Archive: johny hendricks

Dec 23, 2013 10:00 am

Johny Hendricks: “I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite”

“I see myself as a power puncher, but for some reason I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite. Does that make sense? I’ll downplay myself before I compliment myself. I know [Lawler] is very talented. I know he has some power in his hands, and that’s what makes this fight exciting....

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 19, 2013 9:37 am

Report: UFC 167 Brings In Solid 600-650k PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

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 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 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 11:29 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...

Nov 27, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO | GSP Back Training At Tri-Star

These days many are trying to get a grasp on the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. After a week-long rumor mill that put the champ in the midst of baby momma drama, an ailing parent and a pending retirement, GSP is back at his home gym in Montreal, Quebec, Canada teaching Jiu Jitsu...

Nov 27, 2013 9:42 am

UFC 167 Ratings report: GSP sets PPV record in Quebec

According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, UFC 167 was a major hit in Georges St. Pierre’s home province of Quebec. Indigo, which handles the pay-per-view in the province, sent out a release stating that UFC 167 had broke the record for the most buys, since it was bought by ‘Videotron’ in 2009. Which...

Nov 25, 2013 2:21 pm

POLL | Do You Think GSP Will Retire

Much has been made over the last week about the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. From family problems to secret love children, the speculation of GSP’s future has been exhausting to cover. Now that we are more than a week removed from the GSP vs. Hendricks fight and have had time to take...

Nov 25, 2013 11:35 am

POLL RESULTS | Did GSP Deserve Win Over Hendricks

In last weeks BJPENN.COM poll, we asked fans who you thought won the UFC 167 main event between GSP and Johny Hendricks. After over 16,000 votes we have the answer. While a fair number of people believe that  the judges got it right on fight night, 60% of voters felt Hendricks is the rightful welterweight...

Nov 22, 2013 7:54 am

Kelvin Gastelum: I’m working towards being a champ

21-year-old, Kelvin Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), was the surprise winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 17,” upsetting tournament favorite, Uriah Hall, in the season’s live finale, thus becoming the show’s middleweight winner. After his victory over Hall, Gastelum promptly dropped to the welterweight division (170 pounds) and earned an impressive first-round submission finish of Brian...

Nov 21, 2013 11:17 am

PHOTO | A Beardless Johny Hendricks

When UFC welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks hit UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1 last night, something was different. As part of his post-fight ritual, the man many think to have won his main event at UFC 167, shaved off the beard.

Nov 21, 2013 8:27 am

Freddie Roach: GSP wants him in his corner for next fight

Well known boxing trainer, Freddie Roach, spoke with Yahoo Sports about Georges St-Pierre while he was in Macau training Manny Pacquiao. Roach has trained St-Pierre for some time now, working on the champs boxing. Roach says that he was the one who came up with the game plan for St-Pierre’s title fight against Johnny Hendricks....

Nov 19, 2013 9:46 am

UFC Boss Says GSP vs. Hendricks Rematch Should Be Finalized In Two-Weeks

You want a rematch? Dana’s going to give you a rematch! Immediately following GSP’s successful title defense last weekend at UFC 167 the globe erupted in controversy. The UFC Boss believes GSP lost, the challenger proclaimed himself the real champ and the fans, according to our poll, are nearly split down the middle. But Clarity...

Nov 19, 2013 9:22 am

Joe Rogan: ‘Give Johny The Belt, GSP Should Retire’

“I think Georges should retire. One of the reasons I think Georges should retire is he was on my podcast and he was talking about being abducted by aliens. I was going, ‘you think you’ve been abducted by aliens?’ He starts talking about missing time. He started talking about driving his car and all of...

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...