“Man I haven’t added anyone new to my Facebook page in like three years and right now I’m so glad that I haven’t. It has literally been sickening to have so many people try to kick me while I’m down. At the same time, I totally understand, I gave them the leeway to. I screwed up, big time. Just needed to say thank you to all you guys for being amazing friends/supporters.”
- Jon Jones addressed his recent DUI arrest and the harassment he’s received via his Facebook page.
“He likes to talk a lot, and I don’t agree with that. Yeah, as a fighter, he is a pretty good fighter. He got pretty good jiu-jitsu skills and he is a good striker too, but he likes to talk, and that is not so good to me to hear when he says something stupid. When he fought “Big Nog” my mentor, he said a lot of things, and now, he says he is going to smash my joints in the fight. I saw in the PRIMETIME too, he said that. But, you know, I don’t care about that because I know he likes to promote the fight. But, sometimes it isn’t too good to hear. (But)It’s never personal for me, it’s my job, I don’t know him personally and he doesn’t know me personally. It’s very professional; I just want to win the fight. I don’t want to hurt him or get hurt. I just want to beat him in the fight. I don’t care who the UFC wants me to fight. Now, it’s Frank Mir and I’m looking for a war in the cage with him.”
- Junior dos Santos was a guest on The MMA Hour, and he spoke on his upcoming opponent, Frank Mir, at UFC 146.
“I fight like the first round was a 10-10 round. I should have went out and got it. It’s my fault I left it in the judges’ hands. The third was a close round too. I thought I won that one, and then the fourth and the fifth. But, you know, whatever.”
- At the Strikeforce: “Barnett vs. Cormier” post-fight press conference, Josh Thomson explained why he thought he defeated Gilbert Melendez.
“What had happened was a complete misunderstanding, a complete misapplication of the rules by me. We’re in the fifth and final round, he locks on a submission and I acknowledge he has it tight by slapping my hand on his leg. I tapped. So what I thought is you go to the cards. I win four rounds, he wins that round. Apparently, if you tap, it ends the entire contest, which I was not ever made privy to. I gotta plead ignorance on this, Jim. Had anybody told me that tapping would cost me the entire bout, and not just the round, I wouldn’t have done it.”
- Chael Sonnen explained to Jim Rome why he lost to Anderson Silva.
“Everybody knows Eddie’s contract is almost up and people want to see him in the UFC,” Chandler said. “Who knows what he’s going to do, but I think if there is anybody that deserves slack or “special treatment” it’s Eddie. If (Bellator CEO) Bjorn (Rebney) was going to bend the rules and give somebody an immediate rematch it’s Eddie. I just hope he makes the right decision for himself.”
- Michael Chandler told MMA DieHards he would not be upset if Eddie Alvarez was granted an immediate rematch.
“It seems as if I can’t have anything come to me easily. It always takes a lot of extra hard work. Throughout my entire life, things have always been that way. I’ve always had to work two or three times harder than everybody else just to be half as good. It’s just one of those things that have shaped the attitude I have. I just keep pushing forward. I think I coined that term ‘grinding.’ I started using it to describe my style, and it’s something I know is mine. If people think that I’m not beating people up in there, all they have to do is look at my opponent’s face after the fight. If I’m not doing work in there, then how did their face get so f***ed up?”
- Jon Fitch talked to HeavyMMA about his style of fighting.
“I’ve been near the Octagon cornering Frankie (Edgar) and Tom DeBlass since I retired but this time around, sitting so close to the Octagon in the judges’ seats, you think about getting back in there and fighting again. It was hard, but I look back at everything I did and it was a learning experience for me. I am grateful for making a lot of friends that I still get to see because I’m still involved. The UFC treats me like gold and I feel good about it. It’s time to move on and do other things.”
- Ricardo Almeida talked to MMA DieHards about judging the UFC on Fox 3, which was his first UFC event to score.
“I’ve been able to do some workouts, certainly nowhere close to the level and consistency that I was before, but this is where I kind of start to poke and prod and see exactly what I’m capable of doing and how my body hold up. So, these next couple of months are going to be important and are really probably going to be the deciding factor whether I come back or not. It’s extremely hard, you know. It has been my life for the last seven on eight years. This is all I’ve done, I have dedicated my life and my body to this sport, literally. And it’s all I really wanted to do. I really can’t tell you how many things I’ve sacrificed to be where I’m at. Whether it’s, you know, missed holidays and lost relationships because not only did I have to train, but I wanted to train. This was my life, this is all I wanted to do and it’s been an interesting transition doing this (broadcasting) and being away from that sport that I love and miss so much. Yeah, it’s hard. I think anytime you put so much into something and you’re away from that thing for a little bit, it’s strange, you know.”
- Kenny Florian detailed his injury, which could be career ending, to Fight Hub TV.
“I don’t have an answer to that. There was a judge who scored it 30-27. There’s no logic in it. I’m really sad. I won it and that’s it. Everybody saw it, even the judges. The three judges who gave it to him know deep down I won. In my opinion it’s not a mistake, is called having a bad character, mainly the one who scored 30-27… They want to f… me up, they didn’t want to give me the win once again. He hit me with an elbow really hard, he has heavy hands. It’s been a while since I was last hit that hard. He took me down, got the mount, but that was it. I won the second and third rounds. I’m punched, get kneed on the face and nothing happens, but then I throw a couple of punches on his face and he gets all dizzy and can walk. It’s complicated. I don’t wanna be a tough guy who pleases the fans who watch. I wanna become a champion.”
- Fabio Maldonado told Tatame he got shafted out of a decision win against Igor Pokrajac on the main card of UFC on FUEL TV 3.
“I went there I failed a drug test for supplements I purchased over the counter. I went there took it as a man – did it. Why you so offended? I spoke my mind, Twitter, Facebook – it’s there for us and I feel like they were trying to twist my words. Granted I shouldn’t have called her a bitch but I call everybody a bitch in twitter. This ain’t the 80’s where bitch was just meant for women, this is the 2000’s now people say bitch for men, women, transgender, whatever you want to be – you can be a bitch. They tried to twist my words like this is some 1980’s NWA rap song – like, I called her a bitch and a hoe and try to make it seem like that’s what I meant. That’s not what I meant and they fired me on the spot and released me.”
- Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal joined Just Scrap Radio and explained the treatment he received from Zuffa leading up to his release from Strikeforce.