DON'T SELL YOURSELF SHORT, JUDGE, YOU'RE A TREMENDOUS SLOUCH
"I give the fight to Machida in a very, very close fight." - Professional MMA judge Cecil Peoples, explaining his scoring of the Machida/Rua fight from UFC 104. (MMA Weekly)
"My thing is, Rua did hit him more. But Machida hit him harder, especially in the early rounds." - Peoples, showing off his pocket sized force calculator.
"You have to keep in mind we always the favour the fighter who is trying to finish the fight, and leg kicks certainly don't do that." - Peoples, who saw Yuji Shimada refereeing the fight. (Cage Report)
"Lyoto made Shogun come after him, he determined where the fight took place which in my opinion constitutes as effective Octagon control." - Peoples. Machida's reached a level where he can elude the Unified Rules.
"Now you’re pissed off because it’s my fault that you lost your money. No, it’s not. It’s Machida’s fault. If you don’t like it, you can go to hell." - Peoples.
SO I GOT THAT GOING FOR ME, WHICH IS NICE
"I kind of look at it as a car dealership." - Black House manager Ed Soares, dressed in cheap plaid suit. (Yahoo)
"When you look at the car dealership, well, thank God there are Toyota dealers. There’s nothing wrong with Toyotas. They’re great cars, reliable cars, but there are 3,000 of them on the lot." - Soares
"Walk into a Bentley dealership, though, and there are only 12, 15 cars in the place. " - Soares
"There are two things about that: The guy’s walking in to buy the car, and you know they’re not going to be negotiating price when they’re buying a Bentley. And that’s how I feel about our fighters. You want one of our fighters, you’re going to get a high-performance fighter." - Soares.
WHAT ARE YOU, RELIGIOUS OR SOMETHING?
"When they hit you on the floor? That doesn’t make any sense, it’s savage." - "Raging Bull" Jake LaMotta, sharing his thoughts on MMA. (NowBoxing.com)
"It’s out of control, I still think the regular way is the best way." - LaMotta, the regular way being allegedly beating your wife. Civilized.
YOU'RE NOT, YOU'RE NOT GOOD, AL. YOU STINK.
"It was a complete, utter defeat." - Former consensus number one middleweight contender Yushin Okami, on a lopsided decision loss to Chael Sonnen. (MMA Mania)
"Though I try to improve and diversify my training routine, I probably hit the ceiling at some point." - Okami
"I have the option of uprooting myself and training overseas… if I continue to train in Japan, I feel that I will end up becoming complacent, so I want to go back to square one and challenge myself. I feel that there is a need for me to train with training partners who are bigger than me." - Okami. You mean to tell me there aren't plenty of 6'2", 200 lbs men walking around Japan?
DO YOU TAKE DRUGS, DANNY?
"It’s a great matchup. I eat Jiu Jitsu guys for breakfast a lot of times." - Karo Parisyan. Now, is that before or after the opiate cocktail? (Fight Hype)
"I don’t know him as a person, but he looks like a nice guy." - Parisyan, on upcoming opponent Dustin Hazelett.
"I never said he received special treatment besides what everyone already knows, besides the treatment he's already received." - TUF 10 contestant Roy Nelson, wanting to let you know that he never said that Kimbo Slice received favorable treatment except for that time he did say that Kimbo Slice received special treatment. (Watch Kalib Run)
"Nah. I'm not interested. If I wanted to sell my soul, I'd be a Christian." - Jason "Mayhem" Miller, on returning to the UFC. (USA Today)
"I could get him up to speed on the ground wrestling part of it, while he could take advantage of his boxing talent." - UFC legend Randy Couture, on training Ricky Hatton for MMA. I'm sure you can teach him grappling at all-you-can-eat fish and chips over at Crown and Anchor. (Manchester Evening News)
"I will punch Shinya Aoki in the street." - Joe Stevenson. Please do. (Cage Writer)
"No, I watch the ultimate fighting, though." - DMX, when asked if he watches MMA. (Bloody Elbow)