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Tyron Woodley says American Top Team welterweights are in a race for UFC title
It’s nothing new in MMA – by and large, teammates don’t like to fight teammates. Had Rory MacDonald beaten Robbie Lawler on Saturday at UFC 167, a win by teammate Georges St-Pierre may have just been the next big situation with a teammate/friend/training partner asked to fight his gym brethren. Lawler put a stop to that in a big way with an upset win over MacDonald. But all that did was keep American Top Team welterweights on the rise in the UFC. Right before Lawler’s win, Tyron Woodley won the “Knockout of the Night” bonus by decimating Josh Koscheck in the first round. Along with recent welterweight addition Hector Lombard and fellow UFC 167 winner Jason High, ATT has its 170-pounders rocking. So what happens down the road if one of them has to go through the other to get to a title?
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
NSAC head sees no cause for concern with scoring in St-Pierre vs. Hendricks fight at UFC 167
The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s executive director remains confident in the performance of his officials despite another controversial set of scores at UFC 167. In the headliner of the UFC’s 20th anniversary event, judges Tony Weeks and Sal D’Amato handed down tallies of 48-47 in favor of Georges St-Pierre, who retained his welterweight title over Johny Hendricks. A third judge, Glenn Trowbridge, saw the fight as 48-47 for Hendricks...
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 9:52AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
'Irked' by Rory MacDonald, Ben Askren says he'd fight him for free and retire if he lost
With Dana White contesting the admission of "Funky" to the UFC, the former Bellator champ puts out a big offer.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 11:27PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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UFC 167 medical suspensions: Johny Hendricks gets potential six-month term
Welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre might be taking a hiatus from the sport, but officially he’ll be cleared to return to the cage in less than three months.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 7:14PM by Webbie - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 169 Officially Set for Feb.1 with Two Title Fights
Two world title fights headline UFC 169, the promotion's return to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 3:47PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Mario Yamasaki: 'I thought Hendricks dominated the fight'
The referee of the controversial UFC 167 main event thought that Johny Hendricks dominated the fight with Georges St. Pierre and was surprised GSP got the nod.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 3:46PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Firas Zahabi: Fifth round won Georges St-Pierre fight against Johny Hendricks
Georges St-Pierre‘s longtime trainer believes the welterweight champ’s recent fight with Johny Hendricks was decided in the fifth round.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 3:44PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ali Bagautinov says Arnold Schwarzenegger dictated his UFC 167 gameplan
Ali Bagautinov‘s nickname, “Puncher King,” leaves little question as to his preferred plan of attack. But as the Russian flyweight walked to the cage on Saturday night, a quick observation led him to take a different approach.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 3:43PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
GSP's father fine, near death rumor false
Montreal's La Presse reports that GSP's father is in fine health and not at all on the verge of death as TMZ suggested.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 3:39PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
TMZ reports that an unplanned pregnancy and father's ill health are GSP's personal issues
The gossip site TMZ is reporting that the personal problems UFC champion Georges St-Pierre spoke of following his UFC 167 bout with Johny Hendricks are an unplanned pregnancy and his father's ill health.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 1:32PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chael Sonnen Moving Back to Middleweight: “I’ve Always Struggled at 205"
Chael Sonnen will be moving back to Middleweight following his loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
NSAC announces Dec. 2 workshop to solicit input on regulation changes
When Georges St-Pierre was announced as a split-decision winner over Johny Hendricks in the main event of this past Saturday’s UFC 167 event, fans, fighters and even UFC President Dana White had all kinds of suggestions for the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Now they’ll have a chance to address the commission face to face.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Drew Dober replaces injured Sergio Moraes – draws Sean Spencer for UFC debut at TUF 18 Finale
The injury bug has hit the TUF 18 Finale card – although a ready-made replacement was waiting in the wings. Drew Dober (14-4) will replace the injured Sergio Moraes and will now meet Sean Spencer (10-2) on the TUF 18 Finale card. Sources close to the event today told MMAOpinion.co.uk of the news, although the UFC have yet to officially confirm the fight at this point. MMAJunkie.com originally reported news of Moraes’ injury earlier this week. Moraes was initially scheduled to fight Zak Cummings before an injury put a spanner in the works. Spencer stepped up to take the fight but it now seems that an injury will stop the TUF Brazil competitor from competing on American soil for only the second time in his career.
Submitted Nov 18, 2013 10:30AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Tiequan Zhang, Ao Hailin named as TUF Coaches
While, just last week, the cast and crew were announced for the UFC's Ultimate Fighter China season the competing coaches have finally been named.
Submitted Nov 17, 2013 4:18PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss on Donald Cerrone’s move to featherweight: Don’t do it
UFC President Dana White said UFC fighter Donald Cerrone never listens to him anyway, but this one time, he hopes he’ll heed his advice: Don’t move to featherweight.
Submitted Nov 17, 2013 1:02PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 35 in Georgia adds Luke Rockhold-Constantinos Philippou as main event
The UFC’s return to Georgia has its main event with the addition of a middleweight fight.
Submitted Nov 17, 2013 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC champ Georges St-Pierre on planned hiatus: ‘I’m going crazy’
LAS VEGAS – Whatever is going on with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, it’s apparently causing him major distress. “I can’t sleep at night, man,” he told MMAjunkie following Saturday’s UFC 167. “I’m going crazy. I have issues and I need to get out for a while. I don’t know what I’m going to do.
Submitted Nov 17, 2013 11:24AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
After controversial UFC 167 loss, Hendricks vows to go 100 percent in potential St-Pierre rematch
Dana White thinks Johny Hendricks beat Georges St-Pierre. He thinks GSP’s team, immediately after the fight, thought Hendricks beat the champ.
Submitted Nov 17, 2013 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss White hopes Josh Koscheck sticks around despite retirement consideration
Dana White has never played it coy when it comes to retirement talk for his fighters.
Submitted Nov 17, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson headlines UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago
The recent injury to UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has created some shuffling in the immediate title picture, and in turn, the promotion’s return to Chicago in January has its main event.
Submitted Nov 17, 2013 1:46AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
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