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Georges St-Pierre wants to 'attack the system'
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had quite the interview with Michael Landsberg of TSN's Off The Record. When the discussion quickly steered towards his concerns over an expanding culture of performance enhancing drug use in MMA, St-Pierre says he isn't interested in a witch hunt. Although he refuses to name names, St-Pierre believes he's faced at least a few opponents using some sort of steroid. "I can not answer this question, but there [are] a lot of people on drugs," says St-Pierre. "I'm never sure 100%. The reason is I don't want to accuse any individual. If you accuse one individual 20 others will arrive. What I want to attack? I want to attack the system. I don't want to attack the individual. People have to understand, I don't want to attack the UFC. I'm one of the guys that stands for the sport, stands for the UFC. I want to do that to help the brand, help the sport. I'm one of the guys that fights for the legitimacy of my sport...
Submitted Feb 19, 2014 10:51PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Kajan Johnson responds to Tyler Manowaroa's release from UFC
I feel in my heart that it is important to shed some light on this week’ earlier events, regarding Tyler Manawaroa’s “racist instagram photo.”
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Rafael dos Anjos on Khabib Nurmagomedov: 'I'm going to shut him up'
UFC lightweight Rafael dos Anjos discusses his new opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, and he says he's going to "shut him up".
Submitted Feb 9, 2014 5:55PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Junior dos Santos explains his training at Nova União: 'I think this is evolution'
Junior dos Santos explains that he is still a part of Team Nogueira, even though he has moved to Nova União for the purpose of "evolving."
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
Coach Roach: Dana White dragged GSP down
The ex-UFC champ's boxing coach says that UFC boss beat down a depressed St-Pierre and that if there was any alternative he'd tell GSP to fight somewhere else.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 11:45PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
Alan Belcher talks about taking time away from MMA to heal and practice Jiu Jitsu
It's not quite retirement, but Alan Belcher is taking a long break from UFC competition to do something he loves, practice Jiu Jitsu.
Submitted Feb 1, 2014 4:51PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Dana White: 'I used to beat the living s--t out of Tito Ortiz'
Dana White might be (mostly) done with the boxing business, but that doesn't mean he doesn't still love the sport. White treated the media on Wednesday to a screening of his new boxing reality show 'The Fighters', which will air on the Discovery Channel on January 23rd. After the screening, however, White took questions from the media and addressed an old incident with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 4:27PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Rousey: Ugly bone breaks are just part of the game
The UFC women's Bantamweight champ has a blase attitude about broken bones in the Octagon and she wouldn't hesitate to snap the arm of a foe who won't tap.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Hackleman tried to get Chuck to stop banging
John Hackleman of The Pit was Joe Rogan's guest on the Joe Rogan Experience and he revealed that he'd been trying to get Chuck Liddell to change his fighting style before Liddell finally retired.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:23AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Jones: UFC Title Beats Super Bowl Ring
Jon Jones is one of three brothers, all who compete in professional versions of their chosen sport. For Chandler, a member of the New England Patriots, there is no question about who is the most successful member of the Jones' clan.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 7:28PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Mayhem Miller threatens to punch Steven Hawking right out of his wheelchair
Former UFC middleweight Jason Miller, who was arrested multiple times last year before getting into a scuffle with Uriah Hall, claims he has "legitimate offers" to return to mixed martial arts (MMA) following his 2012 retirement. To train for his upcoming fight, "Mayhem" plans to punch Steven Hawking right out of his wheelchair and then armbar him, because the paralyzed physicist cannot adequately defend submission attempts. Alllllllrighty then.
Submitted Jan 14, 2014 5:26PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Interviews
WSOF’s Marlon Moraes open to proposed Dantas fight, believes UFC challenges may lie in future
Marlon Moraes is quickly establishing himself as one of the top bantamweights in the game. But in order to be considered as the best, Moraes knows he must defeat fighters ahead of him in the rankings, and most of those fighters reside in the UFC.
Submitted Jan 13, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
Sicilia on how Dana White saved him & bar brawl over Juliana Pena
UFC featherweight standout, Sam Sicilia discusses his upcoming fight with Cole Miller, how Dana White saved him, the sponsor landscape, the do or die situation he's found himself in and the tale of a brawl that had teammate, Juliana Pena right at the center of it.
Submitted Jan 13, 2014 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Move over Tim Kennedy, Mark Munoz has 'unfinished business' with Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping may never win a UFC title, but he will undoubtedly retire as the call-out champion of the world (and he says 'thank you').
Submitted Jan 11, 2014 5:06PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
'DB' Admits To Stab-Gate, Says Poirier Got Lucky
UFC featherweight Diego Brandao explains why he threatened to stab Dustin Poirier at the UFC 168 weigh ins and claims "The Diamond" was scared and got lucky with his win at the "Weidman vs. Silva 2" pay-per-view (PPV) last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jan 6, 2014 3:44PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Anderson Silva says there's a 'great chance' he retires after Saturday night
Anderson Silva talks about whether Saturday night's rematch against Chris Weidman could be his last fight, whether he feels pressure going into the fight, why he isn't sporting Nike for this fight, and more...
Submitted Dec 26, 2013 10:49PM by grappler0000 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Duane Ludwig predicts a clean sweep for four Team Alpha Male fighters at UFC on Fox 9
Team Alpha Male head coach, Duane 'Bang' Ludwig predicts wins for Danny Castillo, Chad Mendes, Urijah Faber and UFC gold for Joseph Benavidez at UFC on Fox 9 on Saturday.
Submitted Dec 11, 2013 10:34AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Rory MacDonald: 'I needed to lose'
The Rory MacDonald of 2013 is a very different specimen from the youngster who ran roughshod over the welterweight division throughout his first few years inside the UFC. His ferocity replaced by a measured sense of restraint, MacDonald finally fell victim to his own evolution at UFC 167, where he lost a bruising split decision to Robbie Lawler. Though however damaging it may have been, the loss could ultimately wind up being the best thing for the 24-year-old. "I needed it," a candid MacDonald admitted on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour...
Submitted Nov 26, 2013 8:20AM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Dana White Suggests MMA Judges and Referees Need Grappling Experience as Job Requirement
If you haven’t done some Brazilian jiu-jitsu or a form of grappling, UFC president Dana White doesn’t find you qualified to officiate MMA. White said on Wednesday evening that referees and judges employed by athletic commissions overseeing MMA events should have experience “rolling” before being considered for their jobs...
Submitted Nov 21, 2013 8:25AM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Todd Duffee Recovering from Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, Hopes to Fight Within a Year
The pain woke Todd Duffee in the middle of the night. “It felt like somebody stabbing me in my back,” he told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “I kind of freaked out. Should I go to the ER? What do I do? It was that kind of pain. I just couldn’t move. I could kind of lift my shoulder to a certain extent, but I couldn’t use my hand fully. I could like pulse it, but I couldn’t close it. I couldn’t pick up anything with it or anything like that.”
Submitted Nov 8, 2013 2:44PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
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