Filho turns down Bellator
Unarguably one of the busiest men in the business, Los Angeles' own
After a short-lived stint with the WEC, former middleweight champion
Now after having overcome his demons and back on track, the still valued middleweight fighter is now training out of Ludlow, Mass., with Team Link, featuring
Previously reported to be in negotiations with the new Bellator Fighting Championships organization, it appears the possibility of Filho fighting there is a no go. "The contract (Bellator) was offering was too restrictive. It was unreasonable."
Seemingly destined to join the UFC ranks once the WEC did away with its shallow middleweight and light heavyweight classes, Filho was not picked by the promotion after his last performance. Soares, however, chooses to remain confident in the decisions made by the UFC brass and looks forward to future endeavors with his client. "It's very clear that Zuffa and the UFC, they're the guys. Whoever says they aren't, are in denial. Of course we would like to be back there, but right now we take it one fight at a time."
Former Pride and UFC heavyweight champion
"He's started training. His knee feels great, better than before," said Soares. "He had knee surgery and it's recovered well. He'll be up in Canada with
One of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport today, Anderson Silva has garnered his fair share of criticism as of late. Though most fans were critical of his last performance at UFC 90 this past October against hard nosed Canadian
"People are expecting him to come in and knock people's heads off in the first round. So now all of the sudden people are questioning who Anderson Silva is, because he went to the third round? It's a five-round fight. He hasn't even went half the fight in the UFC. Not even half the time allowed," explained Silva's' manager.
With the past behind him, Silva has completed his training camp, winding down in preparation for his fifth title defense, against fellow Brazilian