"The Spider" suffered a broken leg last December against Chris Weidman. He was unable to continue after the injury, suffering his second straight loss to Weidman. Silva (33-6) has been targeting a return to action in early 2015, with Nick Diaz mentioned as a possible opponent.
- Not much gets UFC president Dana White more fired up than when members of the media attack him for the match-making decisions from the promotion. Case in point, the booking of Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch this year.
While Jones mentioned wanting to face Daniel Cormier for his UFC light heavyweight title, the UFC went ahead with a promised rematch for Gustafsson. Last year, Jones and Gustafsson went the distance in a bout many considered the "Fight of the Year." Jones went on to claim that UFC tried to bully him into the fight.
"We sit down and try to make everybody happy," said White, during a recent interview on Inside MMA. "I had a real stupid article by a real stupid journalist where he was talking about how I get whatever I want and he called me a czar. That's my job; to put on fights people want to see. If an overwhelming number of people don't want to see Jones-Gustafsson, then I probably wouldn't want to make it.
"And one more thing," White added. "If you are the light heavyweight champion, you are the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, you shouldn't have to be bullied into fighting anybody."
- Later this year, Michael Bisping and Cung Le will square off in a main event. However, while promoting their upcoming fight in Hong Kong, the two shared an intimate moment with one another.
"Just landed in Hong Kong, in a car with none other than my opponent," Bisping posted on Instagram. "Nice guy, but this is gonna end in tears."
The two will compete in Macau, China on a Fight Night card. The winner could be positioned as a possible opponent for a returning Anderson Silva in 2015.
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