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GSP says he is interested in fighting Tyron Woodley

GSP says he is interested in fighting Tyron Woodley

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Tyron Woodley realized his dreams on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia when he defeated Robbie Lawler to become the UFC welterweight champion of the world.

Woodley said now that he is the champion, he is looking for the biggest fights possible to generate the most money and doesn’t care about what the rankings are saying.

“Nick Diaz is a top-five welterweight of all time in my eyes,” Woodley said at the post-fight press conference (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “Georges St-Pierre is the No. 1 welterweight in my eyes. If I’m an athlete in this sport, in this division and I want to say I’m the best in the world, I feel like I should compete against those guys. So I don’t feel any obligation to go by the rankings. We all know how those rankings are produced anyway. And I want to go out there and I want to fight the money fights.”

MMA Fighting reached out to Georges St-Pierre via text message on Sunday and asked if he would be interested in fighting the new welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. “Rush” simply replied, “Yes.”

Will we see Georges St-Pierre return to the Octagon to fight Tyron Woodley?

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GSP: “Of all the guys, I would NOT want to fight Condit again”‏

GSP: “Of all the guys, I would NOT want to fight Condit again”‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joes Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre claims that out of all his previous opponents, “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit was the biggest nightmare.

Here is what “Rush” had to say in a recent interview with Bloody Elbow’s Mark Bergmann:

“Carlos Condit is a nightmare,” St-Pierre said. “Of all the guys that I would not want to fight again, it would be Carlos Condit. Because Carlos Condit […] is very well rounded, things can come out of every angle, from everywhere. Johny Hendricks is very good at what he does. Not as surprising as Carlos Condit, but he’s very good at what he does. He hits very hard with his left. But I do believe right now, if you talk about ranking and positioning, the man that deserves the title shot would be Johny Hendricks. That’s what I believe. But Carlos Condit is not far behind. And on a five round fight, I believe right now in the mix, Carlos Condit might be the most dangerous guy. He has more weapons in his arsenal and you never know where it’s coming from. It’s just a nightmare fighting a guy like this.”

GSP continued:

“If I would have to bet – let’s have no choice – between Lawler, Hendricks and Condit, I believe Condit is the one that will emerge victorious. That’s on a five round fight. He’s a nightmare.”

Georges St. Pierre defeated Carlos Condit via unanimous decision at UFC 154 in November of 2012.

What do you think of GSP’s most recent comments?

GSP: “I still believe Rory will be world champion one day”‏

GSP: “I still believe Rory will be world champion one day”‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

UFC 189 took place earlier this month in Las Vegas and produced a number of memorable fights and exciting finishes.

The welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald stole the show, as the pair went to war for over twenty minutes.

In the end, the champion was able to defeat the 26-year-old Canadian via fifth-round TKO, this after “Ruthless” landed a solid jab to MacDonald’s already broken nose.

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who is a training partner and close friend of Rory MacDonald’s, recently did an interview with BloodyElbow where he discussed the Lawler vs. MacDonald fight as well as Rory’s future:

“Rory is a good friend of mine and a training partner. I think he did a great job until he got caught by that last straight left. I still believe Rory will be world champion one day. I just believe, maybe it wasn’t meant to be right now,” GSP said. “But it doesn’t change the fact that I still think he’s the future of the division.”

“Rush” continued:

“If you look at Robbie Lawler, his career went up and down before he became champion. I think sometimes it’s just to be patient with time and experience. But I truly believe for Rory, I have a message for him, I could tell him — I know he’s probably sad and everything, because when you lose a fight you are very sad and sometimes emotion about it — but not give up on his dream, hold on to it. By seeing him training and talking to him, I know he’s the future of this division. It just wasn’t meant to be to happen right now, but it will be pretty soon.”

Do you agree with ‘GSP’ that MacDonald will one day become the UFC welterweight champion of the world?

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GSP cleared to resume MMA training‏

GSP cleared to resume MMA training‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Remember Georges St. Pierre?

The former UFC welterweight champion who had that awesome French accent?

Well just a quick refresher, Georges St. Pierre left the sport of MMA following his UFC 167 welterweight title defense victory over Johny Hendricks last November, vacating his 170-pound strap in the process.

After relinquishing his title, the 33-year-old Canadian suffered a torn left MCL in March, which has kept him from training in mixed martial arts ever since.

During his time away from the sport, the UFC has since crowned a new welterweight champion in the form of the aforementioned Johny Hendricks, who earned the title by narrowly defeating Robbie Lawler via judges decision at March’s UFC 171 event in Dallas, Texas.

St. Pierre has never officially retired from the sport of MMA, and according to a new report from UFC officials, the former champ has received doctor’s clearance to begin training again in MMA.

“His knee just got cleared and he’ll start training again and getting back into shape. He’ll let us know when he’s ready [to fight again],” stated UFC president Dana White.

Whether or not GSP will actually return to the octagon remains to be seen. He has been promised an immediate title shot upon his return to the cage but with his teammate Rory MacDonald currently sitting in the #1 contenders chair he may not be in any “rush.”

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