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Michael Bisping exchanges verbal barbs with Luke Rockhold in Australia

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Michael Bisping, widely known for notorious tongue-wagging, was recently seen exchanging vigorous verbal barbs with next opponent Rockhold (Luke) at an Australia media event.

The trash-clad exchange started when the two famous MMA fighters came face to face, surrounded by huge gang of reporters & other participants at the event.

“You are pathetic”, Bisping started lashing out at Luke in his distinct Manchester accent & expensive jacket while the other one was being led away at the heated scene by others. “Control yourself, dude”, Luke replied.

The gist of the smack was mostly on who were the fighters that the other fighter had actually been able to knock out in his MMA career. It led a steady stream of rapid threats from both the parties towards each other continuing with- “I’m gonna knock you out.”

When the very well-coiffed Luke demanded knockout bona-fides from the opponent, Michael tartly replied that he was just done with knocking out Luke’s boyfriend a couple of weeks back. It refers to Le (Cung), who takes training along with Luke at California’s American kickboxing Academy.

“Yeah, I did see it & I wasn’t really impressed”, pat came the reply from Rockfold.

Post the comment, an infuriated Michael leaned back & waved fingers towards Rockhold, screaming “woo!” loud in a very sarcastic tone.

Bisping has got fifteen knockout wins to his credit which is 5x bigger than Luke’s 3. Michael’s triumph over Cung came by a great TKO succeeded by  a sharp knee from clinch in 4th round of the fight at UFC 48 Fight Night. Luke’s last knockout victory over Costas Philippou came from his dashing body kick in the 1st round of the fight past January.

“The most important thing is that I am going to knock you out on 8th November. It’s coming”, warned Bisping.

Arlovski upsets Silva on return to UFC

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Andrei Arlovski hit the headlines after defeating Antonio Silva quite efficiently. He was able to knock out the superstar with his vicious punching. It was a very important fight for him as he was up against all odds. The crowd was expecting an easy win for Antonio Silva and was mostly supporting him. But the underdog did not let this affect him. He played one of the most dominant matches of his life. The earlier match between the two had quite a different result. After that a lot has gone by. Silva failed one of the drug tests that were done on him and had been banned from competing in any professional game since then. His return to fighting did not prove o be a very successful outing either. Arlovski had himself also gone on a break but he seems to be a completely different fighter since his return to the professional circuit. His score is currently 2-0. The potential opponents in his next match might be Ben Rothwell or Stipe Miocic. Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson will also be up against one another. The winner shall be considered as one of the other potential opponents.

The Brazilian Crowd was not really kind to Arlovski but he earned a lot of respect without any doubt through his fighting skills. He was visibly delighted with his win which resulted in a dance. One could easily make ou the fact that he was overjoyed with the result. A lot of hardwork and passion had gone into the making of the man. He has witnessed the very highs and lows of fighting throughout his career. The six year hiatus was not a easy thing to deal with. But he seem sto have come back with a new energy and strength to fight.

Hendricks would love another shot at Georges St. Pierre

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Johnny Hendricks wants to build his long lasting legacy in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC and he certainly hopes that former UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is a part of it.

It has almost been a year since Hendricks suffered a controversial decision loss at the hands of Rush in the title fight and a lot has changed since then. GSP is no longer a part of the UFC roster and Hendricks is the reigning UFC Welterweight champion.

But Hendricks has made it clear that the failure to grasp the torch as the divisional champion from arguably the greatest fighter in the history of the sport still haunts him. Hendricks stated in an interview that he doesn’t hide the fact that he would love to fight Georges St. Pierre again, and a lot has changed since then and now.

That loss to GSP came in his first ever five round match and Hendricks stated that he is getting used to it now and will only get better with the more five round matches he fights. Ideally, he doesn’t prefer matches to drag on for so long but he is getting used to it if it does.

Merely a month after beating Hendricks, the Canadian announced that he was taking a hiatus from the sport and instead of getting a rematch with GSP, Hendricks was faced with 170 lbs. challenger Robbie Lawler in a match to crown the new champion for the title vacated by Rush.

But the fact that he didn’t get the chance to start his own legacy by defeating Georges St. Pierre, much like UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman did by beating Anderson Silva still hurts and haunts the big American, no matter how many defences he makes between now and the end of his career.

Chael Sonnen remarks on Wanderlei Fight: refuses to fight him in his hometown

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Talking about the upcoming fight, Chael Sonnen, the UFC Brazil 3 coach commented about the forthcoming fight on 31st of May,versus Wanderlei Silva his arch rival and TUF Coach. Despite taking a dig at Silva, who is currently staying at Vegas, Sonnen seemed all fine about fighting with Wanderlei in Brazil, his home country. Sonnen affirmed that he will not be fighting Wanderlei in his hometown, Las Vegas and wants a neutral platform for the fight. He confirmed that the fight is on in Sao Paulo.

Present UFC middleweight winner Chris Weidman, who was of late compelled to pull out at UFC 173 bout versus Lyoto Machina because of an injury in his right knee, will require to undergo a minor knee surgery. Both his knees seem affected at the moment with his left knee injury being a persistent issue which he has been suffering since his high school days. His knee surgery has been scheduled for upcoming Tuesday and his camp expects a 4 to 8 weeks recovery time for him. However it shouldn’t have an effect on his ability to retain the title during the postponed bout versus Lyoto Machinda in July during the UFC 175.

Johny Hendricks, the current Ultimate Fight Championship welterweight champion also underwent a minor surgery because of a injured right bicep. This injury happened couple of weeks before his fight at UFC 171 versus Robbie Lawler, which literally made him withdraw right at the end of the bout.

Hendricks right now needs to go through a 4 to 8 week recovery period post his surgery, and then will gradually resume his training. The fighter hopes to make a comeback at the end of the year, fully recovered from all the injuries.

BJ Penn came back just to fight against Edgar

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Having spent the best part of a year out of the cage and with a record of four defeats in his last six outings inside it, legendary Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC fighter BJ Penn might have been forgiven for thinking about hanging up his fighting gloves for good and not even consider coming out of retirement for yet another come back.

But according to the former two division champion in the UFC, he came out of retirement simply because he wanted to have another go at Frankie Edgar, his arch nemesis for years.

He added while speaking in an interview that he believes he can do a lot better than he managed to do during the second fight between them and mentioned that when the opportunity to fight him again came up, he just couldn’t say ‘no’.

Edgar defeated BJ Penn at UFC 112 to take the UFC Lightweight Championship from him and in an immediate rematch between the pair at UFC 118; he defeated the Hawaiian once again.

While Penn hasn’t had a fight in over a year, Edgar has since lost his UFC Lightweight Championship, dropped down a weight category to Featherweight and lost his debut match in the division to reigning champion Jose Aldo before a blistering performance in a win against Charles Oliveira.

Penn is a fighter who has fought across several weight categories. Having held the Lightweight title, he also held the UFC Welterweight Championship and had fights in the Middleweight division as well as an open weight fight against Lyoto Machida.

But his upcoming match against Edgar will be his first as a Featherweight and BJ Penn, the man Dana White, the UFC president hailed as the one who made lightweights popular is leaving no stone unturned to make his divisional debut a memorable one.

Machida talks about Mark Munoz

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Lyoto Machida fought his way in the Light Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC, becoming the champion for almost a year. But he has since lost the title and has seen fellow Brazilian Jon Jones take the division by the scruff of its neck, winning all six of his title defenses.

And seeing his chances of reclaiming the title diminish with time, the Dragon decided to move down to the Middleweight division and according to the Brazilian, the move was a blessing in disguise as he gets to fight against opponents who are a lot similar to him in size and stature compared to what he had to face in the 205 lbs weight class.

He announced his arrival in the Middleweight division with a stunning head kick to beat Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 in October in Manchester, England. And Machida, who has amassed a record of 12-4 during his career in the promotion, stated that the fight against Munoz was not one his greatest moments in the sport as he had to take on a friend, someone he has extensively trained with for long periods of time.

Machida stated that separating friendship from their profession is very difficult. He added that they fought and went out to dinner after the fight and had no issues. Machida stated that they have the same thought process, the same goals but the problem is only one of them can occupy the space at a time.

And he also recognizes the possibility of coming up against Anderson Silva in the near future, adding that it is a fight he doesn’t want. Machida mentioned that Anderson is fighting for the title and he is far from a title shot but he will have to be ready if that eventually comes.