WEDNESDAY NEWS DIGEST 11/15: Anderson releases statement, Bisping talks about his decision to face Gastelum, Oscar De La Hoya vs. Conor McGregor?


Anderson Silva (Photo credit Ed Mulholland © UASA Today Sports)

Anderson releases statement on social media

Anderson Silva has released a statement regarding his failed USADA drug test. This is Silva’s second failed drug test.

Silva’s Statement

Silva’s tweet read:

“Thanks for all your support! A big kiss for everyone and see you soon.”

Bisping talks about his decision to face Gastelum

Michael Bisping talked about his decision to take the fight against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122 on the MMA HOUR. Bisping will face Gastelum on three weeks notice stepping in for Anderson Silva who was pulled from the fight due to an USADA drug test failure.

“I’ve been pretty pissed off, which is fine. “There are a bigger problems in the world.

“The fact that I lost that fight, you know, it bothers me. I know if I had that fight ten times I’d win that fight ten times. I know I would, but I lost to Georges and here we are with this gift from the Gods.

“I get a chance to exorcise my demons. I get a chance to get back in the win column – all good things.

“I text Dana, I said, ‘Listen, I know a guy that fought last week who has no injuries that can fight in Shanghai’. He text back, ‘interesting’, and I text back, ‘very’. Twenty minutes later, I get a phone call. We agreed, we said we’d do it.

“I got a call from legal department saying, ‘Mike, we need to know that you’re there mentally and physically, how do you feel?

“I said physically I’m fine, but mentally I’m wounded. The only thing that’s going to make that right is if I’m able to fight again. I’m emotionally and mentally scarred, but physically I’m fine.

“There was a little bit of testing – an MRI and what not. I got checked up and the New York commission was fine with that, so there we go, we’re all good.”

Oscar De La Hoya vs. Conor McGregor?

Oscar De La Hoya made news by stating he would come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor inside the ring. Talking to Golden Boy Radio, De La Hoya had this to say, ” You know, I’m competitive. I still have it in me. I’ve been secretly training. I’m faster than ever and stronger than ever.

“I know I can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds. I’ll come back for that one. Two rounds – just one more (fight). I’m calling him out. Two rounds – that’s all I need. That’s all I’m going to say. You heard it on Golden Boy Radio. Two rounds – that’s all I need.”

If that isn’t enough, now there’s odds on the fight courtesy of Bovada.

Will Oscar De La Hoya fight in 2018?
Yes +300
No -500

Will Oscar De La Hoya fight Conor McGregor in 2018?
Yes +400
No -700

Oscar De La Hoya vs. Conor McGregor
Oscar De La Hoya -140
Conor McGregor EVEN

Grocke’s POV: Someone please make the madness stop!


MMA News Notebook

The following fighters have been cut from the UFC: Takanori Gomi, Henrique da Silva, CArlos Felipe, Hacran Dias and Adriano Martins.

Bellator 187 drew 575,000 viewers, while UFC Fight 120 averaged 837,000 viewers. By comparison, the Mississippi State vs. Alabama game on ESPN drew 7,031,000 viewers.


Fight Announcements

Gian Villante vs. Francimar Barroso is set for UFC 220

Uriah Hall vs. Vitor Belfort is set for UFC Fight Night 124

Jessica Eye vs. Kalindra Faria is set for UFC Fight Night 124

Lorenz Larkin vs. Fernando Gonzalez is set for Bellator 193

Raufeon Stots vs. Arnold Berdon is set for VFC 59

Voctor Moreno vs. Yuri Villefort is set for VFC 59

NOW CHECK THE PREVIOUS NEWS: Bisping replaces Silva in UFC Fight 122 main event, Patricio Freire out of Bellator 188, Poirier wants rematch with Alvarez

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