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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL on Wednesday, and everything progressed smoothly.

St-Pierre, who vacated the title last December and stepped away from active competition, suffered the injury while training. Before the injury, there was no mention of a return to the Octagon.

The Canadian was staying active, helping out his Tristar Gym teammates and going on several media tours to talk about his hope for more drug testing.

“Just got out of the hospital,” GSP wrote. “Surgery was a success. Road to Recovery has started again.”

St-Pierre suffered an injury to his right knee in 2011.

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If Anderson Silva wants to step inside the boxing ring with former champion Roy Jones, Jr., the boxer is ready.

Jones, during a recent interview with MixFight.ru out of Russia, said he is down for the bout. But, he feels the UFC is holding Silva back. “The Spider” broke his leg last December and remains on the sidelines recovering.

“The UFC….they’re having second thoughts. They’re not really making up their mind, whether they want to let him (box) or not,” Jones said. “He wants to because he wants to box. I want to. It’s just a matter of the organization giving him the freedom to do it.”

UFC president Dana White has stated in the past his frustration with Silva and his desire to box.

Hear the complete interview in the video below:

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Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting obviously just hit record and let Nate Diaz talk during their recent interview, because that is all Diaz did – talk.

The former contender has been silent outside of a few messages on Twitter since defeating Gray Maynard last year.

He asked for his release from the UFC. He asked for more money.

Rumors of Diaz being set to fight a number of times have come and gone, and now, the fighter is explaining what is going on behind the scenes.

It wouldn’t do it much justice to just post bits and pieces of Helwani’s interview, so here’s a link to the entire story and some of the more notable comments made by Diaz.

“I’m ready to fight but not for some funny money that they’re trying to give me. They can let me go or they can let me fight, but let me do something. They know I need to make some money.”

“They need to be about more money. My contract is all (expletive) up. I want to be paid like these other fighters. I’m over here getting chump change.”

“I train harder than everybody in the UFC. And then there’s boxers out there getting multi-million dollar contracts, and I’m a bigger draw than boxers. It’s embarrassing. I think I’m the biggest draw in the lightweight division.”

“I don’t talk to the UFC. No one calls me. I’m not going to call them beginning. They know I’m on call, I take every fight.”

Diaz also stated that he was told his deal could be renegotiated after his fight with Benson Henderson, which was for the UFC title. UFC president Dana White responded to what Diaz had to say.

“Nate Diaz came in and signed a new deal and was very happy with his new deal,” White said. “If he would have (beat Henderson), his deal would have changed.

“Now he comes off a win over Gray Maynard (following the Henderson and Josh Thomson losses) and feels like he should be making Justin Bieber money. Nate needs to get back in there and start fighting.”

holly holm

Former Strikeforce champion Cris Cyborg is down to fight anybody, including boxing great Holly Holm.

Reports circulated recently tying Cyborg and Holm to a possible pay-per-view fight. No further details were mentioned in regards to where, by which promotion or when the bout might go down.

In fact, Cyborg is making it pretty clear she has heard nothing about meeting Holm – other than the various social media rumors.

“I like Holly Holm. She is a great boxer, but neither myself nor my manager has spoken to anyone about a fight with Holly,” Cyborg posted on Facebook recently. “I will fight anyone, anytime, anywhere. I would love to fight (Holm) – boxing or MMA – but first she has to sign with Invicta or at least have her manager contact my manager.”

Cyborg, who has been rumored herself for a possible future in the UFC, also took a shot at Ronda Rousey, saying, “Unlike Ronda, at least Holly wants to fight me. I respect that! I’m ready!!”

In her most recent fight, Cyborg lost a Muay Thai bout for the Lion Fight welterweight title last month. Her MMA win streak remains intact, as she has not lost since her debut fight.

jake shields

UFC president Dana White saw cutting Jake Shields as more than just a smart business decision.

Shields, who was released by the promotion on Monday, is a former title contender and ex-Strikeforce champion. He is also just a few months removed from putting together back-to-back wins over Tyron Woodley and Demain Maia.

White, though, doesn’t believe Shields has what it takes to ever get back into contention in the UFC’s welterweight division.

“Where was he going in this division of animals we have?” asked White, during an interview with Yahoo! Sports. “He’s on the downswing and he’s never going to be the guy. His stand up never improved. He hasn’t really shown anything in his last couple of fights to make you go, ‘Holy (expletive).’

“Right now, at this point, he’s just another guy.”

Shields (29-7-1) turned 35 in January and lost a decision to Hector Lombard last month. He went 4-3 with one no-contest in his UFC career.

“(MMA) is a young man’s game,” White said. “I like Jake Shields a lot. We look at everything (in releasing a fighter). Money has something to do with it. But that wasn’t the only reason or the main reason.”

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