Georges St Pierre

UFC Primetimes Premieres Tonight on Spike

The first of a three-part series chronicling the preparation Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn are going through for their UFC welterweight title showdown at UFC 94 in two weeks premieres tonight on Spike. Replay times for this week are set for Wednesday at 10:30 PM ET and Thursday at midnight.

Video Preview: UFC Primetime

Courtesy of Spike, here’s a video preview of the upcoming “UFC Primetime” special that will preview the upcoming UFC welterweight title clash between current champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC lightweight king B.J. Penn. UFC officials and critics alike are stating that this series could be the best “countdown-type” show that the UFC has ever done. I can’t say that the preview doesn’t give that feel as well.

St. Pierre-Penn II Announced for UFC 94

Press release here.

Dana White’s UFC 90 Video Blog Part IV

The fourth part of Dana White’s video blog for UFC 90 is above. The video includes parts of yesterday’s pre-fight press conference, an interview with Yahoo! Sports and ESPN Radio’s Steve Cofield, and Dana getting grilled by reporters, including Kevin Iole, who gets a pretty nasty dirty look from the Baldfather.

On a UFC-related note, after the jump is current UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre doing an interview with FOX News’ Fight Game regarding his upcoming fight against B.J. Penn in January.

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Dana White: GSP-Penn II Moved to January


B.J. Penn, Dana White, and Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The much-anticipated rematch between Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn has been moved to UFC 93 on January 31 in Las Vegas according to UFC President Dana White.

White revealed the change to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports earlier today. The fight was originally planned for UFC 92 on December 27 but St. Pierre has opted to take the rest of the year off because of the exhaustive schedule he has maintained - fighting four times in the last twelve months.

Unfortunately, the UFC was unable to secure the Bell Centre in Montreal for an event. The NHL’s Montreal Canadiens occupy just about every Saturday night on the arena’s schedule.

White also confirmed details concerning the UFC’s inaugural venture into Portland, Oregon, where UFC 91 will be held on November 15 at the Rose Garden. A previously rumored bout between lightweight contenders Kenny Florian and Joe Stevenson has been confirmed for that card.

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St. Pierre Taking Rest of 2008 Off?


Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

While rampant speculation has suggested that the much-anticipated rematch between Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn would likely take place at the UFC’s annual pre-New Year’s Eve show at the end of December, it looks like we might have to wait until next year after all.

In a recent blog entry on RDS.ca, St. Pierre stated that while he’d love to fight Penn again, especially in his hometown of Montreal, he’s unsure whether or not he will be fighting again this year because of the exhaustive schedule he has maintained - fighting four times in the last twelve months.

“In the course of the last week, UFC president Dana White indicated that he’d like to come back to Montreal before the end of the year,” St. Pierre said. “On my end, however, I don’t know if I’ll be stepping back into the Octagon before 2009. I’ve fought four times in the last 12 months. I therefore need some rest. I like the life I lead, but I sometimes need to relax.”

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Discussing the Aftermath of UFC 87


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It’s only been two days since the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut show in Minnesota and the after-effects of the event are already being hotly-discussed around the MMA world. While the show may not have delivered in terms of brutal and quick stoppages, each fight that took place was filled with technical exchanges and exciting moments. There wasn’t much more the hardcore fan could ask for.

However the results of the bouts, primarily those that took place on the televised main card, have left questions in terms of the futures of some fighters. Will Georges St. Pierre actually rematch B.J. Penn later this year? What’s next for Brock Lesnar, Kenny Florian, and Roger Huerta? Here’s my thoughts on the answers to those…

Will St. Pierre and Penn fight before the end of the year?

Yes. Without a doubt. It’s a fight that even UFC President Dana White has been going crazy about even before St. Pierre fought and defeated Jon Fitch this past weekend. We all know Penn is stubborn when it comes to his goals and it seems like his dream to become a multi-division champion won’t be leaving him anytime soon. St. Pierre is currently at the top of his game in every aspect, especially mentally, meaning that he won’t be turning down any kind of fight at the moment.

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UFC 87 Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Here’s some video from last night’s UFC 87 post-fight press conference, courtesy of ESPN. Georges St. Pierre discusses his successful title defense over Jon Fitch in the above video. Comments from Brock Lesnar, Kenny Florian, and Roger Huerta are after the jump.

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St. Pierre Defeats Fitch; Penn Rematch Looms


Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Casting the ghosts of disappointing defeats aside, Georges St. Pierre flourished in his first successful UFC welterweight title defense, dominating top contender Jon Fitch over five rounds en route to a unanimous decision win in front of a sold-out crowd Saturday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

St. Pierre (17-2) set the tempo early, quickly taking down Fitch (17-3), a former standout wrestler at Purdue University. After a few more meetings with the mat, Fitch was sent there once again courtesy of a straight right from St. Pierre. The Canadian pounced on his opponent and did his best to finish the fight but Fitch, proving true to his reputation, regained his composure and fought on.

“He showed why I said that,” St. Pierre said after the fight when referring to Fitch’s toughness. “It was his first title shot and he did awesome. He’ll be back. I told him that this might be the best thing to ever happen to him.”

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