Patrick Cummins Posts Pic Of Disgusting ‘Mutant’ Staph Infection

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) may have come under fire recently for allowing Kevin Lee to compete at October 7’s UFC 216 with an obvious staph infection, but the state of New York won’t be having any similar problems with light heavyweight Patrick Cummins. Cummins announced on social media (via MMA Fighting) that he had […]

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) may have come under fire recently for allowing Kevin Lee to compete at October 7’s UFC 216 with an obvious staph infection, but the state of New York won’t be having any similar problems with light heavyweight Patrick Cummins.

Cummins announced on social media (via MMA Fighting) that he had acquired a ‘mutant’ staph infection that was so resilient even IV antibiotics would not kill it, making it impossible for him to make it to his scheduled bout against Corey Anderson at November 4’s UFC 217 from New York City. The infection was so bad his foot swelled up to almost twice normal size.

Check it out here:

It’s a significant setback for ‘Durkin,’ who rebounded from two TKO losses to Glover Teixeira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira to win decisions over Gian Villante and Jan Blachowicz in his last two bouts.

In a division as talent-starved as light heavyweight, title contention is truly only a few wins away, but Cummins will obviously need his foot to go back to normal size before he can even consider a return.

Based on the toughness he’s displayed in the octagon since debuting as a late replacement for Rashad Evans in 2014, he should be back sooner than later.

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GSP and Michael Bisping Drop Puck at Hockey Game, Smack Talk Each Other on Ice

UFC 217 is coming down the pipe pretty quickly, and headliners Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre have indulged in quite a press tour in preparation for the Madison Square Garden showdown.
This week the duo headed north of the border to St-Pierre’s …

UFC 217 is coming down the pipe pretty quickly, and headliners Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre have indulged in quite a press tour in preparation for the Madison Square Garden showdown.

This week the duo headed north of the border to St-Pierre’s home country of Canada and—obviously—spent some time paying their respects to the country’s national winter sport of hockey.

After a heated staredown in Toronto that led to some pushing and St-Pierre terrifying a child backstage with his liberal use of foul language, the pair took their hostilities to an even more public venue on Saturday: the ceremonial puck drop prior to St-Pierre’s hometown Montreal Canadiens facing off against their historic rival Toronto Maple Leafs.

UFC President Dana White hit the ice first, followed by Bisping. Predictably the raucous Montreal crowd vociferously rained boos down on the UFC middleweight champion before St-Pierre appeared to a hero’s welcome and standing ovation.

A former UFC welterweight champion, GSP fought for the strap four times in his hometown and went 4-0 there, most memorably stopping Matt Serra at UFC 83 in the promotion’s first-ever visit to the French center of Canada.

Following the welcome and the puck drop, which White took control of, Bisping and St-Pierre squared off in one of the more unusual settings ever to provide a backdrop for such a happening. With players from both teams lined up on their respective blue lines and 20,000 rabid fans boiling over around them, the fighters themselves in street clothes while Bisping brandished his world title, they struck their poses.

Just as they had in Toronto, the sides each took a turn jaw-jacking before things were broken up, and the publicity run rolled on.

The time for talk will be over on November 4 when they throw down, but for now, check out the video below.

     

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Michael Bisping & Georges St-Pierre Have Heated Confrontation After Press Conference

We knew the trash talk between current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would pick up on Friday as the two took part in a press conference to hype their upcoming title bout at the next UFC PPV (pay-per-view) event, UFC 217. We just didn’t think that it would […]

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We knew the trash talk between current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would pick up on Friday as the two took part in a press conference to hype their upcoming title bout at the next UFC PPV (pay-per-view) event, UFC 217.

We just didn’t think that it would get out of hand after the presser was over. The trash talk between these two talented fighters spilled out into the backstage area after the press conference in Toronto.

The confrontation was caught on video thanks to TMZ. Don’t worry, we have a video of it. It went down when Bisping approached GSP after the event and told him not to put his hands on him.

If you recall, during the staredown on the stage for the media, St-Pierre slapped away Bisping, who was pointing a finger in St-Pierre’s face.

“If you put your hands on a man, that means you got a f*cking problem,” Bisping said inside the Hockey Hall of Fame. “Keep your f*cking hands to yourself, pal. I will knock you f*cking out right now.”

GSP shot back that Bisping touched him first and make no mistake about it, GSP is not afraid of Bisping, so he says.

“I’m not afraid of you, I don’t give a damn,” GSP said. “I will break you, man. I will break you. … Touch me again, I’m gonna break you.”

Since the fight was announced for the second time, the UFC champion has been trying to get under GSP’s skin, and after doing various media events to promote this fight, it seems that he has succeeded in his quest. During the verbal altercation, Bisping faked a jab to St-Pierre’s face.

“You little f*cking nerd,” Bisping said. “Look at you, look at the state of you. You don’t do f*ck all, man. You won’t do a f*cking thing. I’ll break your f*cking jaw. Don’t try and act tough, because I doesn’t suit you. You look stupid.”

UFC 217 is set to take place on Saturday, November 4th in New York at Madison Square Garden. Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight title is expected to serve as the co-main event.

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Michael Bisping Backtracks on Retirement Talks: ‘I Love This Too Much’

Michael Bisping won’t be retiring right after UFC 217 after all. Bisping previously hinted that he may walk away from mixed martial arts competition after his next middleweight title defense against Georges St-Pierre. “Rush” himself has said he’ll retire if he can’t defeat Bisping. During today’s (Oct. 13) UFC 217 press conference, “The Count” said […]

Michael Bisping won’t be retiring right after UFC 217 after all. Bisping previously hinted that he may walk away from mixed martial arts competition after his next middleweight title defense against Georges St-Pierre. “Rush” himself has said he’ll retire if he can’t defeat Bisping. During today’s (Oct. 13) UFC 217 press conference, “The Count” said […]

Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping Involved in Confrontation After UFC 217 Media

Georges St-Pierre confronted Michael Bisping during a heated face off at a media commitments for UFC 217. 
Per TMZ, St-Pierre warned the champion to keep his distance, as Bisping got too close in Toronto, Canada.
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Georges St-Pierre confronted Michael Bisping during a heated face off at a media commitments for UFC 217

Per TMZSt-Pierre warned the champion to keep his distance, as Bisping got too close in Toronto, Canada.

St-Pierre said: “Don’t touch me, man! Don’t touch me. I’m not afraid of you. I don’t give a damn.”

              

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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Georges St-Pierre Swings At Michael Bisping In Latest Heated Staredown

Continuing the promotion of their middleweight title fight in the main event of November 4’s UFC 217 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and returning MMA legend Georges St-Pierre faced off at another press conference in Toronto today, and things got physical just like they did at the first one. […]

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Continuing the promotion of their middleweight title fight in the main event of November 4’s UFC 217 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and returning MMA legend Georges St-Pierre faced off at another press conference in Toronto today, and things got physical just like they did at the first one.

One week after St-Pierre shoved Bisping when he got a bit too touchy-feely by squeezing his arm at their initial press conference during last week’s UFC 216 from Las Vegas, ‘The Count’ once again got up close and personal in St-Pierre’s face and poked his chin. The normally reserved and respectful MMA great was understandably miffed, and responded by taking a brief swing at Bisping, to which ‘The Count’ reacted with great surprise (for some reason).

It’s a side of St-Pierre we haven’t necessarily seen from him before. What that means for his UFC return after nearly four years away from the sport remains to be seen. For now, watch his latest heated staredown with Bisping right here:

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