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Nov 20, 2013 8:03 am

Firas Zahabi Confirms GSP is Healthy

Since UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s bizarre decision to walk away from the sport, rumors and assumptions have been flooding the MMA news cycle. Firas Zahabi, St. Pierre’s head coach and manager, went on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to discuss the champion, and assured Helwani that St. Pierre was healthy. “Georges’ health is...

Nov 20, 2013 8:01 am

Rampage Jackson Pulls In Big Ratings In Bellator Debut

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson apparently helped propel Bellator 108 to receive strong television viewership ratings last Friday. Bellator 108 was watched by an average of 793,000 viewers, and viewership peaked during the fight between Jackson and Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran with 1.2 million viewers. It seems like good news for Bellator, who have invested heavily in...

Nov 20, 2013 7:58 am

Dana White Critical Of Rory MacDonald’s Style After Lawler Fight

After his lackluster decision victory against Jake Ellenberger, many fans and media members believed Rory MacDonald was just having an off night. Now, after his fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 167, where he attempted to nullify Lawler’s offense with little success, UFC President Dana White was critical of his style. “I can’t tell if...


Nov 20, 2013 7:53 am

Bellator releases Matt Riddle following second fight withdrawal

Matt Riddle (7-3 MMA) is once again a free agent, as Bellator officials recently announced that the welterweight fighter has been released by the promotion. Riddle was expected to face Nathan Coy on the main card of Bellator 109, which goes down this weekend in Matt’s home state of Pennsylvania. However, due to reasons not...

Nov 20, 2013 7:37 am

All UFC Fight Night 32 Fighters Pass Their Drug Tests

It seems no one will be punished for a failed drug test this time, as all of the fighters who fought on Nov. 9’s UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil passed their tests. This includes the main event competitors, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort and Dan “Hendo” Henderson. Belfort and Henderson were both granted a...

Nov 20, 2013 7:32 am

‘Jacare’ Souza’s Next Opponent Announced – Bout With Francis Carmont To Co-Main Event UFC Fight Night 36

A newly announced middleweight matchup has clear title implications, and it’s heading to UFC Fight Night 36. Former Strikeforce champ and all-around scary dude, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will collide with Francis Carmont in the co-headliner of the event, which will take place February 15th, out of Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. Promotion officials announced the bout today. The card will...

Nov 19, 2013 8:52 pm

GSP’s Former Manager Denies Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Rumor

It looks like another rumor surrounding the Georges St-Pierre “time off” mystery has been denied. First there was TMZ reporting that GSP had family health issues and that he got a girl pregnant. Those claims have since been denied by several sources. Does that mean that there is no truth to those? It seems only...

Nov 19, 2013 9:53 am

QUICK TWITT | GSP Sends Update From Vegas: ‘Feeling Much Better Now’

In sports sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes even when you win you lose. Such is the case for UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. GSP sent out this tweet following his UFC 167 main event against Johny Hendrick’s letting the fans know he’s doing just fine from his Las Vegas suite. Check it:...

Nov 19, 2013 9:46 am

UFC Boss Says GSP vs. Hendricks Rematch Should Be Finalized In Two-Weeks

You want a rematch? Dana’s going to give you a rematch! Immediately following GSP’s successful title defense last weekend at UFC 167 the globe erupted in controversy. The UFC Boss believes GSP lost, the challenger proclaimed himself the real champ and the fans, according to our poll, are nearly split down the middle. But Clarity...

Nov 19, 2013 9:33 am

GSP Refutes Love Child/Pregnancy Reports

While the world is trying to put together the mystery behind GSP’s personal issues, we learned yesterday that the champion could have an ailing father and a baby on the way from an estranged female partner that he wants nothing to do with. Less than 24-hours removed from these reports and GSP’s sister nixed the...

Nov 19, 2013 9:22 am

Joe Rogan: ‘Give Johny The Belt, GSP Should Retire’

“I think Georges should retire. One of the reasons I think Georges should retire is he was on my podcast and he was talking about being abducted by aliens. I was going, ‘you think you’ve been abducted by aliens?’ He starts talking about missing time. He started talking about driving his car and all of...

Nov 19, 2013 9:15 am

Going Mental – Georges St-Pierre, Dana White, And The Ugly Side Of MMA

Georges St-Pierre not only wins, but usually does so without even losing a single round. When you have a champion as dominant as that – a champion that always seems to find the tiniest hole in his opponents game and turns that hole into a gaping abyss – its shocking to see them in a war. It’s...

Nov 19, 2013 8:01 am

GSP Getting Sued For Millions By Ex-Manager Claims Former Rep

As the rumors continue to swirl around the personal problems that are plaguing UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, a new possibility emerged on Monday. Speaking on Quebec’s 98.5 FM Sports, St. Pierre’s first manager, Stephane Patry, said the issue could be a financial one and a rather large one at that. Here is what...

Nov 19, 2013 7:56 am

Firas Zahabi Believes Round Five Won The Fight For GSP

Georges St. Pierre’s trainer Firas Zahabi, the head coach of St. Pierre’s home training center, the Tristar Gym, believes that round five was the deciding factor in St. Pierre’s controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks. “Georges was more active in round five,” Zahabi told MMAjunkie. “He got two takedowns and landed more strikes.” “I...

Nov 19, 2013 7:51 am

GSP’s Sister Nixes Sick Father Rumors

Contrary to TMZ’s report, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre’s “personal problems” do not consist of an ailing father. St. Pierre’s sister, Myriam St. Pierre, reported to Quebec newspaper La Presse that “My father is doing very well. We get lots of calls and this rumor has to stop. It [is causing us] pain. My father [watches]...

Nov 19, 2013 7:48 am

Hendricks’ Manager on GSP Rematch: “He Owes it to the Sport”

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Ted Ehrhardt, Johny Hendricks’ manager, shared his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the main event of UFC 167. When discussing the finer points of the match, Ehrhardt felt as though the decision should have been fairly clear-cut, with Hendricks clearly winning at least 3 of the 5 rounds, and...

Nov 19, 2013 7:34 am

Kenny Florian: UFC 167 Controversy Taking Away From A Classic Fight

Former three-time title contender and UFC color commentator Kenny Florian is among the minority in the MMA media who believes that UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre deserved to go home with the belt after his controversial title defense against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. “Everyone’s been saying I’m crazy and I’m biased. Now, I...

Nov 19, 2013 7:33 am

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Believes There Is No Judging Problem In Nevada

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has been under fire recently from MMA personalities such as referee John McCarthy and UFC President Dana White. After Georges St. Pierre’s controversial title victory over Johny Hendricks, which left White and many other media members fuming, Kizer still think there is no real issue with the...

Nov 19, 2013 7:30 am

Dana White On Why Hendricks Deserves Title Shot And Gustafsson Didn’t

After UFC 167’s controversial title match between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, there were many media members and fans believing that it was quite similar to a recent title match, that of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson. In that fight, many thought Gustafsson won, and deserved an immediate title shot, and many believe Hendricks...

Nov 19, 2013 7:26 am

Ben Askren Will Fight Rory MacDonald For Free, Retire If He Loses

Ben Askren, the free agent and former Bellator welterweight champion, is now up for grabs for the various MMA promotions, but Askren would prefer if he could fight in the UFC. Askren has consistently pestered UFC President Dana White since being released by Bellator, but White has been against signing the former champion. “As far...

Nov 19, 2013 7:24 am

Dana White Confirms Jon Jones UFC 170 Cancellation Due To Injury

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones fought a tough and controversial fight against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, and many fans and media members though that Gustafsson did enough to win the title. Apparently, Jones’ fight against Gustafsson hurt more than his pride, and he has now had to pull out of his scheduled UFC...

Nov 19, 2013 7:21 am

Lyoto Machida Noncommittal To Fighting Teammate Anderson Silva

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida has put himself in the spotlight and reinvigorated his career after a headkick knockout of his friend and contender Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz, putting himself at the shortlist of possible contenders to the middleweight crown. Recently, Machida talked to Sherdog about the possibility of...

Nov 19, 2013 7:19 am

Dana White Says Koscheck Retirement Talk “Premature”

Former UFC Welterweight contender Josh Koscheck was knocked out this Saturday by Tyron Woodley, and after the fight, sent a text to UFC President Dana White that to White, “sounded a little bit like retirement.” Koscheck is now on a three-fight losing streak, and two of those three have come by first round knockout. White...

Nov 19, 2013 7:17 am

Chael Sonnen To Coach Brazilians on TUF Brazil 3

The heated rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva heats up even more, as it has been confirmed that Sonnen will coach Brazilian fighters in the upcoming Ultimate Figher Brazil season. Many people thought it would be a Brazil vs. United States season, but it seems that Sonnen will be training fighters from the country...