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.
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?
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...
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.