Dana White just appeared on ESPN SportsCenter and announced that George St-Pierre will fight Michael Bisping for the middleweight title.
Ten-minute sneak peak as the insiders turned outsiders discuss Saturday’s UFC 209, and they liken it to a degree to today’s world where everyone gets a trophy.
Tyron Woodley: “How is Dana White gonna call me a drama queen? He’s the biggest drama queen. I learned from the best.”
“He doesn’t seem to be extremely thrilled to get in there with somebody that can punch him to the point of getting dropped and suffering a concussion — an ugly, grueling fight.”
GSP: “He’s not a secret weapon anymore. … Wonderboy is the best striker I’ve seen in my life.”
“I’m just focused on getting the school going and focused on getting my hand better to where I can fight again and even train again.”
Greg Hardy: “I took it away from myself. Now I’m nobody. I’m nowhere. I’m just in the middle of where I put myself.”
Devin Johnson: “It would target … the disabled and the elderly. That’s a big change as opposed to your high-intensity cross trainers.”
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“The New York State Athletic Commission determined that there was no clear error or violation of statute or rule by Referee Todd Anderson.”
Interim lightweight title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is motivated to win a championship and follow in the footsteps of training partners Cain Velasquez, Luke Rockhold and Daniel Cormier.
Derrick Lewis: “This is America, you know they like to see black on black crime, they thrive on that, they love that. I’ll give it to them, yeah.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov: “Never Been Kissed – I don’t understand why nobody kiss her?”
Johny Hendricks: “Once I showed how to defeat Georges St-Pierre, I think people are going to start using that game plan…”
Dustin Poirier: “Now, when I’m not in camp, I’m preserving my body. I’m not out here sparring every day.”
Interim lightweight title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is surprised after training by some fans, and promises them he will soon be the UFC’s first Muslim champion.
Rory MacDonald: “I’m gonna step back from that and focus on my strengths and apply them in my fights. And not give a $#!@ what everybody else’s strength is.”
A sold-out crowd witnessed a tremendous night of action at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey for Ring of Combat 58. The crowd was so energetic at times, it was hard to hear the timekeeper at the end of rounds…and for good reason. The eleven bout card had fans on the edge of
Dominick Cruz: “She won’t come out. So, who are you unless you’re winning? We don’t know. Do you know?”
“Sometimes in life, the more you pursuit a dream, the more it escapes you.”