– The UFC and FOX Sports have released two minutes of footage from the recent UFC 168 event featuring the X-Cam. The highlights are slowed down and provide an up-close-and-personal look at the action.
Thankfully, taking a page from the book of common sense, the video (which you can view above) does not feature the infamous leg break suffered by former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. “The Spider” suffered the injury in a second round TKO loss for the belt to Chris Weidman.
– Silva, meanwhile, remains positive in regards to a potential return to the Octagon. In fact, his management team even has an opponent picked out: Georges St-Pierre.
GSP recently vacated his UFC welterweight title, citing personal issues relating to the stress of carrying the belt. He made it clear that a return was planned for his future, but did not set a date at the time of his “semi-retirement.”
“Don’t you think that’s an option,” said Jorge Guimaraes, one of Silva’s managers, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com regarding such a fight.
Ed Soares, another of Silva’s managers, stated in a separate interview, “if we were able to pull something like that off, it would be win-win for everybody; the fans, the UFC. I think that would be awesome.”
Silva and St-Pierre have been long-rumored opponents, as for years they were pegged at the top of the pound-for-pound list as champions.
– UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (8-0), a bronze medal winner in Judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, squares off against undefeated Sara McMann (7-0), who also earned Olympic silver at the 2004 games in Athens in free-style wrestling, in a battle of Olympic medalists at UFC 170 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Feb. 22. Also on the card, Rashad Evans (19-3) battles Daniel Cormier (13-0) in his 205-pound debut. Tickets for UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann go on sale this Friday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $450, $325, $200, $150, $90 and $50.