At UFC 112 Renzo Gracie met Matt Huges in a fight that saw him finished in the third round. Four years have passed and the two will meet again. This time however, it will be under more favorable circumstances for Gracie. Confirmed super fight for the ADCC 2015 My brother @matthughes9x always a honor … Read more
Former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn probably fought for the last time by all accounts on Sunday night, losing via TKO against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. It was the third fight between the two fighters as Penn lost a controversial decision against Edgar at UFC 112 in 2010, losing his UFC … Read more
Georges St-Pierre recently said that he left the UFC due to his problems with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Whether he has been formally diagnosed with that disorder or it’s a self-diagnosis, we don’t know. What we do know is that the longest reigning UFC welterweight champ in history gave up his title after taking a whoopin’ from Johny Hendricks last November (yes, GSP technically won the decision).
Matt Hughes got one. Chuck Liddell got one. Tito Ortiz did not get one.
I’m talking about jobs with the UFC after fighting. Both Liddell and Hughes received positions with the company that seem to have come from a sense of loyalty they both showed to the organization and to boss Dana White over the years.
If you recall when Chuck Liddell retired he was given his new position of Vice President of Business Development with the UFC. But anytime anyone asked him about his job description, he gave vague answers like, “help promote the sport” or be an “ambassador” for the sport — stuff like that.
In a new interview with SI.com, UFC President Dana White gave a little more insight into what exactly “The Iceman’s” duties require — and if you think ol’ Chucky boy is sitting in an office somewhere answering phone calls or setting up appearances, think again.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist Renzo Gracie has recently indicated he has plans of returning to the UFC octagon for a second time. The 45-year-old still has a desire to compete and with several fights still on his contract, it seems fans will get to see a Gracie in the UFC again soon.