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[ARCHIVES] Gastelum: UFC Asked Me To Fight A Day After Hospitalization

Kelvin Gastelum reveals an interesting fact during a recent interview.

Ali Abdelaziz Upset With ‘Cowards’ Bashing Former UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva

Ali Abdelaziz is not happy with former fighter basing former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. Recently, fighters like Eddie Alvarez, Brendan Schaub, and countless others have revealed their 'horror' stories of dealing with the former matchmaker. Yet, for Abdelaziz, he says all those stories are not true as Silva was a...

Chael Sonnen Comes To Former UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva’s Defense

Chael Sonnen believes that the Joe Silva backlash may not be all that it appears. Silva is a former UFC matchmaker, who was inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame class of 2017. He retired from his position one year earlier. While fans might remember Silva for booking some all-time...

Brendan Schaub Slams Former UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva

As more fighters reveal their horror stories involving former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, Brendan Schaub has piled on. Fight fans may look back at Silva fondly for putting together some of the most memorable MMA bouts. Behind the scenes, however, things were grim. Fighters such as former UFC lightweight champion...

Joe Silva Says he Didn’t Lie to Matt Mitrione on Cage Dimensions

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmaker Joe Silva has responded to claims made by Matt Mitrione. Mitrione, who is now a Bellator heavyweight, once competed under the UFC banner. Back in Dec. 2012, he took on Roy Nelson. Mitrione lost the fight via first-round TKO. Recently, the heavyweight claimed Silva lied...

Joe Silva Says he Doesn’t Miss Excitement of Being UFC Matchmaker

Don't count on seeing Joe Silva come out of retirement anytime soon. Silva was the glue that held everything together as the long-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmaker. Late last year, Silva retired and was replaced by Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard. Last night (July 6), Silva was inducted in the...

Frank Mir Discusses How he Met Former UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva

Frank Mir remembers the first time he met retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmaker Joe Silva. Mir, who ended up being a UFC heavyweight champion, didn't know he could get paid competing in mixed martial arts (MMA). He simply trained because he was passionate about doing so. Nov. 2, 2001 was...

UFC Settles On New Matchmaking Responsibilities In Light of Joe Silva’s Departure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_v0sJ6dl5M While most of the information had come out weeks out, the updated details on the UFC's new matchmaking arrangements appear to be finalized according to MMAFighting. Previously, Joe Silva was Senior Vice President of Talent Relations with Sean Shelby as Vice President of Talent Relations. With Silva retiring at the end of...

Video: UFC Matchmakers Break Down UFC 204 Fights In Latest “Watch List”

https://youtu.be/X5jMAiGB8LM On Tuesday, UFC added the "Watch List" video as "Fight Week" for Saturday's UFC 204 pay-per-view continues. Featured above is the complete UFC 204: Watch List - Bisping vs. Henderson 2 video for this weekend's pay-per-view in England. In the UFC 204 main event, UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping defends his...

Mick Maynard Tabbed To Help Replace Departing Joe Silva With UFC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK9dlueA5Hs Mick Maynard, who was most recently president and owner of Legacy Fighting Championship, is now an executive with the UFC. The promotion announced on Tuesday that Maynard and Sean Shelby will control matchmaking together beginning in 2017 after Joe Silva retires. “Joe Silva’s contributions to the UFC over the last 20...

Rumor: Joe Silva Leaving His Role As UFC Matchmaker In Near Future

While he has been a behind-the-scenes personality that is rarely seen in public, Joe Silva is no doubt one of the more integral management figures that has played a key role in the success of the UFC for well over a decade now, however all of that may soon...

Video: “Watchlist” With Matchmakers Joe Silva & Sean Shelby Returns For UFC 201

https://youtu.be/DKcKImYNbPM Ahead of this weekend's UFC 201 pay-per-view, which goes on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia, "UFC Watchlist" with UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby has resurfaced. Originally, the "UFC Watchlist" feature was done by design due to enormity of the landmark UFC 200 event, as it both helped tell the...

UFC 200: Watch List With Joe Silva, Sean Shelby

UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby offer up their thoughts on the upcoming UFC 200 event int his special edition of "Watch List." Hosted by Jon Anik, the two discuss who to watch and the biggest fights on the July 9 card. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA4cPqCRc-E

UFC 199 “Watchlist” With Joe Silva, Sean Shelby

UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby tend to stay out of the spotlight. But ahead of Saturday's UFC 199 card, the two joined up with Jon Anik to discuss the lineup. Check it out in a special "Watchlist" video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ifcNT8SVQk

Dos Santos vs. Overeem Set For UFC On FOX 17, JDS Talks Overeem Drug Test

After all of their trash talk in recent weeks, Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos have successfully booked themselves in a fight against each other, and now the trash talk is picking up yet again. Overeem called out Dos Santos for being "afraid" to sign a contract to fight him,...