Kevin Lee Wants Title Fight Against GSP At New Weight Class

Kevin Lee believes that a fight against GSP at a new weight class makes sense.

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Kevin Lee believes that a fight against GSP at a new weight class makes sense.

It should be noted that the UFC only has eight weight class that range from flyweight up to heavyweight.

Lee is not the only fighter who believes that the promotion needs to add more weight divisions as various fighters under contract with the UFC has voiced this opinion.

Also, longtime UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has campaigned for this as well. The problem is that UFC President Dana White has gone on record by stating that the new divisions would see more fighters cutting big amounts of weight to get an advantage.

As seen in the main event of UFC Atlantic City (April 21, 2018) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on FOX Sports 1, Lee picked up a TKO win in the fifth round over Edson Barboza.

Lee missed weight in his first attempt for his scheduled bout at UFC Atlantic City. Lee weighed in at 157 pounds with only three minutes to spare in the two-hour window. This marked the first time that he had missed weight.

During a recent Q&A session for this weekend’s UFC Singapore event, Lee expressed (transcript courtesy of The Straits Times) interest in fighting Georges St-Pierre at 165lbs for the inaugural title.

“I think me and Georges for the 165lb title is the one that makes the most sense. You do Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, the reigning lightweight champion, in October, you do me and Georges in November, at Madison Square Garden. And maybe you do Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington to figure out the 170lbs  division.”

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Kevin Lee: Fight With GSP For 165lbs Title Makes Sense

Kevin Lee roused fans around the world with his recent comments about a potential fight with Georges St-Pierre in the near future. The UFC lightweight contender is an advocate for the addition of new UFC weight-classes with a specific interest in a pot…

Kevin Lee roused fans around the world with his recent comments about a potential fight with Georges St-Pierre in the near future. The UFC lightweight contender is an advocate for the addition of new UFC weight-classes with a specific interest in a potential 165-pound division. Speaking as a guest fighter at the UFC Singapore event, […]

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Video: GSP’s Sensei Throws Him Around In Training

This is the most vulnerable GSP has looked in a long time.

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UFC fighters from lightweight to middleweight can rejoice, as we have finally found a weakness in Georges St-Pierre’s arsenal – wrist locks.

While most mixed martial arts (MMA) purists might find wrist locks ridiculous, and something you’d typically see inside of a professional wrestling ring rather than an MMA cage, Georges St-Pierre’s “crazy old school sensei” Kristof Midoux proves they can actually work.

GSP took to Instagram and posted a video of himself moving around with Midoux, who tossed the former Canadian UFC champ around on the mat with various wrist lock techniques.

Rush can be seen wincing and yelping in pain throughout the video, all in good fun of course. Check it out here:

As for St-Pierre’s Octagon future that remains unclear. He is currently on a 13-fight win streak after winning the middleweight title in November from Michael Bisping in New York. He has been linked to rumors of a possible fight with Nate Diaz, however, those never came to fruition.

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Georges St-Pierre Gets Handled By Sensei With Wrist Lock

Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time – and he just got dominated by a wrist lock. Rush recently took to Instagram and shared a video of himself and his sensei…

Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time – and he just got dominated by a wrist lock. Rush recently took to Instagram and shared a video of himself and his sensei Kristof Midoux messing around on the mat. Midoux used what most would describe […]

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GSP’s Coach Believed He Was Concussed Going Into Dan Hardy Fight

The coach of Georges St-Pierre is claiming that his fighter was not 100% entering a fight with Dan Hardy.

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The coach of Georges St-Pierre is claiming that his fighter was not 100% entering a fight with Dan Hardy.

GSP’s coach, Firas Zahabi, told longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan on his MMA show earlier this week that a training partner dropped St-Pierre pretty badly during training, which resulted in GSP dealing with a concussion two weeks out from his UFC 111 title defense against Hardy in 2010.

Zahabi reflected on the moment and even went as far as admitting that he was close to ending that particular sparring session.

However, he went against that judgment due to him not wanting to hurt St-Pierre’s confidence. Thus, he made the decision to tell the training partner not to throw a punch in the final round.

“There was one more round (of sparring), and he said to me ‘Coach, let me finish the round, I’m okay. Let me finish the next round,’” Zahabi told Joe Rogan (transcript courtesy of Bloody Elbow). “And I felt that if I pulled it, I would’ve killed his confidence, totally. So I said ‘Okay, you could do the next round.”

“And I told the other guy he was sparring with, ‘Don’t land a single glove.’ I whispered it to him, ‘Not a single glove on him. Just take a mauling.’ And Georges went in that next round, not knowing that the other guy was not allowed to hit him at all.”

“The UFC was there filming,” Zahabi recalled. “So I had to go ‘Look, guys, that footage can never air. That footage has got to disappear.’ And they were like ‘Yeah, don’t worry, we understand the fight’s on the line.’ That’s why that fight, he was doing a lot of wrestling. We didn’t want to even chance – I was sure he had a concussion when he went in that fight.”

The former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion ended up defeating Hardy via unanimous decision, which at the time marked his fourth title defense since unifying the UFC welterweight title against Matt Serra.

“I just let the fighter decide now unless I really feel it’s urgent,” Zahabi explained. “Which is rare that I’ve had to actually intervene, because at the end of the day, when are you 100%? It rarely happens. There’s always something.”

“That left hook (from Hardy), if it would’ve touched Georges, Georges would’ve been out like a light,” he added. “He’s got a crazy left hook, plus, Georges was hurt two weeks before. Thank God it worked out well.”

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Georges St. Pierre & Rose Namajunas Nominated For ESPY Awards

Who had the more impressive 2017?

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Two of the UFC’s biggest names have been nominated for an ESPY award.

According to ESPN.com where all of the nominees have been listed, former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St. Pierre and current women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas have both been nominated for 2017 ‘Best Fighter’ of the year alongside Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko, two of the world’s best boxers.

St. Pierre, widely considered to be the very best welterweight to have ever competed in mixed martial arts, returned late last year following a four-year hiatus to submit Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 217 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Namajunas, on the other hand, picked up two huge victories in 2017, submitting Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City before shocking Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a first-round  TKO victory at UFC 217 to capture the 115-pound title.

Who do you think most deserves the award?

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