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Firas Zahabi: Georges St-Pierre wants to fight Anderson Silva
Despite recent claims from Anderson Silva's camp stating otherwise, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is still interested in a blockbuster fight against Anderson Silva, according to TriStar gym head trainer Firas Zahabi. "I asked him if he wants to fight Anderson. He told me, ‘Yes,'" Zahabi said. "But I think there's a lot to be negotiated, so I don't know much more than that. If one day they tell me he's fighting Anderson Silva, I'll treat him accordingly. If they tell me he's fighting Nick Diaz, I'll treat him accordingly." St-Pierre is currently vacationing following a hard-fought title defense over Carlos Condit at UFC 154, his first fight in 19 months, and has mostly laid low during public negotiations. "After a fight like that, he needs time off," said Zahabi. "Honestly, whenever we've just finished a fight, we're just so happy the fight is done, we don't talk about fighting anymore. And then when we get a name, that's all we're focused on."
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 12:04PM by Shawn91111 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
Asian MMA: Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda, Melvin Manhoef vs. Denis Kang added to DREAM-GLORY NYE Show
Two more MMA bouts have been added to the hybrid DREAM 18 and GLORY 4 card for New Year's Eve. As reported earlier, ONE FC star, and current DREAM bantamweight champ, Bibiano Fernandes is set to compete at the card following a newly formed partnership between ONE Fighting Championship and GLORY. Today his opponent was announced and the #6 ranked bantamweight will be facing current DEEP champion, Yoshiro Maeda. Fernandes is coming off a back and forth win against top Australian prospect, Gustavo Falciroli. Maeda on the other hand recently defended his DEEP title last August and will be looking for the upset against the talented Brazilian. The second fight that has been added to the card is between popular fighters, Melvin Manhoef and Denis Kang who are set to clash in a middleweight contest. Here's the card so far: DREAM.18 - GLORY 4 NYE Special 2012 December 31, 2012 -- Saitama Super Arena, Japan MMA Rules: - Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda - Tatsuya Kawajiri - Hiroyuki Takaya [DREAM FW Championship] - Satoru Kitaoka - Melvin Manhoef vs. Denis Kang - Phil Baroni vs. Hayato Sakurai - Shinya Aoki vs. Will Brooks* GLORY Grand Slam Tournament: - Semmy Schilt vs. Brice Guidon - Sergei Kharitonov vs. Rico Verhoeven - Gokhan Saki vs. Raomoru - Anderson "Braddock" Silva vs. Igor Jurkovic - Remy Bonjasky Filip Verlinden - Errol Zimmerman Jamal Ben Saddick - Peter Aerts vs. Mourad Bouzidi - Daniel Ghita vs. Fabiano Aoki * - Unconfirmed
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 9:36AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Dream, General MMA
UFC in London gets some fights announced including a title fight
For those of you who don't speak twitter Language: Interim Bantamweight Championship: Renan Barao (c) vs Michael McDonald Che Mills vs Matt Riddle Terry Etim vs Renee Forte Paul Sass vs Danny Castillo And more: @UFC_UK: Europe will see its 1st battle for the bantamweight belt at #UFCLondon2013 when @RenanBaraoUFC takes on @MayDayMcDonald at @wembleyarena! @UFC_UK: #UFC welterweight @riddletuf7 gets his chance to fight a Brit when he takes on @Che_Mills in #UFCLondon2013 @UFC_UK: #UFCLondon2013 sees @terry_etim return to the UK against #TUFBrazil contestant @reneeforte @UFC_UK: #UFC lightweight @lastcall155 takes on submission specialist @paul_sass at #UFCLondon2013 @UFC_UK: #UFC announces 1st flyweight bout in Europe with @uselessgomez vs @billyharrismma #UFCLondon2013 @UFC_UK: #UFC bantamweights Motonobu Tezuka vs @vaughanlovelee added to #UFCLondon2013 at @wembleyarena. @UFC_UK: #UFC confirms featherweights @joshgrispi vs @thelittleaxe for #UFCLondon2013 at @wembleyarena. Newsletter pre-sale today @ticketmasteruk Will get a link up ASAP
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 5:17AM by jjeans - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cris Cyborg says she'll fight Ronda Rousey at 135 lbs, but not at UFC 157
After rumors surfaced that she'd fight Ronda Rousey at UFC 157, Cyborg Santos shot down the claims saying she can't make bantamweight that soon.
Submitted Dec 6, 2012 12:35AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 156: McCall vs. Benavidez and Dunham vs. Tibau added to Super Bowl weekend
UFC officials have announced that Ian McCall vs. Joseph Benavidez and Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau have been added to the UFC 156 event that’s set for Super Bowl weekend on February 2nd. McCall (11-3-1) is coming off the unanimous decision loss to the now current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. The two were fighting for the honor of fighting in the inaugural UFC flyweight championship fight. The two had fought to a majority draw in the fight before that in what was a very exciting fight. Benavidez (16-3) is also coming off a loss to Demetrious Johnson in his last fight. The two fought for the inaugural UFC flyweight title with Johnson winning a unanimous decision. The other two losses for Benavidez came against UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 11:42PM by sparky - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gilbert Melendez camp considering move to featherweight, negotiating with UFC
Saturday's title fight between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz will not only impact the UFC's lightweight division, but possibly featherweight, as well. A Diaz win could mean a move to 145 for Gilbert Melendez.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 8:07PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Culinary Union asks Fox to pull Stephens from FOX 5
The UFC's biggest free TV card to date is coming up this Saturday with UFC On Fox 5. Despite the excitement building for the card, their matchmaking decisions have brought the ire of their biggest political rival, the Culinary Workers Union.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 3:04PM by FastKnockout - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eddie Mendez out of UFC on FX 6 with injury, Cody Donovan steps in
A shoulder injury has forced Eddie Mendez out of next week's UFC on FX 6 event, and a promotional newcomer his taken has spot on the Australian card.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 3:01PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FX 6 finalized with 'TUF: Smashes' finals, other bouts (spoiler warning)
With the tournament finals and now two other bouts with cast members from the "The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.," the lineup is set for next week's UFC on FX 6 event.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 3:00PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White confirms Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald title fight in 2013
With the news that current UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz will be on the shelf for another 6-9 months due to a second ACL surgery, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that interim champ Renan Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will now defend his belt against Michael McDonald (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in early 2013.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 2:06PM by postman - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Forrest Griffin tears MCL
According to Dana White Forrest has tore his MCL
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 1:28PM by ChrisSabal - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Training partner Tyron Woodley: B.J. Penn is 'ready to roll'
When Strikeforce welterweight standout Tyron Woodley went out to Hawaii to help B.J. Penn train for his UFC on FOX 5 bout with Rory MacDonald, it didn't take him long to figure out why Penn's camps are the stuff of mixed martial arts legend. "One thing that I immediately noticed is his camp is so in tune and so focused on one goal, and task, and that's winning on Dec. 8," Woodley said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour. "Those guys are so in tune with the diet, the nutrition, how many rounds he's sparring, how many minutes, they really have it down to a science. So I can appreciate that for the several times I've ran my own camp, to have that out of my mind and be able to focus on fighting, that's a great thing not to have on your plate." The 10-1 St. Louis native was brought in to mimic MacDonald, the well-rounded welterweight from Montreal's Tri-Star gym, and Woodley did his best to deliver. "It's a blessing and an honor that they would consider me for this camp," Woodley said. "Rory MacDonald's no joke, man. That's not a guy a lot of guys are calling out to fight I think B.J. Penn, if anyone's going to knock this young buck off, he's the guy to do it. So, they wanted someone who can strike who can wrestle who can grapple, that was a bigger guy who could compete with him. So I went in there and I gave him everything he could handle, I tried to give him a good look."
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 12:55PM by BuffaloDave - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Trainer Cesar Gracie expects Nate Diaz to be his first UFC champ
If Nate Diaz emerges victorious against UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event at Seattle's KeyArena, the 27-year-old will become the first Cesar Gracie fighter to hold gold in the UFC. Gracie's Pleasant Hill, Calif. academy has groomed other talent to UFC title shots, including Gil Castillo, who suffered a loss to then-welterweight champ Matt Hughes at UFC 40 back in 2002. Additionally, prominent jiu-jitsu black belts who now represent the camp – Dave Terrell, Jake Shields and Nick Diaz – also have come up short in recent title fights. Nate's older brother, Nick, is the most recent to walk away without the grand prize after he dropped a unanimous decision to Carlos Condit in an interim welterweight title bout at UFC 143 in February. So what makes Gracie's latest title challenger likely to bring home the goods? "If I've learned something," Gracie told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) about his decade-plus prepping fighters to become UFC champions, "it's don't let the hype get to you."
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 6:01AM by jjeans - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
Dan Hardy rules out potential appearance at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London
When the UFC returns to London for a February event, it'll do so without one of the area's top fighters. Veteran welterweight Dan Hardy recently ruled out the possibility of competing at UFC on FUEL TV 7. The event, which airs live on FUEL TV, takes place Feb. 16 at Wembley Arena. Hardy (25-10 MMA, 6-4 UFC), a veteran of the U.K. fight scene who's also fought six times in England for the UFC, tweeted his unavailability for the card while responding to fellow welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada, who had been campaigning for a fight with the Brit. "Sorry mate, I won't be ready to fight in February," Hardy wrote. "Enjoy fighting in London though, the UK fans are always great." Hardy, who's recovering from injuries, is expected to return in the spring.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 5:59AM by jjeans - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cesar Gracie Names Four Cornermen for Nate Diaz vs Ben Henderson
Cesar Gracie, founder and head coach of Gracie Fighter posted on twitter the people on UFC lightweight number one contender Nate Diaz’s corner , for the Ben Henderson bout as the the main event of UFC on FOX 5 this Saturday night in Seattle.
Submitted Dec 5, 2012 5:52AM by jjeans - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Grispi vs. Andy Ogle added to UFC on FUEL 7 in London
certain "loser leaves town" matchup has been booked for UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, as featherweights Josh Grispi and Andy Ogle face off in February. It's a must-win situation for two young featherweights, as Josh Grispi fights Andy Ogle at UFC on FUEL 7 at Wembley Arena in London, England. Fighters Only magazine confirms: Josh Grispi will be fighting for his UFC career in February. Grispi (14-4) has been matched with Andy Ogle (8-2) for the UFC’s visit to London, England on Saturday February 16, 2013, sources close to the situation have revealed to Fighters Only.
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 9:14PM by sparky - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator's Mo Lawal has recovery advice for injured UFC champ Dominick Cruz
Bellator light heavyweight and TNA wrestler Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal can relate to UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz; his body also rejected a cadaver's ACL following knee surgery. "But the thing was, I was too afraid to go back," Lawal today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I didn't care. I just kept fighting on it, and Dominick is doing the right thing by going to get it fixed." Cruz could also do well to mentally prepare himself for a full recovery. "To me, coming from a high level of wrestling, you see guys have surgery all the time," said the 31-year-old Lawal (8-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC), who gave a soft confirmation of his Jan. 17 Bellator debut in Irvine, Calif. "Being at the Olympic Training Center, there are guys that live in the training room. You see guys bounce back.
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 8:20PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Unable to unify belts, UFC interim champ Barao says McDonald fight 'makes sense'
UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao had a single goal in mind, but in a flash, that was all taken away. After winning the interim belt at July's UFC 149 event, Barao (29-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) had hoped to book a fight with division champion Dominick Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in an effort to unify the two belts. Now that Cruz is back on the shelf, Barao said he's happy to take on any of the bantamweight division's top contenders, including the name that seems to be mentioned the most: Michael McDonald (15-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). "I was OK with the news because a lot of people were already speculating that I wasn't going to face Cruz," Barao told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) through a translator. "I wasn't that focused on him. I'll be prepared for whoever they put against me."
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 8:17PM by BuffaloDave - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
No longer a 'kid,' Anthony Pettis eyes big return at UFC on FOX 6
To hear Anthony Pettis talk about not being a kid anymore, at the staggering "old" age of 25, almost is reason to cut him off – to tell him a thing or two about being old. "What I wouldn't give to be 25 again ..." is the temptation. But he goes on, uninterrupted, until he hits his point, which is a good one. But the time off has taught the old man, who will turn 26 on Jan. 27, the day after he fights Cerrone, a few lessons. "One of them is, I'm not just a kid and can jump right back from injuries," Pettis told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I've had injuries when I was younger and I'd jump right back and be ready to go. Now I have to worry about my body long-term and do it the right way. I can't cut any corners, I can't take any shortcuts. This has to be done and healed up 100 percent, or my career is at stake. That's a big lesson I learned."
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 8:16PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ex-Bellator champ Zach Makovsky rolls on following loss to Eduardo Dantas
Eduardo Dantas is not the first person to have issued a beating to Zach Makovsky. There are two other fighters who've beaten the former Bellator bantamweight champion on the pro circuit. But there are countless training partners who have done it in the gym. The easy-going Makovsky (14-3 MMA, 6-1 BFC) says that's the point. "The training always keeps me very humble," the 30-year-old fighter told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) in advance of his fight with Anthony Leone (11-5 MMA, 1-2 BFC) at Bellator 83, which takes place Friday at Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey (Makovsky vs. Leone serves on the MTV2-televised main-card following prelims on Spike.com.)
Submitted Dec 4, 2012 8:13PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
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