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Georges St-Pierre to star in 'Kickboxer' remake

Georges St-Pierre holds the belt after defeating Carlos

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Georges St-Pierre, the pseudo-retired former UFC welterweight champion, has something to look forward to now as he rehabs from a torn anterior cruciate ligament: starring in his next movie.

After a role in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," St-Pierre is now set to star in a remake of the Jean Claude Van Damme 1989 classic "Kickboxer."

No, GSP won't be taking over JCVD's lead role....

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Sneak peek: Frank Shamrock in 'Bound by Blood'

Frank Shamrock walks out of the cage after

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Here's a sneak peek at a new Frank Shamrock documentary airing Thursday at 11 p.m. on Spike TV. "Shamrock: Bound by Blood" includes a look at his MMA career, his backstory as an imprisoned teen and an on-camera meeting with his estranged adoptive brother Ken Shamrock. If you've read Shamrock's autobiography (pretty good read, by the way), this is the movie version. Sort of.    ...

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At the movies . . . UFC 167

Georges St-Pierre watches Canada's Francis Carmont in his

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Coming to a movie theater near you on Nov. 16, 2013 -- the UFC's biggest pay-per-view star and the UFC's 20th anniversary show. UFC 167, headlined by welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks, will be broadcast in movie theaters that night via Fathom Events. This is at least the fourth time the UFC has partnered with NCM for a one-night only special event. Two theaters on Long...

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Anderson Silva attached to indie MMA film 'Monday Nights at 7'

From left, "Monday Nights at Seven" creater Marty

Whether or not this becomes an interesting film is up to you and your penchant for movies. But Marty Sader and Laura Keys have created a somewhat compelling video on Kickstarter.com to get you interested in contributing to the making of "Monday Nights at Seven." UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and retired MMA legend Frank Shamrock are both attached to the project, as is Greg...

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Watch 'The DNA of GSP' trailer

Georges St-Pierre, left, lands a blow to Nick

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There's a feature documentary on the horizon about UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Directed by Peter Svatek and Kristian Manchester, "The DNA of GSP" promises to be a "look at the human being behind the legend." No release date has been announced yet, but here's the trailer:

(Newsday's app users can watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq5JTfLoAa0)

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Ronda Rousey on making movies

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey attends the

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Ronda Rousey, the new shining star of the UFC, told Newsday last Wednesday in Albany that she was never offered a part in the next "Hunger Games" movie, as was reported on various MMA websites after her win at UFC 157. But Rousey, the UFC women's bantamweight champion, did say that she's interested in the movie business. Just not anytime soon. “I’ve had a lot of people approach me for...

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