Archive: UFC 167

Nov 14, 2013 8:58 am

Royce Gracie wants ‘no gloves, no time limit, and no rules’ back in the UFC

Royce Gracie, UFC 1 champion and Brazilian jujitsu legend, recently gave his thoughts on the UFC’s popularity and how it has grown since its creation. Gracie (14-2-3 MMA, 11-1-1 UFC) spoke Wednesday, during UFC 167’s media workouts. “It became mainstream. I know because little kids now, when I travel – I’m on the road about...

Nov 13, 2013 12:18 pm

Hendricks Says He Hasn’t Had To “Showcase” His Whole Skillset Until Now

“It’s a feeling,” Johny Hendricks said when asked why he thinks he’ll be the man to dethrone UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre this Saturday.  “It’s that desire, that want.  It’s something inside of me that you can’t explain.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If there is one consistency in MMA, it is the regularity with...

Nov 13, 2013 11:07 am

UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre’s Potential Record Breaking Weekend

Long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (left) will face Johny Hendricks (right) this Saturday at UFC 167.  With a win, GSP will break several records in the UFC, surpassing some of the sport’s legends like Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre steps into the...

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 167 Video Blog

Dana’s UFC 167 vlog is a look behind the scenes of the past weeks Fights. UFC Fight for the Troops and UFC on FS1 : Belfort vs Hendo. UFC 167: GSP vs Hendricks Live on PPV this SAT

Nov 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Rashad Evans Wants To Retire… Before He Gets Retired

Chuck Liddell. Gary Goodridge. Rich Franklin. Big Nog. All of these names come to mind, when you think of fighters who might have been a little too stubborn for their own good; clinging to their competitive spirit a little too long, most combat athletes fail to retire while on top of their game, opting to...

Nov 12, 2013 12:21 pm

GSP’s Mentor Told Him To Retire in the Cage Saturday Night

“I told him, ‘After this one, it’s over!  Shine on that night.  Finish that dude in front of everyone.  Shut your detractors up.  If you finish that guy, if you knock him out, then you’ll be free, you’ll be happy to take the microphone and to say that you’re done.  To say that you are...

Nov 12, 2013 12:16 pm

Rick Story Gives Advice to GSP on Defeating Hendricks: ‘Take The Fight To Him’

“Johny has everyone backing up, and then if someone tries to get him to go backwards, Johny will take them down,” explained Rick Story, the only man to defeat UFC welterweight title contender Johny Hendricks (both shown above).  “I took the fight to Johny, that’s the only difference.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was...

Nov 12, 2013 12:12 pm

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler: “I Come to Beat People Up and Have a Good Time”

“I don’t worry about who I’m fighting and what they’re ranked – I know everyone in the UFC is really tough, so I just have to be ready,” said UFC welterweight fighter Robbie Lawler, who takes on fellow top contender in Rory MacDonald this weekend at UFC 167.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Robbie Lawler’s...

Nov 12, 2013 10:57 am

VIDEO | Hendricks “Mike Tyson gave me advice for my right hand”

UFC welterweight title challenger, Johny Hendricks is set to face off with GSP this weekend for the UFC world championship belt. During his long road to UFC 167, Hendricks got the help of boxing great Mike Tyson and he talks about that in the video entry above.

Nov 12, 2013 10:54 am

Evans says Sonnen’s distractions will come back to haunt him

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is slated to fight Chael Sonnen this Saturday at UFC 167. Evans spoke on The MMA Hour to host Ariel Helwani about the distractions Sonnen is facing going into the bout, mainly his consistent presence on Fox Sports 1’s UFC tonight. “I definitely...

Nov 12, 2013 7:58 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans Punches Radio Host Jim Norton

Former light-heavyweight champion, ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans was a recent guest on the Opie and Andy show where he punched Jim Norton. Evans fights Chael Sonnen this weekend in the UFC 167 co-main event.

Nov 8, 2013 8:54 am

QUICK TWITT | Johny Hendricks Cuts Over 45 Pounds to Make Welterweight

Arguably the hardest hitting fighter at 170 lbs., Johny Hendricks revealed Thursday night on Twitter just how he gets so much power behind his hands: the fighter cuts over 45 pounds to make the division limit of 170.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   If you have ever wondered what gives UFC welterweight contender Johny...

Nov 8, 2013 7:33 am

Sergio Pettis has a new UFC 167 opponent

On Tuesday, UFC officials announced the unfortunate news that Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) had been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bantamweight fight with Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at next week’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Yesterday evening, it was announced that a replacement for Lee had been found, as veteran Will...

Nov 7, 2013 9:15 am

GSP Posts Results Of His VADA Drug Testing

GSP is on a mission to prove he is a clean athlete. Part of his journey to accomplish this goal was including the Volunteer Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) in his pre-fight ritual while preparing for his UFC 167 contest against Johny Hendricks. The UFC’s long reigning welterweight champion hopes to set the example and pave the...

Nov 6, 2013 9:16 am

EXCLUSIVE | Woodley: Koscheck has done what he’s going to do in this sport

The UFC’s “20 Days to UFC 167” promotional tour that is recognizing its 20th anniversary and upcoming card landed in St. Louis on Tuesday. The organization spent the bulk of its time following up-and-coming welterweight Tyron Woodley around the Gateway City. Woodley made promotional stops at Rams’ Park to meet with several members of the...

Nov 5, 2013 2:09 pm

Vaughan Lee out of UFC 167, UFC seeks replacement for Sergio Pettis

Today, UFC officials annoucned the unfortunate news that Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 167 bout opposite promotional newcomer, Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), due to an injury. According to UFC officials, the promotion is actively seeking a replacement for Lee, however, a new opponent for Pettis has yet to...

Nov 1, 2013 9:15 am

Anderson Silva: Sonnen is a good guy

Once bitter enemies, it appears that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has softened his stance on former opponent Chael Sonnen: “Chael talk too much, but is a good guy. He’s not bad, he’s a good guy. Chael is (always) in the media for fight. Chael fight for the belt against me two...

Oct 31, 2013 10:59 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre Pre-Fight Interview

“I’m the best in the world. I believe it and I’m going to prove it again to everybody,” said an ultra-confident Georges St-Pierre while discussing his fight against No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks.

Oct 30, 2013 12:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Johny Hendricks: I want the best GSP, no excuses

Three weeks from now the welterweight division could go in one of two different directions. It may witness another title defense from its dominant champion or it could be shaken up by the KO power of the challenger. Georges St-Pierre squares off with number one contender Johny Hendricks for the welterweight championship on Sat. November...

Oct 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Johny Hendricks Suffers Second-Degree Burns While Filming UFC Promo

  Johnny Hendricks just starred in a smoking-hot commercial for UFC 167. Literally. The UFC welterweight number one contender suffered second-degree burns to his back and shoulder, on the set of a video he had been filming for his much-anticipated meeting with longtime champion (and betting favorite), Georges St-Pierre.  Lights that were used to film...