously could have instead of auditioning to be the next Chuck Liddell. Maybe he saw how hot the female dancers on DWTS are and wants to get in on that action?

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:05 pm ET
 Those 2 arm attempts GSP threw in were THE ONLY THINGS he did in that fight....can u differentiate any of the 5 rounds if it wasnt for those TWO attempts...no you cant...because ALL GSP does is a new form of lay n pray..he gets on top and rotate rotate rotate, pretend to be busy then rotate rotate rotate some more.....Anderson landed a beautiful flying knee to the temple that almost Knocked Maia out...he was a million times more entertaining in the first 3 rounds than GSP has been in his last 3 fights.....you are a clown...did oyu NOT see Maias face? Wanna talk about busted up. GSP was putting his all into it and couldnt do any more to Fitch..Anderson did that to Maia in a couple rounds.

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:10 am ET
"Anderson Silva might very well be the first champion to ever be in an UNDERCARD"

Dana White.  (at the press conference)

GSP-Penn II was a clinic, a beatdown and mutilation.  So i understand you didnt like it..you a BJ fan!

GSP-Alves was pretty awesome..another clinic..stand up and on the ground!

GSP-hardy...I have to admit was the least entertaining fight in his career(GSP appologize for it)...but you can't not say seriously that Silva's fight tonight was more entertaining....lets be honest, he's suppose to entertain us by fighting...Not F around!  The last 3 rounds were the worst in HISTORY!!

You can't win this argument.....95% of the MMA community is behind my main point...and so is Dana White!

Bottom line is Silva is way better then he showed, but he lost MANY MANY fans tonight!

albertammafan on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:50 am ET
  You coulddn't be more right. Abu Dhabi fans got robbed tonight as did pay per view viewers around the world. In an obserd double standard BJ Penn gets robbed of the belt yet they don't even announce the score card of the Silva/Maia fight? does anyone think the UFC saw the need for a shakeup in the Lightweight division? Penn clearly wins the fight although not his best performance, Edgar never went for the win. Silva should've been docked points for his contiously ongoing antics that have none of us impressed. I'd give Maia the belt alone based on Silva's relentlessly boring antics in the last three rounds. At least that's the impression I'm getting from the UFC judges lately.

8_Limbs_of_Death on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:38 am ET
@zerothehero - What did Maia do since I didn't watch the fight?

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:58 am ET
Vitor is going to beat the bricks out of Anderson Silva. I'll bet six months pay on that one.

KnuckleHead on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:57 pm ET
In the beging Mia couldn't do any thing but in the third thru the fifth Anderson ran, Mia kept moving forward and Anderson wanted nothing to do with him. I think the shot he took in the third hurt him, and took some of his cofidence away. And he may not be a douche but don't mock someone for not doing a f=;in thing if you are not going to do any thing at the end of the fight.

TheGreatAwakening on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm ET
I feel the same way- if you want to goad him into charging forward like an idiot that's your choice. An when he does charge forward recklessly, I suppose it's also your choice to flee......but you're going to get ridiculed for it. And if you're ying to engage so badly hop into his guad and start raining fists- expecting Maia to charge into your weelhouse is no more reasonable than him expected youto dive into his guard.

To those of you getting all menstrual because Silva's catching heat over this- are you really mad at us, or at Anderson for putting himself in a position where he deserves it?

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:13 am ET
Well said!

hdf561 on Apr 11, 2010 at 8:22 am ET
My problem with the whole thing is that if Anderson SIlva is so good why all the "pomp and circumstnace" go out there and finish him.

Instead of mocking him for doing nothing why didnt he attack  and put the stamp on him. Instead he danced around and didnt want to fight, and made me never want to buy another card with him on it again becuase everytime I do its horrible. Anderson Silva may not be P4P in the world but he does lay claim to one title "CARD KILLER"

In fact I think he should change his nickname and his prefight interviews.....just come out and say your not gonna fight and save me the money. Im just glad I split the card with my buddies so it didnt cost me the full amount.

HotCheeseDonut on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm ET
agreed....anderson was a complete classless tool. that was the worst display of sportmanship ever. i was literally praying to god that maia would knock him out or rip a limb off and throw it in the crowd. he is such a bad ass but continues to place on his resume that he is a clown. i suppose he is trying to get hired by a circus.....maybe circ de so***.

TheGreatAwakening on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm ET
Haha, I've never rooted so hard for an outcome (Maia making him tap to a heelhook or something) in my entire life. That would have been the most poetic of justices.

djujazz21 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:00 am ET
Dana needs to take the belt away from Silva and have him fight full-time at 205...I'd love to see Maia vs. Sonnen II for a title fight

SilvaBullet on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm ET
i will NEVER buy another ufc fight again(except for lesnar vs. carwin) fan since 2003 and bought every one since ufc 94 but i have never felt so cheated after a ppv; thats including boxing, wrestling, and mma- off to the bar with the boyz to watch em for free for me

SilvaBullet on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm ET
p.s. im more sick and tired of the is fedor #1 p4p fighter in the world argument than anybody else on this site, but I couldnt help but think during the entire silva fight that fedor would never bs with a guy like silva did; woulda finished him and respectfully waited for the next challenger to his throne
pps. anybody notice that buffer didnt read the round judgements and dana didnt come into the octagon to wrap the belt around silva, every championship fight ive seen he ALWAYS presents the belt to the winner even if it was a dud; he just handed it to a ring assistant who handed it to greg soares who gave it to anderson silva lol are u serious??

SilvaBullet on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm ET
and PLEASE dont get me started on bj penn, wat da f... was he doin out there?? obviously he was the FAR superior fighter in there and he looked like he had cement blocks strapped to his feet in the center of the cage lol i surely cant be the only person frustrated about today can I??

TheNooch on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:22 am ET
A fan since 2003, but only purchased since 94??!!  Uhh... OK.  Not going to buy Machida vs. Shogun II,  but you'd be willing to pay for Lesnar vs. Carwin??!!  Wow.  Has it come to this?  Oh, what horrible tragedy this is...  You do realize that Silva is 8,000,000 the fighter that Lesnar or Carwin is, right?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????  What the hell is wrong with you people?

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:21 am ET
That might be his point...  If you are new to the sport and saw UFC111 and 112...Can you blame anyone for not wanting to buy a Silva PPV ever again and to think that he aint that great?  Could you blame those "new fans"??

I can't!  I bought every single UFC since UFC65 were GSP ko head kick Hughes...
i will keep on buying cause i have enough interested casual fan friends to split the cost but tonigh...the mainn event can make you hate MMA(or just Silva).  But to be fair...the other fights were pretty good!

A better question...What is wrong with Silva at 185???

hdf561 on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm ET
I have been a fan since Frank Shamrock beat Kevin Jackso for the UFC Middleweight title (turned into LHW) that was the first one I saw on PPV. After that I went back and watched everyone that my local video store had. Since then I have seen everyone on PPV either bought it, or watched it at a bar. I also bought Pride PPV, read MMA mags, go to local shows, ELite XC, Strikeforce, DREAM, Bellator, etc. I have seen alot of fights. I have also trained in Muay Thai, and BJJ.....

With all that and as big of a fan as I am....I am never buying another PPV with Anderson Silva as the main event.....it aint gonna happen.....Everytime he fights especially at 185 he dissapoints. Even DW said he is embarressed, and feels he owes the fans.

The only time I have felt this bad after a UFC is when I went to UFC Fight Nite 20 in Va that was another piss poor card.

When Anderson SIlva fights I feel like using this quote from Battiatus on Spartacus "Once again the gods spread the cheeks and insert cock in ass"

SilvaBullet on Apr 12, 2010 at 2:30 pm ET
by that i meant id watch em at a friends house, at a bar, or buy the big fights sporadically before i became an MMA JUNKIE at 94 and wanted to buy them all so i could rewind and watch em a couple times when i wanted to

Wiggles on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm ET
Completely agree with both points.  BJ wasn't right.  I thought Edgar won but BJ looked hurt.. looked like he was almost being helped to the ring during pre-fight.

Love watching Spider fight when he shows his stuff, but I'd love for somebody to knock his head off now.  Just don't know if anybody's quick enough to hit him.. one can hope

crash185 on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:19 am ET
Yes I agree Anderson Silva is a douche bag !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pantera33 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm ET
bj should have taken edgar down. 

mattyfive on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm ET
i wonder what BJs excuse will be this time HAHAHAHA i love it and silva is a joke GSP will murder him like he did to BJ.. RIP BJ PENN EDGAR is the man and ive said it since day one good job edgar you just made history and will forever be remembered as a champion

urLOOKiNaTtHiMbaby on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm ET
the rumors are flying around Hawaii about BJ taking a dive

KingJrod23 on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:50 am ET
I actually thought about that when i was watching the fight. It just seemed like he could have gave it more that he was.

Greendawg on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:41 pm ET
Lol i was gonna ask what his excuse will be too.  crybaby jay got tooled.  As entertaining as his excuses are to listen to, his ---------s are even funnier.

branflake on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:00 am ET
if he fughts the flo edgar will lose hands down...

SheepleBuster on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm ET
BJ Gets Robbed and Anderson sticks it to the mob. Great day for MMA. haha. Dana is a joke

mahoviak on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm ET
I don't see how you can say BJ got robbed.  In what was a fairly boring fight, Edgar did exactly what he needed to win..he used his quickness effectivly, while BJ did nothing to turn the fight into his game.  Like a previous poster, I thought Edgar clearly won the fight, and I am a Penn fan.

"Dana is a joke"?  Really? Unnecessary and unwarranted.  Not exactly what I would call an insightful or valuable statement.

SheepleBuster on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm ET
He is a joke. He bashes Ariel Halwani and Steve Coefiled for standing up against him and saying the Silva is not #1 P4P. After 4 performances like that, how can you argue that GSP is not #1? Well. BJ penn is now out of the picture. And when Silva loses, Dana will have a heart attack. Dana bashes Fedor for not fighting great fighters and yet gives Silva a guy who can't hurt him.

xXThaidaXx on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm ET
Jus because he didn't finish doesn't mean he isn't the best p4p. Don't be stupid, we all kno what Silva is capable of. It's jus unfortunate he's an asshole. Using the excuse that Silva isn't gettin competition is getting old. Whoever he is fighting has earned their way to get a shot, not jus thrown in there. So who else is he suppose to fight?

SheepleBuster on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm ET
a 205 pounder. Anyone. Just a throw away fight. Someone like a Luis Cane or something like that. I am sure Randy Couture would have taken the fight with him on short notice.

HitokiriX on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm ET
It was a f**ken title fight.  Who in the 205 was worthy of dropping down to fight Silva for a title?  And if they won, could stay the 205lb champ?  Think man...

FrostByte on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:44 pm ET
They could've changed it to a 205 fight, it's not like they "have" to do the MW title fight. But it's done, 112 happened and we can't do anything about it. I thought Randy vs. Silva would've made UFC a hell of a lot more money and gotten a better fight than this. That's just my opinion.

SheepleBuster on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm ET
And the funny thing you know Randy wouldn't turn that fight down. Maia was more than outclassed. He was humiliated by Silva tonight.

newstocker on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:28 am ET
maia was a replacement" """"late """" notice , get the picture ? belford hurt ?


TheNooch on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:26 am ET
Belford?  Man, you people are clueless...

coreymb on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:07 am ET
Not only clueless but Maia was not a late replacement. He had a fully camp just like Silva.


HitokiriX on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm ET
He didn't "give" him a guy that can't hurt him.  Who else were they gonna give the shot.  Belfort couldn't fight and they needed a replacement.  Don't act like Silva is being protected.

im4u2nv on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm ET
    you do know that maia was a replacement for vitor right?and dana cant pick a good fighter anyway,he always picks the loser in TUF and remember when UFC went to pride and he was talking about how rampage had his hands full lol

SheepleBuster on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm ET
Dana knew this was going to happen. Silva punishes you if you give him fights he is not interested in. And how is it that James Toney can fight in the UFC and box and Silva can't fight Roy Joys or Bernard Hopkins? Seriously. Dana is getting exactly what he deserves and I am fully behind Silva. Dana is treating his fighters like Slaves. Let's wish we were all in a position to have some way to stick it to our jerk bosses. I want to see MMA grow and become as big as Soccer around the globe. But I do hope I can see Dana cry and out of a job before log.

brandongk4 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm ET
How many slaves doyou know that make six figures.  Calling UFC champions slaves is an extreme hyperbole.  If Silva thought Maia was an easy he opponent he should have put him away quick.  He's not screwing Dana White and the UFC.  The fans and Maia are the only ones who were disrespected today.  I will never buy another card Anderson Silva is on and I want to encourage others to do the same.  If we don't pay for the PPV's he is on they will stop putting him on PPV.  It's time to excersise our rights as a consumer.

HitokiriX on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm ET
don't think you'll find anyone to back you there.  people want to see silva fight because they know how dangerous he is and want to see him smash on opponents.  he didn't do it today and i really did start to get bored with the fight but i'd still watch all fights

brandongk4 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm ET
If you enjoy his fights then watch him by all means.  I think his recent performances suck sour frog ass and won't waste my money again.  Thank God I didn't pay for this piece of $hit.

SilvaBullet on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm ET
i thoroughly enjoyed the first two rounds, probably the funniest thing ive seen during an mmafight, but after that you HAVE to finish the guy, and you ESPECIALLY cant run around the guy like houston alexander for the final two rounds

mulefan on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm ET
I'm with you brandongk4.  This is the 3rd time I've said I won't buy any more AS PPV's.  As far as I'm concerned, AS owes $135 (45 Cote + 45 Leites + 45 Maia = $135).

NoogaNockOut23 on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:52 pm ET
I completely agree... I will NOT BUY AN ANDERSON SILVA OR GSP PPV AGAIN UNLESS THEY ARE FIGHTING EACH OTHER. Damien Maia didnt deserve to be in there anyway, everyone wanted to see Belfort. Everyone discounted GSP two weeks ago saying he wasnt among P4P best because he couldnt finish a sub par opponent... Well Silva couldnt finish Leites or Maia, neither of which pose a rats ass chance in stand up striking, probably wouldnt have finished Cote had he not been injured, and woo hoo big deal, KO'd Griffen.....   

My Opinion.....  F^^k GSP and Silva unless they fight each other I have no desire to ever pay for a card with them on it again.

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:56 am ET
I completely agree with you brandon. Anderson Silva has a fleet of cars worth more than my whole street, and his camp bitches and whines about who "deserves" and doesn't deserve a shot, more than any camp around. Dude is no slave. If anything, he holds Dana hostage until he gets his way. He ducked Vitor forever and fate be it, Vitor ended up having to pull out of the fight.

And I also agree with pulling him off of PPV's. If Dana is serious about "making it up to the fans", Anderson's next fight should be against someone tough as hell and should be FREE ON SPIKE.

brandongk4 on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm ET
That's a good idea.  He should fight Vitor Belfort for free on Spike.  I guarantee you if he clowns around with Belfort he'll wake up looking at the lights.  If he wakes up at all.  I'm not all that excited about GSP vs Silva because I think it will be 2 guys trying as hard as they can not to lose.  It's intellgent but doesn't have much entertainment value.  I'm also not that excited to see him fight Frank Mir.  He should fight Belfort, Shogun, Jon Jones, Cheick Kongo, or even Gilbert Yvel.  Those have the most potential in my opinion.

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm ET
First and foremost, Belfort poses the greatest threat to Anderson Silva, and one thing that Belfort has going for him that none of these other guys at 185 has going for them, is that he will NEVER be afraid to bang with Silva. Alot of people don't know this, but the reason that Vitor was heavy going into the Rich Franklin fight was because he was bulking up to fight Fedor. (until Affliction pulled the plug on the whle event) Anyone willing to step in the ring with Fedor and bang has balls of steel and will certainly not cower to a much smaller and weaker Anderson Silva.

But I also agree, Shogun would be a perfect match up, as would John Jones. (not so sure about the HW's, although I'm not against it either) I think that Shogun will beat Machida AGAIN, and that could set up a nice little grudge match, but the problem with that is Anderson doesn't deserve a title shot at 205, and especially after his actions last night. He'd have to beat a Rampage, Rashad, even Thaigo Silva (which would make for a very interesting fight) before he got a crack at Shogun, as entertaining and perfect as that fight would be. But Bones Jones, that would be awesome! Bones has a reach longer than Stretch Armstrong and he made light work of Brandon Vera. That would be explosive if Anderson would sack up and bang with him.

chronical on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:14 am ET
Toney has a ufc contract, where did u get your info that toney will be boxing while signed to the ufc?

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:32 am ET
Like always Sheeplebuster....you are not making any sense!

Silva is sticking it to himself!  Silva might be on the sideline for a very long time my friend! We all said...It might be a repeat of Leites-Silva....Well it was way worst....Silva litterally running away from an advancing maia, getting a ref warning!!  Like COME ON!!!...That is something to see!!!!
You truly are a D-Bag man... Dana feels sorry for the fans that paid...you can tell he is genuinely disgusted by Silva performance!  Joe Silva must share some of the blame for putting that matchup but man....If Silva is so great...How do you act like this and not fight is beyond me and millions around the world!

branflake on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:39 am ET
+1 .....Edgar(the flo will beat with no prob) won every rounds hands down... 100%

analyst101 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm ET
No BJ let the fight slip away. Actually there was nothing he could do about the speed and conditioning of Frankie Edgar.

BJ won the 1st and 2nd but Frankie won the last 3 rounds.

Anderson acted like a hoe.

He looked like he could knock out anybody in the first 2 rounds, but Demian almost got him a couple times after that.

Let him drop down to 170 and GSP take that Pound for pound title from him.

Demian didn't have the explosiveness to take Anderson down, but GSP does.

Let him drop down if he wants

HitokiriX on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm ET
At least Anderson wants to move around to find a better challenge.  GSP is comfortable where he knows nobody can beat(out wrestle) him.

Budgellism on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm ET
You are the most ignorant and negative person I have ever seen. How can you honestly think BJ got robbed. What did BJ do to deserve that fight? He offered almost no offense in that fight. I saw him winning one round. Edgar came out the more aggressive fighter and took the fight to BJ.

fatbob on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm ET
I totally agree.Edgar won the fight by throwing kicks,combinations and takedowns.Penn was countering and barely nothing else.If Penn did  to Edgar what Edgar did to him, people would say Penn clearly won.

noxian on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:39 pm ET
What did BJ do to deserve the title?
be BJ Penn, obviously.

that's really all the information people need to proclaim he's the instant winner
and will move up and instantly dominate the welterweight division
and then fight the Terminator
and whatever other myths that people produce about Penn.

around MMA forums, Chuck Norris jokes are replaced with BJ Penn jokes
the only difference is Chuck Norris fans know they're only jokes...

TheGreatAwakening on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm ET
That's pretty dumb.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:13 am ET
Its expected from noxian..everything he says basically

Bubbles on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:11 am ET
Boy i am so tired of this "more aggressive" talk.  Just because someone is throwing more punches  or "scoring" takedowns doesn't mean they are doing any damage.  Edgar was alot more light on his feet but more often than not he ate more punches than he landed when he'd throw a combination.  What good is a four-strike combo if u miss 3 and the one you do land is landing on a shoulder or forearm?  BJ won a close decision (IMO) by counter punching effectively.

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:41 am ET
1-2 barely penn
4-5 decisively Edgar

3- close but Franky landed a nice Head kick, scored a TD, mixed it up...and looked to be the more active and much fresher fighter.  I though 2 out of 3 judge would still give it to Penn...cause he was the champ...but ALL 3 judges gave Edgar the 3rd round.....Cant argue with that really...  So no BJ didnt win a close D.  but he sure did lose a close Decision!

BJ fan Fantasy....Just looked at Penn's face after the fight awaiting the D...  He knew he had lost!!

SpenzerBratt on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm ET
And that's why you're not a judge in MMA

BIG_9_ER on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm ET
Sheeplebuster = Tard

bdouble on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm ET

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:36 am ET

HotCheeseDonut on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm ET
(deleted) unless you mean he literally got robbed by a robber then you're simply stupid. bj is freaking awesome but was outclassed and there is simply no excuse. he could've taken him down and beat him but he didn't. bj is the better fighter by far but frankie was just too consistent with punches and kicks. this is my prediction of what excuse he'll make. bj saw chuck norris up in the rafters and was so intrigued with his amazing beard and freakin awesome boots that he completely lost focus.

SheepleBuster on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm ET
BJ was outclassed? hahahahhahaha. Funniest thing I have heard. I watched the fight and he won 3 rounds. Sherdog agrees with me. Bloody Elbow agrees with me. Only BJ haters think he was outclassed.

Greendawg on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm ET
haha Sherdog agrees with you.  that says it all bud.  Bj got worked and had nothing for Edgar.  Edgar stuck to the gameplan.  Bj needs an excuse rolodex :) :)

FrostByte on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm ET
I've been watching boxing for years, boxed amateur for 2, I can tell you BJ clearly lost that boxing match, now that leaves us with a few factors to look at. What happened to the stuffed takedowns from BJ? The landing of a few clean shots? But I think those judges had a more Eastern/Japan type of judging and saw the fight as in who would've won at the end not the points. If the fight was 5 more rounds, Edgar would've clearly won the fight. That's a way of judging it, but if you go by the points, you can argue 2-3 rounds for BJ, the first 3 were too close and you can give to either, but the last 2 rounds Frankie clearly was taking over the fight. I thought they were gonna give it to Penn because of the way they normally judge but they judged it leaning towards a more realistic approach, the fact of the matter is BJ may have out pointed Frankie, but Frankie won the fight no matter what anyone says, Frankie won the fight, he might have gotten out pointed because of the stuffed takedowns and such and the jabs/hooks from BJ but he clearly won the fight by whipping his ass. It's like the Nate/Maynard fight, Maynard out pointed him but he didn't win the fight. I just think the judges judged this fight differently, I didn't see any other decisions so we can't compare the judging to see if that trend was kept during the show. But I believe that was the right call.

bdouble on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm ET
Sheeplebuster is a moron

CF3 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm ET
Rogan is a BJ nut-hugger. 

SheepleBuster on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm ET
Enough of this crap. Penn vs Edgar II should happen right away. And Silva vs. Rua needs to happen next. Dana you are a douche if you don't make it happen. Give us our money back too!

TheNooch on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:32 am ET
HAAAAAAA!!!!  Give us our money back he says!!!  You paid for it, dumbass!  You can't ask for your money back if you weren't pleased with your product!  What planet are you from?  "Uhh...I bought this toaster, but it doesn't make my toast hot enough.  Can I have my money back?"  You are truly a fool.

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:48 am ET
I believe you are the fool....  If a F***ing toaster doesnt make you stupid toast hot enough...well my friend ...you are entitle to return the poor product!  Dont know what fantasy land you live on but wake up dude. 

And Dana felt he OWE the fans one after tonights main event.  you would know that you were a true fan, and watch the press conference after the event!

"ill make it up to the fans i promise, i don't know how, but i will make it up to them"   Dana White.

myshtikal on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm ET
be for real man...what a lot of people forget is that scoring also depends on 'octogon control' BJ didnt have any control at all...he gassed out like he usually does, messed up his face...rogan did give penn his dues in the first couple of rounds, but u cannot deny edgar that victory...i had it 48-47 edgar, i do agree that the 50-45 scoring was crap...

UFC_banana_ketchup on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm ET
he lost so much of his energy clowning maia in round 2 and 1 and temperature in abu dhabi so different from the us and europe

stevieboy1982 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm ET
imo, ufc replays were pro UFC, Edgar clearly out boxed Penn.

Topazskillmauler on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm ET
I think frankie won 48-47. But not 50-45 frankie lost 1st and i think 4th

stoenchy on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm ET
BJ didnt get robbed, Frankie beat him, CLEARLY, it was a really close fight, but unless ur a bj penn lover i dont see how u can give it to BJ...

HotCheeseDonut on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm ET
Totally agree with ya on the rogan commenting like he did in the shogun fight. it wasn't even close and i made the same comment to a friend while watching.

okami on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm ET
You truly are an idiot. If anything they were gracing Penn. It actually helps edgar if we didn't hear any commentary. Did you even watch the fight?

JackTheTripper on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm ET
Anderson is trolling everyone and for some reason I love it

vncs1954 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm ET
Anderson "NickHavok" Silva, brah.

Anthony on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm ET
Anderson "Watch Silva Run" Silva, that's his new nickname!

vncs1954 on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:06 pm ET
Anderson "he ran" Silva

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:42 am ET
Anderson "kalib" anderson

SheepleBuster on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm ET
+1. The small guy sticking it to the bald big guy. I love it

ThePsycho on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm ET
According to Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole and MMA Fanhouse's Ariel Helwani, Dana threw down the title and left in the 4th round of the Silva debacle.

SilvaBullet on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:27 pm ET
what?? wow! id be irate too if i were dana, em effer, this is a title fight that i have sold for 45 american dollars and our first excursion into the middle east and u gonna pull some bs like this?? lol almost feel bad for dana for this crap

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm ET
+100 JacktheTripper...im with you on that dude...i love the Spider..such a character...he's entitled to do whatever the fk he wants at this point. He is king. Anyone wants the belt...well get the fk in the occtagon and take it from him then. Whats the problem? Is he supposed to hand his belt away? Give him a real challenge like HES BEEN ASKING FOR 2 + years now. Anderson's dope.

InstantClassic on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm ET
Damn it Anderson! Its so fustrating to see a guy so talented act like that. I felt bad for him against Leities as Leities didnt do anything, but this was different. He mocked the guy for not throwing back and jogging backwards, then in the 4th and 5th Anderson didnt throw back and RAN! It was bizarre. If he was gassed then im worried for him against GSP, George has all the stamina in the world. Its more disappointing than annoying to me, hopefully a big challenge will bring out the best in him again.

analyst101 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm ET
I have to disagree.

It was more annoying than disappointing.

We've all seen what Anderson can do, and he chose to put on an empty vain show.

The first two rounds were cool.

But you heard the crowd.


im4u2nv on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm ET
im guessing there is more to this that we dont know.the only time silva does this is when he has a questionable opponent. I think he may be pissed he didnt fight someone better than maia.And as long as he keeps the belt dana cant do anything.no matter what happened when the vitor fight happens im buying the ppv he cant run around and act foolish with a guy like vitor and he knows this.

ali123 on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm ET
Yah Anderson was a totally let down. Any and all respect I have for the guy, is GONE. I can't believe he acted like he did in
the ring - WOW!!!! Maia was trying to have a REAL FIGHT and this idiot acts cocky thro the whole thing. After the first few
rounds I was hoping that Silva would get disqualified ( for acting like a douche) and give the belt to Maia.

ABERAMPAGE on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm ET

wow come on anderson that was sad thank god i didnt pay ppv for that, but congrats to frankie i think he pulled off the biggest upset of the year cant wait to see frankie edgar vs jose aldo.     FIRST ONE TO CALL THAT FIGHT


XxDANPOTTSxX on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm ET
Ill call it : Frankie Edgar by "WTFPWNGE" in round 1

im4u2nv on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm ET
lol everyone needs to stop with the aldo talk wec guys would get smashed if they came in trying to fight the champ.ufc fighters are on another level look at carlos condit he finished everyone in wec but not ufc

RumbleWins22 on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:19 am ET
You have no idea what you are talking about. Aldo is a featherweight which is a weight class that the ufc does not carry. He is a world class fighter and the best 145 pounder in the world. He would be in the UFC if they carried 145ers.

2unKool on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm ET
Started sweet ended sour

wolfster0781 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm ET




pantera33 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm ET
who is dos angos?

HitokiriX on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm ET

analyst101 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm ET
Yeah Right!

Go to sleep hoe!

vncs1954 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm ET
Awesome that Dana didnt give Silva the belt. Lets hope the contract is being redrafted to include "no running" and
no dancing" clauses.

AlwaysRelaxing24 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm ET
Anderson Silva is a piece of sh!t.  That is not fighting bashing.  That is the truth.  Here you have people paying good money to watch him fight, and he purposely circling his opponent and doesn't engage.

No way he gets GSP now.  Dana White won't even consider it.  Why would he risk losing his poster boy to a guy who just wants to dance around.

And something tells me Dana White is going to unload on him on the post fight press conference.  If this was a 1 time thing, it would be one thing.  He has done it 3 times now with Leitas, Cote, and now Maia.

I purchased this card to see Penn/Edgar.  I don't buy cards to watch Anderson Silva fight.  This will just cement my reasoning for doing so.

coreymb on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm ET
You can make two cases for Silva and I understand your point 100%. However, look at Silva when he actually faces guys with all around games(hendo, marquardt, franklin and Forrest) he puts on a show for the fans and nobody can deny that.

When he is fighting guys like Thales and Maia who are ground wizards(especially Maia) they just don't compare with Silva. What is Silva just supposed to maybe make a costly error to please everyone or try to finish quickly?? He's defending his belt but at the same point Maia made a strong case for himself that he did not belong in the cage with Silva either.

Silva needs stronger competion and guys that will engage with him. One dimensional fighters just don't work with Silva and we have seen this now more than once.

This should of have been known for Joe Silva. Most people were saying this was going to be a repeat performance when Silva fought Thales and guess what..it was!

Jshore145 on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:27 am ET
But you didn't! You said it would be nothing like the Leites debacle, as did I. And we were right, it wasn't even close to that type of fight.  And you're blaming this on Joe Silva? Yeah he hurt Vitor and gave Sonnen injuries that made it impossible for him to take the fight. That damn Joe Silva! He should be fired!

coreymb on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:13 am ET
True I didn't say it. I thought Maia could of atleast got Silva in a couple bad spots. I was saying most people on here when this fight was announced were saying it was going to be like Thales/Silva..which it  was close to that except Maia should a lot more heart with more strikes(that didn't mean anything). Sorry if it didn't come out that way.

I am putting some blame on Silva. He's the best matchmaker in the bussiness but Vitor was hurt for quite a bit. This fight could of been scratched from the card competelely. Maia was not deserving of a title shot at all.

ufc could of easily waited for Belfort or Sonnen to get healthy and that would of been a reasonable matchup.

If anyone thinks Maia was deserving of a title shot, they are just kidding themselves.

Dtay on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm ET
all i can say is  i want my money back for buying that horrible ppv.

cj00 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm ET
defiantly wasnt horrible, 3 of the 5 main card fights were finished, there was a MASSIVE upset ... silva did put a downer on it but other then that i think there were some good fights

analyst101 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm ET
Man just cuz Anderson didn't put on another guy on his knockout reel, and your so called best lightweight lost doesn't mean it wasn't worth buying.

I got it and enjoyed it except for Anderson acting like the sh*t and not backing it up.

ali123 on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm ET
Yah. That was a WASTE of MONEY for that!

electrifying999 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:16 pm ET
quit crying bj fans....1st four rds couldv'e gone either way...championship round won that fight..does edgar deserve it...i think so...does penn deserve it...no way in hell after that fight...he even knew it at the end of the fight...what will the rematch be like??  a totally different fight...but still could go either way...WAR CLARION EAGLES!!!!! As a future grad of Clarion University he did our school proud...Give him the wall beside Kurt Angle!!!

UFCisSHADY on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm ET
HAHAHAHA. war ultimate fightin'

Aoki > Penn.

GSP > Silva(P4P)

ThePsycho on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm ET
The problem with Aoki is that he has no stand up game and his ground game is inferior to BJ's.

analyst101 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm ET
Yeah that fight might go something like Thales Leites vs Anderson.

I can't say it would go like Demian vs Silva cuz Aoki wouldn't come close to knockin out BJ

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm ET
Except Silva would have finished Dan Hardy easily given the dominant positions GSP had on him

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm ET
Silva should be ashamed but thats why the fight shoulda never been booked shoulda have put him in a light heavy weight match when belfort pulled out

JJ1TIME on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm ET
50-45 ? really?  Is there a post fight press conference going up here ?

electrifying999 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm ET
maybe not...but they were all close and edgar worked harder!!! I had it 47-46 myself..but still edgar..

rush100 on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm ET
47-46 is impossible for that fight!  There wasnt any 2 point round!

48-47...yes!  Thats what i had for Edgar!

threefiftyzzz on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm ET
i think silva is gonna do everything he can to remain undefeated while also stickin it to dana white for not letting him box roy jones jr...just a big f.u...

CANVelasquez on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm ET
I think he is mad because Vitor got the shot when he hadn't fought at 185 (his camp openly stated this) then they were giving it to Maia (which I understand) and because he expressed interested in fighting at HW and DW said not unless he cleans out LHW first. They didn't want him to box Roy Jones (understandably) so maybe he doesn't like that he isn't getting what he wants so he is acting a fool.
I say DW "rewards" today's performance by letting him fight at HW. Hell, give him Brock. Not sure how much dancing he'll be doing when Brock's GnP turns him into Brazilian paste.

That said I remain a Silva fan despite his odd performance tonight.

analyst101 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm ET
You ever seen a smaller guy beat a bigger one?

Why would Silva wanna fight a garbage boxer.

Boxing ain't got sh*t on MMA.

I'll say it and mean it.

 It should've been Vitor fighting Anderson today.

And by the way Demian hung with Anderson on the feet,  man I can't wait to see Vitor fight Anderson.

Quit making excuses for Anderson ruining  main event

CF3 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm ET
I'm SOOOOOOO glad I didn't buy this flaming pile of dog sh!t card. 

vncs1954 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm ET
The Munoz and Davis fights were pretty awesome?

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm ET
Agreed.  That Munoz/Grove fight was absolutely awesome

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm ET
Edgar fought a hell of a fight, but in my opinion didn't do enough to take the title I thought BJ won first 3 rounds maybe even 4

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm ET
When I heard the scores, I thought for sure BJ had it.  What a shocker.  The 50-45 (was Stevie Wonder at ringside?) was horrible, but even if it was scored 48-47, it wouldn't have made a difference.  I love BJ, but Edgar put on a great performance.  It's the kind of decision that everyone needs to be cool with considering that neither really did enough to try to close it.

PunchURFace on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm ET
I started out saying "WOW" watching Anderson Silva but then I was saying "What the...?".  And towards the end I found myself rooting for Maia and booing Anderson.

The ref stoppage and warning to Anderson was a great call but it was too little, too late.

What could have been one of the most over the top, Bruce Lee-esque, stand-up punkings of his career was ruined by Anderson's very strange behavior and complete inability to finish someone he clearly out-classed in the stand-up. 
Does Anderson Silva realy want to be "that guy" .......??  Too many more of these performances and he will forever tarnish his legacy!

newstocker on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:36 am ET
its tarnished by the standard of fights he fights.....avoids real champions ???
stays in the little guys weight class ....hes smart ?

daddiorc on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm ET
bj had no business losing to franky.  utilize your size, and at least attempt a take down.  but full credit to edgar, he out paced bj and earned that win.  but getting the best on cards is kind of a sucky way to get it.  but i'm sure he's not complaining.

and the silva fight.  what can i say.  i think he owes a lot of people $49.99.  it looked like the leites fight all over again.  but at least maia was engaging.  i'm don't care that the spider toys with fighters, but FINISH THE FIGHT.  man, i hope he drops to 170 so gsp can whoop his ass.

dana white took the ufc to the middle east to showcase the sport.  they failed horribly today.

daddiorc on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm ET
^^getting the belt i meant.

MMALookyPeter on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm ET
anderson silva loss a lil bit of my respect... he look amazing though in the first round... he might be getting to big to cut to 185.

utvolfan2012 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm ET
What were the score totals for Silva's win? I can't fin them anywhere, I was wondering if there were any 9-9 rounds...I didn't watch the fight.

BlackDog2009 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm ET
Wow... It is puzzling why Silva would decide to do such stunts.  Does he not realize people pay a lot of money to watch UFC ppvs, not to mention all those people in Abu Dhabi?  There's a time to be a company guy dude, and if UFC is having a first time somewhere overseas, don't f**k around, deliver the goods and go home Silva!

As for Frankie over Penn ... Frankie was there to fight.  I haven't seen the fight but from the reports he basically outworked Penn.  And yes I'm glad I didn't pay for this ppv.

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm ET
I really feel like he's insulted by the level of competition.  If GSP was toe-to-toe with him we would have seen the same guy who went ape sh*t on Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin.

chronical on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:41 am ET
mma uses the 10 point must system, so  no 9-9 rds.

pharoahmma1 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm ET
First I have to say, I was shocked on how BJ Penn fought. His ring entrance was different it seem like he was no longer hungry. As far the A. Silva fight, majority of ya'll already knew it was going to be a repeat of the Leites fight. I was dissappointed in his peformance in the last 2 rds.

As for losing me as a fan I disagree. I think Maia exposed something about Silva though, it seems Silva doesn't like to be hit, like he makes it seem. If you hit him hard enough he starts to retreat.

As for questioning him as p4p he still ranks top among the ufc, because although he didn't finish this fight, he finish a lot more than GSP and he is more competitive than BJ Penn.

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm ET
I agree with you.  Silva screws around too much and pisses everyone off, but he doesn't fail to finish a guy in Dan Hardy with the worst wrestling in the game.  I was just as disgusted as everyone else today, but I don't question his talent one bit even after a fight like this one.

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm ET
he wont drop to 170 gsp will have to move up

Munkee on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm ET
Well, that was Silva's best performance yet. He totally deserves to stay at the top. He is my hero! That fight proved that he is the pound for pound best fighter in all MMA. Anyone who doesn't agree with that is a moron. GO SILVA!!!

brandongk4 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm ET
Yeah.  Anyone who isn't overwhelmed by Silva's performance tonight is a racist and isn't a real fan of MMA.  They should stick to WWE and bumfights.   That's sarcasm by the way.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:19 pm ET
Brandon...you say the most idiotic things on this site...i swear...

brandongk4 on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:37 am ET
I'm glad you feel that way.  If the likes of you agreed with me I would question my intelligence.  I don't agree with 100% of what you post and you don't agree with me.  Let's just ignore each other instead of having a petty little fight over the internet and hurling insults that go no where.  I 100% agree with your 1st amendment right to say or feel anything you want but I don't have to agree with or even like you.  I say this one time as from now on I won't respond to anything you say.  You don't exist as far as I'm concerned. 

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 12, 2010 at 2:33 am ET
haha, im just seeing this now...good thing you stuck to your own word bud...youve been RESPONDING to me all day...haha

Greendawg on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm ET
All he proved is hes the next likely mma fighter on dancing with the stars.  maybe he'll win with his own randition of the kalib starnes marathon, but hed better save it for the end. :)

Shinruyken on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm ET
MMA fans are bunch of retards. GSP is worst THAN WHAT SILVA DOES. the guy lays on you for 25 minutes. all the time criticise anderson but GSP should criticise.

Ipickdeeznuts2win on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm ET
At least GSP was trying to submit him and was respectful during the fight. If you are gonna act like such an as* you better be able to score the KO or at least try.

TALA on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm ET
man im pissed at both bj & silvia

ThePsycho on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm ET
You're pissed at Tim Sylvia, me too since he got knocked out by a well known over the hill boxer.

SpenzerBratt on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm ET

Ipickdeeznuts2win on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm ET
That is one of the most pathetic cards I have seen. I absolutely despise Anderson. What a cocky piece of garbarge who acts like his sh*t don't stink but can't finish the fight. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE match him up against GSP!!! GSP will GnP that a** into oblivion

IMO Penn won that fight. I took a huge hit with the bet I had on BJ but that's the way it goes.

That was horrible and I officially will never buy another card with Anderson as the main event unless he is fighting GSP.

Topazskillmauler on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm ET
Anderson silva just lost a fan. Frankie Edgar and maia both have a new fan. I still have the same ill feelings about bj

mpalan09 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm ET
The BJ to Edgar title was weak. BJ didn't look 100% and Edgar did the hit and run garbage that makes his title reign suspect.

At the Renzo/Hughes 3rd round was better than any of the 5 rounds.
And Silva just embarrassed UFC big time in Abu Dhabi.

residency on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm ET
For me, Edgar deserved the win. I had him up 3-2, possibly 4-1 as Penn's rounds were incredibly close. As soon as I heard "50-45", I knew we had a new Champion.

Hmm... Anderson Silva. Where do I begin? I'm disgusted, basically. He looked bored and just stopped. I believe he didn't think Maia deserved to be in that cage with him. No scores were given, but I'd give it 48-47. Anderson 1,2,3. Maia 4,5, because Anderson did nothing at all those rounds. This was Silva/Leites II.

After that performance, I don't want to see him vs GSP now, because GSP would maul him based on what Spider we saw tonight.

Slim on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm ET
Agreed. I scored it 48 -47 also. Wonder what the official scores were?
It would've been funny as hell if they scored one of those last 2 rounds, 10 - 8,
and got a draw, or even a win for Maia.
That would've shown his ass.


stoenchy on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm ET
I wonder why they didnt announce the scores... Were the judges so disguisted lol?

pharoahmma1 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm ET
One thing, That shyt about Anderson saying "he walks around 192" is bull sh*t hype by Joe Rogan. All you GSP fans and Anderson Silva haters need to wake the f**k up and get out the dream world. It obvious that they are avoiding GSP coming up to 185 knowing he will get crushed. So they want to drain Anderson Silva like Pacquiao did with De La Hoya and Cotto. Drain them, so they can become fatigued early and it will be an easy win for me.

The fight should happen at 185, obviously it is beginning to take a toll on Anderson cutting weight to 185, and he looks way better at 205. Fight should be at 185 and if it isn't this is more for politics than it is for an even fight.

Slim on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm ET
Absolutely it should be at 185; so GSP can take that belt.  :)


jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm ET
It should be at 185 because Anderson has no problem moving up to 205.  Why does anyone expect Anderson to fight at 3 weight classes and GSP to fight only at 170?  Man-up, GSP.

cbchea on Apr 12, 2010 at 1:09 am ET
I'm a big GSP fan though I'm not too happy with his last fight (how could he not finish Hardy?) but he would get crushed by Anderson Silva IMO. Silva's strikes are fast and deadly accurate and he's got the reach over GSP. Also, Silva's BJJ skills are better than GSP's. Sure GSP can take Silva down but there's no way he can beat Silva.

And Silva seems pretty good at mind games and GSP is weak in that area. That's why he got a sport psychologist and he listens to G.Jackson like he's spewing gospel.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:27 am ET
Dana is trying to be GSP's dad...and GSP seems ok with it. Stop protecting GSP Dana. The majority believes Silva would crush him anyways, GSP has something to prove...move the fk up and stop being such a sissy ..talking about " oh i need to put weight on propperly and blah blah blah"..as if the world revolves around GSP. Anderson doesnt owe anyone sh!t and as long as he continues to tool people he can do what he wants..someone wants the belt..take it..its there for the taking..whats wrong? Someone in the way? hehe

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm ET
Y all you ppl hoping off the bj  band wagon he  fought and lost it happens he didn't embarrass hisself

Slim on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm ET
Never thought Kaleb Starnes could be compared to Anderson Silva, but that was some bullspit.
Dana has every right to be pissed, because as a fan who gets every UFC PPV, I'm pissed.
I would be asking for a refund, except the Edgar v. Penn fight, and the others made it worth it.
And I knew some of Maia's punches connected and got to Silva, but Rogan and Goldberg failed to call it.
But regardless, how can you clown around and taunt a guy to come in and fight you for 2 rounds, and then you run from him for 2 rounds.
Total bull. And screw him dropping down to fight GSP. I say GSP fights him at 185 and take that belt. 
Maybe then he'll show some humility.


ruji on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm ET
Great job by Edgar....I scored it
Rd.1 Edgar
Rd.2 Penn
Rd.3 Edgar
Rd.4 Penn
Rd.5 Edgar

Penn's worst performance at 155lbs ever....all he did was throw hands, landed some good shots but gassed out yet again. Edgar mixed it up with punches, kicks and even takedowns...Edgar clearly won. Penn didnt deserve that win or did he earn it. I see the LW belt changing alot more now (like the LHW title does) Maynard would love his rematch with Edgar, Florian & Sanchez could beat Edgar IMO.
Silva a classless man, act like a douche and finish the fight and its all good...but to act like a clown then actually back off = FAIL. Sonnen's wrestling is a threat to Silva, Silva likes to counter...when Maia isnt throwing Silva wont, and gets pi$$ed because he cant counter WTF. Belfort would "Blitz" Silva after that performance.

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:49 pm ET
"all he did was throw hands"

BJ has the best boxing at 155... it just wasn't working for him today.

ruji on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm ET
He also has the best BJJ at 155lbs...why not take him down and attempt submissions if your boxing wasnt enough?

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm ET
My guess is that BJ didn't know he was losing the fight and therefore didn't feel any desperation to change the plan.  Who knows

cbchea on Apr 12, 2010 at 2:03 am ET
Liddell is also a counter puncher. He hardly ever engages a fight.

And way to go Munoz. Great fight! I wanted him to beat Grove so bad and he did it, though I was worried in the first round. Definitely deserving of FOTN awards!!

theprodigy00 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm ET
That was a close fight between BJ and Edgar, but I still think BJ won. It could have gone either way. It looked like BJ may have had a rough training camp because he didn't seem like the same BJ he usually is. Congrats to Edgar I guess. He won't have the belt for too long. Florian will fight him, beat his ass, then BJ will fight Florian and beat his ass again. Then Edgar will fight BJ for a second time and BJ will beat his ass that time. Maybe BJ will move up to 170 now, since he isn't tied down with a belt now at LW.

Anderson Silva is the biggest douche ever. Surely Dana White is not too happy about that garbage. I wish the judges would have given Maia the fight. Nobody wanted anything to do with Silva after the fight. Even Bruce Buffer was pissed. The guy has lost a lot of fans that's for sure. He better show up next time and actually finish a damn fight. He looked like Kalib Starnes towards the end. I wish I wouldn't have paid for this PPV.

ThiagoTKOSilva on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm ET
BJ didnt even look good out there, I dont understand how anyone is complaining about this result, probably a bunch of BJ fans.  And it doesnt even matter if one of the judges had it 50-45, the point is Edgar still wouldve won by Unam. Decision.

Cycosis on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm ET
Edgar deserved that win! Penn seemed off, true, but anyone who tries to take anything away from Edgar is crazy. You could clearly see he trained hard for the fight and showed excellent conditioning, whereas Penn looked to me to be completely out of gas in the final round.

alex831 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm ET
great card!!!!!

Maia is STILL my fav. mma fighter...in the ufc


ThePsycho on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm ET
Waiting for the "Jason Thacker has more heart than Anderson Silva" comment from Dana.

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm ET
Anderson Silva just knocked the UFC's international expansion. Way to go d bag!

Terrible on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm ET
Seriously people are surprised BJ Fatty Penn lost, he was out hustled plain and simple, out hustled by a better conditioned athlete.  As for Silva, yeah, he's and idiot, but like a previous message said, I'm glad he did that to Dana.

Riley on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm ET
Anderson Silva is a joke, seriously, people are paying their hard earned money to watch this guy FIGHT not dance around like a tit. He disrespected Damian Maia tonight and disrespected MMA. On a night where the UFC was trying to show a whole new audience what they are all about, they put their main attraction in the headlning bout, and he acts like this. I hope his purse is docked a percentage because theres no way he deserves the cheque he is going to get for this fight. I actually felt really sorry for Maia, Anderson showed himself tonight to be an arrogant prick. I actually hoped he would win the fight so that we get to see GSP beat the crap out of him. BTW I had Edgar winning 3-2, Penn just didn't look himself to me.

OldschoolMarine on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:52 am ET
100% agree with Riley above on Silva.   The Edgar vs Penn fight was too close to call.  The only clear round was the 5th where Penn was gassed and Frankie took it. All the other rounds were draws to me so I'm cool with the decision.  

Grappling102 on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:46 am ET
Agreed,  I for one would like a refund for that mess of a show they put on.

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm ET
when is the post fight comference? and where can i watch it

realblood33 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm ET
i guess gsp doesnt look like a fool anymore, everybody said he's a coward to fight against his opponents weakness, well penn did fight against his opponent's strength, and look what happened, his corner told him he is losing the exchanges, and take it to the ground, but no, penn's ego is bigger that the mount everest, and that cost him the title, he has no one to blame now, but im sure he will come up with something, he always does. 

daddiorc on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:32 pm ET

Shinruyken on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:32 pm ET
GSP tries to finish but fails. stop hating on anderson, GSP has been getting decision after decision. YOU PEOPLE ARE RETARDES YOU CRY AND BITCH ABOUT EVERY f**kING FIGHT. but when GSP clearly lays on his opponents for 25 minutes and clearly cant even finish the fight. and then get on silva for two decisions he had in the UFC where he clearly one GET THE f**k OUTTA HERE

dwhuston on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm ET
Well the only thing missing is someone that can beat GSP lol.  For all of your disrespect that has not happened yet.

Quoter on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm ET
Whaaaaa Whaaaaaa!.... does baby want his bottle?  GSP's fights are 10X more entertaining than Silva's.  Get over it.

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm ET
Watching Silva break a guys nose with a jab is about 100x more interesting that watching GSP take down Dan Hardy, who was absent on the day his coaches tried to teach him to wrestle.

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm ET
Watching Silva break a guys nose with a jab is about 100x more interesting that watching GSP take down Dan Hardy, who was absent on the day his coaches tried to teach him to wrestle.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:34 pm ET
Quoter you're an idiot...id watch the Leites/Maia fight over the last 15-20 consecutive rounds of dryhump by GSP anyday. Anderson Silva is BY FAR the most entertaining fighter/character in the UFC. You are a tool.

Quoter on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:22 am ET
Sticks and Stones you troll.  GSP's is that last classiest champ standing.  The crowd chants his name even when he's not fighting.

Times Dana and others said they were embarrassed about a performance ............... Anderson Silva = 3 .......... GSP = 0.

GSP's fights are 10X more entertaining. Maybe if you stopped choking your chicken you wouldn't be so blind.

pharoahmma1 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm ET
I agree. Fans are like critics. If you don't like him, don't watch his fights or waist your time posting. I don't like the way GSP is overhyped and made out to be the p4p best when the last person he KOed on the feet was Matt Hughes. When he fight, I still watch and even though I know the outcome of his performance I don't jump on the first thread to bash him as a fighter.

99.9 % of all you who critize Anderson Silva likes GSP. GSP has the same game plan every fight and hasn't finish a fight since Penn.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:39 pm ET
+ 100 pharoahmma1...its so obvious majority of the dbags who are bitch!ng about Silva are just sour about GSP's last 20 rounds of consecutive dryhump sessions and GSP almond-huggers are always the first to b!tch about the Spider....and its obvious why. Because THEY KNOW that Silva would dismantle pretty-boy Pierre.

newstocker on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:41 am ET
gsp  fight with top one contender ?
silva fight with a replacement fighter ?
this is what you get then.....critics

Tweezy316 on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:16 am ET
So you're saying that Vitor Belfort was the #1 Contender? A guy who has never fought at 185 in the ufc? That's the #1 contender your talking about? Let's be honest here. There is no #1 contender at 170 or 185 because noone stands a chance against gsp or silva. So they need to fight each other at 185 and get it over with.

realblood33 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm ET
@shinruyken stop trolling, silva will get owned by either gsp or sonnen, your post is epic phail, gsp's fights are action packed, if you dont like ground game, stop following mma. 

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm ET
How is Chael Sonnen going to do something that Dan Henderson couldn't do?  I agree with you that Sonnen does have the best shot at beating him, but Hendo is much more talented than Sonnen is.

Warthless on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm ET
Hate to say I told you so about now LW Champ Frankie Edgar, Forumites... lol

nsnicktorres on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:04 pm ET
BJ will be back on top again.

DonKeyKongKO on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm ET
This card failed

NovaScotiaMMA on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm ET
That is so dissopointed of Silva. He is no longer anyone's top three favourite fighter. I hope Dana rips him to sh*t at the press conference.

TurboMoe on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm ET
He's still one of my favorites fighter. For some reason he's trying to piss ufc and he's the only one who can do it this way.

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm ET
I think he's just trying to outdo Ali

Halifax on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm ET

kingjames100 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm ET
I love how people say Silva can't finish a fight.

roddmann on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm ET
BJ got robbed. he landed clean punches and jabs. Robbery!!!!!! Ediger circled the whole time..Anderson looked bored. Time to give him a challenge. I'm sorry to say this but Dana needs to strip him of his championship belt eventhough Silva dominated.  Anderson showboat way to much.  Its time for Anderson to fight GSP or move permanently to 205 division. 

noob on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm ET
call the cops.

mpalan09 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm ET
Definitely. Edgar was not aggressive enough. It was jab fast. Not an acceptable title change. BJ Penn looked sluggish the whole fight. UFC 112: FAILED. UFC's new business partners must be pissed. Maybe UFC should not have another outdoor fight, because the first one sucked.

DKrazyy103 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm ET
How Did Penn Get Robbed? He Did Nothing To Win, All he did is Land one Good Punch that's It! Edgar Was Mixing it in and controlling the Fight. That's Why he's The New CHAMP!!

ThiagoTKOSilva on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:49 pm ET
Im tired of the "Anderson needs a challenge" crap, Maia was a challenge and Anderson didnt take the challenge.  Didn't Anderson say he had some ground tricks up his sleeve for this fight and would surprise Maia, looked to me like he was scared of Maia cause even Maia would throw wildly and went for broke, yet Anderson wouldnt even counter with his such "crisp" strikes when Maia was throwing.  Anyways, Im glad Anderson is retiring soon... 

iwillkou on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm ET
Im dying to see the press conference anyone know where/when you can see Dana is going to freak out i think

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm ET
Presser is normally live here on Junkie...

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm ET
Ariel Helwani is twitter account. He's there live.


KidYamamoto on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:37 pm ET
havent watched the fights yet but seems like it was a very strange day for mma... as a silva fan, i am afraid to watch his fight. 

daddiorc on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm ET
he never really launched.

ThiagoTKOSilva on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:51 pm ET
Dont even watch it, its not even good enough to replay on Spike.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:26 pm ET
I disagree...the only BIZARRE round was round 4...the first 3 rounds were SUPER entertaining. WTF are you people smoking? I was laughing out loud at some of the sh*t he was doing. He is so entertaining. He was dancing, he was taunting, he was laying the beats to Maia (just look at Maias face), landed a sick flying knee that almost ko'd him and on top of all that...he was being a comedian. As bizzare as Anderson acts at times when he gets pissed off, he is by FAR the most entertaining fighter in the UFC. He is 11-0 in the UFC. DEMOLISHED everyone and anyone..he is entitled to do whatever the fk he wants to piss Dana off in order to get the REAL challenges he keeps asking for. If someone wants the belt..GO AND TAKE IT...wtf should he do..hand it to his challenger? No-one can solve the riddle that is the Spider. He is an amazing character and even more amazing fighter. Cant wait till Dana stops PROTECTING his man crush GSP and also lets Silva fight ANYone he asks for. Its not liek hes asking for weak competition for fks sake. He wants GSP, Mir, Brock etc. Then also maybe the haters would stfu about 'level' of competition as well. I can garauntee that Silva is just as frustrated with the lack of competition, which is why he is putting on a different kind of show. It was a solid event all in all. Bizzare, but a fun event.

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm ET
Extremely deflated after the Anderson fight but I have to say his bizarre (disappointing) performance impressed me a lot more than the last few GSP performances did. Anderson will destroy GSP... what on earth does Dana White do after that? Results like that do nothing to help the UFC build their brand in their biggest emerging market....

wolfster0781 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm ET
ANY 1 ELSE THINK BJ PENN HAD $1000000000000000000000000000000000 ON EGGAR TO WIN THE FIGHT AT 8/1 ??????


diggity1515 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm ET
y does no noe answer our questions about a post fight presser? MMApro says they'll have one later this afternoon. mmajunkie, youre rebuttal?

marcus3x on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm ET
Dana White should have anderson silva fight JDS at HW or BONES at 205

sorrowtear on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:49 pm ET
Doubtful on JDS. Don't think Bones is ready for Silva yet. Dana's best hope may be Shogun beating Machida. Then Silva has no more excuses for not fighting at LHW.

Proactive on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm ET
I fail to see why people hate Silva.   The past few guys he has fought, do not want to fight him and it is clear in how they react to Silva in the Octagon.  People should be angry at Maia for not wanting to engage.   Seriously, did he expect Silva to crowd him so he could pull him to the ground in his guard and try to find a submission?


detuti on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm ET
I'm sorry but Edgar didn't win that fight. That decision was a robbery and I'm very disappointed in the judges.

DonKeyKongKO on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm ET
I know, Edgar didn't fight good enough to be a Champion, winning a title by decision is weak.

Owngina on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm ET
So you're saying that when Forrest won the best from Rampage via decision it was also "weak" ?

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:30 pm ET
Actually, Forrest's win over rampage was the definition of WEAK...

noob on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm ET
call the cops.

DonKeyKongKO on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm ET
How witty

roddmann on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm ET
If I was Damian Mai I would have shoved him and sucker punched Anderson when he tried to apologize. Disrespected Mai bad....No excuse...Im still Anderson fan but I'm really disappointed...

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:40 pm ET
maybe silva did all these antics to bait gsp into fight with him, gsp all about morales and what not

MM1111 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm ET
dana white is going to so pissed off, two of his most marketable fighters failed, and 3 if you can't the last ppv with gsp.

Cycosis on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm ET
Anderson Silva is not now, nor will he ever be one of the UFC's most marketable fighters. His skills maybe among the best, but he has never been a huge draw as far as I know. After his performance today I doubt he ever will be.

buckeyes12 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm ET
Is there going to be a life post fight presser anywhere?

buckeyes12 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm ET

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm ET
NO. Ariel Helwani's twitter account. Anderson and Ed Soares just walked. Dana is super angry. 

Shinruyken on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm ET

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm ET
You're just some "just bleed" so called MMA fan. Get out of here with that wrestling match nonsense.  GSP went for the finish more than Anderson ever did eventhough Silva had it if he wanted it. 

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm ET
Went for the finish with some of the most dominant positions in the game and failed.  You give any of those positions to BJ or Anderson and its LIGHTS OUT.

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm ET
Anderson? really? You want to rethink that after today?

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm ET
You don't think Anderson could finish a kimura or arm bar, or pound someone out and throw in a RNC from mount?

jskigator on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm ET
Believe it or not, Anderson has finished fights on the ground, you know.  Nobody ever accused him of Shawn-Sherking a fight on top.

iwillkou on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm ET
Well Mr Limited Vocabulary if you were paying attention at all Anderson is moving DOWN to figth GSP although after Silvas performance they may be in jeopardy because Dana is freaking pissed at him so may set him up with a heavier weight division fighter next.

dwhuston on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm ET
I'd like to see that fight if he goes down in weight, I think it would be a close fight.  Don't really want to see GSP go up in weight cause I think Anderson would just have too many advantages.....

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:47 pm ET
Oh gee, dont show your bias or anything...assuming you love GSP? So let Silva take the huge disadvantage of that weight cut and its ok with you and Dana...but dont bother your dream guy GSP, just let him stay in his comfort zone at 170 without challenging himself and grease-humping all his opponents. Fk that. Silva OWES NOTHING to the UFC or the fans or GSP especially. GSP wants to solidfy his 'so called' p4p status. Stop being a girl and making excuses about 'putting on more weight' blah blah blah...get in there and fight p*ssy. The world doesnt revolve around GSP buddy. Sorry to break it to you, Dana and GSP himself. Get real.

demac09 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm ET
its called mixed martial arts you tool

Terrible on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm ET
That is the risk a promoter takes, for Dana to go to Suarez (Silva's manager) and complain during the fight is stupid.  I can't wait to see the press conference, hoping Silva mans up and tells Dana to go F himself.

KidYamamoto on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm ET
And lets not jump the gun here. I like gsp, i like silva, but dont automatically count silva out of a matchup against gsp just because he pulled some weird crap. We know the guy can finish fights, we know hes well versed in every aspect of the game. Dont jump the gun and say gsp will ground and pound him to hell just because he was dancing around maia 

diggity1515 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm ET
(deleted, insults)

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm ET
Abu Dhabi can't give the UFC a good internet connection to stream the post fight presser. 

DonKeyKongKO on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm ET
Hahah, ironic

kingofabuelos on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:01 pm ET
Why doesn't staff address our concerns? Really? How about because we're working? Maybe?

No stream today. Internet slow in Abu Dhabi (same issue as weigh-ins), plus UFC holds the video on tape-delayed fights until the re-air.

thewarden on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm ET
y no warnings b4 u deleted my account?

thewarden on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm ET
will ufc have it on their site do u know?

performify on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm ET
There will be no live stream of the post fight press conference. Internet is slow in Abu Dhabi (same issue as weigh-ins), plus UFC holds the video on tape-delayed fights until the re-air.

When they put a post-fight version up that's viewable, we'll have it on our site.

williams974 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm ET
Who and when can we see someone KO Anderson Silva? How he prances around and taunts the other fighter but doesnt engage nearly is such a dissappointment. Should he be ordered to change his style? No becuase thats the way he wants to fight and a lot of us may not agree with it but someone needs to find a weekness in the "prancer" and knock his ass out to make him realize that dancing in the ring wont always get you a win. I will never ever support Silva and I hope some sponsors even go as far as boycotting him. Thats my opinion.

Congrats Frankie and TY!!!

sssd on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm ET
I don't want to see Anderson knocked out as much as lose a decision because he came to play rather than fight, had the fight within his grasp, but decided to be an idiot.  That should be the price for being an idiot:  you lose because of your own stupidity.

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm ET
the name of the ppv was invinceable had a feeling upset would happen, not a good enought feeling though still bet on the two favorites

TurboMoe on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm ET
BJ looked a bit flabby. Not that he usually has a solid six pack but I've seen him leaner. He wanted to come in a bit heavy and control the fight with his weight but it didn't happen like that. Then he didn't adjust to Edgar. It cost him.

For some reason it seems Silva is trying to upset the UFC lately? I don't believe he couldn't finish because he was tired or because Maia surprised him with some shots. There's definetely something we don't know. I still love to watch him! I felt bad for Maia.

Silva going down to 170 to fight GSP in his own weight class would be very cool. I don't think he would get the chance to clown around like he did, but I wouldn't bet against him either.

realblood33 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm ET
so the new p4p rankings should be like this 1.fedor 2.silva 3.gsp, also can i interest anyone is a guessing game ? list of excuses penn will come up with for losing his title, no vaseline jokes plz. 

demac09 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm ET
fedor is not number one p4p untill he comes to the ufc and fights the best. it goes 1. gsp 2. silva 3. fedor

pharoahmma1 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm ET
you are out ofyour mind. GSP hasn't knock out anyone on the feet besides matt hughes to even being consider top 3 p4p but since this MMA his wrestling is what puts him amongst the best. P4P is for boxing. MMA top 3 is 1. Fedor 2. Silva 3. GSP.   Gsp doesnt move until he actually finishes someone.

demac09 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm ET
are you joking??? he has 8 knock outs. just cuz he has gone to a decision 3 out of last 4 you think he is boring?? he dominates everyone he faced and has avenged his only 2 loses by dominating hughs and serra. this is MIXED MARTIAL ARTS were talking about not boxing.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm ET
+ 1 pharoah ...demac you are a tool...go tweak your 'tool' to your GSP screen saver...GSP is NOWHERE NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAR the p4p best. Not even close. You are a complete fool if you have GSP as p4p number 1. What a moron.

ROUND5CLUB on Apr 26, 2010 at 10:58 am ET
You are the biggest Troll on this entire site, and I just got your ass BANNED, and I will continue to get you banned you turd

diggity1515 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm ET

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm ET
Silva dances that's his style(although today was over the top) nothing should be done except put a better fighter in front him to stop that... he is still the best even if he did where a tu tu tonite

ruji on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm ET
Dana White
"I don't want to see GSP vs. Silva after tonight. Silva might be the first champion fighting on a prelim. I don't want to see that sh*t"


dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm ET
Reports that White took Silva's belt, threw it down after the fourth round and walked to the back. When White came into the postfight press conference, he exploded without much prodding.

pharoahmma1 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm ET
DANA is fan and he is the most irrelevant one at that. He is the first one to critize and the first one to jump on Anderson Silva d*** after he runs through one of his fighters. I can't stand Dana, most of ya'll talk about show boating he is the biggest shyt talker in the business.

RJ8842 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm ET
Can't wait till Dana tries to foolishly argue Silva is the #1 P4P fighter not Fedor after this debacle.

ThiagoTKOSilva on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm ET
He'll just say GSP is the pound4pound best, you know how Dana is

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm ET
mmajunkie must not be getting the post fight and doesn't want to send us to another site come on duchebags quit danceing around are question like silva

damane on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm ET
stop saying this joke of silva are #1 p4p you see what he do tonight fedor would never do that!!!!!

xXThaidaXx on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm ET
Well, Fedor's opponents actually went after him, where Silva's opponents are jus terrified to do anything.

SaulUA27 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm ET
Anderson Silva is still the #1 p4p fighter in the world and anyone that says different is just letting there emotions get the better of them as the champ probably did as well.  When you are as good as Silva is and you get put in the cage with someone so incredibly one dimensional like Maia i dont really know what you expect to happen.  Yes Silva was probably disrespectful, but i really dont care and he is still my favorite fighter because he has proved time and again that he can walk in to the cage and do as he pleases and nobody, absolutely nobody can do anything to hurt him.  If the Silva vs. GSP fight ever happens then i feel sincerely sorry for GSP regardless of the weight that the fight takes place at, he will just be outclassed.  The only places left that hold any challenge for Silva now are HW and LHW.   

MNmma145 on Aug 12, 2010 at 12:08 pm ET
GSP would absolutely school Anderson, look what Chael did to him anderson is a joke any well rounded wrestler will pounded hes about 3rd on p4p list

KillerChiller88 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm ET
Pretty bad when "Facebook Career Killers" is a bigger story than UFC 112 on Yahoo.com. I thought there was an agreement between the UFC and Yahoo?

DonKeyKongKO on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm ET
It just proves MMA will always be a semi-underground event/sport.

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm ET
fedor is a bum that's why he is fighting ufc has beens..............tiger woods plays in the pga not your local country club

Shinruyken on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm ET
(deleted -- keep up the rants and you'll get banned)

dwhuston on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm ET
Ummmm you need to get back on your meds bud.

realblood33 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm ET
play it nice, before you get notices, ur fighter basing calls for account suspension, take your hate somewhere else, its depressing. 

realblood33 on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm ET
watching anderson fight, reminds me why i love wandy soooo damn much, he's the real peoples champ, (playing sandstorm in my head)

VisionQuest on Apr 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm ET
I doubt we'll get the presser now, Junkie gets it from the UFC. The UFC is not offering it on their site now, my guess is we'll have to wait until after the 10pm replay of the PPV to get it.

constanlybuzzd on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm ET
everyone is starting the talking about Silva. and i have absolutely nothing but repsect for those whom are sticking up for him. im not gunna go into anything, i'm gunna leave it at this. EVERYONE jumps on the mans bandwagon when he is kncoking people out, but when he has a performance such as tonight everyone is against him. Love him or Hate him.
pick one. enough said!!!!

xXThaidaXx on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm ET
It's like watching Mike Tyson in his prime not knocking people out. Even if he gets more KOs I can care less cuz he don't give a fuk bout MMA fans.

andras_lma on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm ET
Silva is still the man wish he woulda finished i say give him w.silva

pharoahmma1 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm ET
Anderson Silva is still the best UFC fighter. The haters will continue to grow and the fans will continue to stay loyal. When you haters become as talented in critizing Anderson Silva, maybe you can do a little SHOW BOATING YOURSELF!!!!!


snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm ET
SHOW BOATING....1 or 2 rounds maybe but to milk that for 5 rounds? There's a line between show boating and being a total ego maniac. He danced around the last 3 rounds as if he was working out. Not fighting. Working out. 

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm ET
Have to say I agree - Silva is still the best... problem is with someone that good you have heightened expectations. He made a mess of Maia but everyone expects Forrest style finishes. Does anyone what Maia said that offended Silva so much? He is saying he disrespected him

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:58 pm ET
@ snakchamer...Anderson is 11-0..he will not fold and just hand his belt over. He has it...if someone wants that fkn belt...go get it. Anderson can do whatever he wants. He owes no-one nothing.

Maia said that he liekd Anderson as a fighter, but he did NOT like him as a person. I think that pissed him off a lot.

the_neko on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm ET
Edgar proved what I always knew.  BJ Penn has poor conditioning and fails to adapt.  Fighting in a mental game and nobody fights a better mental game than Anderson Silva.

Gallbladder_Flush on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm ET
How ironic that the title for UFC 112 would be "Invincible."  Neither champ looked that way today...

electrifying999 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm ET
because dumb people are funny

mpullen14 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm ET
am i the only one who wants bones jones to kick the sh*t out of silva at 205?

Owngina on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm ET

ruji on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm ET
Guys I think I know why BJ & Silva had poor performances tonight....GSP Cage side xD

the_neko on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm ET
Anderson will DESTROY GSP!!!  I can't wait.

jlewis25 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm ET
1st Post on MMA Junkie for me:

Putting on a disappointing show does not make Anderson any less the P4P best in the world.  He will (if it happens) be a favorite against GSP, and should beat GSP as long as he takes him seriously and fights with urgency.  GSP is my favorite fighter, and while he can outwork Anderson (and everyone else) he is not going to be able to strike with him.  Making 170 will take a lot out of Silva, so GSP will have to fight him boring (shouldn't be hard) and tire him out, because there is no way GSP will fatigue.  Either way, there is no fight (besides a few monster heavyweights) in which Anderson won't be the favorite, thus he is still the P4P.  

All of that being said, he does not deserve our money and this is why I won't spend money to watch him fight 185.  When he goes up or down in weight, it's a spectacle and worth the investment but you have to expect garbage like today's performance when he defends that 185 title.  Anderson doesn't respect 185 pound fighters very much because they can't beat him.  Period.  Sure, he was a disappointment today.  People who have argued that he wasn't tired are just wrong.  He wants to be the greatest and would have looked to finish in the late 3rd and beyond if he had anything left to give w/o endangering himself.

The real story of the night is Frankie Edgar, who did deserve to win, did win 3 (maybe 4) rounds and pulled off one of the biggest upsets I've ever seen.  Thos of us who are intelligent and have perspective all see that.  The people who think BJ got jobbed are the same people who swear too much, abuse the term "douche" and probably scored pretty low on tests in school.  

Also, Hughes v. Gracie was an embarrassment - Phil Davis is a man - and Kendall/Munoz was an AWESOME fight and I wish it could have lasted a little longer because not one second of it was boring or disappointing in any way.

The End.     

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm ET
I was bored with the Edgar performance and definitely think BJ came into this fight lacking focus. He just wasn't himself, didn't look as conditioned (at least he kinda had abs fighting Diego) and I think he took Edgar lightly. I am guessing he will want that belt back to erase some demons then move up to 170.

demac09 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm ET
jlewis25 i love it!!!! great post

utvolfan2012 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm ET
Not toput a damper on things, but we aren't seeing Silva vs. GSP. Dana White said in the post fight presser that He no longer wants to make that fight, and that Silva might be the first champion fighting on prelims. Of course, he was making an "angry joke" on the second part, but I firmly believe that after tonight we won't see him fight GSP in the next year, or maybe ever 

jlewis25 on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:37 pm ET
No reason for the GSP vs. Silva fight.  If anything it's bad for business.  Why ruin the mystique of one of your untouchable fighters that are major draws?  Hell, mystique has tricked people into thinking a 230 pound guy with a gut is the best heavyweight (or P4P) in the world.  

the_neko on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm ET
The greatest knock out of all time Anderson vs. Forrest.

the_neko on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm ET
and you people complained about that too.

xXThaidaXx on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm ET
Dunno why anyone would complain bout that beautiful tko because its the reason why people came to see Silva in the first place. As a big MMA fan, I jus feel completely let down and disappointed at  Anderson Silva's actions.

mpullen14 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm ET
main events are boring i really hope kimbo makes 113 exiting next month as i'll be there live

Owngina on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm ET
Same for me! Here's hoping Kimbo steals the show :P

jlewis25 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm ET
If you're banking on Kimbo, prepare to be disappointed.           

Owngina on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm ET
Well 113's looks like a great card, but we all know what can happen.

xXThaidaXx on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm ET
Whoever gets tired first imo.

daddiorc on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm ET
silva just killed the ufc's revenue on all the people that WERE going to buy the replays.

Justin_J on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm ET
I guess you can't make everybody happy and it looks like all those people watch 112

thewarden on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm ET
kimbo good card?  u kidding me? souldve put rashad rampage as "co" main event, dana n fertittas gettin greedy! 114 sucks bad (at least on paper)

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:23 pm ET
Let's not forget this was the first card in the backyard of the UFC's new investors.... Dana White must be mortified.

thewarden on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm ET
no doubt. arabs have all the money especially since we spent all ours helpin them out. need to take their oil n money, b4 they buy the us from the chinese. ufc will end up changing hands in next 5 yrs to foreign entity.

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm ET
Nope, I reckon the UFC had to let them invest before they could launch into the UAE. In theory they can offset the 10% they sold them if the brand takes off. It will, but tonight was a terrible start. Expect another show there soon as Dana's apology he hasn't figured out yet. The Fertita's won't sell this thing anytime soon but I bet Dana has a shelf life not exceeding 5 years

roddmann on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm ET
I scored it for BJ.

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm ET
Yup me too, very poor performance but I think BJ out pointed him. I think Edgar won it purely on aggression

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm ET
Hawaii camps are bad for BJ Penn's career. 

Penn went back to Hawaii for this camp. He looked bad when he trained in Hawaii so he brought his camp to California for his last two in which he looked good. He goes back for this one and looks off. It should speak volumes of all the distractions.

acj on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:34 pm ET
Silva bow's 400 times pretending to be respectful then acts like an ass. What a big man calling out Maia to engage in a stand up bout when he knows Maia has no chance of winning. If he was bored he could have pulled guard and seen what he could do with Maia then.

Worst part about this is there is no way he fights GSP now. Dana not stupid, Silva is an ass but he is quality fighter. Why would you risk a loss for GSP (which I think would happen when the fans are turning on Silva, big PPV implications

constanlybuzzd on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm ET
not mention he has defended his title 7 times now. GET SOME!

andras_lma2 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm ET
the problem is dan henderson..............if he were still in the ufc the silva hendo rematch would of taken place

ShogunRua on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:48 pm ET
What are you talking about?  Anderson and Soares didn't want to fight Hendo a second time, which is one of the reasons why Dan left the UFC.

urLOOKiNaTtHiMbaby on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:42 pm ET
BJ took a dive..I've read it all over facebook from Hawaii people rejoicing how happy they are they heard this "rumor" and bet the house on Edgar.  Who in their right mind makes that bet?  Edgar is a solid lightweight, there's no way he beats BJ Penn on the up-and-up.  You don't annihilate Sherk, Florian, and Sanchez and then all of a sudden don't even try to put Edgar away.  He looked fat, sloppy, uninspired, and like he didn't even care or wanted to lose.  It better not be true.

andras_lma2 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm ET
I said prefight it looked like BJ didn't sleep in weeks his eyes were black

doug676973 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:48 pm ET
silva now holds two titles, best P4P and worst UFC fight of all time. Kind of ironic.

skilletD on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm ET
I like how DW has to apologize after every one of silva's title fights...

jaythesnake on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm ET
There will be NO WAY Anderson Silva will go down in weight to fight GSP..... I think (IMO) that when Anderson cleans out the rest of the so called BEST UFC MW fighters (Belfort, & Sonnen). Only then will he make a move but it wont be to fight GSP in his weight class.... it would be stupid on his part to do so!!! Especially when he only goes up in weight and beats guys there. Now for GSP...After his last fight with Hardy I lost alot of respect for him based on his performance....he layed on him and tryed some half assed subs and didnt do much but just did enough to win. I think as a champ you should have to prove yourself to the world why it is your champ, by beating guys where THEIR best at not your best!!! GSP has cleared out his division and now I think its time for him to challenge himself by moving up, and I think he has a good chance at taking the title from Silva... but theres a time frame because Silva's lookin to make a permanent jump very soon. If Dana white wants to make money he should put the best up against the best and stop putting on these boring shows!!! And also Go Edgar, NO DOUBT he took the fight and belt from A PRODIGY in MMA today!!! BJ is a top 5 p4p fighter in the world but didnt show up to fight today and thats what happens(i.e Frank Mir vs Shane Carwin)


grizz521 on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:05 pm ET
I dont agree,  I think Silva would want another belt .  Dumb for Dana White to build this one up as he has.

grizz521 on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm ET
To be honest, I'm done paying for a fight like the one I just saw with Anderson Silva.  If I want to see antics like this I would watch WWE.   Too bad about BJ Penn,  I had him ahead 3 to 2  ??

skilletD on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm ET
I agree its hard for me to complain b/c I go to the bar and watch for free but I can't imagine anyone paying to watch GSP or Silva fight right now. Neither seem to care about finishing fights. I actually could care less watching GSP vs Silva either... if Silva is so awesome why can't he finish when the title is on the line? I hope Silva gets a huge pay cut and demoted to co-main event since he obviously can't carry a PPV on his own.

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm ET
As Joe Rogan says you can't stop the internet baby.... stream them (and here comes the moral do-gooders slating the downloaders! - FTR, the internet helped build this sport!)

skilletD on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm ET
Yea i think in this case if anyone has any friends who haven't ordered this card yet... call them and spoil it and tell them to save their cash

cerebralworld on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm ET
Anderson Silva proved he is untouchable in MMA today. However, I see why so many people are upset. Demian Miai is a respectable fighter and didn't deserve to be clowned like that. I think Silva got tired in the last two rounds after spending so much energy playing around with a clearly inferior striker. He could have finished the fight earlier but realized that staying in close with Miai was exactly the wrong thing to do! I don't condone his taunting however, a little bit of showmanship is entertaining, but at the end of the day, this is a combat sport, not a freak show.
To all those who are salivating at the mouth to say SILVA isn't the best and can't stop fighters and all the other posts I've read so far, you guys are funny. He looked like a fool tonight because he took the entertaining aspect of his considerable style a bit too far, I agree, but to discredit this mans' SUPREME fighting prowess is folly. GSP will get destroyed against SILVA. DESTROYED. Actually, when he comes in to finish, as he's proven SOOOO many times already, ANYONE he fights will get destoyed!
Bottom line is, I FEEL SORRY for anyone who steps into the cage against ANDERSON SILVA next! I f**kING PROMISE that fight won't go to decision! I'll bet ANYONE of you on this website on that! He is without a doubt the best fighter in the world. He's so good that now he's just playing with his opponents, am I the only one that sees that? The dude is so good, that he played games in the ring against the best BJJ guy in the business and got away with it without ever getting hurt! Chael Sonnen? HA HA HAAA! Vitor Belfort? How about both of them at once!!
WAR SILVA, but keep that ego in check! Seriously, as a long time fan, brother, you are still the best, but you've brought shame to your game & the honor of the sport tonight by those antics in the last two rounds. I'm hoping it won't happen again.
Congratulations to Frankie Edgar for bringing the title back to the New York/New Jersey tri state area! Great gameplan. BJ made no adjustments and didn't ever try using anything other than striking.

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm ET
Yup - he's still the best...

TheGreatAwakening on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:23 pm ET
I don't think any serious people are actual saying that Anderson can't finish anymore or anything like that. The criticism is of the man's conduct. Maia absolutely did not deserve to get clowned like that. To have the nerve to put on that bowing routine and then be so arrogant and disrespectful......he exposed himself as a phoney. It's an MMA fight- just like you didn't want to go diving into Maia's guard, he didn't want to come charging into your muay thai wheelhouse. And worst of all, after having the audacity to mock Demian for not recklessly volunteering for the Silva highlight reel, when Demaian finally decides to abandon the takedowns and come forward swinging Anderson dances away like "to late, I don't feel like knocking you out anymore." What a petulant brat.

ShadowBoxing-InSpace on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:14 am ET
The FOUR bows are a Muay Thai tradition..all Muay Thai fighters bow to each corner of the ring to keep negative entities out

chronical on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:34 am ET
Awakenings post is the truth, nicely put. I still put a bit more blame on maia tho, that was his 1 shot he should of been willing to die for it in those last few rounds. It was his job to get that belt even if it meant recklessly chasing silva down in those last couple of rounds, I want contenders that are all or nothing, i can understand the champ fighting cautiously but not the challenger.

skilletD on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm ET
fool me once shame on you... fool me twice shame on me... This is just redux the Thalis Laties fight... so now they will feed him a can at 205 which he will smash and then when the title is on the line again he will counter punch his way to another 5 round win

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm ET
He still entertained me more than GSP - I felt angrier after that fight. At least he damaged his opponent. Dan Hardy was unmarked after the GSP fight, whereas GSP was still sporting the forehead scar tonight on the live telecast!

OldschoolMarine on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:45 am ET
Bullsh*t, Silva's a f**king fraud.  GSP will beat him at 170lb and Belfort and Toney for sure will take his head off.  He's clearly just a a 2.5 round fighter.  Just a punk ass school yard bully who needs a good beating.  Now that excites me.

BlackBeltInSmackTalk on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm ET
Hooray we get to see Silva's constipated face again. With the way he was acting I will be shocked if his drug test comes back clean.

lindro on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm ET
   if the people from the great state of hawaii would rather believe that there hero would ruin  the whole integrity of the sport and take a dive, so they dont have to deal with the fact that he lost, then they are pathitic.  im sure some would rather think that.  fact is bj was beaten today, he didnt look like he trained as hard as he had for his last fight, i guess the great marv maranovich who said if bj started with them hed be undefeated, was a little off, hes now 1-1 with the two strenght and conditioning geniuses, i dont want to hear any thing about a knee brace, if bj was hurt he should have pulled out, he was cocky didnt think he could lose to this kid and he did, so he can lick his own blood and if you want to hear anymore go to bjpenn .com  lol    well done frankie a scrapper from jersey took the legend down a notch, im sure if bj gets motivated he can win a rematch but today, hes no longer the champ, hes out of the pfp discussion and hes feeling like sh*t, and it seems like it couldnt happen to a nicer guy.  i dont even want to talk about silva, what a dissapointment he is, i think hes bipolar or something, he acts so humble and cool and then berates his opponant but wont fight him.  odd day in abu dabi but thats what you get for going to abu dabi.   be interesting to hear danas opinion on silva.  maybe he gives him the "do you want to be a fu*#&$ng fighter" speech.

lindro on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm ET
btw i bet 50 on frankie at plus 570 he was a live dog, but the whole state of hawaii wasnt in on some scam.  its nonesense, maybe they are still shaken from that tsunami warning.

j_moore1000 on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:25 pm ET
i told all you guys frankie was gonna win and was called frankie's little sister for my comments
what do you think now all you mma so called experts


Quoter on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm ET
Big winner at UFC 112????........... GSP!!!     GSP took a lot of criticism for his incredible performance against Hardy, from the anti GSP campaign, for not finishing the fight.  He dominated all five rounds with impressive and entertaining skill, but the anti GSP hacks criticized him for going 5 rounds using references of Anderson Silva and B.J. Penn as "true champions".   At UFC 112 B.J. Penn lost his belt in a safe snoozefest of a fight, while no one really knows what the heck Anderson was doing in his embarrassing performance.

UFC 112 only solidified that GSP is the only remaining exciting, classy champion who is above the ridiculous antics shown by Silva and is still champion unlike Penn.


dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm ET
Yawn..... I like GSP but seriously... zzzzzzzz

Quoter on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm ET
Save it!!!.... Those performances this afternoon were pathetic.  You saying GSP was boring while defending that fiasco just exposes you as the troll you are.  I like B.J. Penn (who's not champion anymore), but that was boring and didn't compare to the excitement GSP brings.

 GSP took 10x as many risks then both Silva and Penn.  Get over it and move on.

BlackBeltInSmackTalk on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:06 pm ET
Where did he defend any of the other fights that took place today? Its true GSP has become a little lackluster when it comes to exciting fights. I'm not defending any of the fights that happened today as they were pretty sucktacular. But to say GSP is exciting is a stretch to say the least. Is he a great fighter, yes. Is he exciting, meh not really.

ShotokanMan123 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm ET
GSP took 10x as many risks? Like by standing the whole time with Dan hardy?

You lost all credibilty there sir.

j_moore1000 on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm ET

i was hopin the ref would take a point from silva for not fighting then mia would of took his belt

what were you thinkin you dumb ass.  good bye sponsers

and gsp is p4p the best i hope silva does drop to 170 cuz gsp will out last him and he will

know what 5 rounds really is. i hope gsp goes to 185 cuz he'll win either way


MoeSizzlak on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm ET
Ok Silva beat him up, no argument there, but based on scoring, could Rounds 3, 4, & 5 be given to Maia, scoring is based upon Aggression, Octagon Control, Grappling and Striking?  No rounds 1 & 2 there is no doubt they belong to Silvas, but in my oppinion Rounds 3, 4, and 5, Maia was more aggressive, Made Silva run around more, so he gets the octagon points, Grappling, well there was no grappling really, and striking for rounds 3, 4 & 5 could go either way, even saying Maia had better striking for those rounds.  Also in Round 5 Anderson was running around like a chicken with his head cut off, no aggression at all, no engagement?  I wish they had a better scoring system in UFC, as well as posting how many shots were thrown, landed, etc at the end of each round.  Right now its wait until the end and see what the Judges think.  This is an area that Boxing does better IMO.

CF3 on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:35 pm ET
I'm boycotting any and all Silva fights. I don't care if he's fighting a grizzly bear. I'm not paying one penny to watch that clown. 

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:41 pm ET
haha - best post tonight.

Phroztee on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm ET
1st off congrats to Edgar, I'm not understanding why BJ didn't listen to his corner and take Edgar down. I'm not taking anything away from Edgar he earned the victory by sticking to his game plan. Silva's fight was beyond disappointing. I understand he is a counter attacker and wants you to come to him but why didn't he end it when he had the chance? Very disappointing, I lost a lot of respect for Silva. Lastly congrats to my very 1st fighter I ever became a fan of, Matt Hughes, 1st time I seen him get a standing TKO.  

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm ET
Yeah I have to say I still find the old school fighters like Matt Hughes entertaining. They don't have to be fighting for the title to generate interest for me. My pulse was higher during that fight than the two co main events. Enjoyed the Hughes Serra fight recently too as I did the Trigg v Koscheck and Serra fights too. They still generate a lot of interest for me...

Badlands on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm ET
 I hate the judging in TITLE fights in the UFC. To be the champ you have to convincinly beat the champ.Close fights should always go to the champ.Same sh*t in the Rampage- Forrest fight.That's one thing boxing does better then the UFC, they judge their TITLE fights better.

kamos0630 on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:44 pm ET
In the past ten years of the UFC has there been a PPV card that was as boring as todays? 

dizzycoco on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm ET
I dunno, as deflating s Silva was i was actually tired from concentrating so hard in case, heaven forbid, I blinked and missed a Silva KO. Granted I am disappointed that never happened but for that reason I don't agree

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm ET
UFC 112 started strong but then got weird. Silva could have been the hero and finished the event strong but decided to act like a clown. 

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm ET
UFC 112 started strong but then got weird. Silva could have been the hero and finished the event strong but decided to act like a clown. 

constanlybuzzd on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm ET
yup and anyone who thinks they cater to the man Silva is just simply ridiculous and hating on a guy who IS BY FAR MORE SUPERIOR  than comptetion... in my opinion. make GSP move up in weight , instead of Silva moving down to fight. and if GSP wins the fight, move him up. Silva has definately made his statement loud and clear. time to make GSP make the change. anyone who disagrees, your out of your mind. once again... WAR SILVA! make them hurt.

coreymb on Apr 10, 2010 at 6:51 pm ET
I bet on all three main underdogs and atleast Edgar pulled through. This was the first time in a long time that I was saying someone would actually challenge Penn. I didn't think Edgar would actually win but I did think he would impress and boy did he ever!


JITS01 on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm ET
I dont understand how the hell BJ Penn lost, Machida got smashed on by Shogun and lost the decision because "he didnt do enough
to beat the champ" Bj Penn Controlled the center of the ring 90% percent of the time and was the aggressor pretty much all of the time
I will admit Bj got tired in the 5th round, but come on now Edgar didnt do enough to take the belt. I would say Bj lost to himself not to Edgar

Anderson Silva smashed on Maia, he was much more animated than usual but come on now tell me one offensive moment that Mia had
I would of loved to see Anderson put him to sleep but a K.O or submission instead I'll settle for a humiliating defeat by Silva and 
have Silva come out on top without a scratch. Regardless of what anyone says I love Anderson Silva and see him as the best, all the smack talkers 
eat your heart out because ANderson no only wins he does it without getting a scratch. hahaha

Cycosis on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:46 pm ET
This has absolutely nothing in common with Machida. Most people thought Rua was robbed by crappy judges, this fight most but the fiercly loyal think Penn really won

Cycosis on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:48 pm ET
I mean only the most fiercly loyal think Penn won lol.

coreymb on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:45 pm ET
lol agreed.

shogun was robbed and even one of the judges weeks later admited he didn't have the best view of the match and after rewatching the fight on tv he would of changed his decision to Rua instead of Machida!!

Penn lost and did not argue at all which is crazy because Penn normally is good with exuses.

Hendo187 on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:51 pm ET
Many people though griffin didnt do enough against jackson to take the belt but they gave it too him.

snakecharmer1340 on Apr 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm ET
Post UFC 112 Dana White interview is up at MMAFighting.com. Ariel Helwani is the man again. 

wolfster0781 on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm ET
BJ PENN ............... WORLDS RICHEST MAN ..FACT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/1      HE HAD $10000000000000000000000000000000  WOULDNT LOOSE

Marrin on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:39 pm ET
Wow 112 very shocking

Hughes winning the fight in a boxing match (not a Hughes fan much anymore, but giving him credit)

All props to Edgar, Penn fan but Edgar totally won

What happened BJ? illness? injury? Penn looked so good and this sudden slump... its troubleing.

The Silva/Maia bomb. Being a fan I wanna see good, competitive fights espically from the top guys and for 45$. But I also see Anderson's side. I'm peeved that he was being clowny and not finishing the fight. But Maia should of at least tried clinching with him instead of standing and not throwing. Saying that I give Maia credit for stepping in, and yes actually going for it in the 5th, he should of done that the whole fight cus he could of but just couldn't (shoot off) I guess. Honestly I think both Silva and Maia were somewhere else this fight....and me being included I know us fans won't take that. But I'm still a Silva fan.

Strange end to a card

Hughes- while impressive I don't see him going anywhere at WW
Maia- peeved but not gonna judge yet cus he's has been impressive and I like the guy
Silva-May be bored/wants higher competition....whatever the reason..If you can finish the fight, do so. Even if your angry don't clown around cus its disrespectful. He will either get GSP or a tough 205 fight to test Silva and appease the fans (lovers or haters of the Spider). And I believe just like last time Silva will show us he's still tip/top but does have an attitude/pride issue that doesn't gain him favor.

stoenchy on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:52 pm ET
Ok suposedly, Maia said something before the fight that dissrespected Silva as a fighter. Thats his explanation for toying around... How about the last 2 rounds then what was up with that???  IDK whats going on with this guy, he also said that he feels he did what he had to hmmmm? Dana White said that Anderson might be the first champ fighting in the prelims lol... He left during the 4th round throwing the belt at Ed Soareses feet hah...

newstocker on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:38 pm ET
silva doesnt fight fighter that have a chance against him he fights the little fighter ?
thats why i am not paying 50 bucks for the ppv id silva is on it .
there are alot more customers thinking like i do?

newstocker on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:44 pm ET
I  am not paying good money to see dancing with the stars inside the cage .
So i am not buying anymore pay per view if silva is on it .
I bought alot of cards over the years and from a fan point of my view , he needs to fight real fighters not fill ins or tuneups or feeling out the weight class.
If drops down to welter...he will have 2 more no contest fights?
Step up to your natural weight 225 and quite taking on the little guys ???


CF3 on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:16 am ET
silva's got mental problems. seriously. WTF was that?

fred21nym on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm ET
so sick of silva...dude was getting tired out if he was in a weight class with real fighters he would have been knocked out by now....glad overrated bj penn lost....matt hughes that was embarrassing time to retire

newstocker on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm ET
If you want good fight cards dont buy the ppv for while ?
Some will realize the fights are not catching the fanz attention anymore ?
The cost will go down or it will be back on spike for free ?
These no contest main events are from champions not fighting champions ??


newstocker on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:34 am ET
he avoids fighting real top flight fighter ......avoids ?????

ufcreallyrocks on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:44 pm ET
First off, thank you for all your posts.  You just saved me $50 from not ordering this.  It will re-air on Spike in about a month.  Second, it is reaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllyyyy frustrating being a BJ fan.  A win over Edgar and he could have moved to WW and be considered the best LW of all time.  Now, that title is in question and I'd say he needs to stay at LW, beat Edgar in a rematch and defend the title 2-3 more times now just to get the "best LW of all time" title back.  Champions find a way to win even if they are hurt etc.  He looked so good in his last two fights that I thought this was not even going to be close.  I'm sure we'll see him as LW champ again but this loss does not look good on his record if you are talking about pound for pound rankings.

wolfster0781 on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm ET
i must be the only one that loved the anderson fight was some serios nija moves he was doing and he just looked sick !!!!

fricken loved it and miar looked like a ***

albie1 on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:55 pm ET

mmabsmooth on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:04 pm ET
My take on Silva is, he knew he had the fight won, he didnt want to risk losing, and he got hit in the face a few times(which he did not like), so he chose to take the easy way out, and back pedal and dance to a win

bravo2zero on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm ET
Just watched. And that's why I NEVER buy an A. Silva PPV. What crap. Boooo to you Silva!

wolfster0781 on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm ET

Can we expect the Abu Dhabi government..sorry..’Flash entertainment’ to ask a few more of their Royce Gracie type friends to fight next ? I for one am hoping for Jean Claude Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone or possibly Jackie Chan to enter the UFC next…wonder what Ralph Macchio is doing lately ? I’m certain I saw Hughes looking embarrassed at one point in the last round, if ever there was a ‘UFC Commission’ then they should start by looking at how Royce Gracie was allowed to enter the Octagon in a ‘competitive’ fight. This was like watching a ‘Mafia arranged’ fight. He wore a Man City shirt and fought like Carlos Tevez…in fact Tevez would have put up a better fight!
G- I’m sorry but this fight took me back to some of the boxing ‘convenient title fights’ and the reason why I stopped watching boxing. Convenient for the UFC and convenient for Abu Dhabi but was it just ‘convenient’ for the sport of mma ???


tsx500 on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm ET

Poeticguy on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm ET
I really think Anderson is indirectly and desperately trying to reach out to everyone that he doesn't like fighting fellow Brazillians..he did not want to engage Thales Leites..and not Maia..its not that he was afraid of Maia's ground-game..he should be stripped and allowed to see how disgraceful it was to do what he did..he says Maia disrespected him..He disrespected Maia BIGTIME..

ChokingVictim on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm ET
Wait so some of you would have scored the BJ fight  50-45  Edgar!!!??

are you f**kin serious....im not even  BJ Penn fan, but really.....

When I heard that being announced I thought immediatly that BJ won,  Im not taking anything away from Edgar, he hung in there and did much better than I thought he would.....but comon guys.

BJ controlled the first 4 rounds, something was clearly off with him.....He wasnt moving right and I think it definately had something to do with the knee brace.

Getting one takedown and landing maybe 4-5 decent punches is enough to take the belt away now??  and by a 50-45 margin!!??    are you kidding.

Edgar got stuffed about 12 times,  BJ was sticking his jab in his face the entire fight.   The 5th was the only round I think Edgar clearly won.

MMA judging in the US really really needs a revamp.


BonesSpider on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:36 am ET
I said early this afternoon  when the fights were aired live that 50-45 was an absurd scorecard. Let's be honest people Shogun did way more damage and all people could say was you have to beat the champ to be the Champ, Edgar clearly did not do that. I thought the fight was razor-thin close. 50-45 is a joke to all us fans who spend 6 to 700 dollars a year on the UFC. BJ was walking Edgar down and landing, controlling the pace, how on earth one judge seen Frankie win all 5 rounds might actually be a CRIME. When BJ watches the fight over he will be pissed, I don't even root for Penn and I thought he did enough to win, Frank basically ran for 11 minutes out of 15 didn't land 1 big shot but yet wins the Title that is fkin confusing. That fight was fixed, period. There is no way anyone in a right state of mind anyone would say  Edgar won all 5 rounds. Watch Edgar's camp celebrate as soon as the bell rings like they already know the decision as if he just thoroughly ran thru Penn, that fight was close 50-45 was a joke and anyone who watches MMA fkin knows it, period. War Edgar make it happen Dana Fenway Park Florian vs. Edgar winner gets Penn if BJ wins his next fight against the Snuggie Maynard.

lobowolf on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:55 pm ET

theiiiiiiiview on Apr 10, 2010 at 11:20 pm ET
Silva was beyond impressive in there..  I would love to see the aftermath if he fought GZZZZ...P, in any weight class, and won in this fashion.  I can't believe what we're seeing here and "fans" are hatin on this.. 

ROUND5CLUB on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:18 am ET
Real Fans appreciate class, Silva has none. He proved it yet again by his disgusting antics inside the cage. He has zero honor, and hides behind ED Soares, I speak Portuguese and I know that what Ed says is not what Anderson says. In any fashion, if he cuts to 170, he will get owned by GSP

theiiiiiiiview on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:43 am ET
Round, There is nothing illegal about what he is doing in there.  The Fans should see Maia had more than enough time to go and get that belt.  Bad match making again with Silva, and whatever little bitchy sh*t is going on behind the scenes( Dana drama ) needs to stop or the real fans will stop watching ppv cause they can get it for free during the day watching soaps.........not that i do. haha..

Androly-San on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:51 am ET
As far as i could see Maia was trying to get that fight the whole fvcking fight!!!! Anderson did nothing but dance around like a fvcking pvssy!!! That is one of the worst UFCs i've ever seen!

chronical on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:22 am ET
Very happy renzo got what he deserved, to be totally embarrassed and shown up for the arrogant clown he is, Anyone know why he was booed so hard? I thought he was like a local over there. 

And none of this hes such a good guy stuff, spitting on opponents, walking on the head of an unconscious guy just to name a few. I hope to never see him again now.


MMA-Guru08 on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:27 am ET
I dont think silva lost any fans in this fight. I think the UFC did. I feel Silva made a statement. He could have easily finished that fight in the 1st but he wants to prove to the UFC and dana white that the competition given to him is weak and its time to fight someone at his level. Only problem with that is the only one at his level is GSP and depending on how Silva takes the weight cut who knows what would happen in that fight.

newstocker on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:31 am ET
the point is he avoids the big fights ,he fights the fighter that he knows he can beat ?

maxtheaxe24 on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:38 am ET
everyone wants to jump on silvas opponents for not wanting to stand with him but no one says anything about him not going to the ground with them.the gameplan is always fight to your greatest strength.since hes a striker of course hes gonna want to stand,and since damien is a ground wiz of course hes gonna want to go to the floor.i dont see how people can blame him for trying to execute a game plan and call him a failure but completely give anderson a pass.a boring fight takes two....while damien and thales both stayed away from standing up,anderson stayed away from the floor,so they both did their parts to make for a boring fight.if all silva wants to do is stand up then he should go to boxing like he has been talking about for years now....he can finally fight the old man roy jones jr...who would beat anderson and send him back with a newfound love for the ground game

cervantes12345 on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:00 am ET
Very F@*ng true!! Im so F Sivla!!!! ya F him!!! What a waste of money!!! I hope he gets his ass kick by GSP!!! F him!!! noob!!! If he is so good then finish the fight idiot!!! F u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

boltdonkey on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:12 am ET
IMO silva is fighting for the bookies now. he threw the fight to make some rich tools in brasil richer. lame fight from the start. dana blew it signing maia, he's so one dimensional.  i give it to maia for trying. silva is a great break dancer and quite a talented runner. no more pay per views for me. ufc is too much of a business looking for profit starting  to look like boxing.

thomasrenob on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:06 am ET
Sounds like officials should start issuing yellow cards (gasp! Pride reference) penalties in pay for not fighting.

philosopha7 on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:13 am ET
Yeah BJ was clearly not himself...Totally....LMAO...Hell YEAH!!!!!!!   Great job Frankie!!  Entertaining fight by the way...How the hell was that a boring fight? lol.  Frankie Edgar was waaaay to quick for BJ.  I loved that takedown feint and side kicks.  Great!!

CF3 on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:13 am ET
i've been pushing for the yellow card in ufc for awhile now. this was a prime example of why it's needed.

sonic on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:11 am ET
anderson silva should move up to 205 permantantley no one can touch him at 185

philosopha7 on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:14 am ET
Give Johnny Bones Jones a few more fights and i'd love to see Silva fight him.  It'd be interesting considering Jon Jones' unorthodox attacks and explosiveness.  Should be an entertaining fight.

iampoop on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:16 am ET
i want my money back!  what an e'ffing joke. i will never buy a card with anderson silva on it again. He wants to fight at heavy?   yes please feed him to Brock, Cain, or Carwin.  I want someone to pound this clown into the mat. Worst UFC that i have watched, i had high hopes but know feel like i was robbed of $45.  Make this right Dana!!!

bludvn222 on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm ET
I really don't understand why Dana wouldn't allow him to fight at hw at this point.  If it's about avoiding a pride-style ridiculous oddity fight, it would certainly be worth it after last night.  You gotta think all the people that are pissed off about Silva's antics want to see him against a massive 265 lb dude.  If he gets smashed, people will thank Dana, and if the knocks out Lesnar (for example), then that's okay too.

Jstylez on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:20 am ET
Another sorry ass performance by another gracie...another fight questioning the stamina of a gracie..way to go edgar and anderson still has my support.

Androly-San on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:24 am ET
That was one of the most pathetic UFC's i think i've ever seen. Anderson is an absolutely undeserving champion. He ran for three whole rounds and somehow managed to remain champion. Maia, battered and broken, had more fight in him than Anderson has had in his last three defenses. I am disgusted by Silva and honestly hope he never fights again. He is a champion for f**k's sake, and Maia stood with him for five rounds. Silva not finishing Maia is a disgrace. Not engaging him in the ground is a disgrace. Taunting him is a disgrace. His entire presence in the octagon is a disgrace!!!!

OldschoolMarine on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:39 am ET
Anderson fought like a supreme p**sy and I have lost all respect for him. He struts and taunts like a school yard bully then runs like the prima donna bitch coward. I don't think he threw a punch for the last 2 rounds and the 5th should have been a 10-8 round. I was hoping Damian got the decision but no luck. Dana must have been fuming at that prissy Silva. I hope you GSP haters who accuse GSP of being a --------- are just as vocal in your admonition of Silva for his abject refusal to engage in close combat or attack a downed opponent. I can't wait for Belfort or Roney to take Silva's head off. He's way to full of himself. Nobody like's bully bitches.

Frank on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:47 am ET
I'll never buy another Anderson Silva fight on PPV, ever.

Blaine on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:53 am ET

Not enough energy or sobriety to check other posts to see if something similar has been written, but the Silva Maia fight reminded me of Rocky IV. Loved how the fans spent the first two rounds cheering for Silva, the third quiet, and the rest rooting for Maia.

Over and over again, I read people where people say: "to be the champ you have to beat the champ." I've never liked that. Instead, if you're the champ, you should be able to beat all challengers. For two rounds, Anderson Silva looked like he was absolutely untouchable. For the rest of the fight, he might as well not even been there.

As far as Penn/Edgar. I had it two rounds each going into the fifth. I didn't know who would win, but figured it would be a split decision. 50-45 was a ridiculous call, but I think the better fighter (at least tonight) won.

Great card other than the Silva/Maia fight. I actually feel bad for the challenger. He was definitely not the better man, but he never stopped trying to win and that's why the crowd loved him.


samuels90 on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:08 am ET
couldnt agree more

johnnyutah35 on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:57 am ET
BJ got robbed. I'm done watching this. Edgar did not win this fight at all. Who the hell were these judges? Penn gets one round 50-45 and the other two five it to Edgar? Are you kidding me? I'm finishes and I hope Penn never fights again as protest to this awful decision.

8_Limbs_of_Death on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:07 am ET
Dude suck it up...he lost, o well. It was very obvious he lost too so I don't see your argument

Maykussum-Do on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:58 am ET
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rancid24 on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:06 am ET
i was rooting for bj but cmon to anyone saying edgar didnt win..edgar won tht figh! plan and simple! watch it again, do fight metrics or wutever..im a bj penn fan and he lost today..was it bad match up , did he take him lightly or was he hurt , hey idk, but what i do know is that there is a new champion and its not by acident or by bad judging.edgar won tonight

robbieinbc on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:22 am ET
50-45 Edgar? what f'n fight were the judges watching? 3 rounds to 2 Penn, hands down.

seanp2500 on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:40 am ET
I will allways be a fan of the spider...I think more so after tonight...why so? well here is how I viewed that debacle...anderson is a counter fighter...he had nothing to counter...What do you think would happen...Also I think unlike 90% of fighters he doesnt need the money anymore.  He is not an animal.  He is an educated martial artist.  When he was taunting maia you gotta look at it like this.  Basically Anderson is saying cmon lets fight I might counter you and mess you up bad but I will make you a better fighter.  Maia was trying to fight smart and wait all day for the perfect chance but Anderson was trying to get him to flow with it like he can when he wants to....But anderson is soooo smart that right away he sensed naw this guy dont got it...if I am not careful I might even accidently kill him or permanently damage him...lets just make sure we both go home safe and I still have my belt...Of course to bloodthirsty fans who paid for a ppv that is not what they want (damn neoromans)...Additionally I think anderson has a problem with brutalizing fellow brazilians.  I think he purposefully holds back for that one reason (for example look at the griffin fight then to contrast leites) As for previous fights in his career which were spectacular well that was like early in his situation and he HAD to fight like that.  So he did.  I think this is what needs to happen if you are someone who doesnt like it...(I thought the goading was good enough i mean cmon has anyone ever seen something like that??!! it was craaazy) Mirgliata did the right thing.  Ref's have to start warning him and taking points.  Then he actually has to loose a fight not cause of the other guy's performance but because he prevented engaging...he will change his tune then...but that is a tall order he is def not a stupid man and that is the biggest issue I see here.  I think when silva is 85 (as far as quality of life) he will still be kicking as for Tim Silva or Mark Coleman me no think so...I wish this fight was in dream though i mean cmon by round 4 there would be stops every minute for yellow card...utterly ridiculous...

UFCfan0101 on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:41 am ET
k-flo....new champ soon

seanp2500 on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:44 am ET
would make sense kflo beat edgar i think bj looked injured though honestly great performance by edgar regardless

marco10matteo on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:55 am ET
no, Edgar has only lost to Maynard .. perfect 'storyline' buildup to Frankie's title defense.

I see it going like this ...

Winner Edgar-Maynard vs Florian

BJ vs Winner 'Florian vs Edgar/Maynard' ... sets up BJ-Florian rematch, but under different circumstances ... BJ-Edgar rematch or new title fight altogether ... BJ-Maynard (wont happen)

The only others i see, maybe after 2 good wins, are Guida? Sotiroupoulos? Pearson?

marco10matteo on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:46 am ET
no, it was an off day for BJ. He must have been injured (as per the knee wrapped up) ... he definitely was slowr in the later rounds than usual ...

Dana said during the press conference, BJ would likely fight for the title sooner than expected ... he hinted at Edgar vs Maynard and then BJ vs Edgar rematch ...

Besides Florian and Maynard, nobody stands out besides BJ. If Guida can string a few wins, maybe him

BJ will be champ by the end of the year/early next year. He'll win his next fight, and then will get a title shot.

That, or they'll make a BJ-Gomi rematch

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:44 am ET
Anyone saying that Penn won that fight is absolutely blind and stupid. And don't blame Joe Rogan, I watched it at BW3 and couldn't hear anything. Penn looked half hearted and made no effort to push the pace. I had Penn losing every round.

And as far as Anderson Silva goes, what a joke. If any other fighter in the UFC acted like that, they would be handed their walking papers. I can't wait for Vitor to come back and beat the hell out of that disrespectful, shameless, pathetic excuse for a champion.

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:48 am ET
PS- Anyone crying about paying for a WEC PPV might want to reconsider their stance. It couldn't be any worse than what your beloved UFC just delivered. WEC > UFC

eztfight on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:13 am ET
WEC = UFC, because UFC... uh... owns the WEC.  All five rounds to Edgar huh?  LoL.

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:52 am ET
Wrong, wise guy. ZUFFA owns them both and they are run by different people, feature totally different fighters, feature different weight classes (with the exception of LW) and they put on two totally different shows.

You would never see someone in the WEC act like Silva acted tonight. Guys in the WEC come ready to bang and look to finish fights.

eztfight on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:04 pm ET
Okay Bro, now you are just arguing syntax. Zuffa, UFC... same thing... I shouldn't have to specify considering Zuffa is the first thing we see, and then...oh my God, the UFC.  I think everyone understood what I meant there.  I think its hilarious how you'll promote the WEC over the UFC, when Zuffa would never allow that to happen. 

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm ET
I don't care what you think ZUFFA will "allow to happen". They just allowed their MW champ to make a mockery of the entire sport and totally turn fans off from buying anything he's on in the future, didn't they? And once more, WEC and the UFC are not the same exact thing. WEC has a general manager (Reed Harris) and dana runs UFC. Different fighters, different level of competition, different fan base (in some cases, not all) and IMO (which is what this is, MY OPINION) Wec puts on more exciting fights.

You tell me, what was the most exciting fight of the night? Grove and Munoz? (won FOTC) Now go watch a full WEC card and see how many fights tromp that fight. Almost all of them.

bludvn222 on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:35 am ET
Right now, WEC 48 is looking a sh*t-ton more stacked than UFC 112.  I don't think we have to worry about Aldo or Faber being f**king douchebags.  Maybe Cerrone though.

eztfight on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:12 am ET
Making generalizing statements such as anyone contesting the Penn/Edgar decision is blind and stupid, is blind and stupid for you.  With that being said, I really don't contest the decision.  Penn should have one this fight in the first round.  Edgar fought smart by staying away from Penn, but Penn could have easily adjusted, taken him down and exercised a ground game 10 classes above Edgar's.  He could have even allowed Edgar to take him down and taken control that way, but he didn't.  He didn't even listen to his corner who told him to take Edgar down.  What I contest is the round count from one particular judge, who scored it 50-45... now that's blind and stupid.  At best, four of the five rounds were complete toss ups, and those toss ups will go to the champion every time because it is Edgar who has to take the belt, not Penn.  Of course, Penn has to defend his belt, and he did do this... just not to the liking of many critics and even his fans.  We've become used to his dominating style of defending his belt, and he was not this way at all against Edgar; however, Penn did not allow Edgar to control the fight, the two take downs were meaningless because Edgar did nothing to capitalize.  I can agree with 48-47 going to Edgar, but all five rounds to Edgar is ridiculous.  This is just Machida/Rua all over again, and its pitiful.

As far as your assessment of Silva goes, I can agree with the disrespect.  At the same time, I think it is disrespectful to put Maia up against someone who clearly outclasses him, and the fact that UFC made this arrangement was itself disrespectful not just to Silva, but to us who pay money to watch these fights.  I can't wait for Vitor either, as far as middleweight goes, he's the only one who stands a chance a Silva.

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:59 am ET
I don't see how in the world you could give BJ any of those rounds. (clearly anyway) He never pushed the pace, he made no effort to take Franky down, he was never the aggressor, always on the defence, and he let Franky decide how the fight was going to go. (Octagon control) Then look at BJ's face and the amount of leather he was eating,(effective striking) and the fact that (and I don't know how) Franky took BJ down. (more points for effective grappling)

We can agree to disagree on how many rounds BJ may have done slightly better in, but my point was that BJ in no way shape or form WON the fight.

seanp2500 on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:46 am ET
I think vitor should have to fight sonnen first then get silva

UFCfan0101 on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:15 am ET
come back down Diego....

rancid24 on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:26 am ET
bj knew he lost, watch replay. the moment fight ends bj walks to his corner and they tell him "put ur hands up bj!" and bj shakes his head no and says " i didnt win" ..his corner started clapping for edgar right when first score card was read and most of all bj did not contest or bitch abt call.he knew lost and tryed to congrulate edgar .


eztfight on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:44 am ET
You're right bro.  He knew he could have ended the fight and dominated Edgar, and I think he's more upset knowing this than anything else.  I wouldn't worry about if you're pro-Penn, he'll come back more pissed than he's ever been.  Edgar did what he could do.  He knew if he stood toe-to-toe with Penn he would get busted, and he fought smart and with nothing to lose.  Do I think Edgar should win a fight in this manner.  No.  I don't think anyone should win a fight the way he did, and I also think no one should win if any fighter fought like Penn.  I think we can all agree that it's difficult to win a fight by dancing around, striking momentarily, but not capitalizing and backing out only to start dancing around again.  But Edgar took that chance, because he could, and he won.  Good for him, but unfortunately LW is too loaded for him to keep the belt very long. 

bludvn222 on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:27 am ET
Someone said on Junkie that this was the first ppv in years that they were not going to buy.  Many people scoffed at them saying it was absolutely ridiculous that they wouldn't want to see this lineup after buying UFC 106, 108, 109.  I didn't say anything in print, but I was absolutely scoffing in my mind as well.  Holy sh*t were they right.  This was a f**king terrible card.  Sure the Munoz-Grove fight was great and thet Dos Anjos finish was smooth as butter, but the three featured bouts were all 100% wastes of time.  I expected the Hughes-Gracie fight to be completely irrelevant (whoopety-doo for legends, let's all watch teh Couture-Coleman fight again, that'll be fantastic), and it was.  Congratulations to Matt Hughes for the solid leg kicks, now who gives a sh*t.  Penn-Edgar was weak as all hell.  If they had told me that it was 49-45 Penn going into the last round, it wouldn't have been a surprise at all (I do think Edgar definitely one the last round).  When a fight is close like that, nobody does anything significant, and "one of the greatest p4p fighters of all time" can't do anything to swing it in his favor, how can you care which way the judges swing (could anybody have really complained either way the decision had gone.  Hardly want to say anything about the Silva-Maia fight.  It'll all be said over and over for months, possibly years.  He was my favorite athlete in any sport for years.  Honestly, I think he needs to spend the next decade an institution.  He's got serious problems.  People have made comments about him coasting, that he didn't want to put himself in danger, and I don't think anything he could possibly have done would put him in danger.  I doubt that he doesn't know this either, but if he doesn't know it, he's seriously f**ked up in the head.  I think he's done.  Forget about GSP, Brock, Shogun....send him to the Moon.

StabbyMcGee on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:29 am ET
FACT!!!! The only reason Silva looks so good is because he is in the weekest division in mma. Although this is not his fault. Look at Sherdog`s top 10 P4P rankings, Silva is the only mw on it, and there is 4 ww`s (GSP, Fitch, Alves, and Penn who sometimes moonlights as a ww). And the opponents Silva fights are either coming off losses or nobodies to begin with. Maia (1-1 in two prior to Silva), Forrest (lost to Rampage prior Silva fight), Irvin (1-2 in three prior to Silva), Henderson (lost to Rampage prior to Silva fight). Leites, Cote, Leben all nobodies and neverwillbes. And whos next? Belfort (1-2 in his last three UFC fights). Look at GSP`s victories, Hardy (7 fight win streak prior), Alves (7 fight win streak prior), Penn (5-1 in 6 prior, and that one loss was to GSP), Fitch (16 fight win streak prior), Hughes (19-1 in 20 prior, and his one loss was to Penn), Koscheck (11-1 in 12 prior). GSP has 4 wins over current top 10 P4P, Silva 0 wins. GSP has 7 wins over current or ex top 10ers, Silva 1 (Hendo). These are facts not opinions. Now for my opinion, Silva is a Douce Bag, capital D capital B. He acts all honorable before and after the fights, then completely makes a fool out of himself and the sport during the fight. He is two faced, but this is only my opinion.

bludvn222 on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:33 am ET
I do agree that GSP's ww competition is def stiffer than Silva's mw, but what 4 top 10 p4p does GSP have victories over?  I'm guessing you mean top 10 WW fighters?

StabbyMcGee on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:39 am ET
Penn twice, Alves and Fitch. All current top 10 P4P. SPAM

bludvn222 on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:47 am ET
[deleted, bigoted trolling]

bludvn222 on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:46 am ET
Indeed, what bigotry.......

StabbyMcGee on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:42 am ET
That spam warning was supposed to be the link to Sherdogs rankings.

The_Main_Event on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:51 am ET
To all the Anderson Silva's nut lickers...I openly invite you to come down to Barrie, ON, Canada, so I can beat some sense into your heads. I'll do it GSP style, ground and pound with a mix of submissions and a few strikes when we get up before i take you down again.

Not like Silva, even though he's better than Maia, just watch and wait for Maia and taunt him and be disrespectful. Silva was the better striker but still didn't engage. Maia was better at his ground game and jiu-jitsu, u didn't see him lying down on the floor and taunting Silva and asking him to come in his guard. Don't get me wrong, Silva is very talented and arguable better than GSP but the way he acted was disrespectful in the sport of MMA. He has done this before, but this time he took it to the next level. Now I know who I'll be supporting if he were to fight GSP.

And I was serious before, if you don understand why a great fighter like Silva acted like a douche against Maia, please come see me for your share of ass-whopping.

The_Main_Event on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:51 am ET
P.S Cain "The Main Event" Valesquez FTW

Alex1 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:56 am ET
Dude, do u like guys?
u seem very eager for dudes 2 go visit u.
go 2 sleep.

The_Main_Event on Apr 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm ET
no....i hate them. that's why i invite them over so i can beat 'em up. So please come, since you are now at the top of my list.

i'll put u  to sleep

sanchov on Apr 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm ET
this is stupid

ChetLove on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:16 am ET
And this is why Fedor is P4P #1 in the world...he finishes fights!  No matter what...he never loses that killer instinct.  Silva loses it or doesn't bring it...GSP has it but can't always execute it.  Fedor finishes....period!  

Dutchmeister on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:24 am ET
Frankie Edgar had the "answer" to beating BJ Penn.  Excellent "stick-and-move" gameplan, and what a major coup when Edgar actually took Penn down in the fifth round.  Congrats!

Anderson Silva should be ashamed of himself.  He knows he's the best in the world, and he should've shown it by finishing the fight, which is probably could've done in the first or second round.  Maia has nothing to be ashamed of.  He showed heart and he did his best.  He was the "moral" winner of that fight.

Big ups to Mark Munoz for weathering a serious storm in the first round against Kendall Grove, and coming back with some sick ground and pound to win the in second.  I love come-from-behind victories, where fighters overcome such adversity to win.  Great stuff!

bludvn222 on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm ET
Some people will call me crazy for comparing and some people will call me a --------- for bringing up the almost irrelevant best, but I think that was the best ground-n-pound we have seen next to Fedor.

Alex1 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:53 am ET
A.S. has lost cool points, he could have finish Maia.......
but instead he acted like a moron.
sucks because he was 1 of my fav, fighters.

rancid24 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:10 am ET
main event your a loser lol anderson is the sh*t and at best ur some local clown.if you were a real fighter or anyone who was real abt mma or abt the sport you wouldnt be on a website calling out bloggers lol get in the gym or stop lying.either way you look like a dip

ps idk what BFE town that is but if u realy wana train or be taught a lesson or 2 on respect bring ur ass down here to so cal,meet me at wanda braga bjj anyday of week any morning man ill be here.. probly get alot of other ppl to take u up on your offer as well...

The_Main_Event on Apr 11, 2010 at 7:25 pm ET
LOL...u got me, and relax buddy, it was a joke. In a sense that Silva is a joke. Esp. after the way he acted against Maia, he lost a fan. I am never supporting him ever again.

LOL...you got seriously pissed off dude, even gave me where u train an all...get off the drugs and look at the joke, would there be sum1 dumb enough to call out bloggers. Oh wait, you just called me out seriously. LOL. Good luck with you Wanda Braga BJs or HJs or whtever u guys do there. And if u know a lot about respect, teach some to ur bwoi Silva...he needs a lesson still.

AGAIN...this is just a joke. Don't get excited and book a flight to Canada to come kill me or sumthing, I m jus messin with u.

rancid24 on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:14 am ET
cmon the main event send me your email adress if u think im kidding lol i promise u a free lesson and directions

phagina on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:43 am ET
Silva is a freak

phagina on Apr 11, 2010 at 5:55 am ET
Silva needs to be taught a lesson. I predict his next fight will be with a KO artist so he will have to fight and not run around like a raped ape. Someone needs to step up and take the fight to silva. Next time Silva should be on the prelim card and get paid chump change. If youre in the main event act like it. Silva looked like he was at a bus stop and got into an arguement with someone who took his seat.  Definately not a UFC caliber fight. Dana will pay Silva back for this embarassing display of chicanery.        

zzyzx on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:57 am ET
Like Forrest did?

Muxie11 on Apr 11, 2010 at 7:01 am ET
silva is Not the greatest fighter in the world , he has 0 respect for his opponent , i am not a GSP fan , but i hope GSP Smashes his cocky face.

jbrown014 on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:22 am ET
Silva is a great fighter. problem is, he knows it. put him in the octagon with the axe murderer. anderson always does better when he is forced to fight. besides, if he loses at least we'll have a champion who isn't going to run. EVER! Dana, Frank, anybody, put this together. Even let rush fight the bastard. At least it will be more entertaining than paying $50 to watch the ufc and ending up with a mens sprinting contest

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:11 am ET
Silva IS a great fighter when he's not busy making a complete diick out of himself and pulling that garbage. But that doesn't change the fact that he's a disgrace to the UFC and the sport as a whole. 

Can you imagine the amount of trash Dana would be talking if the happened in a Strikeforce main event? He'd never leave it alone! Anderson should be thrown to the wolves and his next fight should be at 205 against someone who will punish his ass. (maybe Shogun after he beats up Machida again) 

Vitor, please come back soon and beat this guy!  

MM1160 on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:32 am ET
Ok, so Silva says maia disrespected him...wouldn't that make you want to smash him out of there. Lame is what Silva is, and Dana has every right to be tired of his antics...it's not the first time.

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:50 am ET
Maia did no such thing. And to be honest, going into this fight I was a fan of Silva and not so crazy about Maia. Now, it's completely the other way around. Maia went out there and did his best, kept his hands up, tried to fight, and even had that one nice flury towards the end of the fight, while that assh*le Silva danced around and acted like an idiot for 25 minutes. Anyone with a lick of common sense knows that Silva could have finished that fight in the first 2 minutes if he wanted to, but instead he denied the fans, and even Maia, of a good, competative fight.

KRIS27 on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm ET
I'll start with the BJ fight, maybe I need to watch it again, but watching it at during the 10pm telecast I first thought BJ wont that fight, I thought the first round BJ won, the second I thought BJ won, and the 4th.  I figured Edgar won 3rd, and 5th, but I even said I could make the case BJ won the first 4 rounds, but I figured to give Edgar round 3.  After the fight, I figured most judges gave him the second, forget the one judge who gave every round to Edgar, thats nuts, and you have to know, I was watching this card with pro Edgar fans.  My cousin, he knows Frankie, my cousins best friend is really good friends with Edgar, and my cousin knows Frank through his friend. 

So my cousin, my other cousin, my brother who sees frank at his work at times, my uncle, we all watched it, so this was a very very very pro Edgar fight, and I am a fan of his as well cause my cousin knows him etc, and I still think he didnt win that fight.

I get the questions about BJ's leg, out of shape etc, I just didnt think Edgar did enough to take a belt from BJ.  Maybe I need to watch it again, but I def thought BJ won three rounds.

NorthConcordCA on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm ET
something wasnt right about BJ, maybe iw was his knee?

sanchov on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm ET
could have been the time difference. i remember one of the last fights in england, all the american fighters kinda looked sh*tty compared to their normal performances. i'm not a big fan of the oversea fights for these reasons.

absolutemonster on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm ET
I thought somewhere in the commentary, the mentioned BJ arriving to AD about two weeks before the fights.

sanchov on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:05 pm ET
thats true, but as gsp said, they say it takes one day to adjust to every hour of time difference. in this case that was 9 days just to get adjusted to the sleep schedule, before even adjusting to training.

NorthConcordCA on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm ET
i agree..good point

absolutemonster on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm ET
Anyone else notice Silva's gloves weren't taped up? Normally that's inspected when the leave the dressing room and prior to entering the cage. Not saying it has anything to do with the damage he inflicted, but the corners of those velcro straps can cause some pretty good cuts and scratches when they make contact at someones face.

sanchov on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm ET
i had franky winning three rounds, but two one of those rounds could have went either way.

silva silva silva. i can see both sides of it. He obviously could have finished the fight anytime. I'm not sure if he does this because he is angry about his less than worthy opponent, or if he chooses not to demolish a fellow brazillian. maybe a little bit of both.

but ya he shouldn't have done that

Maykussum-Do on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm ET
There is only one answer to keep in mind from his performance against Maia.  Dana must not let another JJ ace fight Silva.  We now know that the Thales incident isn't isolated, there is a pattern (I actually feel bad for Thales now, because he wouldn't have been cut so soon if he Dana knew that another JJ based Mw would do basically the same thing next year.)  I don't know how Anderson can act so cocky one moment, and look afraid of a grounded fighter the next, I def. lost a little respect for Silva last night as well as Maia, why was Maia taunting for Silva to bring it while he was standing, he should have been doing it on his butt!

ChetLove on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm ET
No way BJ lost that fight...ridiculous judging.  I hope the judge who scored 5 rounds to 0 for Edgar never gets invited to any future MMA event ever again.  And I'm not even a pro-BJ guy...I'm just calling it like I see it. You have to beat the champ to earn that belt.  Penn was the more effective striker throughout.  Edgar is tough, but that's some BS right there.

nothsouth on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:04 pm ET
I don't know for sure, but I think the Judges and Referees are all appointed by whatever gamming commision is hosting the event. I know The UFC hates Mazagotti, but as we see, he still calls tons of main cards.

DisposableHero on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm ET
Oh yeah? Is that why BJ's face was busted up and Franky's looked fine?

ChetLove on Apr 12, 2010 at 7:01 am ET
I don't judge a fight on how somebody looks.  Fedor looked much worse than Rogers, but Rogers got his ass whooped.  They were judging on body language, and the fact that Edgar had more bounce at the end of the fight.  Truth is, BJ landed more shots, countered effectively and did enough to retain the belt.I just don't think Edgar did enough to earn the belt.  You have to really beat the champ to take his title, not just bruise his eye with some jabs and land a few kicks.  

Maykussum-Do on Apr 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm ET
Last night was proof that Silva should not be above Fedor in a serious P4P rankings list.  We now know that Silva does have a fear/weakness and its engaging a JJ master!  The Thales incident is no longer isolated, though I still respect Maia of course. 
Fedor, on the otherhand, is not afraid to engage anyone in any area of MMA, regardless of how it may seem that he is avoiding the UFC.(because he's not, its a business thing, as much as I hate it)

Also, does anyone else think that Edgar winning sets up Edgar Maynard 2, as well as/or BJ Kenny 2?

nothsouth on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm ET
You have got to beat the champ to become the champ(as the cliche goes). In contrast BJ did not put on his typical incredible performance. He will get a rematch and be a lot more aggressive. Garbage Championship fights.

mmaathome on Apr 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm ET
I'm starting to think that Anderson Silva is actually trying to get s**t-canned from the UFC.  I remember reading an article a while back about him wanting to do a boxing match but the UFC not letting him.  Maybe this is his way of getting out of his contract to do other things.  Who knows?

henro on Apr 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm ET
Firstly, in the run-up to this event, I was one of the many Edgar doubters but the guy has leaped masses in my estimations. He came in with an increased work rate willing to stand and box with BJ Penn - the reputed "best boxer in MMA". This paid glorious dividends for Edgar given BJ had obviously left his black belt in the locker room for this fight, perhaps, believing in the Freddy-Roach-inspired-hype.

We see so many good fighters go back to what they know best when a fight doesn't go their way yet Penn refused to engage a take down attempt on Edgar, strongly favouring his boxing. In this fight, I think the Penn camp will learn something and that is to come into a fight with a willingness to turn away from the boxing when it's not working and go back to the basics of what Penn excels at and that is grappling. 

Secondly, humility is clearly not a word figuring in Anderson Silva's vocabulary. Taking nothing away from the man's capabilities, the UFC needs to reap one thing from the main event's antics and that is to realise that the man needs a true challenge and the only way to go with that is to be able to put the man in hot water.
The promotion yearns for a battle between the atrist with the quickest and most accurate strikes in the game and the man with the quickest and most accurate shot in the game. 

We need to stop talking about this fight and make it happen. If we can hope for the fight to happen at middle weight to give detractors no voice when GSP wins claiming a weight cut was to blame. If the UFC are to insist on classic grappler versus striker encounters, the only really compelling one left for Anderson Silva is GSP. 

newstocker on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm ET
gsp and silva that fight will be like the rest  of those guys fights.
if gsp takes him down they wrestle for 5 rounds big deal ..........boring .
if silva is standing up he dances for 5 round and looks pretty dancing with the stars....boring
fights not worth it.
this is mma baby ,silva needs to fight someone his size ......light hwt champion or hwt champion.
he fights little fighters or little champions to avoid the real fights.
45-50 bucks ppv for dancing and rolling in the sack ......boring

prodigy101 on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm ET
bj is a competitor and has alot of pride and that's why he lost this fight. I think he felt like frankie was gettin the better of him midway thru the third round and he wanted to compete and test himself. His corner actually told him to take it to the ground but he refused to listen. I saw it a very close 3 rounds to 2, edgar although conditioning and knee reasons were to blame lol (i am a penn fan).
Silva would destroy gsp, sad to say cuz i am a fan.
Also john morgan, the writer, said matt hughes proved he is a gracie killer, lmao at u budddy. the guy is gettin washed up versions of the gracies.

Maykussum-Do on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm ET
I don't know if I'd call Royce washed-up when he fought Hughes, I think Hughes just exposed the biggest hole in his game and made him look washed-up by exploiting it so perfectly.  If you wrestle as well as Hughes, and you concentrate on trying for the TKO against Royce, you are bound for success as long as your wrestling can keep you alive on the ground with him.  But even if you don't call Renzo washed-up, the long time off he had before last night was enough to make him look washed-up.

willy2000 on Apr 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm ET
Must READ:  Honestly Guys: The BJ Penn fight was so Fixed.  I never would have thought that the UFC would be like Boxing but it has.  There is no way in Hell that Frankie Edgar could be BJ Penn.  BJ murdered Sanchez, that fight was not even close.  Sanchez would murder Edgar.  Its simple business.  The Shieks gives BJ $25million to take a dive and places a bet for $100 million on Edgar which is paying 6 to 1.  You do the math.  Watch the fight again.  BJ didn;t do sh*t he never took Edgar down and never even through a kick, knee, or a serious punch.  You can see that he was taking a dive right from the begining of the fight when he was walking out of the ring. 

No disrespect to Edgar: He is a good fighter but he is not a Champ.  His punches do not hurt and if BJ really hit him, Edgar would have went down like a falling Tree. 

This is a business Just remember that. 

JerseyChi on Apr 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm ET
If you really believe that your retarded and know nothing about betting. No serious bookie would take such a large bet on a 6 to 1 dog.

willy2000 on Apr 12, 2010 at 1:31 am ET

You really don't have a clue how betting really works do you.  You must be stuck in Jersey.  Why don't you got to Vegas, they allow huge multi-million dollar bets. 

YaFeelMe on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm ET
bs bj penn deff lost the 5th and maybe 3rd.... but the other rounds he was controlling action by stalking frankie and landing the harder shots.... just no way frankie won so much bs

wiggum629 on Apr 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm ET
LOL @ willy2000's insane rant....wonder what color the sky is in his world.

willy2000 on Apr 12, 2010 at 1:35 am ET
Wiggum: You must be stuck in your own little bubble.  This is the reality of the business.  Boxing has been fixed for years, and now the UFC has its first major fixed fight.  Just look at the facts.  Can you honestly say to yourself that Frankie Edgar can beat BJ Penn.  These are the facts.  There was huge money on Frankie Edgar.  Watch when this story breaks up one day, I'll be the one laughing. Think what you want, the fight was fixed.  BJ didn't need to fight anymore. He has owned the light weight division.  He knows he could get a huge pay day, and win back his belt in the next year.  These are the facts.

benbadman on Apr 11, 2010 at 8:31 pm ET
That was a failed PPV showcase in Abu Dhabi.  Renzo and Hughes looked like a sparring match.  BJ Penn got smoked.  So like 1.5 decent fights out of 5 on the main card.  Wankers

ROUND5CLUB on Apr 11, 2010 at 11:14 pm ET
I didn't see the Card Yet because I am in Australia, I just find it hard to believe that if BJ Penn Fought to his best Abilities that he would lose to Frank Edgar. I know Edgar is a good fighter, but I just dont see how he could out box BJ Penn. Just a strange outcome, its like BJ is going back to being inconsistent again. I am not a BJ Penn Advocate at all, but I feel that when he is on his game, no one at LW can beat him. Just my opinion 

allstaryo on Apr 12, 2010 at 4:57 am ET
I give it 6 months before B.J. is champ again maybe 8

sideshowgaz on Apr 12, 2010 at 5:37 am ET
I'm confused by the scoring in the Silva-Maia?

How did Silva win 50-45 on 2 of the judges scorecards.  In the 4th round he threw a leg kick and 2-3 punches while Maia had 'octagon control' and was chasing him round the ring.  How does Silva win rounds without even hitting his opponent???

Spider needs to move to hollywood and leave MMA for people that want to fight!

gators5o4 on Apr 12, 2010 at 8:42 am ET
it might be crazy but it would involve money so why not... but... what about money bet on this fight haven't heard anything
but in Dana's comments i think he might wonder about it to but could these flash people or someone else get in Silva's ear about
making this thing go the distance cause i mean who really thought it would go the distance and then once the fight started you
had to say this wont last to long and next thing you know after all the b.s. its the 5th round and sliva is getting yelled at for not
fighting. so i mean he betting can land you more than he makes on the fight it self specially over there with the millions and millions
with the royalty and what not. long stretch but

newstocker on Apr 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm ET
thats his fights hes suppose to win , so he gets the knod

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