Shogun admits he lacked motivation
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua now trains with Demian Maia in Sao Paulo and thinks that he now knows Dan Henderson's game enough to avenge his loss in their first fight in the rematch at UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2.
St. Pierre at Odds with UFC Brass
Despite comments from UFC president Dana White that he "knew for a fact" that former champion Georges St. Pierre would return from his self-imposed UFC exile, an interview with St. Pierre this week makes it seem a if the fighter and promotion are further apart than ever. In addition to expressing certainty that GSP would come back, White also dismissed St. Pierre's earlier comments that part of the reason he took a leave of absence from MMA competition was because of concerns he had for illicit performance enhancing drug and treatment use among fighters and lax testing by the promotion and regulatory bodies.
MacDonald Battles Unknown Hand Injury
In a recent interview, Michael McDonald explained that Urijah Faber loss at UFC on FOX 9 wasn't all that bad for his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. He also went on to describe a mysterious hand injury that is holding up his Octagon return.