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Georges St-Pierre Receives Medical Clearance to Train

Written on August 29, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC Welterweight Champ Georges St-Pierre last fought at the main event of UFC 129

UFC Welterweight Champ Georges St-Pierre finally seeked a medical clearance to begin his training for his long awaited Octagon return. GSP announced this exciting news through his Facebook and Twitter account. He was last seen in action at the main event of UFC 129, where he defeated Jake Shields via unanimous decision. He injured his knee while training in December of last year.

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UFC Champ Georges St-Pierre Hopeful for a Comeback in November

Written on March 23, 2012 by Clive Wilson

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UFC Welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre's right knee healing well, may start training in July

UFC Welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre tells his fans that he is hopeful to return in the octagon by November. He was interviewed via sattelite last Wednesday in UFC’s press conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Nick Diaz Could Still Earn a Shot Against GSP

Written on September 25, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With some of the fences already mended, UFC President - Dana White - is willing to give Nick Diaz another shot for the welterweight title.

After former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz, no-showed two consecutive press conferences for UFC 137, UFC President – Dana White – yanked him out of the tournament’s main event against GSP. But a few days after, he was given another chance in the fight card as a co-main event fighter contra BJ Penn.

And finally, Dana White had the chance to catch up with the fighter. Some of the fences are now mended, and the UFC president now knows how he has to work with the UFC talent.

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Nick Diaz Reacts to UFC 137 Scrap

Written on September 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After a number of "Where's Waldo" queries, Nick Diaz re-appears with a YouTube video.

Following the announcement that Nick Diaz was scrapped from his UFC 137 title match against GSP, the fighter re-surfaced through a video posted in his YouTube account.

As previously reported by Fighting Insider, Nick Diaz was scrapped from the said bout after failing to show up at the press conferences in Toronto and Las Vegas consecutively. That said, Dana White tapped Carlos Condit as Georges St-Pierre’s next opponent.

See Nick Diaz rant about his situation in the video embedded after the jump.

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Nick Diaz Out; Carlos Condit, New Welterweight Contender

Written on September 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After not showing on Last Wednesday's press con in Las Vegas, UFC President - Dana White - scrapped Nick Diaz in his UFC 137 bout with GSP.

Carlos Condit has replaced Nick Diaz, and will now face welterweight champion – Georges St-Pierre – at next month’s UFC 137. At a press conference in Las Vegas last Wednesday, UFC President – Dana White – announced the news and cited difficulties in getting Nick Diaz to show up for scheduled media events.

Carlos Condit was supposed to meet BJ Penn in a UFC 137 co-main event. But due to changes in the fight card, their supposed match was scrapped from the tournament. The UFC President cleared out that he will talk to BJ Penn about a possible next fight.

Moreover, Dana White expressed his disappointment with Nick Diaz, who no-showed in last Tuesday’s press con in Toronto. The fighter, for an opportunity to fight against GSP, left Strikeforce and vacated his welterweight title to re-sign with UFC.

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MMA Best Fighter: Georges St-Pierre

Written on August 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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This week, Georges "GSP" St-Pierre makes his way to Fighting Insider's list of MMA's best fighters.

Georges St-Pierre, also known as GSP, was born on May 19, 1981 in Saint-Isidore, Quebec. He is the current UFC welterweight title holder, and is lauded as one of the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter.

At the age of seven, he studied Kyokushin Karate from his father, Rolando, in order to defend himself against school bully. He continue his karate classes later on with a Kyokushin Karate Master. When his karate teacher died, he studied Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Boxing. Then before he became a professional MMA fighter, GSP worked as a bouncer at Fuzzy Brossard and a garbage man for six months to pay his school fees.

Georges St-Pierre made his UFC debut at UFC 46, where he defeated Karo Parisyan via unanimous decision. It was followed by a technical knockout win over Jay Hieron at UFC 48.

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John Fitch: No UFC Fights Ahead Yet

Written on August 08, 2011 by Lulu

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Even with his astonishing MMA career stats, Jon Fitch still doesn't have any scheduled fight after his last match against BJ Penn.

John Fitch, considered as one of the best welterweight fighters in MMA, still doesn’t have any scheduled UFC fights after his match against BJ Penn at UFC 127.

The American Kickboxing product lost only to UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, back in 2008 at UFC 87. After that, he won five consecutive bouts and a draw on his last fight against BJ Penn. When his name was called by other contender like Rick Story, Jon Fitch just responded by saying: “I’m at a point in my career where I need to be fighting main events and main event fighters. And if you don’t have a belt, currently, or you haven’t owned a belt in the UFC, I’m not really interested.”

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Tyson Griffin vs Bart Palszewski Bout, Set for UFC 137

Written on July 21, 2011 by Lulu

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A featherweight bout between Tyson Griffin vs Bert Palaszewski was added to the UFC 137 fight card.

A new match was added to the upcoming UFC 137 fight card, which will take place in Las Vegas. The said tournament will feature a featherweight showdown between Tyson Griffin and Bart Palszewski, according to a UFC website post.

Tyson Griffin, who had a career stats of 15-5, is coming off of a victory over Manny Gamburyan on his previous match at UFC on Versus 4. The said match is his first fight at 145 pounds, after he competes at UFC’s lightweight division at the start of his career. Meanwhile, Tyson Griffin’s opponent is a Polish immigrant named Bart Palaszewski. He carries a career stats of 35-14, and will be making his featherweight debut for UFC at UFC 137.

The UFC 137 will highlight a welterweight duel between UFC champion, Georges St-Pierre, and the former Strikeforce titleholder, Nick Diaz, on October 29 at Mandalay Bay.

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Josh Koscheck, Returning on UFC 138 as Middleweight

Written on July 09, 2011 by Lulu

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Former welterweight contender, Josh Koscheck, plans to return inside the Octagon at UFC 138 as a middleweight fighter.

The former No. 1 welterweight contender, Josh Koscheck, is planning to make his return in the Octagon after almost a year in the sideline. He will step in as a middleweight fighter at UFC 138, which is set take place on November 19, 2011 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

Josh Koscheck announced that he intends to fight at the 185 pounds catch weight one more before returning to the 170 pound division. He also added that he will do this because it is something fun for the fans. Josh Koscheck, is one of the most active MMA fighters before he lose to welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, on December 2010. He suffered a broken face after his match with GSP, requiring a surgery to repair the damage and a long layoff from action.

If ever Josh Koscheck really return in San Jose, he’ll be joining his American Kick Boxing Academy stablemate, Cain Velasquez, who will defend his heavyweight title against his No.1 contender, Junior Dos Santos.

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GSP Much Likely to Win over Persistent Diaz

Written on May 23, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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MMA fans believe that the GSP vs Nick Diaz bout is much more feasible than the former's much-anticipated superfight against Anderson Silva. More over, Georges St-Pierre is still the people's favorite.

Rumors about a possible Georges St-Pierre vs Nick Diaz welterweight bout has been heating up since then, and many fans believe that it will come true. However, GSP was favored by many to win the contest against Nick Diaz. Betting odds are giving the welterweight champ a -425 line, making his contender the underdog in the […]

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