Archive: georges st. pierre

Nov 21, 2013 8:07 am

Dana White Believes MMA Judges Should Be Put In A Submission Before Judging

MMA Judges have oft been criticized in the MMA media, and Dana White believes the issue is that the current judges do not know Jiu Jitsu. He thinks a simple prerequisite for being an MMA judge is to at least be put in a submission before placing fighter’s futures at the mercy of their ignorance...

Nov 20, 2013 9:46 am

Opinion: NSAC and UFC Share Blame for Bad Judging

The result of this past weekend’s UFC 167 main event between George St-Pierre (25-2, 19-2 UFC) and Johny Hendricks (15-2, 10-2 UFC) has been one of the most contentious decisions in the recent history of the sport. Most believe that Hendricks should have won the fight via a 48-47 score, and many believe that the...

Nov 20, 2013 9:20 am

Dana White’s Post UFC 167 GSP Comments Prompts Media Backlash

After Georges St. Pierre won a controversial split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks and promptly said he was going to step away from the sport, an irate Dana White showed his displeasure with the champion at the post-fight press conference. “He said ‘I’m going to take some time off,’ White said. “No…You don’t just say ‘I’ll...

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 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 9:15 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 7:15 am

Nevada State Athletic Commission To Hold Judging Workshop Dec. 2

Because of the many controversial decisions that have taken place recently in Las Vegas, including Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley, Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks, and a strange scorecard in the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Canelo Alvarez fight Where judge C.J. Ross scored the fight a draw. Many media members have recently been adamant...

Nov 18, 2013 2:34 pm

Dana White Confident GSP Is Not Retiring, Will Be Back

  The confusion surrounding Georges “Rush” St. Pierre saying he was taking some time off after his controversial split decision title defense over Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks left UFC President Dana White irate at the post-fight press conference. After the press conference, White reportedly sat down with St. Pierre, and came in to the post-fight...

Nov 18, 2013 1:10 pm

Mario Yamasaki Believes Hendricks Dominated GSP, Thinks NSAC Should Make Changes

  The cloud of controversy that surrounds Saturday’s UFC 167 main event fight between Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and Georges “Rush” St. Pierre has not yet lifted. St. Pierre ended up the victor of the fight, but the majority of media members and fighters thought Hendricks deserved to get the win. Mario Yamasaki, the referee...

Nov 18, 2013 10:12 am

Georges St-Pierre on Time Off: “I’m Going Crazy”

  “I can’t sleep at night, man, I’m going crazy,” UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre said following his victory at UFC 167 (shown above).  “I have issues and I need to get out for a while.  I don’t know what I’m going to do.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’e...

Nov 18, 2013 9:06 am

GSP Downs Hendricks For The Second Time In EA Sports Cover Vote

Georges St-Pierre Beat Johny Hendricks. Twice. Just two days after losing his bid for the welterweight strap, Johny Hendricks has had salt poured in the open wounds from that battle, as EA Sports officials announced that “Rush” has knocked “Bigg Rigg” out of the “EA Sports UFC” cover contest as well. … okay maybe he didn’t have...

Nov 18, 2013 9:04 am

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler Wants Hendricks for Interim Title if GSP Takes Time off

  “I think [what] we should probably do if Georges takes off for half a year or a year, [is] Hendricks and I fight for an interim title, and when Georges comes back, I’ll beat him up too,” said Robbie Lawler (pictured) at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference Saturday night.   By Christopher Murphy...

Nov 18, 2013 8:42 am

UFC 171 Announced for March 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

  The UFC is heading back to Dallas, Texas for UFC 171.  The March 15 card marks the first time in nearly five years that the UFC has held an event in the city.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana White announced Saturday night at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference that the...

Nov 16, 2013 11:55 pm

Dana White Blasts GSP and NSAC During UFC 167 Post Fight Press Conference

On Saturday night at UFC 167, Georges St. Pierre successfully defended his UFC Welterweight Championship against challenger Johny Hendricks. At least, the judge’s think he did. The rest of the mixed martial arts community is currently in an uproar claiming that Johny Hendricks did enough to dethrone the champion. Even the UFC President Dana White...

Nov 16, 2013 11:12 pm

‘UFC 167′ Bonus Winners: GSP/Hendricks, Cerrone and Woodley

Knockout of the Night: Tyron Woodley Tyron Woodley walked into the fight knowing he had knockout power in his right hand, but he wanted to share that fact with the world. The fight opened up with a flurry from Woodley that sent Koscheck wobbling around the octagon, but Woodley could not capitalize right away. Minutes...

Nov 16, 2013 9:47 pm

UFC 167 Results: GSP Retains Title, Defeats Hendricks By Way of Split Decision

We saw action from the get-go in the first round. Hendricks threw a hook that St. Pierre saw coming from a mile away and he countered it by ducking down and successfully landing a takedown. Later on in the round, Hendricks knew St. Pierre would duck under so he followed his hook with an uppercut...

Nov 16, 2013 8:54 pm

UFC 167 Results: Evans Earns TKO Victory, Finishes Sonnen In First Round

Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans are two experienced wrestlers, so it wasn’t a surprise when Sonnen shot for a takedown almost immediately. Evans defended intelligently and after jockeying for position, he was able to take Sonnen down himself. That’s where things began to get interesting. Rashad Evans postured up over Chael Sonnen and slammed his...