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Despite what Dana White might tell you, Georges St. Pierre had every intention of honoring his contract and fighting Robert Whittaker at Middleweight. That’s according to his coach John Danaher, who spoke today on the MMA Hour. Unfortunately, colitis, a very serious health condition that has him fasting every other day, interfered. St. Pierre tried to put on weight before his title fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 217; not only was he unable to do so, coming into the fight at just over 190 pounds, but the attempt took a serious toll on his health.
"Actually, he entered the contract negotiations saying he would fight Robert Whittaker. He had every intention of fighting a minimum of twice at middleweight." - Danaher on GSP not intending on ever fighting middlweight after Bisping. #TheMMAHour— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) December 11, 2017
This runs counter to Dana White’s claim that St. Pierre never intended to fight Whittaker. Danaher refuted another claim made by White- that GSP didn’t want to fight anyone at welterweight. According to Danaher, GSP DID want to come back for the welterweight crown once Tyron Woodley became champion. It was Danaher who talked him into moving up to middleweight, and a group of coaches, including Zahabi, Roach, Danaher, met with GSP to come up with a career plan.
You can watch the complete interview here
Robert Whittaker is finding some picturesque places to train:
Remember how Jason Knight got docked a point for biting Gabriel Benitez’s fingers? Well, guess what? Benitez shouldn’t have put his fingers in Jason’s mouth, according to the Kid.
Yea I accidentally bit the dude this weekend, u put your fingers in my mouth I'll bite them too , a fish hook is not a takedown defense pic.twitter.com/QuuTzjcQXo— Jason TheKid Knight (@Jasonthekid23) December 12, 2017
Nicco Montano finally has money- but no one will take it without credit.
Sobering reality, new champ Nicco Montano, won the prize money but having lived in poverty her whole life, doesn't have the credit to rent a new place yet. do we know any rental agents/real estate in #abq that can help her out?? #themmahour— esther lin (@allelbows) December 11, 2017
Will Cain Velasquez actually stay healthy this time?
Getting prepared for something is amazing but anytime @officialcainvelasquez is in the training room you know training goes to another level. So good to have this dude back, he’s played such a huge part in my journey it’s hard when he’s gone. I know I’m gonna be ready for Volkan. Let’s go!! #ufc220 #weareaka #whereisluke(@lukerockhold ) @americanethanol @metropcs @monsterenergy @7eleven
The two best actors who are also UFC lightweights, want to fight each other. Felder is a trained thespian (theater actor) while Iaquinta apparently was a surprising natural in a TV pilot that was never picked up. What’s really important, though, is that there’s no way this isn’t a barnburner.
Yes— Alexander Jay (@ALIAQUINTA) December 11, 2017
Whoever is running Sylvester Stallone’s account pranked us with a “big announcement” that had nothing to do with Brock Lesnar.
Remember Keaton Jones, that kid who was bullied at school? Well, what was apparently a fake account was using that to try and scam folks out of their money.
This was, apparently a fake account.
Aljamain Sterling is surprisingly cool with all the memes about him dabbing after getting knocked out.
Bruuh. I watched it and man did i wish i could stop that shot as soon as I reached for it. I partially said, “And at this moment I realized..I fucked up”. Crazy. But the everything after that knee was a blur. But yea, rough for sure.— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) December 11, 2017
This kid is gonna be a monster
“Cub Swanson issues a statement after his loss” feels too formal to say he said this:
Even in a loss, Swanson set a record:
.@CubSwanson got his 7th UFC fight-night bonus at #UFCFresno, a new record for most in featherweight history. His 11 bonuses for UFC/WEC featherweight fights are also a record. pic.twitter.com/8uupZVhWKy— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) December 10, 2017
McGregor wants this to come across tough, but it’s just a sappy new dad post
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
A man won an MMA fight with a dragon sleeper.
Watch the whole fight here:
dragon sleeper?— Leg Kickin Tacos (@LegKickTKO) December 11, 2017
a man won a dang mma fight with a dang dragon sleeper?
Another knee to the head
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The talons of an apex predator pic.twitter.com/OaFQWwilkX— Nature Is Scary (@Thescarynature_) December 12, 2017