UFC Fight Night 26: Conference call full audio stream

Today's conference call was a corker, with Chael Sonnen, Alistair Overeem, and Mauricio Rua answer questions ranging from the Culinary Union to Murillo "Ninja" Rua's new career. Check out the full audio.

Media coverage for UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen is starting to ramp up. Today's media conference call brought some of the events most notable fighters, Alistair Overeem, Mauricio Rua, Chael Sonnen, and Travis Browne were gathered together to field questions on recent Chael's recent Culinary Union inspired hearing in Massachusetts, Alister Overeem finding his own space amongst the Blackzilians, and much more give the audio a listen.

Chael Sonnen on his Massachusetts Atheltic Commission hearing:

They confused me more than upset me. I got a call the day of a hearing scheduled by the commission. I didn't know about it, I had no time to prepare. I called in to answer questions, i was only there for less than a minute. It could have bothered me if I knew about it for longer.

And on his recent issues that have led to him changing camps:

I went to practice one day at the same gym I've been at most of my life and the coach brought me into the office and said he lost the gym. He's had some health issues and other things in his personal life. I told him I was sorry, gave him a hug and took a plane to LA.

Mauricio on his brother Murillo's new job:

Murilo "Ninja" Rua now owns a gas station in Brazil, that's taking up most of his time now

Dana White on Athletic Commission issues:

I'd be a liar if I said no (about opinion being influenced by the commission). [Boston's] a great place to hang out with my friends and eat, but not a great place to put on fights.

Alistair Overeem on his current training:

I wouldn't say it's a good thing. My coach is Mike from my gym back in Holland. He comes to Miami now and I'm just focused on myself. I train a bit separate from the Blackzilian fighters.

(transcription via MMAMania)

There's a lot more in there though, so give the whole thing a listen. And remember UFC Fight Night 26 takes place Saturday, August 17th in Boston Massachusetts. Check back on Bloody Elbow for per-fight coverage all week.

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