When your own mother describes you as an adulterer, a bully and a steroid user who skipped on his grandmother’s funeral; you might not be the nicest guy in the world. Of course Dana White, president of the UFC, never claimed to be an angel or a nice person.
Like him or not, this gentleman never went to college, and now he is a multimillionaire at the helm of a 4.4 billion dollar business.
What do you all think? Is Dana White the kind of monster that his mother describes or is she just someone looking for attention?
UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was involved in a horrible accident months back. While he was crossing rail road tracks in his truck at an intersection he was hit by an oncoming train.
People poured out their hearts and prayers for Matt as he was in critical condition following the accident.
He has finally emerged from the hospital in a wheel chair. Long time friend Tony Zucca broke Matt out of the hospital to take him for sushi.
Matt looks very different which is to be expected. I bet this former champ returns back to full health and looking the way he did before.
So happy to see that he is doing ok!
Via Tony Zucca – “I can’t even describe the emotions I am feeling as I write this post. Less than two months ago I didn’t know if my best friend was going to make it, and tonight we made a jail break for sushi (in disguise. Ha). Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions! His progress is nothing short of a miracle. He is working so hard and fights through the frustration. He is, as he’s always been, an inspiration. I can’t wait to hit the mats with him again…and he told me today that he has “one more round” left in him! Ha. (He laughed…but definitely wasn’t joking!). Thank you for all of your prayers! Please keep them up as he still has a long road ahead of him. I am witnessing the power of them firsthand! So thankful!”
It seems that both UFC 183 headliners have failed their pre-fight drug tests. Nick Diaz for marijuana and Anderson Silva for a steroid that is used in cutting weight.
Official statement from the UFC reads as follows:
“On February 3, 2015, the UFC organization was notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Anderson Silva tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites on his Jan. 9 out of competition drug test,” read a UFC statement.
UFC’s understanding is that further testing will be conducted by the commission to confirm these preliminary results.
“Anderson Silva has been an amazing champion and a true ambassador of the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC, in Brazil as well as around the world. We are disappointed to learn of these initial results.”
Anderson Silva not only tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites in a January 9th out-of-competition drug test, but traces of the banned substance Androsterone were also found in the legendary champion’s system, according to Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) executive director, Bob Bennett.
Drostanolone is a common form of anabolic steroid. Androsterone is a form of endogenous testosterone. Both substances are banned according to the World Anti-Doping Agency code.
Silva, 39, defeated Diaz via unanimous decision on January 31st at UFC 183. According to Bennett, Silva was tested out-of-competition on January 9th, then January 19th with an in-competition test. Another in-competition test was administered on January 31st. Silva passed the latter two tests according to Bennett.
“I think it’s very unfortunate,” Bennett told MMAfighting.com‘s Ariel Helwani. “The UFC have made a tremendous effort to level the playing field in their fight against Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). Credit goes to them for doing the right thing based on principles and they continue to support our out-of-competition drug testing efforts.
“You can’t lose sight of all the other athletes that do what they are supposed to do and fight cleanly. The UFC deserves a great deal of credit for supporting the PED challenge that we currently have. It’s just unfortunate for all of us.
Bennett added that the NAC’s new objective will be to receive out-of-competition drug test results within a week, and that the commission is at this point not aware of Silva failing any other tests other than the one administered on January 9th.
The last two UFC events have been riddled with shocking failed drug tests; Jon Jones for cocaine, Anderson Silva for steroids and Nick Diaz for marijuana (okay Nick Diaz on weed isn’t very shocking). What in the world is going on over there at the UFC? If we find out Ronda Rousey is on heroin after UFC 184 I don’t think I am watching anymore.
The newly crowned UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion is a force to be reckoned with in the octagon or on the mats. At 6’5″ and 232 lbs the champ can put you to sleep before you have time to tap! In this demonstration video his “uke” takes a quick nap while the cameras are rolling.
Fabricio Werdum is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Octavio “Ratinho” Couto. He is also the first person to defeat MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. He did so with this very triangle. It is dangerous technique in the right hands for sure.
It was on this very day that UFC 1 took place 21 years ago! This was the day that Royce Gracie shocked the martial arts world with his “new” art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Shortly after this event people began seeking Jiu Jitsu schools and instructors. Over the years our sport has blossomed. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is now a sport, an art as well as an all encompassing self-defense system practiced around the world.