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UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre left MMA fans in the lurch in the moments after his split-decision win at UFC 167 last month.
After he won a split decision over Johny Hendricks, St-Pierre said he was stepping away from the sport for a while. He didn't say he was retiring.
This Friday, perhaps we'll get the answer. He'll be doing an appearance in Montreal, UFC president Dana...Read more »
The UFC was one of the early pro sports leagues to integrate Twitter into its marketing and promoting of events and fighters.
Many things go into determining how many followers a fighter has -- from performance in the cage, to engagement on Twitter, to sponsorship campaigns, to existing profile/status in the UFC, to at least a dozen other things.
So here's a question: how much is a UFC...Read more »
Jose Aldo hasn't lost a fight in eight years and yet the UFC featherweight champion from Brazil gets shown very little love as the best pound-for-pound fighter MMA fighter in the world.
That's because of who's ahead of him. Heck, Aldo even lost out to anyone not already listed as an option.
In our latest Fightin' Words reader poll, Jon Jones took the plurality of votes (a total of 1,835...Read more »
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...Read more »
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)...Read more »
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.
...Read more »
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 »