“I don’t understand what Joe Silva is doing. You know what I’m saying? Joe Silva has a complex. Something’s wrong with him, the guy can’t match shoes. What kind of matchmaker is this guy? What is he thinking? Give me Forrest. Everybody wants that, that will sell. Everybody wants to see me and Forrest again. Everyone wants to see that but Forrest. Forrest don’t want to fight me again because Forrest knows I beat him the first time. He knows it, the whole world knows it. The only people that think Forrest beat me are haters.”
—Rampage Jackson on Inside MMA.
“To all the haters—shit happens. I will pull through and whoop Cowgirl’s ass! I already beat the champ, so why would I duck anyone else?”
—Anthony Pettis on Twitter, after being hospitalized for a staff infection.
“Ben Askren is like the gatekeeper for the belt. I’ve learned and gained from my fight against him…It was a blessing in disguise and a process that helped me to become a better fighter. It’s not about the revenge, it’s about regaining opportunity again. Askren is just the one who happens to be standing in the way.”
—Bellator welterweight Lyman Good to mmajunkie.com.
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“He [Brock Lesnar] is done. He called me a couple days ago. He’s never coming back.”
—Dana White on The Dave and Mahoney Morning Show.
“If you don’t like seeing dead animals, please stop following me. I’m not even going to try and educate you PETA idiots.”
—Matt Hughes on Twitter.