Archive: georges st. pierre

Dec 21, 2013 8:25 am

Carlos Condit Vs. Tyron Woodley For Co-Main Event At UFC 171

In what has become a welterweight card for the ages, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit and Tyron Woodley has been placed in the co-main event of UFC 171. Headlining the event will be a welterweight title fight between Johny “Big Rigg” Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. This card will undoubtedly shake up the welterweight division’s...

Dec 20, 2013 7:56 am

Dana White plans to give GSP his space

Long time UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), shocked the MMA world last week when he vacated his belt and announced his hiatus from the sport. “Rush” did leave fans with a small glimmer of hope that he may one day return to the octagon, but UFC president Dana White says he...

Dec 20, 2013 7:54 am

Johny Hendricks ‘Grateful’ For GSP’s Quick Decision On Title

“I was very stoked when I was told about the fight. It’s pretty amazing that Zuffa and Mr. White are giving me another shot at it. It’s very humbling, and I’m not going to let this one slip by. There are some things we could change on the last one, but we are going to...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...


Dec 19, 2013 12:04 pm

Tarec Saffiedine Thinks the 170 Division Will Now Have More Excitement

“He has nothing else to prove. He’s the champion for so long, he’s at the top. I understand that he needs to some time off, I guess, for whatever reason he claims. He was a great champion and now it’s going to be even more exciting for the welterweight division, for all the guys that...

Dec 18, 2013 12:25 pm

EA Sports Reveals Georges St. Pierre’s In-Game Character

EA Sports, who is developing the new UFC game, has now revealed the character models for two MMA legends. The first was Jon Jones, and now EA has decided to show the in-game model for recently retired Georges St. Pierre. .@GeorgesStPierre returns this spring… in #EASPORTSUFC! High-res screenshot here: http://t.co/xHGbRUaI21 pic.twitter.com/OmY1QLWnhZ — EA SPORTS UFC...

Dec 18, 2013 7:13 am

Anderson Silva And Ronda Rousey Sympathetic For GSP And His Retirement

Many in the MMA community do not believes Georges St. Pierre should have stepped away from the sport, but two of the brightest stars in the sport today, Ronda Rousey and Anderson Silva, respect and admire his decision to leave. Rousey explained the stressors that accumulate while trying to stay on the top of one...

Dec 17, 2013 2:31 pm

George St. Pierre removed from BJPENN.com official rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis Less than a week ago the MMA community tuned in as Georges St. Pierre made his official announcement regarding his future in MMA. Georges announced via a UFC conference call with media that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from MMA, but may one day return. The 6 year...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 17, 2013 8:32 am

VIDEO | GSP Caught Partying In Miami Night Club

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, is taking no time to settle into his new life outside the cage. Last week we learned that Georges would be leaving his title behind so that he can take care of his hectic personal life and that much needed time off apparently includes an exciting nightlife in the...

Dec 17, 2013 8:19 am

TriStar coach Firas Zahabi Happy To See ‘GSP Enjoying Life Again’

Georges St-Pierre hasn’t been the same. Not in a long time. Most hardcore fans can see it. Every fight that goes by, GSP seems more and more stressed; more overworked; more on-edge. He’s a perfectionist. Constantly training with the best of the best, in the fields that they excel at. Gymnastics, wrestling, power-lifting, track and...

Dec 17, 2013 7:17 am

Johny Hendricks Is Excited To Fight Robbie Lawler

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are set to compete at UFC 171 for the vacant welterweight title, and that doesn’t bother Hendricks one bit. “[I’m] Super-excited,” he told Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour”. “Who wouldn’t be? You’re sitting there and doing stuff and you find out that you’re going to fighting Dallas, your own...

Dec 17, 2013 7:17 am

Firas Zahabi: GSP Had Mixed Feelings About Future Before Carlos Condit Fight

Although only making a definitive decision this past week, it seems Georges St. Pierre had thoughts of retirement dating back more than a year ago. Firas Zahabi, St. Pierre’s coach out of Tristar gym, went on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” to discuss St. Pierre’s mindset this last year. “I think before the [Johny] Hendricks...

Dec 17, 2013 7:13 am

Johny Hendricks: The Belt, Not GSP, Is What Is Important To Me

Even though many people thought Johny Hendricks deserved a victory in his fight against Georges St. Pierre, Hendricks says beating St. Pierre isn’t what is important; getting the belt is all that matters. Although they may fight in the future, Hendricks said on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour “I don’t care about that. Here’s the...

Dec 17, 2013 6:30 am

Johny Hendricks: I Want That Target On My Back

a After the long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre decided to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport for the forseeable future, Dana White and the UFC set up a fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant title, which will take place at UFC 171. Hendricks went on to...

Dec 16, 2013 11:50 am

UFC Boss Confident GSP Will Return To Fighting

Last Friday the MMA World was caught by surprise when the long reigning UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, announced that he was vacating his world title. During his recent stint on the UFC on FOX 9 post-fight show, UFC President, Dana White touched on the situation and promised MMA fans that GSP will return. “He...

Dec 16, 2013 10:04 am

Condit vs. Ellenberger 2? Jake Says ‘He’s In’

Back in 2009, top UFC welterweight, Jake Ellenberger made his UFC debut against a rising Carlos Condit. The result? A split-decision defeat for Jake. With the recent welterweight shift caused by the title relinquishing Georges St-Pierre, the UFC is scrambling to put back together the top-tier of their 170 pound division. In that picture is...

Dec 14, 2013 9:49 pm

Dana White Clears Up “Stupidity” Over Why GSP Was Turned Away At Press Conference

Yesterday we reported on the UFC’s perceived stonewalling of Georges St-Pierre, when it came to him attending the UFC 167 post-fight press conference. “Rush” insisted that a UFC official told him he was not welcomed at the conference. St-Pierre entered anyway, and was met with what appeared to be a room full of shocked faces....

Dec 14, 2013 9:35 pm

White: Nick Diaz Turned Down Carlos Condit Fight, Wants Hendricks/Lawler Winner

Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz is no stranger to controversial headlines. With the retirement of mega-star Georges St. Pierre, the UFC welterweight division’s stacked deck of cards has been shuffled. The fate of the UFC Welterweight Championship has been decided as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will duke it out for the vacated belt...

Dec 14, 2013 8:02 am

GSP Announces His Indefinite Leave Of Absence (Audio Replay)

Yesterday the UFC held a special media conference call to announce the future of their former welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event than you missed GSP’s remarks regarding his future as a fighter. You can relive yesterday’s historic moment by clicking play above.

Dec 14, 2013 7:53 am

GSP Discredits Dana White, Says He Was Asked to Not Attend UFC 167 Presser

To the surprise to the MMA world, Georges St. Pierre has walked away from the sport on the top, and has relinquished his title. After yesterday’s press conference, St. Pierre decided to answer some questions about his future to French-speaking journalists. “I don’t want to say retirement, because it’s not retirement,” St. Pierre said. “I’d...

Dec 14, 2013 7:45 am

FOX Analysts Give Opinion On GSP’s Decision To Walk Away From MMA

When the UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre announced yesterday that he was taking time away from Mixed Martial Arts, and would relinquish his title, many analysts and fans were left speechless. FOX Sports decided to ask their MMA analysts Kenny Florian, Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann and Jon Anik what they thought of St. Pierre’s...

Dec 14, 2013 7:43 am

Dana White: GSP’s Contract Is Frozen Until His (Possible) Return

Although his title has been relinquished and he has decided to take a break from competition, Georges St. Pierre will have his current contract waiting for him if he decides to return to MMA in the future. St. Pierre didn’t explicitly say he would retire, and insinuated he could possibly return to the sport at...

Dec 14, 2013 7:41 am

UFC Plans On Going In A “New Direction” With Carlos Condit

Carlos Condit, the consistently top ranking UFC welterweight, seems to have gotten the short end of the stick when Georges St. Pierre decided to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport. Although Condit lost a controversial decision to contender Johny Hendricks, and lost a competitive unanimous decision to St. Pierre, many thought Condit...

Dec 14, 2013 7:36 am

Johny Hendricks Opens Up As Early Favorite Against Robbie Lawler

After Georges St. Pierre relinquished his title to take some time away from the sport, many wondered who would fight for the belt that is now up for grabs. It didn’t take long to get the answer, as UFC President Dana White announced that Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight each other for the...

Dec 13, 2013 6:52 pm

Georges St. Pierre leaves as he entered, with class and respect

Earlier today, long time UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) announced that he was vacating his title to take some much needed time off. His words: ” I’ve been fighting for a very long time at a high level, it’s a lot of pressure, a lot of criticism,” St-Pierre stated. ”I...

Dec 13, 2013 3:17 pm

Pros React To GSP Relinquishing Title

The MMA world has been abuzz today after Georges St. Pierre announced he would be taking time away from the sport and will be relinquishing his title. See what the pros have to say about this stunning news: Spoke with #GSP & I couldn't be happier for him. He's in a great place right now....

Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Announced For Vacant UFC Welterweight Title

Following Georges St-Pierre’s announcement that he will vacate his UFC welterweight title, UFC President Dana White announced the organziations intentions for the championship belt: top-contender Johny Hendricks (above) will face rising welterweight star Robbie Lawler at a March 15 bout in Dallas, Texas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Earlier Friday, long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges...