Back home, 2 weeks until my fight

Tess and I had a lot of fun at the fights last night. Tomorrow it's back to business!



Preparing for a world title

World class sparring night with these BEASTS!!


Thanks to my teammates and coaches for investing time into me!!!

VIDEO promo for my fight!



Strikeforce confirms it's demise

Consider it official: Strikeforce is closing its doors and its final show will be on Jan. 12th. The promotion announced the news Thursday confirming it was ceasing operations as well as laying out the bouts on its last fight card.

"Since 2009, Showtime has been a great partner and we appreciate its support of Strikeforce and our athletes," Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. "For our final event, we've loaded the card with some outstanding fights. This is going to be a memorable night for the sport of mixed martial arts."

"We are proud of our association with Scott Coker and the entire Strikeforce team," said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports. "From Gina Carano to Ronda Rousey, Fedor Emelianenko to Daniel Cormier, Nick Diaz to Gilbert Melendez, Showtime Sports and Strikeforce have built some of the biggest stars in the sport and have produced many of the most watched and most intriguing fights in the history of MMA. We look forward to another night of competitive and explosive Strikeforce fights on Showtime on January 12 in OKC."

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, the final Strikeforce event, takes place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. Showtime also announced Thursday the event would fall on a weekend where the channel is offered for free in up to 80 million homes through 50 cable providers.

The event is headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Nate Marquardt and challenger Tarec Saffiedine.

Strikeforce officials also announced a novel bout between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza and UFC middleweight Ed Herman. While previous attempts have been made to lure UFC fighters onto Strikeforce shows, this bout marks the first time that matriculation will take place.

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Dinner last night

Apple salad, duck with yams, cherries and spinach, filet with truffle potatoes and prosciutto wrapped asparagus, molten chocolate cake and coffee!












Friday Night Sparring!

@LeisterBowling @neilmagny @donnybrookCody @joshcuddlybear @BrendanSchaub @jakeramos31 @HypeOrDie tough night!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for my family, friends and all of God's blessings!! Also this year's turkey-


Yes! My fight is official!!

STRIKEFORCE® HEADS TO OKC ON JANUARY 12TH
Nov 8, 2012
THREE STRIKEFORCE® TITLE FIGHTS AND THE RETURN OF OSU STAR DANIEL CORMIER HEADLINE JAN. 12, 2013 EVENT IN OKLAHOMA CITY, LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

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Las Vegas, Nevada – STRIKEFORCE® heads to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 12 with three championship fights, plus the return of Oklahoma State University star Daniel Cormier, all televised live on SHOWTIME®. With a collection of some of the best fighters in the world today, STRIKEFORCE has put together a memorable and historic card for the fans in the Sooner State.

The action-packed night includes the following bouts:

• Gilbert “El NiƱo” Melendez (champion) vs. Pat Healy for the STRIKEFORCE lightweight title
• Luke Rockhold (champion) vs. Lorenz Larkin for the STRIKEFORCE middleweight title
• Nate Marquardt (champion) vs. Tarec Saffiedine for the STRIKEFORCE welterweight title
• Daniel Cormier (Grand Prix champion, OSU All-American) vs. Dion Staring

“We’ve built an absolutely stacked card for Oklahoma City and the SHOWTIME viewers,” STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker said. “We have three awesome title fights featuring some of the best fighters to ever grace the STRIKEFORCE cage. Plus...



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Last night's charity event

Celebrity bar tending for Food Bank of the Rockies @TagRestaurant with Neil Magny, Zane Beadles, Mike Adams (not pictured), Scott Hastings and more.





Great food too!: black cod and hanger steak






Check out this video of my poker table I built



Also, here are the plans I drew up if you want to make it the same size (that way you don't have to use the ellipse formula to know where to put the screws for the focal points)  That took a lot of time for me to figure out the shape of the table as there are not any websites for building an elliptical poker table.  Also, buildyourownpokertables.com has a lot of useful step by step info.





Sparring Day

Front row- LT Nelson, Josh Copeland, T Wittman, Cody Mumma, Shane Carwin, Jake Ramos, me and Brendan Schaub

Standing- Drew, Steele, Cody Donovan, Ian Berg, Canaan Griggs, Zach Machesney, Reece, Tyler Stinson and Neil Magny







Thai Box training today

Thanks to Lad & Lam from Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand for coming to help GSP train. Also got training with Miguel Torres from Chicago, Brandon Thatch from Denver, Francis Carmont from France and, of course, Coach Firas Zahabi of Tristar. Got some cool tricks to show my teammates back home in Denver!






Great sparring

@rory_macdonald @franciscarmont @GeorgesStPierre @MikeyRicci Thank u guys!