They Said That…

MATCH GAME

“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.

VISION QUEST

“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.

They Said That... November 2012

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