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  • 23 days ago
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UFC welterweight Hector Lombard is the newest addition to the lengthening list of PED abusers, which caused the UFC 186 fight between him and Canadian contender Rory MacDonald to be cancelled. MacDonald's coach Firas Zahabi says, his student would have fought the Cuban puncher anyway, if the UFC let him. Hector Lombard got busted for steroids in a post-UFC 182 drug test. Now he is almost certainly facing a suspension of several months, which is why his scheduled April 25th fight against Rory Mac read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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Tristar Gym head coach Firas Zahabi hopes there’s a silver lining in the case of Rory MacDonald’s canceled fight with Hector Lombard. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Firas Zahabi compares Anderson Silva to Lance Armstrong, and says that the former champion shouldn't be considered as the greatest MMA fighter anymore. Anderson Silva failed his UFC 183 pre-fight drug test, and one of the best coaches in MMA has some very strong words for the former middleweight champion. Firas Zahabi compared Silva to Lance Armstrong and states that he shouldn't be among the 'greatest of all time' talk anymore. Armstrong was involved in a PED scandal which had his Tour de Franc read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Firas Zahabi, Georges St-Pierre’s longtime coach and friend, has some serious concerns regarding the future of MMA, following Anderson Silva’s failed drug test. Joy and celebration over Silva’s triumphant return at UFC 183 turned to shock and disappointment on Tuesday, when it was announced the former middleweight champ had tested positive for steroids. Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett, per MMAFighting.com, announced that traces of Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, were read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Georges St-Pierre's longtime coach, Firas Zahabi, in a recent interview, compared Anderson Silva to disgraced Tour de France cyclist Lance Armstrong. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Firas Zahabi has some strong opinions about Anderson Silva's positive drug tests for anabolic steroid metabolites. Georges St-Pierre's longtime coach told La Presse in Montreal that Silva's story is "similar" to that of Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories amid a doping scandal. "It's horrible for the sport," Zahabi told La Presse (translated from French). "Lance Armstrong has not helped the sport of cycling. A lot of people were inspired read news >>

  • a month ago
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Georges St-Pierre is still afraid of aliens. That much hasn’t changed. The rest of the former UFC welterweight’s life? It’s a lot different than before.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Firas Zahabi, head of Tristar gym and trainer of Rory MacDonald and Georges St-Pierre, joins the Heavy Hands podcast to weigh in on the rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, both of whom he has scouted in the past. When it comes to breaking down a fight, who better to ask than a world-renowned film junkie and MMA trainer who has prepared fighters for both of the competitors? That's why Connor and Pat asked Firas Zahabi, head of the world class Tristar Gym and trainer of such men as read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Watch Georges St-Pierre and Firas Zahabi debate who would win in a fight, a lion or a tiger. Georges St-Pierre has gone on record in the past, saying that one of his main hobbies and interests include paleontology and dinosaurs, but does his knowledge of prehistoric animals help in a debate about today's kings of the jungle? The long time UFC welterweight champion and his coach Firas Zahabi take opposing sides and they debated who would win in a fight between a lion and a tiger. Watch the clip a read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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One of the best coaches in MMA talks about the evolution of the sport, and says that jiu-jitsu is poorly organized for MMA Firas Zahabi, who is considered as one of the great minds in Mixed Martial Arts, recently spoke about the evolution of the sport. In an excellent interview with BE Alum Patrick Wyman, the TriStar gym head coach says that he finds that the lack of adaptation and development of jiu-jitsu for MMA 'discouraging'. He says BJJ is 'poorly organized for MMA' and is still tailored mo read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi offered his thoughts on why Rory MacDonald should get the next shot at the UFC welterweight title. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Coach Firas Zahabi discusses Rory MacDonald's win over Tarec Saffiedine on Saturday night. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Speculation continues to swirl regarding former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and a possible comeback to mixed martial arts, as St-Pierre is scheduled to ease back into training at the end of October following a lengthy rehabilitation period from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. St-Pierre vacated his long-held UFC title last December after announcing his indefinite hiatus from the sport that catapulted him into global prominence. In the time since, UFC President Dana read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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That's according to Firas Zahabi, MacDonald's head trainer, who claims UFC can't deny "Ares" his title shot after what he did this past Saturday night. Rory MacDonald solidified his spot as the top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender (behind Robbie Lawler, of course) this past weekend Oct. 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 54, knocking out Tarec Saffiedine in round three of their headlining bout in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. To watch full fight video highlights click read news >>

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