Join us at Bloody Elbow for today's UFC 132 pre-fight press conference from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. We'll have live video of the press conference as it happens. We're expecting Dana White, UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber, Tito Ortiz, Chris Leben, Ryan Bader and Wanderlei Silva.
Follow Mike Fagan on Twitter for live updates from the press conference.
We'll update the post with highlights from the press conference as they happen.
Join us at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT to share your thoughts as the press conference unfolds.
From Mike Fagan's twitter:
Press conference starting. Urijah taking a picture of the media.
Looks like Dave Scholler is running this one. Nice purple shirt.
Tito looks pissed.
Ortiz: I'm approaching this like any other fight. Thinking about getting my hand raised.I wonder why Dana isn't here.
Cruz: As I've gotten older, I've put on a little weight. My weight's under control, though.
Bader: I was getting by with a certain skill set. The loss to Jones made me go back to the drawing board.
Cruz: Faber's done a lot for the sport in the lighter weight classes, but I'm not jealous.
Cruz: I'm ready for questions about my loss to Faber to stop.Faber: I walk around heavier at 135 pounds.
Cruz: I've definitely been touched in my fights. I've walked out with black eyes, cuts.
Silva: I can't believe how much the sport has changed in the 1.5 years I've been off.
Leben: I hope (Wanderlei's taking me lightly). I'm training like this guy's trying to destroy me to prove he's Wanderlei Silva.
Ortiz: There's no better fight promotion than the UFC. Dana does a great job.
Silva: I fight for KO, Fight of the Night.
Leben: I watched Wanderlei 10 years ago. I didn't want to fight him 10 years ago.
Ortiz: I watch Georges St. Pierre all the time. He's dead amazing.
Wanderlei: The level of the sport is growing so fast.
Faber: I remember watching Ortiz in high school. Impressed with Tito's charisma, thinking Wanderlei is going to kill everyone.
Faber: I'm very impressed with Jose Aldo, Jon Jones. I'm impressed with the minds of a lot of the young guys.
Bader: There's still pressure even though I'm not undefeated. I don't want to lose another fight.
Cruz: I think the bigger Octagon will definitely help me.
Faber: I didn't notice the size of the cage in my last fight.
Silva: It's more comfortable to fight in Vegas. I sleep in my own bed. My students, my family come out.
Faber: It's nice for the confusion to be gone. (re: WEC assimilation)
Cruz: Without the WEC, I wouldn't have had a name in the first place.
Leben: We are entertainers. I hate watching guys who fight not to lose. I'm going to try to beat him.
Tito (to Ariel): I never said he said weak wrestling. Why are you trying to start s**t?
I remember Leben sounding slurry before the Stann fight, but he sounds good now.
Bader: I know I can beat anyone on any given day.
Ortiz: I learned this in high school, rankings don't mean s**t. I don't pay attention to the betting board.
Ortiz: I just want to show that I'm still a dominant force in the LHW division.
Ortiz: My speed has improved coming off back/neck surgery.
Leben: I'm a grunt. I'd probably be putting up a roof or framing if I wasn't a fighter.
Here's the full fight card for UFC 132:
Preliminary card (SPIKE TV):
Preliminary card (Facebook):