Report: Silva considering moving to welterweight


source: mmamania.com by Geno Mrosko Here’s one way to solve the 185-pound problem the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is having — have the champion vacate the title and move down to become a 170-pound problem. That’s apparently a move Middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva is considering now that the list of contenders in the weight class…

UFC of Fox 4: Main Card Highlights


by DeLeon DeMicoli | source: The Underground Blog Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson This was Mike Swick’s return to the octagon since a twenty-four month layoff. But luckily for fight fans he was in top form when he stepped inside the cage. At the opening bell both fighters hit each other with solid shots. But it…

UFC changes tune, UFC on FOX 4’s Bader-Machida winner also possible for title shot


by John Morgan LAS VEGAS – On Monday Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White announced that UFC on FOX 4 headliners Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (20-6 MMA, 4-4 UFC) and Brandon Vera (12-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) are competing this weekend for a shot at the promotion’s light-heavyweight title. He later told USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that…

Rampage Jackson Wants the UFC to Cut Him, and They Should Gladly Do It


By Jeremy Botter Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images It hasn’t been a good year for Quinton Jackson. First he got injured while training to fight Ryan Bader at UFC 144 in Japan. That sucked, but a doctor that either works or doesn’t work for the UFC—depending on which version of the story you listen to—told him that…