IF YOU WILL NOT FIGHT, THEN YOU WILL MEET YOUR DESTINY
"There is only one champion, so I believe this fight must happen." - Yoshizo Machida, on the failure of Golden Boy and Top Rank to put together a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Or on his son fighting Anderson Silva. (Portaldovt.com)
"Deep down, everyone wants to know who is strongest." - Machida. Couldn't they just arm wrestle or something?
"Friendship is friendship, but they're not amateurs." - Machida. Like collegiate athletes?
"The eventual winner isn't my concern. What matters to me is how they win, and their strategy. This would be a mental battle." - Machida
IT'S A TRAP!
"We made the decision early on that if we were to bring on a partner, it wasnít for financial reasons." - Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, on selling 10% of the UFC to Abu Dhabi-based Flash Entertainment. (TSN)
"We didnít need to raise any money, that wasnít the purpose. If we were going to bring somebody it was going to be with someone that could really be a true strategic partner and could help create an increased value for the company long term." - Fertitta. Oh, and our casinos are going bankrupt and we kind of need some cash to keep them afloat to avoid a takeover from Boyd Gaming.
THAT FACE YOU MAKE...LOOK I SO OLD TO YOUNG EYES?
"He's in as fine a shape as Muhammad Ali or any of these people we've had the care of." - Allan Fields, chief physician for the Florida Boxing Commission, on Herschel Walker. We gonna get Ali-Holmes II in Miami? (HeraldNet)
"This guy is 47 going on 22, as far as his physical fitness goes." - Fields, who had been evaluating Walker's youthful split personality.
"Jose Canseco, it's insulting, the guy never trained. I'm a guy that's serious about this. This is fighting, you get hurt." - Walker. He understands the risks of fighting, so give this guy a license!
YOUNG FOOL...ONLY NOW, AT THE END, DO YOU UNDERSTAND
"With more rigorous oversight, training and medical requirements - mixed martial arts has made considerable strides to ensure the safety of participants." - David Catalfamo, spokesman for former New York Governor George Pataki (NY Daily News)
"With these measures in mind, Gov. Pataki would be supportive of allowing the sport in New York in today." - Catalfamo. I guess when your state is nearing a one billion dollar deficit, you let all sorts of trash and rabble rousing in.
YOUR OVERCONFIDENCE IS YOUR WEAKNESS
"A fight is a fight. I definitely came to fight. It seemed like Ben was doing a little bit more running." - Former WEC lightweight champ and douche-of-Spencer-Pratt-proportions Jamie Varner, on his loss to Benson Henderson. (Bloody Elbow)
"I started going out. I was trying at first and then it was just done. He had it in." - Varner, on the standing guard guillotine choke that ended the fight. Varner tapped quicker than a fourteen year old virgin with the prom queen.
"When another fighter starts dictating a drug test, first of all Pacquiaoís never tested positive for any drug but Floydís going to make him go through drug testing? Thatís ridiculous." - UFC President Dana White on the Pacquiao-Mayweather mess. Gamesmanship or not, are we really going to blast Floyd for wanting as much of a guarantee of a clean fight as possible? (5th Round)
"That fight not happening is insane, it makes no sense to me." - White. What, forty million dollars means something to you?
"We gotta put people in there who have a better shot at beating B.J. Penn. And Gray Maynard didn't sell me on that last night." - White. What about when Gray Maynard beat Frankie Edgar six ways from Sunday? (Cage Writer)
"Frankie Edgar has looked great in his last few fights and he's been dominating good opponents." - White. Is Veach, Sherk, and Franca that much better than Diaz, Huerta, and Miller? Really?
"You know if you look at his face compared to mine right now you'd think there was no way he beat me in a fight but I've never been too popular with the judges." - Nate Diaz, on his loss to Gray Maynard. Won't your eyes be all puffy and red, KID FROM STOCKTON? (Gracie Fighter)
"I went BOOM and I was back." - Aaron Simpson, on his comeback win over Tom Lawlor. Ari Gold called and wants his catch phrase back. (MMA Mania)
"I think if the UFC says 'Hey, Jon Fitch, you're the champion and Josh Koscheck is the number one contender,' then this is a business." - AKA trainer Javier Mendez. So...Fitch and Koscheck are never fighting then? (MMA Fighting)
"Iíve never seen anybody tap out from tickling, but then again Iíve never tried it." - MMA legend Dan Severn. Who wants a mustache ride? (Star Exponent) The Week in Quotes: January 10th -*16th - Bloody Elbow