The UFC middleweight champion Anderson
"The Spider" Silva discusses his thoughts on the current UFC
welterweight champion George St.
Pierre. He respects GSP and
welcomes him into the middleweight division if he does decide to move up in
weight. However, moving down in weight to fight GSP seems to be out
of the question for him. For all of his bouts, Silva normally has to lose weight in order to make
the 185 pounds.
He also goes on to talk about how he is still trying to make the boxing match
happen with Roy Jones Jr.. Silva is really looking forward to fighting Roy in the ring as soon
as both parties acquire some sort of deal.
Here’s a snip from the Spider:
“I didn’t know about those Pierre’s statements, you are giving me this information now. What can I say? I think
what is most important is that I will be no unemployed (laughter). St. Pierre is a great
fighter, but I would never put on weights to face the champion of the category.
My weight is 98kg and I lose weight to fight at 83kg and I would never make
that. But people talks what they want and if this fight really happen, I hope
to make a good performance…By now I am in fattening stage (laughter). I don’t
have a bout scheduled and we are trying to make this fight against Roy Jones
Jr.. This is a personal wish."
(props to tatame.com)
Jake Shields Talks George St. Pierre: “He’s One Of The Fights That I’d Really Love To Have Right Now”
Jake Shields is currently recuperating from a back injury
that has kept him away from fighting EliteXC welterweight champion Drew
Fickett. He was originally going to fight Fickett at the March 29th
event, but he was not able to participate due to the painful injury he suffered
on his back. The Cesar Gracie fighter states that his rehab has been
going really well and he should be ready to fight Fickett some time in July for
the welterweight title.
Shields is considered one of the top welterweight fighters in the world
today. Although George St.Pierre is ranked #1 in the world,
Shields would like to have a chance to fight the current UFC welterweight
champ. With 9 straight wins to his favor, the former Shooto World Champion had
a few things to say about GSP:
looks awesome… He’s one of the fights that I’d really love to have right now… I
need to make sure I look really good against my opponents; I want go out and
dominate people so I can build some momentum for that fight… He doesn’t have a
lot of weaknesses. He’s going to be a tough guy to beat, because it’s not like
you can pick out one thing… To beat a guy like St. Pierre you have to be in phenomenal shape
and keep the pressure on him. You’ve got to stay in his face, and if he takes
you down, you better be ready to get back up and not just stay in guard and get
manhandled like he’s doing to people… I think I’m hard to take down and I’m
good at getting to my feet… I would just try to stay in his face, wear him down
and break him… No one is going to beat St. Pierre easily right now, but he is beatable.”
(props to mmaweekly.com)
DREAM 2 Results: Shinya Aoki Defeats JZ Calvancante, Denis Kang Loses To Gegard (Middleweight Grand Prix 2008)
DREAM held their second event over at Japan’s Saitama Super arena. DREAM 2 was the first set of battles for the Middleweight Grand Prix 2008. Once again, it was a great spectacle for the new Japanese organization.
For those of you who were not able to watch the event. HDNet Fights will be televising the DREAM 2 replay this Saturday, May 3rd at 10:30pm ET.
Here are the complete DREAM 2 results:
The UFC has decided to release UFC middleweight fighter Travis "The Serial Killer" Lutter. Lutter was recentely defeated by Rich Franklin at the UFC 83 event held in Montreal, Canada via a TKO-strikes in the second round.
He also posted the news at his official blog website and explains how the UFC contacted him regarding the release.
Here’s a snip from The Serial Killer himself:
"Friday [afternoon] I was told by my manager that UFC matchmaker Joe
[Silva] had left my him a message on his phone that I had been released
from my UFC contract because of my two losses in a row"