Matt Hughes and Thiago Alves gave little away ahead of their showdown, Marcus Davis threatened violence while Jason Day attempted to play down the immense atmosphere that is building at London’s o2 Arena. Hughes promised a return to ‘the old Matt Hughes’ this Saturday – pinpointing a change in attitude and training regime as his reason for confidence.HT: SetantaSports.com
Alves remained cool, kept his cards close to his chest – merely stating every fight is different.
Bisping promised not to let the crowd affect him like it did in his last fight in England against Matt Hamill. Day insisted he doesn’t mind playing the bad guy.
The greatest challenge came from Davis, who claimed he would kick the piss out of Swick and expected the same attitude from his opponent.
Swick revealed his relief at finally getting an exciting opponent, and he predicted he would win the fight – no matter where it ended up.
UFC 85: Pre-fight Press Conference
By Nick Thomas