“Cutting weight is no fun. I recently read somewhere that he [Rich Franklin] has a sweet tooth, and I also have one. I think his is for donuts or something, and mine is for chocolate. When we step in the cage, and it’s all said and done, maybe the winner can spring for either chocolate or donuts.”
—Cung Le to bloodyelbow.com.
HARD TO KILL
“I am teaching Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida…I show them, you know, a lot. Not everything I know, but I show them punches and what we call Ashi Sabaki, which means how you move with your feet, how you enter, hand angle, joints, but mostly I’m teaching them kicks and punches… There is a signature kick that I’ve taught them that they’ve knocked champions out with and won world championships with.”
—Steven Seagal on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“I don’t smoke weed. It’s not my thing. It’s illegal. You can’t do it. I can’t present an argument for why [Nick Diaz] should be cool to have marijuana in his system.”
—Dana White at the UFC 146 press conference.
“For the record, I was never addicted to pain meds. I abused pain medications without knowing. When it hurt me, it was too late already. I had done too much damage to myself, mentally and physically.”
—Karo Parisyan on The MMA Hour.
AIN’T NO SCRUB
“Doctors that wear their scrubs for traveling look idiotic. I wonder if I should walk around in my fight shorts, MMA gloves, and no shirt.”
—Tim Kennedy on Twitter.
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
“That’s what you [Rampage Jackson] get for being a slave to the white man. Don’t be scared. Step up and speak for yourself. That’s why I got paid $1.5 million and am still getting paid by the UFC. You know what I’m saying? The highest paid fighter ever. You feel me, fat boy? Me. And you been there…what, 20 years, and you’re getting paid pennies while I make millions? Rampage, if you wanna fight me boy, come on down to the gym, and I’ll give you a job…you could be my sparring partner. I pay $50 for a sparring partner.”
—James Toney to EsNewsReporting.com.