twitter google

Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre thinks Chris Weidman won’t just beat Anderson Silva, he’ll finish him

UFC President Dana White still insists Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva is going to happen. It’s a dubious claim by now, though if the long-debated superfight ever does come to fruition, at that point it may not be so super. Or, at least it won’t be if St-Pierre’s prediction proves true. That’s because the UFC welterweight champion firmly believes the undefeated Chris Weidman — currently listed as a 2-to-1 underdog — won’t just stun the world, he’ll also do so in dramatic fashion. I believe [Weidman] is going to beat Anderson Silva, St-Pierre declared to Canada’s Sportsnet. I believe it’s a bad matchup for Anderson Silva. It’s very bad. Not only is he going to beat, I believe he is going to finish Anderson Silva. I believe it’s not going to be too long, that fight. This, people will be shocked. The 37-year-old Silva hasn’t truly lost in nine years, a stretch of time that spans 20 fights. Meanwhile, the 28-year-old has racked up an impressive 9-0 record since turning pro four years ago. So what do you think, folks? Is St-Pierre onto something here? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Now let’s get to some headlines. 6 MUST-READ STORIES Gracie responds to White. In response to Dana White’s claims that Nick Diaz cost the UFC $50,000 by missing scheduled interview dates, Cesar Gracie told No way, it’s impossible. The guys that were doing the shoot, the main guy lives in Sacramento, which the drive to Lodi is 45 minutes away. If they’re paying the camera guys that much, they should pay the fighters more. Who the hell gets $50,000 for a couple days? Henderson advocates for increased testing. UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson advocated for increased drug testing, not only in the way of blood testing, but also random testing in order to keep the playing field even. Hunt vs. JDS. Looks like the rally worked after all. Veteran heavyweight Mark Hunt agreed to replace the injured Alistair Overeem against Junior dos Santos on late notice for the co-main event of UFC 160. TUF Brazil 2 cast. Undefeated Yan Cabral, Leonardo Santos, Luiz Jorge Besouro Dutra Jr., and undefeated Leandro Buscape Silva are among the 28 welterweights announced for season two of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, coached by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum. Find out more on the season’s notable competitors with this video primer. Riddle signs with Legacy. Recently released UFC welterweight Matt Riddle inked a multi-fight contract with Texas-based promotion Legacy Fighting Championships. Sonnen talks wrestling. Our own Luke Thomas talked to TUF 17 coach Chael Sonnen in detail about the application of successful MMA wrestling for this fantastic one-on-one interview. MEDIA STEW Georges St-Pierre calling the upset: The Reem is always superb, but this latest episode, which detail’s Overeem’s stunning loss to ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, may be the most revealing of the series. I think we can all safely agree that Pat Barry has the best dance moves of his era. (HT: Reddit) Want a lesson in frustration? Check out Dave Begel — the clown who penned this masterpiece — explain his case on Inside MMA. Just another brutal five-second KO to start your day. Nothing to see here, folks. (HT: MiddleEasy) Yep, this is Nick Diaz working a speed bag for 23 minutes straight. About as easy of a summary as you can ask for. Alex Vamos is a BJJ black belt, plus a Pan-Am and NAGA champion. But today? He’s a white belt. Poor purples never saw it coming. DODGED A BULLET THERE GSP vs Diaz!!!FYI- this video is rated NC17. ”” Dana White (@danawhite) March 8, 2013 @omarguntaue that’s how it is most of the time. This happens every once in a while too. Is what it is ”” Dana White (@danawhite) March 8, 2013 @ufcdoll no way. That would have never happened with me on. I would have got in the way. ”” Dana White (@danawhite) March 8, 2013 HAPPY HUNT IS THE BEST HUNT Just wanted to let u know how thankful myself and my family are for the opportunity Dana and the fertitas have given us thank u zuffa 1luv ”” mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) March 10, 2013 GSP AIN’T ALONE Two fighters are tailor made for their opponents and they are dos Santos and Silva. They are both in trouble. Picking hunt and Weidman. ”” Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) March 11, 2013 @whiteyduvalle if Jds wrestles and does what he did to Shane he will win. But he likes knocking people out. Standing with hunt is dangerous ”” Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) March 11, 2013 @darnee86: @dc_mma would love wiedman to do it but seriously can’t see it..Where do you think the fight will favour Chris? Wrestling ,jits ”” Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) March 11, 2013 @matjames1018 I’m.not. I just really believe Weidman is special man. ”” Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) March 11, 2013 SKYSCRAPER Still waiting to get my jaw fixed, hopefully everything will be cleared for surgery on monday. #fingerscrossed ”” Stefan Struve (@StefanStruve) March 8, 2013 Fun fact, well for you guys.. :p Mark broke…

View the entire story here

Follow MMALinker