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Contrary to what UFC president Dana White believes, or probably prefers, reigning middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) will not enter the Octagon to challenge a victorious Georges St-Pierre this Saturday. According to Silva, he is merely attending UFC 154 as a respectful spectator.
Oh, and get this, 185-pound contenders, the 37-year-old, who turns a ripe 38 in April, claims he doesn’t intend on fighting anyone until towards the end of 2013.
Silva tells TATAME.com that he plans to take a break from competition and concentrate on his role in Sensei Steven Seagal’s action movie and the construction of his gym in Los Angeles.
The rumor mill has been buzzing for the past several months that if GSP unifies the welterweight crown against interim champ Carlos Condit, a blockbuster bout between he and Silva could be arranged sometime at the beginning of the year.
The scrap would mark the most anticipated in mixed martial arts history, with a massive venue like Cowboys Stadium serving as host.
If Silva gets his way, it looks like he’ll only compete once in 2013. “The Spider” has only fought twice a year since 2009. On average, most healthy UFC champs defend their thrones three times each annual.
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Just in case FUEL TV’s week-long love fest for Georges St-Pierre (Pictured) or FX’s three-part “Primetime” series didn’t already give it away, the UFC’s reigning welterweight king finally returns to action this Saturday at UFC 154.
To help inject additional hoopla into GSP’s long awaited comeback, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion has released a video...
UFC fans are foaming at the bit to see the return of Georges St-Pierre this weekend as he takes on Carlos Condit for UFC 154 (November 17th, 10 PM EST). Why is that? It’s because this match...
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Anderson Silva is arguably the greatest champion in UFC history. Yet certain responsibilities come along with the title and if the champion isn’t meeting those obligations it is time for the UFC to strip him of his title and take their championship back.
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UFC 154 is taking place on Saturday at Bell Centre in Quebec, and it’s being headlined by Canada’s favorite fighter: Georges St-Pierre. GSP will be facing Carlos Condit for the UFC welterweight title. It’s a good card and the main event is a big one, so we’ll share with you the top five reasons why you should watch.
1. Will this lead...
After watching Cung Le serve up an upset special this past Saturday against Rich Franklin, fight fans have been chomping at the bit for another taste of some longshot lovin’.
Thankfully, the Octagon comes storming back this weekend with another set of investment options. UFC 154 features a welterweight title unification bout between interim champ Carlos Condit and reigning king...
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UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit
On November 17, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Georges St. Pierre will finally step back into the octagon for the first time since April 2011. Last December while preparing to defend the UFC welterweight championship against Nick Diaz, Georges sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury. ACL's that are torn are usually associated to impact sports such as American...
All the major players participating in Saturday’s “UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit” extravaganza will be hitting the podium today inside New City Gas in Montreal.
Stream Wednesday’s pre-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 1PM ET/10AM PT.
Today’s festivities are free and open to the public.
A welterweight title unification bout between champion...
Mixed martial arts continues to gain steam in terms of popularity, but there are still those who are generally skeptical of the sport. If you’re interested in some intense action, however, look no further than Saturday’s UFC 154, as it could be the event that wins over borderline fans.
The main event of Saturday’s UFC card at Montreal’s Bell Centre features 170-pound welterweight...