A collection of noteworthy quotes this week from around the world of MMA:
“This sport is infested with these people, and what they’re going to have to realize is that if they want to be writers and they want their stuff to be read and ingested, (then) they themselves must become public figures in the process, and that includes being (expletive) on for what you put out there.”
- Joe Rogan explains that an MMA writer should be prepared for the repercussions they are going to face when they put themselves in the public eye.
“I was eating and I had some guy come up to me and bow and say ’you’ll be missed’. It’s unbelievable.”
-Recently retired UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino told MMA DieHards that he is amazed by the fans that acknowledge that they will miss him.
“So unfortunately I am pulled out of my fight #ufc132 due to I broke the whole left side of my face.“
- UFC featherweight Cub Swanson tweeted that he was forced out of his bout against Erik Koch at UFC 132 due to this.
“U wanted it! U GOT IT!!! GSP vs DIAZ Oct 29th UFC 137 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.”
-UFC President Dana White tweeted that Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz will scrap for the UFC welterweight title.
“I’m excited because it’s been a long time he’s been talking about me, saying like he’s the best, he was saying I was avoiding him and stuff. But I never avoid anybody.”
-UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre said to The Canadian Press that he is excited to fight Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz.
“You have to find the best people to train with, and I think (Okami) chose wrong. I’d never align myself with a loser, a loser in every sense. (Chael Sonnen) didn’t win the fight (between us), got caught doping, is being sued for various things, and is suspended from the UFC. You want to be a champion? Get with good people, with winners.”
-UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva told a Brazilian newspaper that his next opponent, Yushin Okami, is training with a complete loser in Chael Sonnen.
“He is The Ultimate Warrior without the face paint.”
- UFC commentator Mike Goldberg described Clay Guida as a past wrestling favorite at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale.
“I saw Amir Sadollah, and I know that he was a pretty big guy from The Ultimate Fighter. I think that would be a pretty good little start, right there.”
- TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson said at the press conference following The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, that TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah would be a good next opponent.