Archive: johny hendricks

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 9:35 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 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 7:41 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 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 8:53 am

Lombard wants Jake Shields bout next, talks GSP and Alien abductions

Former Bellator middleweight champion and current UFC welterweight contender, Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), recently told Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie  that he’s gunning for a fight with “boring” Jake Shields, this after requests to fight Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann failed to come to fruition: “I think he’s been so boring and me always trying for...

Dec 2, 2013 11:39 am

Firas Zahabi Says St-Pierre’s Return is 50/50

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced that he will be taking some time off from the sport of mixed martial arts after his most recent title defense against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.  The announcement left many fans – along with Hendricks and UFC President Dana White – confused and demanding that St-Pierre fight Hendricks...

Dec 2, 2013 11:29 am

POLL RESULTS: Do You Think GSP Should Retire?

In last week’s BJPENN.COM Poll we were still hung up on the GSP vs. Johny Hendricks aftermath. Today we still have no clear indication of what UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre plans for his future are, but we now know what MMA fans think he should do. 32% of you who voted believe he will retire...