MMA Confidential Official Combat Sports News

by Bruce KiVo

Bigtime VADA drugtesting rift between George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks prior to their upcoming title fight @ UFC 167.  Carlos Condit gives underdog Hendricks a puncher’s chance.  Hendricks, an accomplished collegiate wrestler says “GSP can’t take me down”.

According to Dana White, undefeated Daniel Cormier most likely to drop to 205 and get LH title shot against Jon Jones provided  he beats “Big Country” Roy Nelson at UFC 166 and Jones beats Alexander Gustaffson @ UFC 165.

Many thought Glover Teixeira, the number 1 contender, after his stunning first round ko of Ryan Bader @ UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil last week would be fighting the winner of Jones/ Gustaffson.

Edgar/ Penn 3  is in the works!!

Ariel Helwani announced on UFC Tonight that Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn will serve as opposing coaches on Ultimate Fighter 19.  They will be fighting @145lbs, a weight class BJ should have been fighting in all along.  BJ supposedly had trouble making 155, but if he’s really training hard and wants the win, he shouldn’t have trouble making the weight.  @ 145, Frankie should be unstoppable and Penn is looking for revenge bigtime.  Love this fight!

Anderson Silva says Steven Segal taught him movement not the kick.  He had been training  the front kick for a long time.

Dana Wants newly crowned 155lb Champ Anthony “Showtime” Pettis vs  TJ Grant to headline  @UFC On Fox 9 in December. Nice!

Ben “Smooth” Henderson thinking about moving up to welterweight after losing his 155lb title via armbar to Anthony Pettis.  He’s a big 155er, so it may be a good move.

Renzo Gracie looking to return to the cage in the near future.  Last time I spoke to Renzo, he looked strong and in amazing shape, but he’s got so much going on.  Renzo is “only” 46 and super skilled.  If his cardio is good, anything is possible and age shouldn’t be a factor.

Radical MMA”s Coach Dreifuss adding more variations to his infamous “Rat Guard”.

Louisiana is banning female fighters with breast implants.  Makes bigtime sense!

Evolution Muay Thai’s Brandon Levi bringing Angela “Overkill” Hill to Vegas for her pro debut Sept 20th at Lion Fights11.  This is the biggest Muay Thai event in the USA and is televised on AXS tv.

Anderson Silva says Chael Sonnen will be the next President.

Chael Sonnen now booked to fight his pal and co commentator Rashad Evans. Chael’s sub win over Shogun was unreal.

Shayna Baszler cried after being choked out by Julianna Pena. Then Ronda cried for Shayna as Meisha hugged and cheered on Pena after the upset.  Ronda vowed to make Meisha pay for rejoicing @ Shayna’s loss.   Meisha replied “Shayna is my friend”.

Now Julianna says “Imade Ronda cry”.

See u at the fights!






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