George St-Pierre is probably one of the best fighters to ever step into the ring. So it’s hard for me to see that he’s considering retirement after his victory over Johnny Hendricks. Here’s the full announcement.
Once Mayweather beat Alvarez, we were all wondering who his next opponent will be. Well it looks like that answer has finally surfaced. His next opponent will be (28-3) Amir Khan. We’re going to have to wait until May 3rd, 2013 for this one. I’m just going to go ahead and say Mayweather is going to absolutely destroy this guy. It’s sad when the more exciting part of the fight is who’s walking Floyd to the ring.
In a recent interview with English news channel ANC, Manny Pacquiao stated that he would still like to fight Floyd Mayweather. “I can prove to him I can still win. I lost to Marquez but it’s just a lucky punch, just part of the game. I was not dominated. If he wants to fight, let’s fight.” Pac-Man stated during the interview. Obviously this fight wouldn’t have nearly as much significance now as if it had happened a year or two ago, but I would still definitely like to see it happen.
Looks like the rematch is going to happen overall. Weidman vs. Silva December 28th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Dana White took to ESPN earlier today to officially announce the fight. The people wanted a rematch right from the jump just because of how it all went down. Can’t wait to see this happen.
I am still in disbelief that I witnessed this happen. Chris Weidman knocked Anderson Silva out early in the second round last night to become the new UFC Middleweight Champion. The tricky part about this whole thing is that Silva was dancing and playing around the entire time, he was not fighting. So in a sense, he very much deserved what happened to him, but I have a feeling that if he had come in to take care of business and actually fight instead of messing around Weidman wouldn’t have stood a chance. I guess after you mow through 20 something fighters in a row with really only one of them giving you any trouble whatsoever (Chael Sonnen on steroids), you get a little bit bored and try to spice things up a bit. So on one hand I get what he was doing, but on the other hand, you can’t get that cocky. I’m about as big of an Anderson Silva fan as one can be, so you better believe this is a bummer. It will be interesting to see what happens from here. In the post fight interview Silva was kind of talking like he might be done with the UFC and want to move on. He almost seemed relieved that it all happened. However, the rematch is a very real possibility and it would be absolutely legendary. Like I said before, if Anderson Silva actually goes into fight I don’t see Weidman getting past him. Not to take anything away from Weidman, I just still think Silva is the best. We will just have to wait and see how it plays out.
Hope everyone had an awesome fourth! Tonight the best fighter in the world, Anderson Silva, is defending his title at UFC 162 in Vegas against up-and-comer Chris Weidman. Don’t get me wrong, Weidman is pretty nasty, but I just really don’t see him getting past Silva. I can’t wait for this fight tonight. A few other notable fighters stepping in the octagon tonight before the main event are Frankie Edgar, Tim Boetsch and Chris Leben. Should be an awesome PPV!
Looks like this is actually going down. Floyd confirmed that he will be fighting Canelo Alvarez for his next big event in the ring. Alvarez is only 22 years old and getting the shot of a lifetime with this one. Mark your calendars for September 14th, because you’re about to see a 22-year-old man hit the canvas harder than ever. Team Money May over here. Click HERE for the full story.
I chose my opponent for September 14th and it’s Canelo Alvarez. I’m giving the fans what they want. It will be at the MGM Grand.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 30, 2013
After eight years and 26 fights, Forrest Griffin announced after UFC 160 last night that he is officially retiring. Griffin has been on the fence for awhile now, dealing with multiple injuries and stating after almost every loss that he wants to retire, so this news isn’t exactly a shocker. But that being said, Griffin is one of the most recognizable and influential fighters in UFC history and has done as much to help the sport as any other fighter. Much respect to Mr. Griffin.
UFC Light Heavyweight Jon “Bones” Jones recently released his own signature Nike Free 5.0 TR and has now teamed up with athletic gear giant to bring you this video. It’s a dope little behind the scenes look at his training, preparation and unique blend of multiple different fight styles. Of course there’s also some pretty sick shots of him in action in his Nike Frees. The video drops just a few days before Bones Jones is set to fight Chael Sonnen on PPV for the Light Heavyweight belt. This dude is a complete monster and I cannot wait to see what he does to Sonnen on Saturday. Video below.
Sounds like 40 Glocc is pretty upset about what resulted from the fight that him and The Game had a while back and is coming after his money. Supposedly the YouTube video of the fight that went viral lost him some potential earnings and caused pain & suffering. Here’s the breakdown of what 40 Glocc is asking for. Wonder how far this case will go, if anywhere.
– $500,000 in pain and suffering
– $500,000 in emotional distress
– $750,000 in lost earnings
– $2 million for punitive damages
– $25,000 in medical expenses
– Various other stuff