Dana White stated his curiosity, in the post fight press conference, as to how people would vote in a poll about the results of UFC 167’s main event. The MMA Beatdown has decided to see what those results would be and here’s your poll.
In this video Georges gives his thoughts on the upcoming UFC 158 bout against Nick Diaz on Saturday March 16, 2013 at 7pm/10pm PT/ET airing live on Pay-Per-View from Montréal, Québec at the Bell Centre. Without further ado check out Georges thoughts on the upcoming fight courtesy of our friends at the UFC.
In a division that seemed to be getting tougher and tougher to make title fights for, UFC brass has found a contender worth mention. Dan Henderson, who was originally scheduled to fight for the light heavyweight title back at UFC 151 in 2012, may get his shot to take the gold if he can get past the very talented, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
Unfortunately, Dan Henderson had to withdrawal from the originally scheduled bout due to a knee injury that sidelined him for the better part of a year. Now Hendo is back, and with the knee injury all but a distant memory he’s ready to attempt to take UFC gold from the proud hands of light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.
There’s no doubt that a fight between these two would generate a lot of buzz for mixed martial arts fans wanting to see the only former Pride Fighting champion to hold belts in two different weight classes at the same time return to former glory but Lyoto Machida has different plans.
Be sure to tune in to see if Hendo will make the title fight at UFC 157 Rousey vs. Carmouche Live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, February 23rd @ 7pm/10pm PT/ET from the Anaheim, CA Honda Center.
It used to be that the best pound for pound UFC fighter was between two men, George ‘Rush’ St-Pierre and Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva. Recent stars have since shined too bright to be ignored and UFC fighters Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (16-1) and Jose Aldo (21-1) must be mentioned when considering a pound for pound champion.
With GSP and The Spider comming off of injuries it seems the UFC is still not suffering from a lack of talent. Younger fighters keep stepping into the lime light and displaying an arsenal of mma skills. It’s very interesting to see where the future for these fighters will lead.
That’s correct fight fans, it appears Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (16-3) will make his UFC debut against former heavyweight champion Cane Valasquez (9-1).
Cane Valasquez was originally slated to fight Frank Mir, at UFC 146, until the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that Alistair Overeem had tested positive for elevated testosterone levels. This news made Overeem ineligible to fight in the event and the UFC decided to give Mir a title shot.
With Mir fighting Junior Dos Santos, for the belt, Cane needed a new opponent, that’s where ‘Bigfoot’ comes in. Antonio Silva has many notable victories, including recent wins over Fedor Emelianenko, and Mike Kyle in Strikeforce. Silva was the first and last EliteXC Heavyweight Champion and the 2011 Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinalist.