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UFC welterweight fighter, Johny Hendricks is making a case, and went on Twitter to request to fight Carlos Condit. Will he get his wish?
“The #UFC welterweight division needs to move forward – Me vs @CarlosCondit – Please make it happen! @DanaWhite @UFC”
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields has stated in the past that he’d like to move back to the middleweight division. He is getting his wish, and will be taking on Ed Herman at UFC 150.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the news via his personal Twitter account:
“UFC 150 Sat Aug 11 Denver, CO. Middleweight Bout Ed Herman VS Jake Shields. I like that fight!”
Shields is coming off a win over Yoshihiro Akiyama in February at UFC 144. He was 2-2 at 170 lbs in the UFC, but clearly felt that his skills were better suited for 185.
Herman has been on a role since coning back from injury, stopping three straight opponents. His last win came over Clifford Starks at UFC 143.
With Alistair Overeem testing positive for elevated testosterone levels, the questioned remained on who would replace him and face heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos in the main event of UFC 146. Frank Mir seemed to be the obvious pick since he was already fighting on the card.
Frank Mir is scheduled to fight Cain Velasquez on the same UFC 146 card that was supposed to see Alistair Overeem challenge Junior Dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title, so it would have be an easy switch to make. But UFC president Dana White has shot down the idea.
It was announced earlier this week that former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson would face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in a rematch of their fight from back in the PRIDE days. The Rua fight was said to be “Rampage’s” last on his UFC deal.
But now “Rampage” shared via his personal Twitter account that he fight will have to wait:
“2 keep it real, the Shogun fight will have 2 wait, I just found out that I have 2 get surgery on both knees, but I heal fast don’t trip”
UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre underwent knee surgery on Tuesday in Los Angeles to repair a full torn anterior cruciate ligament and a partial tear of his meniscus in the right knee.
St. Pierre sent a tweet out Tuesday evening telling fans that the surgery was a success.
“Dr. ElAttrache says my surgery (ACL patellar tendon autograft) was huge success! Ligament very strong. Tks for support!”
UFC president Dana White announced last night that former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres had been released from the promotion due to a controversial Tweet posted by the fighter on Wednesday.
Torres Tweeted (@MiguelTorresMMA) a joke about “rape vans” on Wednesday, the message has since been deleted.
“If a windowless van was called a surprise van more people wouldn’t mind going for rides in them. Everyone likes surprises.”
DANA WHITE TALKS NEW DIVISION, TWITTER ETHICS FOR FIGHTERS, CHAEL SONNEN, NICK DIAZ AND MORE (VIDEO)
UFC president Dana White talks a variety of topics after the Press Conference for the UFC on FOX 2 show in Chicago.
UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, has suffered another major injury in training, and the UFC’s Super Bowl weekend show has a new headliner as Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit will now square off for the Interim UFC welterweight title.
UFC president Dana White shared the news via his personal Twitter account.
“GSP blown acl will be out for 10 mos. Now Condit vs Diaz for the interim welterweight title on Feb 4th in Las Vegas!!”
“Ultimate Fighter” season 9 winner, Ross Pearson, is contemplating a move down to the featherweight division after coming up short inside the octagon against Edson Barboza at UFC 134 Rio.
Speaking via his Twitter page, Pearson said:
“I will do a test run an keep u all posted on how I do at making 145lbs need to sit down speak to UFC & coaches see what they think”
The decision loss to Brazilian stand-up specialist, Edson Barboza, ended his most recent run at the lightweight title.
UFC weltwerweight fighter Dan Hardy is being given another chance according to Ultimate Fighting Championship CEO Lorenzo Fertitta.
Hardy was submitted tonight in the main event of UFC on Versus 5 event by Chris Lytle, who announced at the weigh-ins he was retiring after the fight.
“Will not cut @DanHardyMMA I like guys that WAR!!!”
Three losses in a row, three reactions from UFC president Dana White’s twitter account.
Here’s the latest remark from White shortly afterFedor Emelianenko got TKO’d by Dan Henderson last night at the Strikeforce: “Fedor vs. Henderson” event in Illinois.
A lightweight battle has been added to the UFC 136 card on October 8th in Houston, Texas. Explosive up-and-comer, Melvin Guillard will take on dangereous Joe Lauzon.
Lauzon shared the news via his personal Twitter account earlier today:
Guillard has won five fights in a row including a recent impressive first round TKO over former WEC star, Shane Roller. Eight wins out of his last nine fights has made him one of the hottest fighters on the roster today.
Lauzon is on a roll himself after defeating Curt Warburton on the UFC on Versus 4 card just last month via submission. The fight also pocked him his sixth bonus award in his last seven fights.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz talks about his upcoming fight against against Ryan Bader, Re-inventing himself, Twitter mishaps, and more.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions Rashad Evans and Quinton Jackson are at each other’s throats again, this time in a “friendly” exchange of words via their official Twitter accounts.
@SugaRashadEvans: now I love him like a play cousin that I want 2 fight on sight! I’m gonna help him train 2 beat Jones!
@Rampage4real: hahaha I’m not dumb enough 2 train wit u, I still owe u an ass whooping, so I hope u win your next fight. No rust this time
@SugaRashadEvans: ndeed u do owe me but don’t hold your breath … #insertbreathjoke … Lol Alright u can use my coaches I won’t b there 2 beat u up
@Rampage4real: I hope u don’t train like u fight #insertdeeznutsnyomouth, thanks 4 da offer,but u r still on my hit list brah
@SugaRashadEvans: Remember when Wandy had u doing the Weekends at Bernies thru the ropes, when Shogun made u quit, & Forrest dug in them cakes?!
@Rampage4real: hahahaha ok dude, train hard so u can win,& ill do da same, so we can do #2 and let’s c if u stay so cocky, I’m gonna end u!
@SugaRashadEvans: fighting u equals easy payday 4 me! Frankenstein got better footwork than u & your hands r trash! Govern yourself accordingly!
As part of the UFC 132 fight card, former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva will take on Chris Leben. Silva also goes ahead and calls Chael Sonnen a “Twitter fighter” and says Chuck Liddell is the hardest puncher he’s ever faced.