- UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey has taken to comparing herself and her close group of friends (consisting of female fighters Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir) to the Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard) of pro wrestling fame. In a recent interview with AfterBuzzTV, Rousey revealed how she asserted herself as the Ric Flair of the group - and how that came with a stipulation.
"Shayna totally converted our new house into a super pro wrestling house. Me and Shayna did have an ongoing debate on who was Arn Anderson and who was Ric Flair. I was like 'Sorry, I have to be Ric Flair. I gotta be Ric Flair.' So eventually we came to the conclusion that I could be Ric Flair and she could be Arn Anderson, as long as I had to be Goku, and she could be Vegeta."
- Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre found himself at odds with UFC president Dana White when he criticized the fight promotion over their drug testing policies and for monopolizing the sport of MMA. While in Brazil to corner teammate Francis Carmont, GSP spoke to MMAJunkie and explained that he doesn't mean to cause harm with his comments, but rather bring about change.
"I'm a public person, and things I say come out like a bomb," he said. "The last thing I want to do is hurt the UFC or hurt the sport. I've been fighting for the sport since the beginning of my career. (The UFC) made my career and made me who I am. My sport, my wealth, everything I have is because of that. The last thing I want to do is do something bad for them.
"I just want some stuff to change. I had a lot of (private) messages from people, and reporters, saying, 'You're doing the right thing. Keep going. We're behind you.' That's what's happening. We'll see how things go. I know (change is) going to happen sooner or later."
St-Pierre is currently enjoying an indefinite retirement after vacating his long-held championship belt.
- UFC veteran Frank Mir recently lost a unanimous decision to Alistair Overeem, putting him at four straight losses. While that many consecutive defeats is usually the death knell for a fighter's UFC career, the 34-year-old's future is as yet undetermined. In a recent report given by Ariel Helwani for UFC Tonight, it was revealed that Mir has no intention of fighting elsewhere and that the UFC isn't sure what to do with him yet. According to Helwani, Dana White said that he hasn't spoken with Mir since the fight and that he "hasn't decided what to do about Mir."
Whether or not Mir will retire if let go by the UFC remains to be seen.
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