MMA News: July 31th, 2013


World Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey got exciting news when she found out she would be sharing the silver screen with Sly on the set of the Expendables 3.

But if you're thinking that her acting career is going to interfere with her training schedule think again. Rowdy Ronda will be taking her training camp on the road while she is filming E3.

Ronda talks about her busy schedule,
"They've been extremely accommodating. I'm going to be able to move people from my camp over where I want to be at filming. It's going to be me training all the way through this. If I was going to have three jobs and train at the same time, then I can have one other job and train at the same time. Kind of like a different location, it's going to be kind of difficult. I can multitask, I do it all the time."

Rousey has been very busy the last few months with coaching The Ultimate Fighter and other extracurricular events.

UFC 168 will feature Rousey/Tate and the "biggest rematch in UFC history" Weidman/Silva.

-Moving to the welterweight division,

After watching the unstoppable Anderson Silva go down in flames, welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre is now talking about his inevitable demise,
"I always want to fight the best guy, but there's so many guys coming up. They're all calling me because I'm the champion, so I'm the target for them. I have the crown. One day, one guy [will] beat me; he's going to have the crown, so it won't be me anymore. People forget a little bit. I don't believe I will still be as famous as I am now, because I'm the champion and have the spotlight. One day I will retire. I will go away and after maybe three years people will start to forget a little bit. Some people will still recognize me. It won't be as much."

GSP lost his last fight at UFC 69 against Matt Serra in what most believe is the biggest upset in UFC history. Georges defends his title against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Nov. 16, 2013.

-Chael Sonnen has been called out.

After a longtime war of words with Vitor Belfort it appears as if the two have set a date.

Vitor Belfort as we know is refusing to take any fights at 185lbs because he wants to fight for the title. He is open to LHW or catch weight bouts but the fight that interests him the most is against Chael Sonnen.

After hearing the news, Chael Sonnen officially accepted the deal but had a few strings attached.
1.) The fight take place at UFC 168 in December.
2.) Vitor put his number one contenders spot on the line.

Dana White has stepped in and offered his thoughts,
"Then let's do him and Rashad (Evans), he doesn't want to fight Tim Kennedy? Let's fight Rashad at 205."

Nothing is official yet. But if either of these fights are added to 168, we are in for a treat.

-Everyone's favorite reporter Ariel Helwani is suggesting that a fight between Demian Maia and Jake Sheilds is in the works but no date or venue has been announced.

-Jon Jones has run roughshod over the UFC light heavyweight division in recent years and the constant rumor is that he will be moving up to the heavyweight division.

When asked yesterday about the potential move Jones was surprisingly candid,
Eventually. I'm getting older, I'm growing, I'm getting stronger. Why not? Yeah, for sure."

But there will not be any move to compete against the giants until he gets passed Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 on Sept. 21, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

-Finally, the countdown to UFC 163 can be seen here:



Article Added: 2013-07-31



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