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Georges St-Pierre spent part of Friday morning on CNN's Starting Point show talking about his new book and how he was bullied as a kid.
The UFC welterweight champion's book is a fascinating so far (follow the #GSPbook hashtag on my Twitter account for my thoughts as I read it.)
GSP is looking pretty gangsta with that goatee and "long" hair, but hearing him, in his French accent,...Read more »
What do Benson Henderson, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch have in common?
None of those three fighters have finished an opponent in three or more years.
What do Benson Henderson, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch NOT have in common?
Henderson is the only one of those fighters that MMA people don’t complain about always going the distance in fights. Interesting, isn’t it?
There...Read more »
Watch and enjoy the Nick Diaz UFC 158 post-fight interview on Fuel TV as he talks about retiring and getting a rematch with Georges St-Pierre in the same interview.
I believe Ariel Helwani asked one question in the first three minutes and didn't need to do much else beyond hold the microphone.
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Here you go, folks -- the UFC 158 interviews with Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre after Friday's weigh-ins.
A few interesting things to note:
-- Diaz sort of rambles on a bit, but avoids giving juicy quotes for use later on Twitter.
-- Diaz may come across as aloof in the interview, but he actually is processing the questions asked and thinking about his answer.
-- GSP is...Read more »
Fans have been clamoring for Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre for at least two years now. Sometimes, it appears close, and sometimes GSP fights Nick Diaz and Silva fights Stephan Bonnar.
The stirring about for a Silva-Jon Jones fight is a little newer.
Still, UFC president Dana White continues to say middleweight champion Silva will fight both the welterweight champion GSP and light...Read more »
Some of it is in French, most in English and some in Nick Diaz.
Watch the entire news conference from Montreal as the UFC begins the hype for UFC 158 with Georges St-PIerre defending his welterweight title against Diaz on March 16.
The video is 40 minutes, but you can skip the first 90 seconds and watch/listen at your leisure....Read more »
Rory MacDonald beat BJ Penn at UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle on Saturday night. Where exactly was the "changing of the guard" mentioned prominently on the broadcast and elsewhere? Penn is 33 years old, MacDonald 23. Other than the age difference, this fight should not be looked upon as any sort of changing of the guard. Thirteen-plus months ago, Penn entered into an unofficial retirement after...Read more »
Multiple MMA sites reported the ratings for the UFC 154 prelims on FX last Saturday as 980,000 viewers, which is eighth best for the dozen prelim shows on Fox's primary cable channel in 2012.
That's a significant amount of homes tuned into a channel to consume programming, but it is still six digits.
There are plenty of outside ways to assign value to ratings numbers, both high and low....Read more »
The talk of late has centered around a superfight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre. UFC president Dana White says it could happen in May at either Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, or a stadium in either Toronto or Brazil.
Of course, whether or not that actually happens is up for debate. Speaking of topics up for discussion, here are the results of our latest Fightin' Words reader poll...Read more »
For those of you MMA fans without power at home who are returning to work today, or who finally found an empty seat near an outlet at the local Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or Panera, here's what you've missed this week:
- Jose Aldo will defend his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar during the UFC's Super Bowl Weekend card in February 2013 in Las Vegas. - Season 17 of "The Ultimate...Read more »