UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre could be having a role reversal in the very near future. St. Pierre is coming off a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz in which his opponent was the clear villain. According to the Latino Review, Georges St Pierre could be channeling his own villain side in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Solider movie.
Last night’s episode of UFC Tonight was filled with breaking news and busted rumors. Amongst the news of Aldo v Pettis actually happening and Demetrious Johnson being injured was a response from UFC President Dana White regarding the former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.
Guess Nick Diaz isn’t stepping away from MMA after all. Less than a week after Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz went five round to crown an interim welterweight champion at UFC 143, they have agreed to do it again. What started as a rumor was quickly confirmed by UFC President Dana White tonight, “The rumor is true, Carlos did accept the fight today and Carlos is coming on Friday,” tweeted White.
Yesterday, Fighters Only ran a story that featured a statement made by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira that talked about a matchup between UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and Number One Contender Yushin Okami. He claimed that this fight could take place at UFC Rio in August, but then also stated that he is confident Silva will win and once he does he plans to move up to the Light Heavyweight division, as a result of no further competition at Middleweight.
Just 24 hours after a successful title defense from Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, the promotion has made some changes to Tim Kennedy’s upcoming fight. Kennedy, who was defeated by Souza for the Middleweight title, was originally scheduled to face Jason Miller, but the bout has since been scrapped and Luke Rockhold will now face Kennedy in March.
The New Year has just started but the Ultimate Fighting Championship is already hard at work putting things together for some solid fight cards this spring. Just eight days removed from the first card of the year in UFC 125, contracts are being sent to some of the biggest fighters in MMA for UFC 129 and UFC 130.