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UFC 129 Press Conference Video

by Michael David SmithDana White will talk to the media at the UFC 129 press conference.Dana White and the six top fighters at UFC 129 will all meet the press at the UFC 129 press conference in Toronto on Wednesday, and we’ll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com.

Georges St-Pierre, Jake Shields, Jose Aldo, Mark Hominick, Randy Couture and Lyoto Machida will all be in attendance for the event and will be answering questions from the media, three days before their fights.

The press conference begins at 1 p.m. ET and the video is below.

 

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Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz in the UFC not out of the question after UFC 129

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre has taken out yet another challenger in the 170 lb. division, taking the five round decision over Jake Shields at UFC 129 in Toronto last weekend.

The win, St. Pierre’s sixth straight title defense, left a lot to be desired, with St. Pierre suffering a poke to the eye early in the fight and failing to be too effective from then on out. Shields played a part in the fight being a less-than-exciting spectacle, attempting to kick box with the Champion and failing to bring the fight to his strength on the ground.

Now, talk of a super fight between GSP and Anderson Silva has slowed, and the new bout on everyone’s tongue is Georges St. Pierre against Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz.

For his part, Diaz wants the fight. According to Luke Thomas at SBNation.com, Diaz stated at the post-event press conference “I want to fight Georges St. Pierre.” It was a comment made in the gallery as the question was being posed to UFC President Dana White about GSP and Silva, but nonetheless after discussing a move to boxing, this is one fight that would keep him in the sport.

And he’s not the only one that wants to see it. UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta asked fans on Twitter whether they’d rather see GSP-Silva or GSP-Diaz, and he says the response he got was fairly one sided. “Overwhelming response for GSP/DIAZ interesting,” he wrote. “In NYC now working in what you all know.”

58% of our readers that have responded to a poll put up Sunday afternoon regarding these two possible fights have chimed in as well, wanting to see St. Pierre take on the brash and exciting Strikeforce Champ.

The hurdles revolve around whether or not the UFC can bring Diaz into the fold with the relationship with Showtime after acquiring Strikeforce, and whether they can prevent Diaz from leaving for a fight in boxing first.

White spoke about the fight after Saturday’s event, and though he acknowledged the hurdles present, that may not stop the fight from taking place.

“I imagine I could do whatever I wanted to do if I really wanted to, but we have a contract with Showtime and [Diaz is] a Showtime fighter,” White said at the post-fight press conference. “I don’t know, we’re going to have to see how this whole thing works out. That’s an interesting fight… I can do what I want to do.”

White plans on heading to Stockton, Calif., this week to talk to Diaz about the boxing fight he’s allowed to take under contract as well as what Diaz’s future plans will entail. When they meet, this fight will likely be among the topics discussed as well, and if fight fans get what they want, it’s a fight we might see sometime this year.

Penick’s Analysis: With the way the fight went down on Saturday night, this one could be more interesting than a GSP-Silva fight right now. It’s a fantastic fight between the greatest 170 lb. fighter in the world in St. Pierre and an extremely exciting fighter in Diaz that will, at the very least, pull out a massive effort from the champion in a title fight. If the UFC can figure out how they can bring Diaz into the fold with the Showtime and Strikeforce hold ups, and can convince him to take the GSP fight instead of making an attempt to go to boxing, this could definitely come to fruition.

[GSP art by Cory Gould (c) MMATorch.com]

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9222.shtml

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UFC targeting October return for UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez, possibly in a stadium

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

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UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez has been out of action so far this year rehabbing an injury to his shoulder suffered in his fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 last October. Though his return to action isn’t coming real soon, UFC President Dana White this week said they’ve got a target month they’re hoping to get the Champ back in.

“Cain’s good. He’s coming along great. He’s actually going to be here for this fight,” White said this week (comments transcribed by MMAWeekly.com). “I think we were talking about him in October.”

That would give the winner of June’s UFC 131 main event between Brock Lesnar and Junior Dos Santos between three and four months to prepare for their title fight, which White says could be an option for the UFC next stadium show after UFC 129.

“I think stadium shows are going to be one off shows,” White said. “Every time there’s a huge, great fight, I think GSP vs. Anderson Silva if that fight happened, would be a stadium show. Depending on who wins out of Dos Santos and Lesnar against our heavyweight champion, could be a big fight, so who knows.”

Penick’s Analysis: I think the unique circumstances of the Rogers Centre show – being the first stadium event, the UFC’s first time in Toronto – have helped the event be a much bigger local attraction to sell out such a large number of tickets. But the Jake Shields-Georges St. Pierre fight isn’t nearly as big as GSP vs. Silva would be or even a rematch between Lesnar and Velasquez if Lesnar impressively beat Junior Dos Santos. So I see the stadium experience being a much rarer occurrence, and the UFC will want a major feel to whatever fight is headlining the next one.

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9187.shtml

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Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz in the UFC not out of the question after UFC 129

By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

GSP_TB150_14.jpg

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre has taken out yet another challenger in the 170 lb. division, taking the five round decision over Jake Shields at UFC 129 in Toronto last weekend.

The win, St. Pierre’s sixth straight title defense, left a lot to be desired, with St. Pierre suffering a poke to the eye early in the fight and failing to be too effective from then on out. Shields played a part in the fight being a less-than-exciting spectacle, attempting to kick box with the Champion and failing to bring the fight to his strength on the ground.

Now, talk of a super fight between GSP and Anderson Silva has slowed, and the new bout on everyone’s tongue is Georges St. Pierre against Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz.

For his part, Diaz wants the fight. According to Luke Thomas at SBNation.com, Diaz stated at the post-event press conference “I want to fight Georges St. Pierre.” It was a comment made in the gallery as the question was being posed to UFC President Dana White about GSP and Silva, but nonetheless after discussing a move to boxing, this is one fight that would keep him in the sport.

And he’s not the only one that wants to see it. UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta asked fans on Twitter whether they’d rather see GSP-Silva or GSP-Diaz, and he says the response he got was fairly one sided. “Overwhelming response for GSP/DIAZ interesting,” he wrote. “In NYC now working in what you all know.”

58% of our readers that have responded to a poll put up Sunday afternoon regarding these two possible fights have chimed in as well, wanting to see St. Pierre take on the brash and exciting Strikeforce Champ.

The hurdles revolve around whether or not the UFC can bring Diaz into the fold with the relationship with Showtime after acquiring Strikeforce, and whether they can prevent Diaz from leaving for a fight in boxing first.

White spoke about the fight after Saturday’s event, and though he acknowledged the hurdles present, that may not stop the fight from taking place.

“I imagine I could do whatever I wanted to do if I really wanted to, but we have a contract with Showtime and [Diaz is] a Showtime fighter,” White said at the post-fight press conference. “I don’t know, we’re going to have to see how this whole thing works out. That’s an interesting fight… I can do what I want to do.”

White plans on heading to Stockton, Calif., this week to talk to Diaz about the boxing fight he’s allowed to take under contract as well as what Diaz’s future plans will entail. When they meet, this fight will likely be among the topics discussed as well, and if fight fans get what they want, it’s a fight we might see sometime this year.

Penick’s Analysis: With the way the fight went down on Saturday night, this one could be more interesting than a GSP-Silva fight right now. It’s a fantastic fight between the greatest 170 lb. fighter in the world in St. Pierre and an extremely exciting fighter in Diaz that will, at the very least, pull out a massive effort from the champion in a title fight. If the UFC can figure out how they can bring Diaz into the fold with the Showtime and Strikeforce hold ups, and can convince him to take the GSP fight instead of making an attempt to go to boxing, this could definitely come to fruition.

[GSP art by Cory Gould (c) MMATorch.com]

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/UFC_2/article_9222.shtml

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UFC Live: Marquardt vs. Johnson, June 26

UFC On Versus 4
Sunday June 26
Consol Energy Center
Pittsburgh, PA
Airing on Versus

MAIN CARD

* Nate Marquardt (#4 Ranked Middleweight) vs. Anthony Johnson
* Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo
* Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft
* Martin Kampmann vs. John Howard

PRELIMINARY CARD

* Manny Gamburyan (#8 Ranked Featherweight) vs. Tyson Griffin
* Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez
* Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz
* Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton
* Matt Brown vs. Rich Attonito
* Michael Johnson vs. Edward Faaloloto
* Matt Grice vs. Ricardo Lamas
* Matt Riddle vs. T.J. Grant

Source: http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Upcoming_Events_42/article_8694.shtml

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UFC 129 “St. Pierre vs. Shields” Results: A Landmark Achievement And One Of The Greatest MMA Events Ever

Another one went down in the history books tonight, fans and friends. Tonight the UFC presented UFC 129: ?St. Pierre vs. Shields? in front of 55,000 screaming Canadians. With all twelve fights being available through some form or another, UFC fans in attendance and around the world were treated to a night of fantastic action, […]

Source: http://www.fighters.com/05/01/ufc-129-st-pierre-vs-shields-results-a-landmark-achievement-and-one-of-the-greatest-mma-events-ever

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Pacquiao signs endorsement deal with Hewlett Packard

Sports Business Journal is reporting that Manny Pacquiao has signed a sponsorship deal with HP. The fighter will be featured in HP?s new promotional campaign for its tablet computer. Via Sports Business Journal (subscription required): Working through agency William Morris, Top Rank submitted Pacquiao to HP when it learned the brand was looking for a […]

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