"With my win over Aaron Wilkinson, I felt a little bit of validation. ... Now that the semifinals were next, I was feeling good and could see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, there was still a big hurdle for me to overcome named Jonathan Brookins. Once you are down to the final four, there are no easy fights. But it was still comforting to think one more fight and I'm in the finals." -- Kyle Watson talks to MMA Junkie
"I had taken (Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres) down so many times and stayed in a dominant position that I was sure I would get the decision. I felt real good (matching up against Nam Phan). I felt confident that my stand-up was better than his and I was confident that that was a fight where I could show everybody what I could do." -- Michael Johnson talks to MMA FightingJoin us at BloodyElbow.com on Wednesday, Dec. 1st for a special 2 hour episode of the The Ultimate Fighter 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET.