“If you think about it, it’s a very real interaction between two human beings, and it’s like an energy. You have a real energy, really, and I have an energy—an energy that nobody else is going to share.”
—Gina Carano to Conan O’Brien on why MMA is like sex.
“I’d love to have a respectful relationship with him, because actually, deep down, I kind of just liked hanging with the guy. He was cool. We had good times. We did a lot of cool stuff together, and it sucked that competition came between our friendship. After this fight, I just hope that the respect can be restored. Friendship is not necessary, but the respect should be restored.”
—Jon Jones on The MMA Hour about his relationship with Rashad Evans.
“If I had a nickel for every time someone said they didn’t expect this deep of a conversation out of a fighter, I’d have seven cents.”
—Nate “The Rock” Quarry on Facebook.
“After doing hot yoga, I feel like kind of a wuss, so I make sure to rehydrate by drinking water from the hose outside to even everything out.”
—Forrest Griffin on Twitter.
“GSP really doesn’t have that much of a personality. The only thing I ever really saw him do that was really funny was during a press conference—I saw him popping a pimple. That was entertaining.”
—Ronda Rousey to bestofmma.com.
“You’re going to see a Pat Barry double-leg. It’s going to be the most ridiculous thing ever. The first day I shoot in on somebody, pick them up, slam them on the ground, I’m just going to get up and say, ‘Thank you very much. I’m done,’ and
—Pat Barry on Beatdown Radio.