MMA News: December 10th


-Starting off with the heavyweight fightthat everyone is talking about. Mark Hunt joined the MMA Hour to talk about his historic fight against Bigfoot Silva from UFC Fight Night 33.

The trend continues, as even Hunt is not upset by the scoring of the fight,

"I just thought it was a normal fight. It was pretty good. I don't know (if it was the best heavyweight fight of all time). It's hard to see from an outside perspective when you're the one in there. I just know I could have done a lot more things. But I get pretty judgmental when I watch myself fight. I think we both put our hearts out there, I didn't mind a draw anyways. We both had our moments in the fight. It didn't really matter to me. 'Bigfoot' popped me and I popped him so it was pretty good. I wasn't mad about the draw. I could deal with it. I didn't realize I had broken my hand, I couldn't clinch my fist. I thought it was good call."


-As per every fight card, the UFC has updated their rankings list. Mark Hunt and Shogun Rua have jumped up their respective lists because of their performance from Saturday Night.

Pound-for-Pound:
1. Jon Jones
2. Georges St-Pierre
3. Jose Aldo
4. Anderson Silva

5. Cain Velasquez
6. Renan Barao

7. Demetrious Johnson
8. Anthony Pettis

9. Chris Weidman

10. Ben Henderson

Flyweight:
Champion: Demetrious Johnson

1. Joseph Benavidez

2. John Dodson
3. Ian McCall

4. John Moraga
5. John Lineker

6. Jussier Formiga
7. Chris Cariaso

8. Tim Elliott +1

9. Ali Bagautinov -1

10. Louis Gaudinot

Bantamweight:
Champion: Dominick Cruz

1. Renan Barao (Interim Champion)

2. Urijah Faber

3. Michael McDonald

4. Raphael Assuncao +1
5. Eddie Wineland -1

6. Brad Pickett

7. Scott Jorgensen

8. T.J. Dillashaw
9. Mike Easton

10. Takeya Mizugaki

Featherweight:
Champion: Jose Aldo
1. Chad Mendes

2. Ricardo Lamas

3. Frankie Edgar

4. Cub Swanson

5. Chan Sung Jung

6. Dustin Poirier
7. Dennis Siver
8. Nik Lentz
9. Clay Guida

10. Darren Elkins

Lightweight:
Champion: Anthony Pettis

1. Ben Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez

3. T.J. Grant

4. Josh Thomson

5. Nate Diaz

6. Rafael dos Anjos

7. Khabib Nurmagomedov

8. Donald Cerrone +1

9. Gray Maynard -1

10. Jim Miller

Welterweight:
Champion: Georges St-Pierre

1. Johny Hendricks

2. Carlos Condit

3. Robbie Lawler +1
4. Rory MacDonald -1

5. Jake Ellenberger

6. Demian Maia
7. Jake Shields

8. Martin Kampmann +1
9. Matt Brown -1
10. Nick Diaz

Middleweight:
Champion: Chris Weidman

1. Anderson Silva

2. Vitor Belfort

3. Ronaldo Souza

4. Lyoto Machida +1

5. Michael Bisping -1

6. Luke Rockhold

7. Mark Munoz
8. Francis Carmont

9. Tim Kennedy +1 

10. Constantinos Philippou -1

Light Heavyweight:
Champion: Jon Jones

1. Alexander Gustafsson

2. Glover Teixeira

3. Rashad Evans

4. Phil Davis

5. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

6. Mauricio Rua +3
7. Dan Henderson -1 

8. Chael Sonnen -1 

9. Gegard Mousasi -1

10. Lyoto Machida

Heavyweight:
Champion: Cain Velasquez

1. Junior dos Santos

2. Fabricio Werdum +1
3. Daniel Cormier -1
4. Antonio Silva

5. Travis Browne

6. Josh Barnett

7. Alistair Overeem

8. Mark Hunt (not ranked)
9. Frank Mir -1

10. Stipe Miocic -1

Women's Bantamweight:
Champion: Ronda Rousey

1. Cat Zingano
2. Miesha Tate
3. Alexis Davis

4. Sara McMann
5. Sarah Kaufman
6. Liz Carmouche

7. Jessica Eye

8. Amanda Nunes
9. Jessica Andrade
10. Germaine de Randamie

-Will he or won't he?

We should get some answers on UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. He is planning on holding a press conference this Friday to announce his next move. Dana White believes that GSP will do the right thing and give Johny Hendricks a rematch while there are a lot of rumors circulating suggesting that GSP might retire.

In fact, he did all but announce his retirement after the UFC 167 fight.


-Frankie Edgar was congratulated and presented with a BJJ black belt from trainer Ricardo Almeida.


Interesting to note that he actually has not submitting anybody since TUF 10 way back on December 9, 2009.

-And finally, the congratulations continues this time with Dana White who has been named "Sports Innovator of the Year 2013" by Sports Business International.

SBI editor Matt Cutler makes the announcement,

"For both our subscribers and our judging panel, Dana White's aggressive global expansion plans for the UFC gained real traction in 2013. How far he has taken the sports property in such a short period of time has been remarkable. If sports executives want to look at ways to really think outside the box commercially, they should take a look at what White has achieved this year."


Article Added: 2013-12-10



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