Archive: georges st. pierre

Sep 19, 2013 11:05 am

Tim Elliot vs. Ali Bagautinov Added to UFC 167

Flyweight fighters, Tim Elliott and Ali Bagautinov, are set to face off at UFC 167.  Both fighters are coming off impressive wins and will look to advance in the 125-lb. division with a win at the UFC event marking the organization’s 20-year anniversary.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As the UFC finalizes its 20th anniversary...

Sep 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown set for UFC on FOX 9

Two of the UFC’s most exciting welterweight fighters will clash at UFC on FOX 9 this December, as UFC officials recently announced that Carlos Condit (29-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Matt Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) have agreed to square off in Sacramento. Former UFC interim-welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, most recently fought in the headlining...

Sep 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez set for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a bantamweight bout between Erik Perez (13-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Edwin Figueroa (9-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is the latest addition to November’s UFC 167 event. Erik Perez is coming off his first defeat inside the octagon, which he suffered at the hands of Takeya Mizugaki at the “UFC Fight...

Sep 13, 2013 9:21 am

Dana White reveals highest amount paid to one UFC fighter

Yesterday, during his public “Google + Hangout” Chat, UFC President Dana White was asked what was the most any UFC athlete had ever made for a single bout.  Mr. White didn’t shy away from the question, calling upon nearby Lorenzo Fertita to help him give an accurate answer. Here is what they came up with: “We...

Sep 12, 2013 10:10 am

E-mails detail drug testing rift between GSP, Hendricks

  In a dual article between Matt Roth of MMAMania.com and Brent Brookhouse of BloodyElbow.com, both Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks shave not fared well in the public eye leading up to their UFC 167 bout. In this ongoing story, In early July, St-Pierre stated that he wanted to take part in the testing program...

Sep 10, 2013 4:18 pm

Poll reveals that 76% of MMA fighters are in favor of a union

In the September 16 edition of ESPN the Magazine, “MMA Confidential” unveiled the results of a quiz that was taken by 38 mixed martial artists, most of whom fight under the UFC banner, on a variety of hot topics. Here are the results: 51 percent believe fighters are taking some form of performance-enhancing drugs 47 percent are convinced that abstinence will benefit them...

Sep 9, 2013 11:08 am

Team Hendricks & The NSAC Agree, GSP’s Drug Testing Inquisitions Raise Red Flags

  UFC welterweight title contender, Johny Hendricks, was accused last week of refusing to partake in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency’s enhanced drug screening leading up to his title fight against welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre in November.  Now, Hendricks’ team has come out explaining why they refused VADA.  The main reason, it seems, is that the...

Sep 8, 2013 4:21 pm

Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story set for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

UFC officials recently announced that a welterweight bout between Brian Ebersole (50-15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Rick “The Horror” Story (15-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is the latest addition to the already stacked UFC 167 card set for November 16 in Las Vegas. Brian Ebersole was last seen in the octagon way back at July 2012’s UFC...

Sep 6, 2013 12:36 pm

Johny Hendricks has reportedly not followed through on VADA testing

French Canadian outlet, TVA Sports, is reporting that UFC welterweight #1 contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) has yet to fill out the proper paper work for the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), prior to his scheduled main event bout with Georges St. Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) at UFC 167 on November 16 in...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18: The Debut of Women’s MMA

Upon the announcement of women being cast on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, fans and media alike held their collective breaths as they waited to see what kind of talent would join the roster in the inaugural season for women. When the cast (now narrowed down to eight upon the airing of the...

Sep 2, 2013 8:19 pm

Sean Sherk officially retires from MMA

Former UFC lightweight champion Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk (36-4-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) announced his retirement from mixed martials arts today, as first reported on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour. In an interview with BJ Penn Radio earlier this year, Sherk discussed what he would need to get back into the cage, and what is keeping him out. “Many, many...

Aug 22, 2013 6:35 am

Dana White: If Wanderlei’s healthy, Sonnen vs. Silva will be UFC 167′s co-main event

As an in-studio guest on Wednesday’s “FOX Sports Live,” UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on a potential fight between Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC). As you probably recall, “The American Gangster” called out the former PRIDE middleweight champion after earning a first-round submission win...

Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Bellator Not Interested in Making Ben Askren New Contract Offer

Though the reigning welterweight champion’s contract only recently expired, Bellator FC seems to have no interest in re-signing undefeated Ben Askren.  In fact, Bellator CEO thinks they should ‘speed up’ Askren’s transition to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Ben Askren recently became a free agent, and it seems no one is rushing to...

Aug 20, 2013 10:36 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald Confirmed for UFC 167

The UFC confirmed Tuesday that Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Rory MacDonald are set to fight one another at UFC 167.  With both men coming off wins at UFC on FOX 8 last month, this fight has heavy implications of a title contender.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler are set to...

Aug 16, 2013 10:54 am

Chael Sonnen Says He’s the Biggest Draw in the UFC as he Plans Title Run

Former top contender, Chael Sonnen returns to the Octagon this weekend at the inaugural  UFC on FOX Sports 1 show, after being defeated by Jon Jones in his latest attempt to capture UFC gold. Sonnen seemed to be stepping away from the sport citing a lack of desire to participate in a sport in which...

Aug 12, 2013 12:09 pm

GSP is Paying for VADA Testing With Own Cash

  As much as any fighter, UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has heard the murmurs, whispers, and flat out accusations of steroids use. GSP has never tested positive for a PED and has urgently welcomed Olympic-style drug testing to MMA. St. Pierre will defend his belt against Johny Hendricks in November at UFC 167...