“I don’t talk much about Bellator, but what they do is one of the dirtiest things you can do in the business. It’s dirty, it’s grimy, and it’s just despicable. Of course, I have the right to match, but once I cut a guy and let him go and somebody else tries to sign him, I don’t come back and say, ‘Oh, you’re breaking the contract. I have matching rights.’ You made the decision to cut him. You cut him. That’s one of the scummiest, dirtiest things you can do. I guess that’s the way those guys do business. We don’t do business like that.”
—Dana White at a pre-UFC 152 press
WHO’S THE MAN
“Look, Jones needs me, he hasn’t beat anybody until he beats me. He beat Bader, he beat Shogun, he beat — who’s that glorified Hollywood extra — Rampage, he beat Vitor. What’s next, he’s gonna fight Scott Ferrozzo? Listen, he needs me, and I am the man, and I’m the man because I say I’m the man, and if anybody else wants the spot, come say it and come take it from me.”
—Chael Sonnen during a UFC / FX media conference call.
“All the experiences that come with the ayahuasca were just mind-blowing… Really changed my outlook on a lot of things and changed my approach to a few things, as well. Dan Hardy—the person—is a bit more chilled out when he’s not in the gym now.”
—Dan Hardy on MMAjunkie.com Radio.
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
“I’m 24 years old. Imagine what I can do in four years or five years.”
—Stefan Struve at the post-UFC on Fuel TV 5 press conference.
JUST FOR KICKS
“I dropped Tim Sylvia with my combo, with my hands. Right, left, right. I’m over all this. It wasn’t necessary to kick him with a soccer kick, but I did it, and pretty much everyone knows that I dropped him. We move on. The bad blood between me and Tim Sylvia, it’s over, and that’s it.”
—Andrei Arlovski on Inside MMA.