Archive: gsp

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 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...

Dec 13, 2013 11:35 am

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre Vacates Title

During a conference call Friday, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced that he will vacate his belt.  Following his last fight, a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks that sparked a significant controversy, St-Pierre had announced that he would be taking time off for personal reasons.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Long-standing UFC welterweight champion Georges...

Dec 13, 2013 9:56 am

LIVE ON BJPENN.COM: GSP & Dana White Conference Call (11:20 a.m. PT)

UFC President Dana White and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre are hosting a special conference call with the media today to clear the air about the future of GSP. It is unknown at this time what will be discussed on the call, but BJPENN.COM will give fight fans a live stream of the event starting...

Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Manuwa Surprised Gustafsson Didn’t Duck Him

After an amazing battle against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, many people thought Alexander Gustafsson deserved an immediate rematch. It wasn’t to be, however, and Gustafsson is now set to face Jimi Manuwa (pictured) after his original opponent, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced out of the fight due to an injury. Manuwa, who has won...

Dec 11, 2013 12:15 pm

White Admits To Meltdown Following GSP Fight, Says No Big Announcement Coming Tomorrow

GSP is holding a press-conference tomorrow that the MMA media has billed as an important announcement on the fighting future of the UFC’s welterweight champion. Rumors of retirement, vacation, family issues and more have revolved around the Canadian super-star ever since his split-decision win over Johny Hendricks. With his press-conference set for tomorrow in Canada,...

Dec 10, 2013 7:49 am

Georges St-Pierre will announce future plans at Friday press conference

Is this the end? Well fight fans, it appears we will all know one way or the other whether UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, plans on retiring or not. According to TVA Sports, Pierre will hold a press conference in Quebec on Friday (Dec. 13). It’s reported that the champ will address his plans for...

Dec 5, 2013 8:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Brown talks upcoming fight with Condit and more

By Evan Stoumbelis Recently I was fortunate enough to interview top welterweight contender Matt “The Immortal” Brown on his upcoming fight with Carlos Condit, GSP vs. Hendricks, how he got his start in the sport and more. As always, Matt’s responses are italicized. How is training for the Condit fight going?: So far so good...

Dec 4, 2013 8:14 pm

Firas Zahabi Defends GSP: ‘He Doesn’t Owe Anybody Anything’

After a hellacious, brutal fight against Johny Hendricks on November 16, Georges St-Pierre retained his welterwight title. However, mere moments after the fight in his post-fight interview, St-Pierre announced his intention to temporarily step away from the sport to resolve personal issues. This statement angered Dana White, to say the least. At the post-fight presser,...

Dec 4, 2013 9:40 am

TUF: Nations Cast Announced – Show To Feature Welterweights, Middleweights

In an apparent plan for global domination that would leave Pinky and The Brain fuming with jealousy, The UFC is set to unleash yet another iteration of its reality tv show, “The Ultimate Fighter”, on the general public. As reported by MMASun, we will see welterweights and middleweights featured on the show, with Canada taking on Australia. Kyle Noke will...

Dec 3, 2013 8:48 am

Three MMA Fighters Make Yahoo’s ‘Most Searched Athletes Of 2013’

Well… color me surprised – it seems that people are still interested in Tito Ortiz. A total of three MMA fighters made the list for Yahoo’s 10 most-searched athletes in 2013: Tito Ortiz, Ronda Rousey, and Gina Carano (yes, she’s apparently still an athlete). Ronda (ranked 5th) was the highest-placed fighter to make the top 10, with...