UFC commentator Joe Rogan
“We have a problem, and that problem is pretty deep. First of all, judging is on a ten point must system, which is completely stolen from boxing. The system that we have in place right now is ridiculous. Doc Hamilton had a really interesting fix to that system, which was a half point system, which I like better. I think Doc is a very wise man, and he’s also a long time martial artist. He’s been involved in martial arts since I was a baby, probably even before then. I respect guys like that who have been around for a long time. He has an educated take on the current situation that I think should be respected. I think the scoring system needs to be revised, and the way we decide to score things needs to be better defined.”
- UFC color commentator Joe Rogan discussed the MMA judging and scoring system with Bloody Elbow.
“It doesn’t bother me, it is what it is. That’s an issue with the commission. I beat him the first time when he was on steroids, I suppose it won’t make a difference.”
- Dan Henderson commented on his upcoming opponent, Vitor Belfort’s, TRT use to MMAFighting.com.
“I can fight Cain Velasquez if they want. It’s not up to me, I’m not the matchmaker. I want to fight, I’m here to fight. I train everyday to destroy whoever they put in front of me. I’m not scared of anyone. They have two arms and two legs, and I will do my best and win.”
- UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo made fans aware he is more than happy to accept to a match against Anthony Pettis via MMAFighting.com.
“I fought like (expletive). I didn’t feel good at all going into my fight. By about half way through the first round I felt like I was gassed, and that’s not like me, cardio is something I never have a problem with.”
- “The Ultimate Fighter 18” participant Josh Hill explained his performance in his first bout of the series to MMA DieHards.
“I think it was very good for the women’s division, and I think it definitely needed to happen, but you couldn’t pay me $10 million to do it again.
“How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way for people to get to know you, so I’m just preparing for people to get the worst idea of who I am.”
- UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey claimed to MMAJunkie.com that another season of coaching TUF is likely not in her future.
“Vegh called us and said, ‘I was quoted out of context,’ and that he said ‘I understand it’s a business, people want to see that fight, so they’ll do it now.’ And people construed it to mean he was saying he was bypassed to step aside. I’ve got a seven-page addendum to his contract that says, I’m injured, here’s the medical report, and I understand I’m injured.”
- Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney cleared up any bad rumors about the promotion and light heavyweight contender Attila Vegh to MMAFighting.com.
“It was a very, very difficult time for me. It was extremely hard for me not to fight as often as I can. It was very disappointing for me. It was not my fault that I didn’t fight for so long, so I hope in the future this will change and I will be able to fight more often and Bellator will provide me with such opportunities.”
Alexander Shlemenko talked MMAFighting.com through a translator about not being as active as he’d like in the Bellator cage.
“On top of me being almost crippled and my family struggling to keep my dream alive, I just quit. I bartended for about three-and-half years, and I worked at Starbucks and I taught the little kids at the local jiu-jitsu club I started going to just to stay active.
“I did all these boot camps. I went to the gym, I did five (kilometer runs), but it just got so boring for me. I just wasn’t one of those gym rats. I tried to be, but I wasn’t. I started rolling more, and one thing led to another, then I got my first amateur fight and I realized I belong in that cage.”
- Marina Shafir talked to MMA DieHards about leaving Judo and finding a new home in MMA.
“Yea, what he has is a serious condition and I honestly don’t think he ever will [fight again]. He’s got a rip in his heart. And you know, it’s one of those freak things that happen to people, and I love the kid. The kid’s got, no pun intended, but he’s got unbelievable heart. He’s tough as nails. He’s the nicest guy in the world, and we’re going to do everything in our power to help him through this thing.”
- UFC president Dana White explained the extensiveness of UFC heavy weight Stefan Struve’s heart condition to CBS.
“I DON’T consider retirement as an option, it’s possible 2 come back from this & I’m gonna go for that & make it work! Just so you know .”
- Struve contradicted White’s statement with a response on TheUG.