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Dana White opened the press conference announcing the official numbers for UFC 140. Attendance was 18,303. Gate was $3.9 million. White handed out the "of the Night" bonuses with Frank Mir pocketing $75k for the "Submission of the Century". Chan Sung Jung won "Knockout of the Night" and Jones and Machida took home "Fight of the Night".
Interesting points of note:
- White was questioned about the rumored Alistair Overeem injury. Dana was adamant there was no injury.
- Mir discussed the submission over Nogueira. He knew that Nog wouldn't tap. He also believes he has to be in title talks due to his winning streak.
- Jones addressed the rumors that he can't take a punch. Said he's glad he got to prove it at UFC 140. Greg Jackson was proud he stayed composed.
- Dana White had to praise for Jon Jones seeing him as a fighter with the potential to be the best fighter ever.
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