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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Season 1 Episode 7: Canada vs. Australia: Young Blood

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 153: Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Season 1 Episode 7: Canada vs. Australia: Young Blood

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Ricardo Lamas on the Brink

    12:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Rampage4Real
    Season 2 Episode 1: Opening Round Rampage returns from his Bellator debut to find his life has been turned upside down; see how Rampage gets his life back on track; a surprise guest that helps him prepare for the upcoming Bellator tournament.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 79: Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Hughes; Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva..

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his Stockholm family home; the Mauler goes On the Brink as he takes on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 165.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against his biggest rival, Chael Sonnen; Cung Le vs. Rich Franklin, Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado, and Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson.

    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Wild Thing With a 10-0 record, Tyler Manawaroa has become the house pest and gets under the skin of his next opponent.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs Quinton Jackson; Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig; Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson provides a tour of his Stockholm family home; the Mauler goes On the Brink as he takes on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 165.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Lyoto Machida vs. Quinton Jackson; Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig; Takanori Gomi vs. Clay Guida.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Make Some Noise Tyler's dramatic win has Team Australia celebrating; Australian welterweight Richie Walsh prepares to fight young Canadian Matthew Desroches.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber - Prelims
    Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta; Tom Watson vs. Nick Catone; Danny Martinez vs. Chris Cariaso; Alan Patrick vs. John Makdessi. From Newark, N.J.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Fighting for a Generation: 20 Years of the UFC


    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 2: Knockouts 70-41

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 3: Knockouts 40-11

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate 100 Knockouts
    Part 4: Top 10 Greatest Knockouts

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: The Bible Thumper

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  • Cheap Seats Blog: Dana White Says Floyd Mayweather Jr. Would Get Destroyed in the UFC

    UFC President Dana White talks about Anderson Silva possibly boxing against Roy Jones Jr., boxing vs. MMA and Floyd Mayweather Jr. entering the Octagon.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Sunday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Sam Sicilia vs. Cole Miller; Dustin Ortiz vs. John Moraga; Derek Brunson vs. Yoel Romero; Mike Easton vs. T.J. Dillashaw; Brad Tavares vs. Lorenz Larkin; Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou. From Atlanta.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    3:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  • Top 5 Stories of the Week By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Will Anderson Silva return to the cage? | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva this week opened up about the devastating leg injury he suffered in his rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168. Silva discussed the injury in an interview with “Fantastico” on Brazilian network Rede Globo.

    “I’m improving. I’m not going 100 percent, but I’m already taking little steps with a crutch,” Silva said. “It’s a pain that I do not wish on anyone. Since I came from Las Vegas [and] I left the hospital, I can’t sleep all night. It’s very difficult.”

    In the interview, “The Spider” revealed he has had trouble shaking memories about the moment of the injury, even as he tries to figure out why it happened.

    “I see a movie of everything that happened before that moment of the accident. The whole time, I’m trying to understand, ‘Why?’” Silva said. “Why did I have to break my leg? Why did I have to go through this situation? I’m trying to understand the message that God is trying to send me at that time.”

    In reviewing his second fight against Weidman, the former champion analyzed the mistakes he made in the bout, including the exact time of the strike that caused his lower leg to fracture.

    “I got to see some details and technical mistakes that I made in the fight. To give the perfect shot right there, I had to divert his attention with a punch to the face, so I totally diverted his attention from the low-kick movement. What you can tell is that he’s protecting the shot line from the waist up,” Silva said, “and he lifted his leg instinctively. The kick was strong at his point of unbalance. I believe that if people realize these technical details, they will see that it was an instinctive thing. It wasn’t something he had trained to do. I think what happened was inevitable. I’m pretty sure I would have won [if I hadn’t been injured].”

    Silva also shared exactly what went through his mind when the injury occurred.

    “When I saw that my leg was broken, I was terrified. I couldn’t tell if the fracture was exposed or not. Then I spoke to the judge who was there with me so they could put my leg in place as quickly as possible, and the pain was absurd,” Silva said. “I only thought one thing: Is it over? Will I ever walk again? Am I alright? But I am confident that I will succeed. I will return.”

    Since leaving the hospital, Silva has spent his days with his family in Los Angeles. The Brazilian admits he is living through the most difficult time of his career, mainly by returning home with his injury.

    “My children are waking up every day to my screams of pain, and it’s a very bad thing for them. These days, I’ve been crying in the car so I don’t wake them,” Silva said. “I never before had to come home bruised, not a cut, nothing. It was the saddest thing to get home and look at my wife, my children, and be hurt. It’s the one thing that saddened me greatly, and it’s something that greatly moved me. It was the worst moment of my life and my career.”

    The stories of interest on Sherdog.com this week:

    Progress Report

    Gut Check

    Tragic Loss

    Network Player

    Violent Celebration


    Reader comments are active following the jump.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II Anderson Silva defends his UFC Middleweight Championship against Chael Sonnen.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night Episode 21
    Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard Nate Quarry vs. Tim Credeur; Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Dominic Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Top 50 Moments of 2013

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night Prelims: Rockhold vs. Philippou
    Louis Smolka vs. Alptekin Ozkilic; Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith; Elias Silverio vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg; Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem. From Atlanta.

    5:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Preliminary Fights
    Louis Smolka vs. Alptekin Ozkilic; Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith; Elias Silverio vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg; Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem. From Atlanta.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Sam Sicilia vs. Cole Miller; Dustin Ortiz vs. John Moraga; Derek Brunson vs. Yoel Romero; Mike Easton vs. T.J. Dillashaw; Brad Tavares vs. Lorenz Larkin; Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou. From Atlanta.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations
    Canada vs. Australia: Strangers in a Strange Land

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Post-Fight Show
    Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez 2

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2013


    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2013


    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 148: Anderson Silva defends his UFC Middleweight Championship against Chael Sonnen.

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    3:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Chael vs. Brandon Vera From Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of UFC 2013


    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos; Melvin Guillard vs. Waylon Lowe; Rick Story vs. Brian Foster.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 158: Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The Brazilian Top Team The best of the greatest submission team in Pride.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Ultimate Fighter Nations Preview

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Alves vs. Kampmann
    Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann; Mackens Semerzier vs. Daniel Pineda. From Sydney, Australia.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2013


    2:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    2:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet East: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Ultimate Fighter Nations Preview

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera From Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

    8:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet West: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 323 Rice and Rutten preview UFC Fight Night 35; a look back at Strikeforce MMA.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS: AXS TV Fights
    Best of 2013, Part 2 Hosted by Michael Schiavello.

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