DANA WHITE SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON GEORGES ST. PIERRE AND CRISTIANE ‘CYBORG’ JUSTINO ON AXS TV’S INSIDE MMA
Rafael Dos Anjos and Carla Esparza Discuss Their Upcoming Title Fights at UFC 185
Leonardo Leite Claims Second Legacy FC Title on
‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 39’
LOS ANGELES – February 27, 2015 – UFC President Dana White joined AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA tonight for a one-on-one interview with correspondent Ron Kruck. During the interview, White shared his thoughts on former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre as well as the future of the UFC women’s bantamweight division and Invicta FC featherweight fighter Cris “Cyborg” Justino.
White on St. Pierre:
“I haven’t really spoken to him. I’ve asked him if he wants to fight and things like that. This is one of those sports that… if a guy doesn’t want to fight, the last thing you want to do is pressure a guy to fight. Georges St. Pierre doesn’t want to fight. And if Georges St. Pierre wants to retire, I get it. He goes out on top, he’s made a lot of money and and he’s doing movies now. If he’s ready to retire, I’m never gonna be the guy to pressure him into coming back. You have to want to do this, and apparently Georges doesn’t.”
White on Justino:
“I’m actually gonna go watch her fight tonight and I don’t know, we’ll go from there.”
White’s full interview from tonight’s show is available here: http://bit.ly/1N1ht3z
UFC lightweight title contender Rafael Dos Anjos and UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza, both of whom are scheduled for fights at UFC 185 next month, dropped by the INSIDE MMA studio for interviews with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten. In this clip, Dos Anjos shares his journey to his first ever title shot versus UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, while Esparza discusses preparing for her first title defense against challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk: http://bit.ly/1ADK2il
Legacy FC fighter Leonard Leite (6-0) won his second Legacy FC title tonight, defeating Larry Crowe (9-4) by unanimous decision for the vacant middleweight title on AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 39. Leite now holds both the Legacy FC middleweight and light heavyweight belts. AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello break down the night’s action in this week’s highlight reel: http://bit.ly/1ATlpwZ
Here are the official results from AXS TV FIGHTS: LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 39:
Main event – Middleweight Title Fight – Leonard Leite (6-0) defeated Larry Crowe (9-4) via TKO at 2:19 in round two.
Co-main event – Catchweight (150 pounds) fight – Daniel Pineda (20-11) defeated Thomas Webb (8-3) via submission (triangle choke) at 0:49 in the first round.
Bantamweight fight – Valentina Shevchenko (9-1) defeated Jan Finney (8-11) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Lightweight fight – Mike Bronzoulis (17-8-1) defeated Jon Harris (9-5) via knockout at 1:43 in round one.
Featherweight fight – Kevin Aguilar (9-1) defeated Alex Black (8-3) via TKO (strikes) at 3:13 in round three.
Heavyweight fight – Brice Ritani-Coe (4-2) defeated Dal Mitchell (6-4) via knockout (punch) at 1:53 in round one.
Next week on AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 24, Indalecio “Tat” Romero (24-5) meets Benjamin Smith (11-2) for the RFA welterweight championship on Friday, March 6 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT live from the Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
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