Georges St-Pierre And Johny Hendricks Rematch Will Be Announced In A Few Weeks According To Dana White

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UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre told Joe Rogan during his post-fight interview that he was “stepping away” from the UFC and was unsure if he would ever return. UFC President Dana White was furious with what St-Pierre said after the presser saying that he owed a rematch to the fans and Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre defeated Hendricks by a controversial split decision in the main event of UFC 167. The long-time reigning champion had refused to disclose why he needed to take some time away. It looks like though we can a rematch sooner rather than later.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, White said a rematch will happen and an announcement is forthcoming. “As far as a rematch, we’re on schedule and I’ll have a date within a couple weeks,” White said to the Times. “I feel confident that Georges is fine with that and all is on track.”

Do you think St-Pierre needs to take an extended amount of time off? BetweenTheRopes.com will have the announcement when the rematch is announced.

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UFC 167 Medical Suspensions: Johny Hendricks Could Be Suspended For Up To Six Months

Johny-HendricksUFC 167 took place on Saturday night from Las Vegas, Nevada with Georges St-Pierre in the main event defeating Johny Hendricks by a controversial split decision to retain the UFC welterweight title. BetweenTheRopes.com requested and was able to receive the post-fight medical suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Three fighters received potential six months suspensions including Hendricks with a possible right knee injury, but could be cleared from a doctor sooner than that timeframe.

St-Pierre a 45 day suspension and 30 days of no contact. Here is the list of the medical suspensions from UFC 167:

- Georges St-Pierre suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13
- Johny Hendricks suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared by orthopedist for right knee and suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13
- Chael Sonnen suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13
- Rory MacDonald suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13
- Josh Koscheck suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13
- Ali Bagautinov suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared by orthopedist for left foot and suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13
- Evan Dunham suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13 for left eyebrow laceration
- Rick Story suspended until 1/1/14 with no contact until 12/17/13 for left eyebrow laceration
- Erik Perez suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13 for laceration on bridge of nose
- Gian Villante suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared by orthopedist for both hands
- Cody Donovan suspended until 5/17/14 unless cleared via X-ray by orthopedist for right hand and suspended until 12/17/13 with no contact until 12/8/13

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The Good, The Bad And The Dirty From UFC 167

hendricks ufc 167UFC 167 took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas with Georges St-Pierre defeating Johny Hendricks in the main event to retain the UFC welterweight title in an epic main event. Right after the fight ended, St-Pierre told Joe Rogan that he planned on stepping away from the sport for awhile and wasn’t sure if he would retire. Controversy ensued after the fight as the fans in the MGM Grand Garden Arena booed the decision and the fans on social media and media thought that Hendricks won the fight.

After every event we will be posting this new feature on the website and hope that you enjoy this.

The Good

1) Johny Hendricks- Usually you never think the loser of the main event can come out on the good side. BetweenTheRopes.com had scored the main event Hendricks winning 48-47, giving Hendricks Rounds 1,2,4 and giving St-Pierre Rounds 3 and 5. Hendricks took the champion down a couple times during the fight, rocked the champion on a couple occasions and was able to stuff numerous takedown attempts from the champion. The biggest issue for Hendricks going into the fight was his cardio, as he had never been in a five round fight. “Bigg Rigg” cardio was able to hold up throughout the fight. Hendricks inflicted more damage to St-Pierre and gave the champion the biggest test of his career. UFC President Dana White stated at the post-fight press scrum that a rematch will happen in the near future.

2) Robbie Lawler- People were overlooking Lawler heading into his fight with Rory MacDonald as the odds had Lawler as much as +340 underdog and that MacDonald with a win could gain a title at the winner of the main event. Lawler used inside and outside leg kicks to offset MacDonald from utilizing his jab and his power shots that rocked the Canadian especially in the third round. Lawler said after the fight that he was wanting a title shot if St-Pierre is going to retire or going to take an indefinite leave of absence.

3) Tyron Woodley- Going into his fight with Josh Koscheck, fans were thinking this was going to be the one fight on the main card would be a snooze fest. It was anything but that as moments into the fight Woodley knocked down Koscheck with an overhand right and the fight was almost stopped. Near the end of the round, Woodley landed a right hook then sent Koscheck dropping to the mat and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight. It was a great win to get Woodley back on track after a disappointing loss to Jake Shields at UFC 161 in June. It showed Woodley has great power in both hands and combined with his wrestling credentials, he is a force in the welterweight division.

The Bad

1) Dana White- The UFC President was very critical of St-Pierre’s comments inside the cage when the champion had stated that he was going to be stepping away from the cage and wasn’t if he was going to retire. White said this regarding St-Pierre’s comments.

“You owe it to the fans, you owe it to that belt, you owe it to the company and you owe it to Johny Hendricks to give him that opportunity to fight again,” White stated during the post-fight press conference. “Unless you’re going to retire. there’s no, ‘I’m going to take a cruise, I’m going to take a hiatus and be gone for two years, I’m going to take a leave of absence, I’m gonna,’ whatever the hell it was he’s saying, it doesn’t work that way.”

After the press conference, White spoke with reporters and cooled off after talking to St-Pierre. White said everything was cool with the champion and was hoping to make the rematch between St-Pierre and Hendricks soon.

The UFC President should have taken a deep breath before he flew off the handle on St-Pierre before talking to him. St-Pierre is their biggest star and pay-per-view attraction as the MGM Grand was sold out with selling 14,856 with a $5.7 million dollar gate.  White is the type of the guy who flies off the handle and speaks off the cuff on anything and everything. But in this case, for the guy who has done everything that the UFC has asked from him, White should have talked to St-Pierre.

The Dirty

1) Judging- Like we had stated earlier that we had scored the main event for Hendricks and a vast majority of fans and the media had done the same. The judges in the main event were Sal D’Amato, Tony Weeks and Glenn Trowbridge. D’Amato and Weeks scored the fight 48-47 for St-Pierre and Trowbridge scored it for Hendricks. The key round was the first round as it was obvious that Hendricks won the second and fourth round and St-Pierre won the third and fifth round. If you look at the first round, St-Pierre got a takedown, but Hendricks got right up. Hendricks was then closing the distance and was able to control the distance land powerful shots.

A lot of people were saying after the fight that maybe MMA needs to go to the half-point system that was done in Pride. I also scored the fight under the Pride rules and had it 49-47.5 for Hendricks.

Is the judging perfect in the sport? Not even close, as when you have a main event as big as this one was, you need to have the best of the best in there and that wasn’t the case on Saturday night.

Will MMA in the United States use the half-point system as was done in Pride? What is the solution to the judging problem?

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Georges St-Pierre Tops UFC 167 Salaries

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It has been announced that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was the top salary earner at UFC 167 on Saturday night. St-Pierre defeated Johny Hendricks to retain the UFC welterweight title in the main event, earned $400,000 for his efforts. Hendricks earned $50,000 for his efforts.

Here the disclosed salaries from UFC 167:

- Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (no win bonus)
- Johny Hendricks: $50,000

- Rashad Evans: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
- Chael Sonnen: $100,000

- Robbie Lawler: $166,000 (includes $83,000 win bonus)
- Rory MacDonald: $50,000

- Tyron Woodley: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
- Josh Koscheck: $78,000

- Ali Bagautinov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
- Tim Elliott: $12,000

- Donald Cerrone: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
- Evan Dunham: $25,000

- Thales Leites: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
- Ed Herman: $40,000

- Rick Story: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
- Brian Ebersole: $18,000

- Erik Perez: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
- Edwin Figueroa: $12,000

- Jason High: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
- Anthony Lapsley: $8,000

- Sergio Pettis: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
- Will Campuzano: $10,000

- Gian Villante: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
- Cody Donovan: $8,000

The total salaries for the event were $1,641,000.

The salaries don’t include insurance, licenses and taxes, money paid by sponsors. The salaries also didn’t include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC will pay on occasion. Additionally, they don’t include any pay-per-view revenue some fighters get.

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Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks UFC 167 Video Highlights

UFC 167 took place on Saturday night with Georges St-Pierre defeating Johny Hendricks in the main event by a controversial split decision to retain the UFC welterweight title. In the video stream are the highlights from a very entertaining main event.

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Dana White Says He’s F***ing Scared To Come To Nevada After UFC 167 Main Event Decision

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We haven’t seen UFC President Dana White beyond upset about a decision in a main event fight in a very long time. White snapped off on the Nevada State Athletic Commission during the UFC 167 post-fight press conference regarding Georges St-Pierre retaining the UFC welterweight title over Johny Hendricks by a controversial split decision.

“Does anyone here think Johny Hendricks didn’t win that fight”?, White stated. Did you see George getting smashed in the first round? It’s about damage. This is a fight. it’s about whoever inflicts the most damage. He got hurt, he got wobbled, he got dropped. I’m blown away that Georges St. Pierre won that fight.

And listen, I’m the promoter, he’s the biggest pay-per-view star on the f***ing planet for me. And I still don’t think he won that fight. I want what’s fair and that wasn’t fair. I think the NSAC is atrocious. I think the governor needs to step in immediately before these guys destroy this sport like they did boxing.”

White even went as far to say to that the governor of Nevada needs to step in and fix the problems with the athletic commission.

“The alternatives are is the Governor needs to step in and fix the incompetence that is happening in the State of Nevada that used to be the best commission in the world. It’s absolute 100% incompetence and it needs to stop. I’m f***ing scared to come back here and do fights. I’m afraid of this state.”

Should the UFC go back to Nevada?

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Georges St-Pierre And Johny Hendricks Headline UFC 167 Fight Night Bonuses

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UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks put on a fight for the ages in the main event tonight at UFC 167, with St-Pierre winning a controversial split decision.

UFC President Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference that St-Pierre and Hendricks won “Fight of the Night” and each won a $50,000 bonus for their efforts. White also announced that Donald Cerrone won “Submission of the Night” for his victory over Evan Dunham and Tyron Woodley won “Knockout of The Night” for his victory over Josh Koscheck.

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Georges St-Pierre Says He Needs To “Step Away” From The UFC, Unsure On Retirement

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Georges St-Pierre defeated Johny Hendricks by split decision to retain the UFC welterweight title in the main event tonight at UFC 167. After the fight, St-Pierre dropped a bombshell during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

While the interview was going on and was getting ready to end, St-Pierre was walking away and said nah and then Rogan asked him what was he going say.

The longtime champion stated that he needed to “step away” for awhile to take care of some personal things and wasn’t sure if it was the end of his career.

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UFC 167 Results: Georges St-Pierre Escapes By Johny Hendricks In The Main Event

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Georges St-Pierre said Johny Hendricks would be his toughest test and that more than proved to be the case tonight in the main event of UFC 167.

The main event starts off with St-Pierre throwing an inside leg kick. Hendricks misses a kick with St-Pierre landing a takedown with Hendricks getting up quickly. St-Pierre and Hendricks then tussle into the cage and Hendricks gets the clinch. They clinch in the middle and the referee breaks them.

St-Pierre tries for a takedown, but Hendricks blocks the takedown and starts landing short uppercuts. Hendricks takes down St-Pierre, but the champion gets up. A cut over the right eye of St-Pierre. Hendricks then lands a knee. St-Pierre lands a jab and Hendricks misses an overhand right. St-Pierre lands a kick. Both guys in the clinch and Hendricks lands knees to the legs.

St-Pierre lands a jab and Hendricks an inside leg kick and the champion then lands a kick. Hendricks lands a right hand.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 1 for Hendricks 10-9.

Round 2

The round starts with both guys trading punches and kicks. A jab by the champion. Hendricks lands a series of uppercuts that’s rocking St-Pierre and referee Mario Yamasaki stops the action due to Hendrciks losing his mouthpiece.

Hendricks lands more uppercuts that rocked St-Pierre into the cage and Hendricks clinched against the cage. St-Pierre establishing the jab and a superman punch. They exchange kicks and then a right hook by Hendricks. Hendricks lands a combination and St-Pierre lands a jab. Hendricks lands a jab and then st-Pierre lands a head kick. each guy trades punches. The round ends with both guys in the clinch.

Round 3

The round starts with both guys trading shiots and then jab by the champion. Hendricks lands a right hook and attempts a knee. Hendricks with a right hook. A right hand by St-Pierre.  A left hand/right hand combination by Hendricks. Another jab by St-Pierre. A double jab by Hendricks and then a right hand by St-Pierre. A left uppercut by Hendricks.

A combination lands by St-Pierre and then a left hook a short time later. Each guy trading shots, a jab by Hendricks then a superman punch by St-Pierre. Body shot by Hendricks, who then scores a takedown. The champion gets back up and Hendricks presses St-Pierre into the cage to end the round.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 3 for St-Pierre.

Round 4

St-Pierre starts with a push kick. Hendricks lands a double jab. Another double jab by Hendricks. St-Pierre stumbles and Hendricks gets on top of him and lands an elbow.  Hendricks lands shots to the body and the head and then lets St-Pierre back up. Hendricks lands an uppercut. Hendricks lands a right and then an uppercut. Hendricks lands a straight left and then an uppercut. A double jab and uppercut by Hendricks.

A right hand by the champion, who tried for a takedown, but Hendricks reverses St-Pierre into the cage and trying for a takedown. St-Pierre reverses and tries for a takedown and then Hendricks reverses and lands knees to the inside leg.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 4 for Hendricks.

Round 5

The final round starts with a left hook and then a head kick. The champion tried to Hendricks down, but Hendricks is throwing short uppercuts. St-Pierre tried for a judo throw, but stuffed by Hendricks. Hendricks trying to takedown St-Pierre and both guys tussle back to the middle.

St-Pierre lands a couple jabs and then scores a takedown. Hendricks trying to get up and gets up. Hendricks reverses and presses St-Pierre against the cage. the champion then reverses and Hendricks reverses back. Both guys back in the middle. St-Pierre with a body kick and left by Hendricks. Crowd chanting GSP. St-Pierre trying for a takedown and gets it, but Hendricks gets right up. Hendricks reverses and has St-Pierre against the cage.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 5 for St-Pierre, but the fight for Hendricks.

The judges score the fight for Georges St-Pierre (47-48, 48-47×2) to defeat Johny Hendricks by split decision to retain the UFC welterweight title.

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Watch The First Three Fights Of UFC 167 On BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 6:30 P.M. ET

UFC 167 takes place tonight from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event will feature UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending his title against number one contender Johny Hendricks. The co-feature will have former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans facing off with two-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen.

Before we get the main card on pay-per-view and the premlinary fights on Fox Sports 1, you can watch the first three fights of UFC 167 on BetweenTheRopes.com starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on the video stream above. The first three fights are:

- Jason High vs. Anthony Lapsley
- Will Campuzano vs. Sergio Pettis
- Cody Donovan vs. Gian Villante

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Georges St-Pierre To Net $400K For Tonight’s UFC 167

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As soon as Georges St-Pierre steps into the octagon to defend his UFC welterweight title against Johny Hendricks in the main event at UFC 167, he will make $400,000 with no win bonus. His opponent tonight, Johny Hendricks will get $50,000 with a potential of another $50,000 if he defeats St-Pierre tonight.

The next highest payout goes to Rashad Evans who will net $125,000 for his co-main event fight against Chael Sonnen and a chance to make another $125,000 if victorious. Here’s the initial list of payouts of some of the participants tonight.

- Georges St-Pierre: $400,000 (no win bonus)
- Johny Hendricks: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)
- Rashad Evans: $125,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $125,000)
- Chael Sonnen: $100,000 (no win bonus)
- Robbie Lawler: $83,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $83,000)
- Rory MacDonald: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)
- Josh Koscheck: $78,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $78,000)
- Tyron Woodley: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)

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Watch the Entire Fight Of Chris Weidman Knocking Out Anderson Silva

The UFC all week has been releasing videos all week celebrating their 20th anniversary. The week will culminate at UFC 167 tonight with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending against Johny Hendricks.

BetweenTheRopes.com has released a variety of fight videos and top countdown videos. In the final video that you can watch above, the UFC has released will feature the entire fight of Chris Weidman defeating Anderson Silva to capture the UFC middleweight title at UFC 162 in July.

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UFC 167 Weigh-Ins Live On BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 7 P.M. ET

Before UFC 167 takes place tomorrow night, the fighters weigh-in today to make the fights official. The weigh-ins take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The first fighter is on the scale at 7 p.m. ET and that will include UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.

You can watch the weigh-ins live here on BetweenTheRopes.com in the video stream.

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UFC 167 Preview, 20 Years of UFC

gsp-johnyBrian and Steve talk this Saturday’s UFC 167 pay-per-view headlined by Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks for the welterweight championship including the drug talk and allegations going into the fight.  Plus, they talk about the rest of the card including Rashad Evans squaring off against Chael Sonnen, the 20-year anniversary of the UFC, some of the most memorable fights and knockouts and more during that time and Ben Asken getting his release from Bellator.

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UFC 167 Pre-Fight Press Conference Today On BetweenTheRopes.com Starting At 4 P.M. ET

UFC 167 pre-event press conference takes place today from the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Every fighter on the main card and UFC President Dana White will be the presser. The fighters that will be there are: Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen, Rory MacDonald, Robbie Lawler, Josh Koscheck, Tyron Woodley, Tim Elliott and Ali Bagautinov.

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Dana White UFC 167 Video Blog: Rony Jason Slicing His Arm

Before every UFC event, Dana White releases at least one video blog to promote the event of that week and goes back to behind the scenes of footage of previous shows. This video blog is no different as UFC 167 takes place on Saturday night in Las Vegas with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending his title against Johny Hendricks.

In the video blog we will see behind the scenes footage of UFC Fight Night 31: Fight For The Troops 3 that took place last Wednesday and UFC Fight night 32, which took place on Saturday. Some of the footage includes the horrific incident of Rony Jason following his loss to Jeremy Stephens punching a backstage wall and slicing open his arm. We also see White and Lorenzo Fertitta scare UFC executives on an airplane.

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“Countdown To UFC 167″ Full Episode

The UFC returns this Saturday to pay-per-view as UFC 167 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will feature UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending against Johny Hendricks. The co-feature will have Rashad Evans fighting Chael Sonnen.

Before each PPV, the UFC will do a “Countdown” show to highlight the card’s big three fights. This episode features the St-Pierre-Hendricks and Evans-Sonnen fight. The final fight featured is a key welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler.

You can watch the full episode above.

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“UFC 167 Primetime: Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks Epsiode 3″

UFC 167 take place on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will feature UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre facing off with number one contender Johny Hendricks. “UFC Primetime” is a three part series the UFC rolls out to hype big fights. The last episode of the show aired last night.

The episode shows each fighters final preparation for their fight on Saturday, Hendricks’ return to Oklahoma State University and St-Pierre’s world-class instructors, including Muay Thai experts.

You can watch the complete episode of the show above.

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