Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

No punishment for Silva for weigh-in shoulder strike

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was the subject of controversy last week for his actions towards Chael Sonnen at the UFC 148 weigh-ins, striking Sonnen with his shoulder in the face-off and looking as though he might charge the then-challenger as UFC officials held him back.

NSAC director Keith Kizer, however, announced today that no action will be taken against Silva, who apologized for his actions after defeating Sonnen and met with Kizer following Saturday’s event.

“I talked to [Sonnen] and said look, ‘What’s your view? What’s your level of outrage, so to speak?’ And he was very forgiving,” Kizer said. “I’ve got to give him a lot of credit. He basically said to me that he wasn’t looking for any kind of serious discipline against Anderson, that he’d forgiven him. He wasn’t even sure if it was premeditated by Anderson. He was very gracious, very forgiving.”

“But I wanted to let him know. I said, ‘You’re the aggrieved party here. I want your input before the chairman makes a decision, here.’ His viewpoint was, ‘I’m not looking for you to discipline him or anything. If you want to do a small fine, that’s fine, but I wouldn’t even do any kind of fine.’”

Silva, as stated before, did apologize for his actions, but the apology did not come a second before an initial denial of having done anything wrong and a warning from Kizer.

“The chairman pointed out that he should be above that, that this was a very unprofessional thing to do. [Silva] wasn’t very happy with us pointing that out to him, but he understood. I finally had to say to him, ‘Look, if you ever, despite your previous record with us as a good licensee, if you ever do anything like this again, that’s it for you in Nevada. You’ll be fighting your fights elsewhere.'”

“I think that got to him. Then he let down his guard and apologized and said he shouldn’t have done that, and was angry about Chael’s comments about his wife.”

Source: MMA Junkie

Quinton Jackson’s swan song to come against Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 in Rio

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson wanted one last fight in the UFC. Glover Teixeira wanted some competition in the form of the world’s best light heavyweights. Both Teixeira and Jackson will get what they’ve wished for when the two face off on Oct. 13 at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro. At 32-10, Jackson’s career is one for the ages already, with wins over the likes of Lyoto Machida, Dan Henderson, Ricardo Arona and Chuck Liddell. Jackson also owns two losses and a win against Wanderlei Silva. The former UFC light heavyweight champion suffered a setback against Ryan Bader at UFC 144, and since then, he has vocalized his desire to ensure that his next UFC fight is his last one.

Teixeira, an 18-2 prospect and one of the light heavyweight division’s most promising names on the rise, scored a victory in his long-awaited debut against Kyle Kingsbury. As has been well-documented, talks arose of Teixeira facing another former UFC light heavyweight champion in Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 149 when Thiago Silva withdrew from the fight, but Rua declined the fight. It is unknown where Jackson vs. Teixeira will fall on the finalized main card.

Source: MMA Fighting

Edson Barboza’s KO of Terry Etim reaches “final four” round of ESPY voting

Edson Barboza might be coming off of a loss to Jamie Varner when next he fights, but the UFC 146 upset loss has not stopped fans from helping him reach the final four in ESPN’s Play of The Year category. Barboza is the last solo professional athlete whose “play” is still eligible to win the award at Wednesday’s ESPY Awards ceremony live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre and only on ESPN. Voting is underway at ESPN.com, and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Source: MMA Junkie

Pascal Krauss vs. Gunnar Nelson tapped for UFC on Fuel 5 in Nottingham

Undefeated 9-0-1 Icelandic prospect Gunnar Nelson finally gets his chance to make a statement in the UFC, but to do so, he’ll have to contend with 10-1 Pascal “Panzer” Krauss on Sept. 29 at UFC on Fuel TV 5 live from Nottingham, England. Krauss recently came back after an 18-month layoff due to injury and was unsuccessful in keeping his perfect record intact against John Hathaway. Nelson, meanwhile, is a former BAMMA, Adrenaline MMA, and Cage Rage fighter who now gets his shot in the sport’s largest promotion.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Anderson Silva, celebrating his victory over Chael Sonnen (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

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Dale De Souza
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Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.