May 13th, 2013
Rory MacDonald is one of the brightest and best prospects in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC and he might become a great one day, but according to fellow Welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger, he is definitely not the next Georges St. Pierre. Since the 23 year old Canadian overcame the UFC legend BJ Penn in a stunning display of power back in December, there has been a lot of hype surrounding the youngster and fans are already considering him as the next Welterweight king.
Moreover, it has also been of great help for the youngster that Rush is his mentor at Tri-Star Gym in Canada. All in all, the youngster has that youth coupled with world class fighting skills as well as the backing of the one of the sport’s biggest names. But Jake Ellenberger is a guy who doesn’t believe all the hype surrounding MacDonald and has mentioned that he sees himself as the better fighter and has defeated the tougher oppositions.
Speaking to the press while promoting UFC on FOX 8, Ellenberger stated quite bluntly when talks of a comparison between GSP and Rory emerged that he has had the tougher competition in his career. He mentioned that he has been in the position of the Canadian as well, adding that he is young and hungry but apart from Carlos Condit, he has not had to face any big name so far and moreover, he dropped that fight against Condit.
Jake Ellenberger will take on the youngster at UFC on FOX 8, which is being rumored as a potential number one contender’s fight for the UFC Welterweight Championship which will be defended by the champion Georges St. Pierre against the current top contender Johnny Hendricks in August and if GSP wins, a match against his protégé is a possibility.
April 22nd, 2013
Wrestling is an ancient form of fighting which originated from the Greeks, just like today these athletes were treated like celebrities as they were the best fighters in the land.
In order to win a wrestling match you have to have more than just pure strength, you need to also outthink your opponent in order to get the better of them and move them out of the ring. Over the years wrestling has changed dramatically with the times, while Greek wrestling is still taught in many countries around the world American wrestling has become more popular to watch and enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »
March 28th, 2013
With just a few months left before the biggest fight of his short career as a Mixed Martial Artist, Chris Weidman believes now is not the time for him to be concentrating on anything other than the fight of his life so far and start negotiating with the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC over a new contract. The All American is set to take on Anderson Silva, the long reigning UFC Middleweight champion at the main event of UFC 162: Silva v/s Weidman at Las Vegas in Nevada.
The American fighter is looking forward to end the long reign of the legendary Brazilian as the holder of the UFC Middleweight Championship and hand him his first loss, not only in the UFC but also in the last seven years. With just nine fights in his professional career so far, five of which have come inside the Octagon of the UFC, Weidman believes that the best time for him to cash in would be when he defeats the Brazilian and takes home the UFC Middleweight Championship.
Speaking at MMAJunkie.com Radio, Weidman stated that he thinks it is best to keep the contract as it is for now, before stating that he is happy with making what he is making now. He went on to state that he wants to keep the contract as it is now because he plans to defeat Anderson Silva at UFC 162 and after that, he will be able to negotiate a better deal and it would be foolish of his to rip up the present contract just now.
Weidman defeated mark Munoz in his last fight and ahead of the dream fight against The Spider, Weidman stated that this is the fight he wanted since he joined the UFC and he is happy to fight him.