“On the airplane, my buddy says, ‘Do you want the aisle or window?’ I said, ‘Aisle, because if some guy tries something, I’ll mess him up.’ My buddy—who does Krav Maga—says, ‘But what if he has a weapon? I’m better for that.’ I said, ‘I AM a weapon.’”
—Bas Rutten on Twitter.
“My brothers would always ask me, ‘Hey, can I get a bite of your sandwich?” I’d give them some and they’d take three gigantic bites and hand me the crust. I learned that you can’t really share in my family and whatever food came out should be eaten quickly. My older brothers made me suffer for the majority of my childhood.”
—Kenny Florian to FIGHT! about growing up in a big family.
GET IN THE GAME
“Video games? No, I’m a grown man for God’s sake!”
—Pat Miletich to FIGHT! about his favorite video game.
Sound the Horn
“I can quit today and I’d be happy with what I’ve done. I’m not a rich man by any means, and I wish the sport had caught on when I was at the peak of my career. But I’ve led the life that I wanted to lead. I’m grateful, really, because I got to live my life doing what I love and answering to nobody. You can’t complain about that.”
—Jeremy Horn to sherdog.com.
REALLY OLD SCHOOL
“If you watch an HBO boxing match, the only thing different between 30 years ago and today is HD [high definition]. Even the fucking announcers are exactly the same. These guys are 140 years old.”
—Dana White on the Opie and Anthony radio show.
“This is going to be a great fight to watch. You are going to see two guys go at it. We’re two guys who are athletic, who have power, and we’re both well-rounded.”
—Cain Velasquez to espn.com on his upcoming bout with Junior dos Santos.