Leading into UFC 128 we'll have live coverage of the press conference from New York City, including streaming video from the Radio City Music Hall from New York City's Rockefeller Center with Dana White, headliners Mauricio Rua and Jon Jones, co-headliners Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland, plus Mirko Filipovic and Brendan Schaub and Nate Marquardt and Dan Miller..
Join us at at 12:30 p.m. ET (9:30 p.m. PT) and share your thoughts as the press conference unfolds.
- Shogun Rua: Biggest change I had to make was finding guys with his body type. They have a similar style.
- Shogun: The timing was perfect to make the change though.
- Shogun: I don't think Rashad ran from the fight.
- Shogun: I think Rashad tries to stall, play safer. Jones looks to finish.
- Shogun: I know Jones as a fighter, not a person. So I can't comment on any sort of change in personality.
- Shogun: It doesn't bother me that Jones is the favorite. He's won fights decisively. He's fighting in his hometown.
- Jon Jones: I don't find the attention as a distraction. I'm enjoying the ride. It's a dream come true.
- Jones: I meditate a lot on victory.
- Jones: I'm sure Shogun poops like I poop.
- Jones: I absolutely expect the home crowd advantage.
- Jones: I want to show people that, despite where you're from, you can do anything if you put your mind and heart into it.
- Jones: I think everything happens for a reason. I think I might have a feeling of "I was just here yesterday" when I step in the cage.
- Urijah Faber: I've been pretty decorated, but fighting in the UFC is the biggest of them all.
- Dana White: It's a dream for fighters to fight in Madison Square Garden.
- White: When you look at the guys Shogun has beat, it's a pretty distinguished list. He's one of the nastiest guys who's ever fought in MMA.
Watch the UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones pre-fight press conference video streaming live at 9:30 a.m. PT/12:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday on BloodyElbow.com.
On Friday, you can watch the UFC 128 Q&A, featuring Chuck Liddell, streaming live at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. Following the Q&A, you can also watch the UFC 128 weigh-ins streaming live at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, you can watch the UFC 128 post-fight press conference streaming live shortly after the main event at approximately 10:15 p.m. PT/1:15 a.m. ET.