“I would like to finish. I feel like if it goes to decision I’d probably be on the losing end of the scorecards. Hopefully not, you know. In a perfect world I can get in there and win rounds and be able to stop takedowns. But I think my best chance in this fight is my stopping ability, my striking and my submissions.”
- Carlos Condit spoke to Inside MMA about his odds against Georges St-Pierre.
“Let’s see what the big boss is going to do. My opinion is that he (Sonnen) had his chance and tapped, he should go back to the end of the line. The same thing is true with Vitor Belfort. They’re great fighters, but they had their chance. Sonnen would make a big fight, as would Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre, but we should recognize that Anderson only has around four fights left in his career.”
- Ed Soares, manager of Anderson Silva, talked about the champion’s remaining opponents with SporTV.
“I think Chael is delusional. At the end of the day he tapped, he quit, he gave up. Take a number and number and get to the back of the line. You had your opportunity.”
- Soares said to Inside MMA of Chael Sonnen.
“You can tell by his face that the man is slow, that he is stupid and has the IQ of a child’s shoe size. You can tell this by his face, the way he communicates and let’s not get into his calling out of people like ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira, Fedor’s accomplishments or Wanderlei Silva’s, me, so on. People whose heights he will never reach. Is he crazy? Obviously he is, but I’m not mad at him. It’s just as I can’t get mad at my eight month old son Filip. That man holds a PhD in idiocy. I’m only sorry that he is missing like 30 pounds because I would beat his ass so bad he would multiply three times. In anger I would beat him up so bad that I would split him apart. I would clone him into three specimens. One day I’m hoping to see him summering in Croatia, so I can iron his ass, so steam can shoot out his pompous ass. That’s what he needs to know.”
- Mirko “Crocop” Filipovic had his say regarding Sonnen via GOLTV.
“Brock Lesnar will never wrestle for the WWE while he’s under contract to me. But to be in their video game? That’s part of his history. He came from the WWE. I brought Brock Lesnar into the UFC, guy had one fight. He was 1-0. The WWE built him up into the star that he was and for me to go back and now say ‘No, he’s mine,’ I don’t care about that. It doesn’t affect me or my business personally and it helps my athlete.”
– UFC President Dana White talked Brock Lesnar being a part of the WWE video game in this video.
“Chael Sonnen had his chance, put on a great performance but lost. Got tapped out, got finished, and then after that he failed a steroids test. As far as I can see he had his chance and he blew it. I feel I deserve a shot. I have got to beat Miller, he is tough, I am not looking past him. [But] it’s me, I’m the contender. Belfort has just been beat, Yushin Okami has just been beat, Sonnen got beat. What are they going to do, all they all going to keep beating each other up and then having another shot at him? No, I’m the contender.”
- TUF 14 coach Michael Bisping told Fighters Only who he believes is the No. 1 contender in the UFC middleweight division.
“This fool Rampage calls me out, and then people get mad when I respond? He’s a b—h in my eyes, because he didn’t respond. Maybe he’ll respond later, but the word is he wants to fight Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. That’s whatever. But he called me out, so I’m going to respond. When’s the last time you heard me mention Rampage’s name before he mentioned mine? I don’t care about him. He wasn’t even on my radar. But now, he wants to say something about me, he’s on my radar now. We’re going to bang eventually. Who knows? We’ll see. My contract is up in February. … I’d like to fight, but I have no idea.”
- King Mo responded to Quinton Jackson in an interview with mmafighting.com.
“I don’t see that happening again. He knows, we’ve talked. Seriously, I would be shocked if he didn’t show up at another press conference and if he does, I don’t even know what to say. I guess that would be the end of it. He doesn’t have to answer one question if he doesn’t want to. I just want him to sit there and then get up and do the [face off]. I don’t want him to not be Nick Diaz. I just need him to show up to stuff like that.”
- White told MMA Weekly he is not opposed to giving Nick Diaz another title shot if rightfully deserved.
“Mike Chandler should have never Twittered me. If you’re looking at me right now, you should have never Twittered me. That was the worst mistake you could have ever made. November 19th I’m coming for you.”
- Eddie Alvarez gave his controversial statement on Rear Naked Choke Radio on MMA DieHards.
“I’ve got another guy on the radar: the guy with the damn strap, Anderson Silva,” Miller told the crowd at this past weekend’s UFC Fan Expo Houston 2011. “He’s the best fighter in the world, and I want to stick my nose right to his nose and see what happens.”
- Jason “Mayhem” Miller mentioned his desired bouts in the future at the UFC 136 Fan Expo in Houston, Texas.
“I’m here for the sport. I’ve been getting a lot of static about the stuff I’ve been saying about the UFC, and how I’ve been blasting them, but, at the end of the day, everyone, whether they like me or dislike me, whether they are a UFC fan or not a UFC fan, one thing they will say, if they’re honest, is that McKee is right. I’ve been bashing away at Dana White for the way he talks about fighters, calling them p*ssies, calling women c*nts, and F this and F that, calling unions a bunch of idiots. You’re an icon of the sport. The last thing we need is an icon showing this type of behavior to people who are engaging in this sport and support it. We need somebody to step up, that has a little bit of integrity and a little bit of respect for fighters, whether they’re good fighters or bad fighters, the fact that they’re fighters, and just show a little bit more appreciation. I’d like to vote Dana White out of the UFC and bring in somebody that has a little bit more courtesy and common sense, because this guy’s definitely smoking some dust.”
- MFC lightweight Antonio McKee shared his thoughts the UFC president to Crooklynscorner.
“Gil is good, he’s ranked No. 2 in the world, so he would be more than formidable opponent,” Edgar said. “As far has what he brings to the table, I would have to watch him a little more. He’s tough, he’s on a tear, (and) his confidence is real high. He’s a little more well-rounded than Gray Maynard, but he’s not as big, so he’s probably faster. He’d be a tough guy to fight.”
- Frankie Edgar talked to MMA DieHards about Gilbert Martinez being a potential opponent.
“Me and (Bisping) just kind of clicked. I liked his personality because he didn’t take no (expletive) from anybody. He’s a tough guy, but he’s also got a good heart.”
- Louis Gaudinot spoke of his relationship with coach Bisping via MMA DieHards.
“I’m going to have to deal with a guy who has knockout power, very technical striker and a great ground game as well. Unpredictable fighter. I’ve seen a lot of improvement in Carlos’ game but I believe I’m a more improved fighter than Carlos is. I have a game plan to take care of Carlos and I will execute it. He’s not my friend and I don’t put any emotion in but I believe I will have the key to victory. I do believe I will be able to knock him out or submit him. I will remain the welterweight champion.”
- St-Pierre talked about current challenger and former teammate, Condit, to UFC.com.