October 17th, 2014 by Liam
There are rumours spreading all around that David Haye has had a split from his manager Adam Booth and is about to hire Al Haymon a person with much more control in the world of boxing as his adviser.
The last fight that Haye has faced was with Derek Chisora in July 2012 when he defeated him. Haye was scheduled two dates to face Tyson Fury but he had to cancel both of them because of the shoulder injury that he had sustained. Many thought that Haye might have to retire but that is not going to happen. Haye confirmed this by saying that he has never given a statement saying that he is retiring but it is true that the doctors asked him to retire due to the injury.
Haye said that since he has already gone through the process of rehabilitation, he feels satisfied and he is able to do everything just as before. He also cleared the air that no one has been signed with in regards to the position of a manager, trainer, advisor or promoter. According to him he is still deciding a lot of things and he is not totally sure of what he will be doing and so is not ready to make a statement now. The next two to three weeks could have some big announcements from him as a lot of things are going on in the background which will have a positive impact on him and the rest of his fans. The changes that are to come will help him attain his goal of being the champion.
David confirmed that all the discussions that are going on have not been announced officially but will soon be open to the public when he comes to terms with his needs and wants. The official announcements will be coming in a few weeks or in November.
September 29th, 2014 by Liam
Kenny Florian is a legend in his own right in the lightweight category of MMA. The Peruvian-American star was a part of the original cast of The Ultimate Fighter. He showed some great skills leading into the final but was unfortunately defeated by Diego Sanchez. The greatest strength of the fighter is his combined knowledge of Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. He is considered a veteran and has fought in four different categories throughout his career. These include middleweight, lightweight, welterweight and featherweight. Although he has never succeeded in winning the UFC championship over a span of many years of his career yet Kenny Florian is considered as a legend of the sport. He has received huge accolades from his colleagues and fans alike. The people enjoy seeing the man in action with his razor sharp elbows, great penetration abilities and some fast movements. He carved out a niche for himself. Although he did not achieve any gold in his career yet he got engaged to one of the most beautiful models presently, Clark Gilmer whom he was dating for quite some time now.
Kenny Florian is a graduate from Boston College and earned a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jutsu. Over the years he got about three to four opportunities at the title but faltered in the final round. He retired from professional fighting recently only to become a TV presenter and analyst with the channels broadcasting the UFC show. He has been well accepted by the spectators and his experience in the game is coming in handy for his present career. However the fans of MMA still remember him as the great fighter he has been with the signature submission move called rear-naked choke. The aggressive fighter is one of his kinds and his contribution to the sport has been inspiring to say the least.
August 6th, 2014 by Liam
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship Middleweight Champion- Anderson Silva is not going to make a comeback this year. Dana White (UFC president) and Silva’s management expected him to return to fighting at least by the end of the year 2014. But it seems Silva is not hell bent on returning this year.
At the UFC 168 in the month of December (2013), Anderson Silva had suffered from a very serious injury to his left leg in a fight against champ Chris Weidman. Silva is recovering from it and has also started training. But he is determined to start fighting in the year 2015. No matter when he starts fighting, Silva has decided that he will not compete to get the middleweight champion title again.
Reportedly, Anderson Silva has said that 2014 is not the year for him and his phase as the middleweight champion is also over. He is not looking forward to retrieve the title. Silva has also dismissed all rumors in relation to his return this year.
Anderson Silva has signed a 10 year contract with UFC. However, there are speculations that he will retire even before the 10 year contract expires. Silva’s family wants him to quit fighting. But he is of the opinion that he loves fighting and the family needs to appreciate and understand this and he needs time to quit it completely.
Silva said that his main objective in the fighting sport was to make a mark and he is on his way to achieving this and he is really happy. Many fans are guessing that since Silva will participate only in few fighting matches in the future, there is a possibility of him competing against Georges St Pierre (former UFC Welterweight champion also known as GSP). Fans are eagerly waiting for the clash between GSP and Siva.