Archive: UFC 167

Jan 1, 2015 4:49 pm

Dana White: Hendricks not MacDonald to get next shot at Lawler

UFC President Dana White confirmed today that the promotion has decided to do a trilogy bout between current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former title holder Johny Hendricks. Prior to their second fight at December’s UFC 181 event, it was thought that the winner of “Hendricks vs. Lawler 2” would face Canadian welterweight standout...

Jul 2, 2014 3:05 pm

Robert Drysdale Explains Drug Test Failure

Robert Drysdale, a Jiu-Jitsu world champion, was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 167 against Cody Donovan. Before the fight could happen however, Drysdale failed a drug test with a 19.4-to-1 Testosterone to Epitestosterone level, over three times the limit allowed by the commission at the time. Now Drysdale will face Keith Berish...

Jul 2, 2014 8:24 am

Hendricks Disses GSP: ‘Lawler Was My First Title Defense’

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks took a bit of a jab at GSP yesterday when he spoke to MMA Fight Corner and said what many still maintain, that he believes he beat GSP in their UFC 167 fight. However as a result, he believes his fight with Robbie Lawler was actually his first title defense....

Feb 20, 2014 10:46 am

Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal Bout Added To Cincinnati’s May 10th UFC Event

Another fight has been added to the UFC’s Cincinnati card. Middleweights Ed Herman and Rafael Natal will square off during the UFC’s return to Cincinnati on Fox Sports 1, which will take place May 10th and emanate from the U.S. Bank Arena. UFC officials announced the addition to the card on Wednesday. Ed Herman will be looking to bounce...


Feb 14, 2014 5:05 pm

GSP would return to the UFC if things change

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre recently did an interview with Brazilian news outlet Combate where he discussed the likelihood of his return to the UFC (translation via MMAFighting): “I’m not sure,” GSP responded when asked if he would return to the UFC one day. “I see what’s going on in MMA and I like...

Jan 24, 2014 4:04 pm

VIDEO | Johny Hendricks & Broadcasters Get A Laugh Out Of GSP’s Face

Top UFC welterweight, Johny Hendricks, was a guest today on FOX’s ‘Crowd Goes Wild’ with Regis. The interview is good, they discuss a lot of interesting topics including the GSP fight, the Lawler fight, Johny’s new shoes and GSP’s face after their UFC 167 title clash. Check it out in the player above.

Jan 17, 2014 7:26 pm

An Event Timeline Of The Dana White / Georges St-Pierre Fiasco

For a man who is enjoying the simple life of semi-retirement, Georges St-Pierre sure is in the news a lot. Usually a quiet, reserved individual, “GSP” has recently been anything but, performing interview after interview, attempting to disclose his side of this perplexing story. It can get pretty confusing, to be completely honest. There’s been...

Jan 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Dana White on GSP: If You Wanna Be a Man, Say it To Our Face

It was recently reported that Dana White had cut off all communicationwith the former UFC Welterweight Champion. Since then, St. Pierre has relied on interviews to let his voice be heard. He accused the Ultimate Fighting Championship of not drug testing their fighters enough citing that as one of the reasons he left. In the...

Jan 14, 2014 7:00 pm

GSP Cites UFC’s Lack Of Support On Drug Testing As Reason For Leaving

Ever since Georges St-Pierre first announced his plans to take a hiatus from the sport of MMA, the tension between the former welterweight champ and the UFC has been exponentially growing. And on Tuesday, GSP added a little more fuel to the fire, admitting that one of the main reasons he decided to vacate his welterweight...

Jan 13, 2014 6:14 am

Georges St-Pierre: “There is a chance I will come back”

  Georges St-Pierre hasn’t been gone for long but it seems the comeback speculation has already started. St-Pierre announced his “time off” from the sport after his close victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. Since then he’s mostly stayed out the media, until now. St-Pierre made his first public appearance since vacating his title,...

Jan 2, 2014 9:55 am

GSP Says The UFC Took His Championship Belt When His Back Was Turned

We left the GSP hysteria back in 2013 where the former UFC welterweight champ left his UFC world title behind for a shot at taking care of his compounding personal affairs. But now Georges is spreading a tale through the media about how his former employer (UFC) and how they actually had the nerve to...

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 18, 2013 2:46 pm

Reports Say Sonnen Had Emergency Colon Surgery One Day Before Rashad Evans Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Chael Sonnen has always stuck to his anyone, anytime, anywhere attitude. Now TSN.ca is reporting through an interview with Sonnen set to air tonight on TSN’s “Off the record” that Sonnen underwent colon surgery the day before his fight with Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in November. Off the record host Michael...

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 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 7, 2013 2:05 pm

Watch Tonight’s WSOF 7 Event Live on BJPENN.COM (3P.M. PT)

The World Series Of Fighting promotion returns to action tonight with WSOF 7. WSOF 7 marks the promotions Canadian debut and puts their inaugural featherweight title up for grabs. Starting at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET viewers can catch the fights right here on BJPENN.COM. International viewers will be able to view tonight’s...

Dec 7, 2013 1:55 pm

WSOF 7 LIVE RESULTS THREAD

Tonight BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of the ‘WSOF 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer’ event. We invite our international audience to watch our free live stream of the event in full RIGHT HERE. (U.S. audience must watch the main card on NBC Sports, but can still use THIS LINK to catch our prelims broadcast.) ‘WSOF...

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 10:31 am

Despite UFC 167, UFC Ranks Rory MacDonald Above Robbie Lawler

UFC 167 saw a sizeable upset when Robbie Lawler (left) defeated Rory MacDonald (right).  Coming into the fight, Lawler was ranked 9th in the welterweight contenders and MacDonald 3rd.  Weeks after the fight, you’d expect Lawler to have assumed MacDonald’s spot amongst the top three welterweight contenders, but the UFC rankings have MacDonald 3rd and...

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...

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 27, 2013 7:00 am

Rashad Evans: ‘Twitter will hurt your damn feelings’

“If I read a couple and get mad, and I feel like saying something back? That’s when I know I need to cool out for a second and turn it off. Because Twitter, it’s great, but Twitter will hurt your damn feelings, man.” “People will say some outrageous things on there. It makes you feel...

Nov 26, 2013 9:51 am

Rory MacDonald Does Not Think GSP Is Done With Fighting

“I don’t think he’s gone for good. But maybe he needs some time. People have no idea the kind of pressure it is to fight, and I have no idea what kind of pressure it to hold the belt for (six years). Before that he was headlining cards since he was younger than I am...