Archive: UFC 167

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...

Oct 30, 2013 8:50 am

GSP: If Askren signs, I’ll fight him. No problem.

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren (12-0 MMA), is currently in contract limbo, sitting on the shelf with Bellator, while waiting for a contract offer from the UFC. Bellator President, Bjorn Rebney, stated that he would happily let Ben Askren go, if the UFC would give him an immediate title shot. UFC president, Dana White, did...

Oct 28, 2013 11:22 am

Johny Hendricks Looks to KO GSP with Right Hand

Top-ranked UFC welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks, has earned himself a shot at the title almost single-handedly – that is, through the incredible success the southpaw has had with his left hand.  Going into UFC 167 where he will challenge longtime champion, Georges St-Pierre, Hendricks says he will be looking to knock the champ out… with...

Oct 21, 2013 10:50 am

UFC Announces ’20 Days To UFC 167′ Nationwide Tour

  In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Ultimate Fighting Championship  announced today that its top stars will be visiting different cities across North America for 20 days leading up to UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.  The tour will begin in Denver, Colo., the site of UFC 1, on Oct. 28, and make...

Oct 17, 2013 6:30 am

Zahabi Retracts: GSP not planning on retiring anytime soon

Last week, Tristar gym coach Firas Zahabi, stated that if longtime UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, lost the motivation to train, he may retire after his next bout.  Yesterday, Zahabi clarified his comments, noting that they were taken out of context: “GSP has always said that if he loses the drive to really go...

Oct 15, 2013 10:31 am

PHOTO | Official UFC 167: GSP vs. Hendricks Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ poster (pictured). The promotions 20-year anniversary event is set to go down on Saturday, November 16th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Oct 7, 2013 3:31 pm

‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PT as NCM Fathom Events and UFC bring UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS to the big screen. Fight fans will get a front-row view of all the pulse-pounding action when longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre...

Oct 7, 2013 10:40 am

Chael Sonnen Calls Wanderlei Silva a ‘Distraction’ Leading Up to Evans Fight

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have been going back-and-forth for some time now as both men dance around a potential fight that has yet to come to fruition. Although their feud almost came to blows recently, the two still sit on opposite sides of the fence with Silva reportedly being out of action due to...

Oct 4, 2013 8:47 am

Robert Drysdale vs. Cody Donovan official for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Late Thursday evening, UFC officials announced that recently signed light heavyweight grappler Robert Drysdale (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his octagon debut at UFC 167 in Las Vegas when he takes on Cody Donovan (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Drysdale was expected to make his octagon debut at August’s UFC 163 event in Brazil agaisnt Ednaldo Oliveira,...

Oct 3, 2013 6:04 am

Thales Leites replaces Rafael Natal, meets Ed Herman at UFC 167

Ed Herman did not have to wait long to learn the name of his new UFC 167 opponent, as the promotion recently announced that former title challenger Thales Leites would be replacing Rafael Natal against “Short Fuse.” Natal was promoted from his schedueld UFC 167 bout, to the headliner of “UFC Fight For The Troops 3”...

Oct 2, 2013 8:49 am

Chuck Liddell is not impressed with GSP’s performance

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, appeared on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’ on Tuesday for a wide-ranging interview. When asked how the sport has changed since his retirement in 2010, Liddell suggested that some of the UFC’s new champions have shown a tendency to ‘play it safe,’ in particular GSP:...

Oct 2, 2013 6:54 am

Rafael Natal replaces Machida, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC’s ‘Fight for the Troops 3’

When Michael Bisping injured his eye, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, was pulled from his scheduled bout with Tim Kennedy at ‘UFC Fight for the troops 3’ to replace “The Count” in the headliner of “UFC Fight Night 30” opposite Mark Munoz. The shuffling of opponents had left Tim Kennedy without a fight, so, he began...

Oct 1, 2013 5:26 pm

Vaughan Lee vs. Sergio Pettis Aimed for UFC 167

While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding its signing of Sergio Pettis (pictured), reports have surfaced that the organization has begun to book the young bantamweight’s debut bout against British fighter, Vaughan Lee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was reported earlier today that Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of newly...

Oct 1, 2013 8:15 am

Report: Sergio Pettis signs a multi-fight deal with the UFC

Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), the younger brother of newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has reportedly signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC and will likely make his promotional debut in around seven weeks time. The report surfaced late Monday night from Globo.com who announced the signing. The Brazilian news outlet confirmed the news with Pettis’...

Sep 19, 2013 11:05 am

Tim Elliot vs. Ali Bagautinov Added to UFC 167

Flyweight fighters, Tim Elliott and Ali Bagautinov, are set to face off at UFC 167.  Both fighters are coming off impressive wins and will look to advance in the 125-lb. division with a win at the UFC event marking the organization’s 20-year anniversary.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As the UFC finalizes its 20th anniversary...