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UFC’s Donald Cerrone Gives Title Belt To NASCAR Driver

While the UFC prefers to hold main events on holiday weekends, for NASCAR fans this weekend is a holiday, as it marks the return of the sport with the Daytona 500.

Earlier this weekend in Florida, the UFC’s Donald Cerrone presented his good friend Kevin Harvick with a championship belt.

Cerrone and Harvick have more than just a friendship, as Harvick’s management team directs the career of “Cowboy.”

Cerrone also sat atop the trailers inside the pits to watch the action.

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GSP, Alexander Gustafsson Make Wager On Winter Olympic Hockey Final

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is feeling confident in his Canadian hockey team bringing home a Winter Olympic gold medal Sunday from Russia.

So confident he is willing to make a bet with Alexander Gustafsson.

Canada will take on Sweden – Gustafsson’s home country – for gold after they defeated the U.S. on Friday. Sweden advanced with a victory over Finland.

St-Pierre stated on Twitter that he already won one bet with Canada topping the U.S., posting, “My friend John Cholish has to wear a Canadian hockey jersey because we beat the USA.”

Gustafsson, set to take on Jimi Manuwa next month, already picked out the jersey for GSP – assuming Sweden takes down the defending gold medal winners.

Daniel Cormier Believes All His Sparring Partners Would Beat Patrick Cummins

Daniel Cormier’s decision to move down to light heavyweight was done because his AKA training partner – and close friend – Cain Velasquez is the current UFC heavyweight champion.

The two have talked quite often about not meeting each other inside the Octagon, saying each day in San Jose you can see them going at it.

However, for Cormier’s training ahead of his UFC 170 fight with Patrick Cummins, “DC” was forced to push through without Velasquez.

Velasquez underwent shoulder surgery recently after he defeated Junior dos Santos last year to successfully defend his title. He could return later this year, likely facing the winner of Fabricio Werdum-Travis Browne.

“It was tougher (without Velasquez),” admitted Cormier, during the pre-fight press conference. “You can’t replace him; he’s the best in the world. He works harder than anybody my size.

“I used Luke Rockhold and other partners, mixing them up. Everyday I sparred three different guys.”

Cormier did say that Velasquez “was around to do my cardio with me and speed and agility work.

“He was there to hang out.”

As was the norm for the press conference, Cormier made sure to get a shot in on his opponent. The two have had several verbal exchanges since Cummins was announced as the replacement for Rashad Evans.

“Every training partner that I had could beat Patrick Cummins,” he stated.

Dana White Says Forget About Matt Hughes-Matt Serra Rematch

For all you Matt Hughes and Matt Serra fans out there, UFC president Dana White has some bad news.

Hughes and Serra engaged in a lengthy Twitter conversation recently that led to both fighters sounding down for a rematch with one another.

Both former champions haven’t fought in a few years, but they appeared ready to get back into the gym and train once again.

Well, White isn’t all for it.

“I get it, they don’t like each other,” White said (thanks to MMAFighting.com for the quotes). It’s not even a sideshow. This doesn’t need to happen.”

White credited both men with helping build the UFC to what it has become today, but made light of the weight both men have gained since retiring.

“Where are they going to fight, super heavyweight?” he asked.

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