UFC News: Brandon Vera Staying At Heavyweight

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brandon vera

UFC heavyweight Brandon Vera has told the Fight Network, that he will be staying in the UFC heavyweight division, rather then dropping down to light heavyweight, despite UFC officials expressing their desires to have Vera drop a division.

Vera suffered a devastating loss to Tim Sylvia at UFC 77. Early in the the fight Vera broke his hand, but continued to fight the Maniac to a decision.

I was like “For what? I ain’t moving nowhere” Why would I even think of moving (down)? I have a whole bunch of stuff to do still. I’ve got to beat Tim (Sylvia). I’m not gonna let that one go. Our pathes will cross again, I promise.

Oh my God that fight sucked so bad; that’s why I wanted to apologize to my fans.

After the fight, people weren’t writing me and calling me and saying, ‘Sorry about your hand. Sorry you lost the fight.’ People were calling, [saying], like, ‘What the fuck was that, Brandon? You’re way better than that.’ I got no love. Everyone was mad at me. When you fight, you’re supposed to leave it out there.

I don’t ever want to fight like that again. To me, that wasn’t even a loss. I didn’t catch an ass whoopin’. I didn’t get beat down.


  1. Leet

    December 5, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    His fans should have been disappointed. I know he was injured but you have to leave it all on the lines. Tim looked slow and he never should have even been able to get his hands on him so easily. Tim clinched to a victory and I can't believe he is going to get a title shot for that performance.

  2. Genno

    December 6, 2007 at 2:19 am

    Who added the purple effects?

  3. kom34

    December 6, 2007 at 3:46 am

    Yeah, this guy can talk as big as he was before about giving Tim an ass beating. But when it comes down to it I think Brandon is all talk and no heart.

  4. Kash

    December 6, 2007 at 4:51 am

    I think he should have dropped down. Tim Silvia beat him by size and strength alone. The same thing is going to keep happening to Vera unless he fights another smaller Heavyweight.

  5. tom

    December 6, 2007 at 9:09 am

    he should drop.. from the pic it look likes he could lose like 20 pounds. i want to see Brandon vs Chogo or how ever u spell his name..Im talking about the guy that beat CRO COP

  6. Joe

    December 6, 2007 at 9:37 am

    Brandon loves ice cream and sweets and other junk. He doesn't like the idea of sacrificing his liberal diet.

  7. derek

    December 6, 2007 at 11:51 am

    drop down to light heavy? light heavy has wandy silva, rampage, maybe henderson, tito, rashad, and griffin. i guess that's better than being in a division with brock lesnar, frank mir, and mirko crocop.

  8. derek

    December 6, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Vera says "To me, that wasn’t even a loss. I didn’t catch an ass whoopin’. I didn’t get beat down." Uhh, yes you did Vera. You lost and caught a real bad ass whooping as you got beat down. Vera needs to fight Cheik congo or something.

  9. dane drebin

    December 7, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    i dont think he got an ass whooping at all i think he was doing the most damage up until the last half of the third roung… if there was no clinch i think he would have one it and if it was pride rule he would ahve definetly won it did u see how dazed big tim was after that illegal knee anyone know what im talkin bout? i do think he looks soft as fuck tho and need to drop down or build some muscle he has a good fram and good skills but he looks skinny with a gut…. as a professional famous fighter u should be ripped

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