Tag:Georges St Pierre
Posted on: September 16, 2010 7:16 pm
Edited on: September 16, 2010 7:17 pm
 

Legal or Not Here They Come

Legal or Not Here They Come

 

Written by Penny Buffington

The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 kicked off its first episode Sept. 15<sup>th</sup> on Spike TV with the first 2 fights being that of the 2 Jefferson County men that made it on the show. The first round of fights determines if the contestant gets to continue. This would allow them to move into the house, become the final cast mates and get the chance to become The Ultimate Fighter. Pretty simple 2 – 5 min rounds in the octagon: You win: you’re in. You lose: you go home.

Winning the Ultimate Fighter could be huge for one of these upstate NY boys, potentially thrusting them into the explosively popular world of the UFC. The winner of the show gets a contract guaranteeing them a stipulated amount of fights with the UFC.  If one of them wins the show, the fights wherever held, will not be in their hometown state. Mixed martial arts competitions are still illegal in the state of New York.  It is legal in all other states except 6 of them.

The first fight was between Marc Stevens and TJ O’Brien. Marc resides in Lorraine NY. He owns Jiu Jitsu Nation located in Watertown. He says he has over 300 students. He has a mixed martial arts record of 12 wins 5 losses.

The coaches on the show are current UFC welterweight title holder Georges St-Pierre and season 1 contestant Josh Koscheck. After the shows finale these 2 will fight for that title on Dec 11<sup>th</sup>. Stevens says, “I actually wrestled for Josh Koscheck at the University of Buffalo. I don’t have an ongoing relationship with him but he does know me a little bit.”

Just before the fight began Josh told UFC President Dana White, “He is an ok wrestler but, we’ll see.”

What we saw was a striker! While referee Steve Mazzagatti watched over in just 13 seconds Marc defeated his opponent with strikes to the face; TKO victory. Happy with his win Marc yells to Josh, “Remember me now?” To which Josh laughs with Dana White and replies, “Yes we do.” He also said, “I think probably a record for the Ultimate Fighter. I don’t think I have ever seen one that quick.”

St Pierre added, “Marc Stevens has got a lot of power. He is a very, very dangerous guy.”

The next match up featured Watertown resident and manager of CNY MMA Gym located in Watertown as well: Spencer Paige and Steve Magedaleno . Spencer has a mixed martial arts record of 7 wins 2 losses.

After an exciting match lasting both rounds the fight ended by unanimous decision Paige being the victor.

Now it’s official both New Yorkers are in contention to be THE Ultimate Fighter. The show airs Wed nights at 10 pm eastern time.


Spencer Paige at CNY MMA

Photo taken by Eddie Buffington

 

 

 

Posted on: September 14, 2010 9:29 pm
 

UFC Media Conference-The Ultimate Fighter Coaches

The UFC Media conference was held on Sept 14<sup>th</sup> leading up to the premier of The Ultimate Fighter 12 airing Wed. Sept 15 on Spike TV.  After the finale of the show the 2 coaches: Georges and Josh will fight for the title on Dec 11<sup>th</sup>. They previously fought each other back in 2007 Georges "Rush" St. Pierre won by unanimous decision after 3 rounds. St Pierre is the current UFC welterweight title holder.

According to St Pierre, Josh "Kos" Koscheck told Penny Buffington executive producer of MMA2DAY and other members of the media lies. “On this interview right now he just said 2 lies. The 1<sup>st</sup> lie was that he is happy to be fighting in Montreal that is not true. He is not happy at all and the 2<sup>nd</sup> lie is that I am a fake person. I am not fake, that is not true at all. I never derail from the person that I am and for what I stand for.”

Koscheck responded, “Let’s get this for the record, Mr. St Pierre; I am not lying about coming to Montreal. I am actually excited about it and I can’t wait to get there and you are going to see on Dec 11<sup>th</sup> how excited I am about being in Montreal. Whether it’s in Vegas, whether it’s in Pittsburg, whether it’s in Montreal, I am still coming to whip your ass.”

Later during the conference “Rush” said, “I am not defiantly working on the one thing or the other.” (Referring to wrestling)  “I am always sharpening up everything. I try to sharpen up all my skills pretty much equally. I try to be a complete fighter and well, he doesn’t know what I am going to do to him.”

 

Georges has a mixed martial arts record of 20 - 2 - 0. Josh’s record is 15 - 4 – 0. The 2 times that Georges did lose were to Matt Hughes and Matt Serra. He then fought both for a second time and won.

Both coaches seemed committed to the coaching process with comments like the one Josh gave, “When I was on The Ultimate Fighter Season One I was with Chuck Liddell and he was getting ready to fight Randy Couture. He was undefeated for 2 years. I obviously looked up to him and respected him as a fighter and as a person. I defiantly tried to think about that experience when I was on The Ultimate Fighter and tried to give to these guys the experience that I had with Chuck.”

St. Pierre coached on a previous season of The Ultimate Fighter- Season 4. He explained he had other coaching experience as well. “This was not his first coaching experience.”  he explained, “I have coached before; I was working for a governmental program helping teenager kids. It was in the beginning of my career. So, it’s not my first experience but it’s just weird to be coaching guys that are actually going to be in the octagon. This is a whole nother level. It’s a good experience.”

Season 12 is made up of 28 lightweights. Their names are: JJ Ambrose, Paul Barrow, Jason Brenton, Jonathan Brookins, Mike Budnik, Alex Caceres, Sako Chivitchian, Joseph Duffy, Pablo Garza, Toby Grear, Daniel Head, Michael Johnson, Amir Khillah, Jeff Lentz, Sevak Magakian, Steve Magdaleno, Andy Main, Cody McKenzie, T. J. O'Brien, Spencer Paige, Nam Phan, Michael Richman, Dane Sayers, Ariel Sexton, Marc Stevens, Kyle Watson, Ran Weathers, and Aaron Wilkinson.

Koscheck says, “I think our fights are all exciting and it is defiantly going to be a good season.”

UFC Fight Night MARQUARDT vs PALHARES also airs on Spike TV Sept 15 before The Ultimate Fighter.

MMA2DAY had 2 cast members from season 12 Marc Stevens and Spencer Paige on last Sundays show. More info can be found at http://www.pennyjomma.com/

 

Cast Member Marc Stevens fighting out of Watertown, NY

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on: July 8, 2010 8:01 pm
 

500 BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS Settle with UFC

 

Thursday, July 8, 2010
UFC<sup>® </sup>CONTINUES ANTI-PIRACY EFFORTS

 

500 BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS REACH SETTLEMENT WITH UFC OVER ILLEGAL VIEWING AND BROADCASTING OF UFC EVENTS

 

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – As a part of its ongoing efforts to combat piracy, the Ultimate Fighting Championship<sup>® </sup>announced today that it reached confidential settlements with over 500 businesses and individuals as a result of illegal broadcasts and views of UFC events. 

 

The settlements, reached over the past two years, are only part of the UFC’s campaign to combat piracy, which includes working closely with Federal and state law enforcement agencies.

 

“We are committed to standing toe-to-toe with anyone trying to illegally broadcast or stream UFC events,” UFC President Dana White, said. “Today’s announcement further drives home the fact that we are fully prepared to pursue any business or individual that steals our programming.”

Posted on: July 8, 2010 6:05 pm
 

MMA Top Pound per Pound Picks

IT'S TIME! LIVE FROM FRANKSTEA.COM IN LAS VEGAS NV. MMA'S TOP TEN LIST BROUGHT TO YOU BY US. You asked for it now you got it. We heard back from some of our contacts plus our own opinions since the fight on Saturday. Like it or Hate it or even really disagree let us know and give us your picks AND HERE WE GO!!!!

 


 Frank Stea- www.frankstea.com ,President ATG Promotions

 

1. Brock Lesnar

2. Anderson Silva

3. BJ Penn

4. Nick Diaz

5. George St. Pierre

6.Shogun

7. Jose Aldo

8. Mo Lawal

9. Jake Shields

10. Frankie Edgar

 

 Alex "The Rage" Lopez- ATG Radio, Reporter for www.frankstea.com

 

1. George St. Pierre

2. BJ Penn

3. Mauricio Shogun Rua

4.Cain Velazquez

5. Forrest Griffin

6. Brock Lesner

7. Jake Shields

8. Chris Leben

9. Korean Zombie

10. Anderson Silva

 

Penny Buffington-www.pennyjomma.com ,MMA Insider

 

1. George St. Pierre

2. BJ Penn

3. Fedor Emelianenko

4. Brock Lesner

5. Cung Le

6. Anderson Silva

7. Gerard Mousasi

8. Jones

9. Lyoto Machida

10. Jake Shields

 

 Jesse Romero- MMA fighter

 

1. Brock Lesnar

2. Josh Koscheck

3. Jose Aldo

4. Shogun Rua

5. Anderson Silva

6. GSP

7. Dominick Cruz

8. Jake Shields

9. Lyoto Machida

10. Grey Manor

 

 Mark Coleman- Former UFC Heavyweight Champion

 

1. George St. Pierre

2. Anderson Silva

3. Brock Lesnar

4. Mauricio Rua

5. Frankie Edgar

6. BJ Penn

7. Josh Koshcheck

8. Randy Couture

9. Gray Maynard

10. Fedor Emelianenko

 

 Andrew “The Butcher” Hartley- Writer, Pro Boxer and MMA Fighter

 

1.Georges St. Pierre

2. Anderson Silva

3. Brock Lesnar

4. Kimbo Slice

5. Urijah Faber

6. BJ Penn

7. Lyoto Machida

8. Big Foot Silva

9. Tank Abbott

10. Tim Sylvia

 

 

 Alex "The Rage" is a reporter for frankstea.com

Posted on: December 7, 2009 1:09 pm
 

3D Georges St-Pierre and David Loiseau Movie

Owned Entertainment Announces 3D Georges St-Pierre and David Loiseau Movie
   
           Published (07/12/2009(PressMediaWire) - Owned Entertainment Inc. announced today, along with Steven J. Wong and Bobby Razak Films, the biggest MMA Entertainment venture of all time with MMA's most marketable star.  The Project is directed by Steven J Wong and is Executive Produced by James Hergott and Bobby Razak.  It stars Ultimate Fighting Champion Georges St- Pierre and dynamic MMA fighter David "The Crow" Loiseau and is currently titled "The Striking Truth".

            The Deal signed last week includes 3 years and hundreds of hours of never seen before HD footage filmed of Georges St-Pierre by Steven J. Wong, including his training, home life and all that happened behind the scenes as he grew from MMA fighter to UFC champion.  It juxtaposes the story with former UFC contender David "The Crow" Loiseau and all of the ups and downs he has faced in his career.  Revolutionary 3D technology is being utilized to take the footage shot and edit it in 3D.  Additionally new scenes will be shot, including a full David Loiseau fight in 3D.  The film also explores the relationship between the two athletes and their home life.  It will also include several of St-Pierre and David’s early fights prior to competing in the UFC.

            This is the exclusive documentary for charismatic Ultimate Fighting Champion Georges St-Pierre, who is currently ranked as one of the top "pound for pound" fighters by multiple MMA sources.  For his exciting brand of fighting Georges St-Pierre (GSP) was named the Canadian Athlete of the Year by Rogers Sportsnet.  Georges’ last fight at UFC 100; achieved Pay Per View buys in excess of 1.5 million, making it one of the most-watched PPV events in history according to Kevin Ioli of Yahoo Sports Online.  Georges St-Pierre became the first MMA fighter to be sponsored by Gatorade (GSP’s Gatorade commercial includes footage from this movie) and Under Armour.  Georges St-Pierre's UFC fight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec reportedly sold out in minutes.  GSP's face graced the cover of the official UFC video game in stores across Canada.

This past week Wong and Hergott made the rounds to several Canadian Media outlets.  Including being interviewed by the Fight Network: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_iy1chCjC0, the National Post Newspaper released this week, a special segment on Showdown Joe’s MMA Connected show, which airs tonight on Sportsnet Ontario at 11:30pm EST and Pacific at Midnight with multiple airings throughout the week (check local listings) and will be online Dec 11,th at http://www.sportsnet.ca/mma/, Mauro Ranallo’s “The MMA Show” which plays on the Score Network Fridays at 12pm and 3pm & Saturdays at 2am, 2pm & 6pm as well as his radio show and Newspaper article in the Northumberland News coming out Thursday December 10th.

            MMA is the fastest growing sport and is showing recession resiliency.  The UFC's President Dana White comments on the sport's success, “The crazy thing about this sport is we haven't even scratched the surface on how big this thing is going to be. It's going to be the biggest sport in the world.”

            Top MMA Producer and Canadian native James Hergott who over the past year produced, wrote and directed 10 episodes for a tv show on HDNET and filmed a movie about the first MMA fights in an active war zone that will premier in Washington DC for wounded veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq war (see trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHM33cURCjM and Inside MMA segment here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKQHMB7cC1k Fox News interview: http://www.foxnews.com/video-search
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) procured the deal and is coming on board to Executive Produce along with Bobby Razak.  In 2005 Hergott procured a distribution deal for his low budget feature film, getting it distributed in Regal, United Artist and Edwards theatres, which is the largest theatre chain in North America.  Bobby Razak is MMA's top Director, who for the past ten years has exclusively directed all of the TapouT commercials and movies including Simply Believe, Mask, Bloodlines, Drysdale, and Pitfight Redux (Bobby Razak videos: http://www.vimeo.com/user863668). Razak is currently working on a Legalize MMA in Ontario and New York commercial campaign for clothing giant Ecko Unlimited including filming at Tristar gym in Montreal.
    
            According to DreamWorks head Jeffrey Katzenberg; Digital 3-D movies usually gross at least three times as much as their flat-world counterpart. Cynthia Ludwig, editor of My Bloody Valentine 3D, which grossed over $51 million at the US Box Office this year, will edit the film’s 3D segments.  Hergott comments, "GSP is the Boardwalk piece in MMA and Razak, Steven and I are going to build a hotel on that piece utilizing revolutionary technology.  We want to create the most stunning MMA movie ever.  And the best part is, it's all real!"

Announced December 4th, 2009, Sony pictures signed a 3-D video deal for the 2010 world cup. The Japanese electronics and entertainment company is one of several electronics makers planning or working on 3-D technology for TVs and movies.  Sony makes 3-D capable video cameras, and plans to sell 3-D TVs for homes next year.  Most 3-D releases so far have been animation films but the feature is gradually spreading to other genres, such as the soon-to-be-released sci-fi epic Avatar. Sony Corp. CEO Howard Stringer said, “Sports was definitely one area 3-D could display its strengths.”

The deal also includes exclusive tracks from French Canadian rapper Sans Pression, who has done entrance music for GSP for past UFC fights.
      
            Since the Movie was primarily shot in Canada, about Canadian subject matter and with Canadian crew and cast it is subject to up to 40% in Canadian and provincial tax incentives and rebates.  Sponsorship in the movie is open at this time.  Those interested should contact James Hergott at jameshergott@gmail.com

            About Owned Entertainment

            Owned Entertainment, Inc. (www.OwnedEntertainment.com) engages in producing, and distributing full-length feature films as well as TV projects and other entertainment entities specifically aimed at young adult males age 18-35. James Hergott can be reached at James@OwnedEntertainment.com.

 
 
 
 
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