Be sure to tune into ‘Inside the UFC’ on Thursday night as Randy “The Natural” Couture will be interviewed and he has a big announcement to make.
To the loyal readers, feel free to leave comments on what you think the announcement might be. Personally, I have a feeling “The Natural” will be coming out of retirement to fight Tim Sylvia for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 68 in Ohio.
UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has signed a three-fight extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Sylvia is currently expected to appear on the UFC 68 card in Columbus, Ohio
Last night fans saw a passing of the torch as UFC welterweight superstar Georges “Rush” St. Pierre destroyed Matt Hughes early in the 2nd round.
In what turned out to be one of the best UFC events in quite some time about 15,000 fans packed the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California to witness one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history; Hughes and St. Pierre didn’t disappoint.
It seems that every UFC event is growing in coverage as the year goes on. Of course Georges St. Pierre rematching Matt Hughes for the UFC Welterweight Title might be helping things a little bit too…
Here’s a few links to fill you in on what sports writers around the country are saying about the event:
UFC: It’s Redemption, not Revenge on the Mind of Georges St. Pierre
FOX Sports: Hughes-St. Pierre: UFC’s match of the year?
Sherdog: A Self-Made “Maine-iac”
MMA Weekly: Tim Sylvia Ready to Ascend Beyond Belt
The Fight Network: Monson Plans Hostile Takeover of UFC Crown
Houston Chronicle: Matt Hughes intends to continue the fight; Monson prepared for last shot
Winnipeg Free Press: Opposites collide in heavyweight title fight at UFC 65 in Sacramento
Rocky Mountain News: Out of ring, Monson sits for anarchy
Los Angeles Times: St. Pierre is primed for rematch
Doghouse Boxing: Can Matt Hughes fend off the Rush?
Slam Sports: From idol to enemy
Canada.com: UFC champion Hughes takes swipe at Canada over foreign policy
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Monson faces tall task against Sylvia
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced that UFC 65: Bad Intentions will be headlined by two title fights. Tim Sylvia will be defending his heavyweight title against Jeff Monson and also fans will finally get to see the highly anticipated rematch between Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre for the welterweight title.
“I’m pleased to bring the most exciting live combat sport in the world – the UFC – to ARCO Arena and to give fans two great championship title fights in one night,” said UFC President Dana White. “The Tim Sylvia and Jeff Monson fight is going to be incredible, and the main event rematch between Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre has to be one of the most anticipated mixed martial arts fights ever. I’m looking forward to Nov. 18 and to finally holding a UFC event in Sacramento.”
“I think this will be a great fight and that fans will appreciate this rematch,” said Hughes. “I’m already in shape and I’m definitely ready for St. Pierre.”
“I’ve been waiting for this fight against Matt Hughes for a long time,” said St. Pierre. “I want that belt so bad – I want to become the champion.”