Rashad Evans: Daniel Cormier could be my next opponent
Fresh off a dominant win over Chael Sonnen, Rashad Evans could introduce Daniel Cormier to the UFC light heavyweight division.
Evans (19-3-1 MMA, 14-3-1 UFC) on Wednesday told “UFC Tonight” that he’s heard Cormier (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) could be his next opponent, though the fight had yet to be confirmed by the promotion.
Manager Ed Soares: Nogueira brothers expect UFC return in first half of 2014
With only two fights between them in the past year, brothers Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira are working hard to get back in the cage as soon as possible.
The Nogueiras, arguably the most famous and successful pair of siblings in MMA history, still are recovering from individual injuries, but are expected to return to the octagon in 2014, according to manager Ed Soares.
Michael Bisping cleared to train, wants higher-ranked opponent than Tim Kennedy
Michael Bisping was in a chipper mood on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1.
And why shouldn't he be? Bisping, who has been sidelined due to a detached retina, got some good news from the doctor earlier in the day.
"I was at the doctors this morning, they've given me the green light to start proper training again," said Bisping. "I've been running and lifting weights for awhile. Now I can get back in the gym and start working on a few things."
Johny Hendricks Says His “Knee is Fine,” Doesn’t Expect to be Sidelined Until 2014
ollowing a loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 167 over the weekend, Johny Hendricks not only ended up on the wrong end of a split decision, he also wound up on the Nevada State Athletic Commission medically suspended list.
Hendricks mentioned an issue with his right knee in his post-fight medical examination at the arena, so Nevada officials determined that he needed to go get it cleared by an orthopedic doctor or he would have to sit on the sidelines until May 17, 2014.
It’s a common practice for any medical issue a fighter might have that is difficult to fully assess with the limited resources on site after a fight.
Hendricks on Wednesday, however, told UFC Tonight, “I played golf today. My knee is fine.”
Georges St-Pierre Shoots Down Rumors; Rematch Already in the Works
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre fueled a quagmire of conjecture following his UFC 167 victory overJohny Hendricks, saying, “I am going to hang my gloves up for a little bit and make sense of my life. I have to go away for a little bit at least. Personal things are happening. I have to step away for a bit; that’s all I can say right now.”
He might have been better off saying nothing at all.