ONE LEG TO STAND ON
“I’d have to lose muscle. That’s one thing people don’t pay attention to—I wouldn’t do a gastric bypass. I’d have to literally cut off my leg and I’d be a one-legged 205-er, but I’d still do pretty good.”
—Roy Nelson to MMA Nation on the improbability of fighting at light heavyweight.
MARKED FOR DEATH
“I don’t wanna badmouth him too bad, he had good intentions, I think. But yeah, I definitely wasn’t having Steven Seagal in my corner.”
—Jon Jones on The Jim Rome Show about his surprise call from Steven Seagal before facing Rampage Jackson at UFC 135.
“I’ll tell you right now, if there’s a gay fighter in the UFC, I wish he would come out. I could care less if there’s a gay fighter in the UFC. There probably is, and there’s probably more than one. It’s 2012. Give me a break.”
—Dana White to MMAFighting.com.
“Actually there is [still an itch to fight]. I really didn’t realize it that much until a few weeks ago. I heard Carlos Condit was going to fight GSP and GSP got injured, and I was thinking, ‘Hmmm, I’m not doing anything that day.’”
—Recently retired Chris Lytle to mmajunkie.com.
“Honestly, I think Brock will win pretty easily. I think we’re going to see the closest thing to a grappler versus striker match you’ll see nowadays. Brock is going to cover up, maybe throw one jab. He’ll rush Overeem to the cage, reach down for a leg, and rip him down. I don’t think he’s going to get off his back. I’d be very shocked—I’d applaud Overeem if he got off his back.”
—Frank Mir to espn.com on Brock Lesnar fighting Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 on Dec. 30.
“Big Nog has always been one of my favorite fighters. The only thing left for him to do in his career is to have a surgery named after him.”
—Forrest Griffin on Twitter.