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The Week in Quotes, August 16th - 22nd

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MAN, THAT ACROMEGALY WOULD BE A SICK WAY TO COVER UP 'ROID USE...

"I did not use the steroid Boldenone, or any other steroid of prohibited substance." - EliteXC Heavyweight Champ Antonio Silva, responding to the California State Athletic Commission's positive drug test result (Sherdog)

"I don’t agree and never have agreed with the use of this kind of product in order to win, for this is cheating." - Silva, stating the obvious

"I will go to the full extent of my power and the law to prove my innocence in this matter." - Silva, who may want to find out what Sean Sherk did to prove his innocence...and do the opposite

"He can’t take stuff like that because he has acromegaly." - Silva's manager Alex Davis, making an interesting counterpoint

"All of his hormone levels are a problem regularly, so he wouldn’t be able to for risk of his life." - Davis

ST. PIERRE-HUGHES IV

"There’s been so much talk about my last blog entry that it’s amazing. Some of it is legitimate thinking, some of it is just from idiots." - Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes, making amends for his comments last week in regards to St. Pierre-Fitch? (Matt-Hughes.com)

"I never said the GSP fight was boring, the reason I walked out was because I wanted to beat the crowd." - Hughes, sticking his foot firmly in his mouth

"I didn’t think Fitch was going to get back in the match and the fight wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be." - Hughes, seemingly contradicting his own excuse in the same paragraph

"If Matt Hughes look the same as his last couple fights, he's going to lose." - UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, on the potential Hughes-Serra fight (The Fan 590 in Toronto)

"He didn't look like he had the drive anymore." - St. Pierre, apparently not impressed with Hughes' last performance

"But if he came well prepared, it's going to be very interesting." - St. Pierre, always trying to make sure he doesn't come off as a jackass

YEAH, BECAUSE CHRIS LEBEN AND JAMES IRVIN HAD SO MUCH SUCCESS THAT WAY

"We know how to beat Anderson Silva." - UFC Middleweight contender Patrick Cote, making a false statement (Toronto Sun)

"The only way to beat him is to push the pace. Go forward all the time."  - Cote, signing his own death certificate

"If I do that, I can catch him. I'll take care of him." - Cote, overestimating his own power

I DON'T WANT HEATH ANSWERING THE PHONE AT 3 A.M.

"I never even had a discussion with [the UFC] about anything. I'll be honest. You bringing that up is the first I've heard of it." - Heavyweight Heath Herring, forgetting that he told Sherdog that he had (in)direct discussion with UFC officials (MMA Junkie)

"I've been around this sport for years. I've never really done any trash-talking or anything like that before a match. I don't know where that came from." - Herring, it came from your own mouth on a radio show

"It's just disappointing when you kind of feel like you've done everything right and you get some bad luck early on." - Herring, consoling himself

"We took the best [Lesnar] could give us for 15 minutes, and he couldn't finish it." - Herring, finding a silver lining

TURNING DOWN THE BIGGEST AND MOST LOGICAL FIGHT ON NETWORK TV...BRILLIANT!

"...the EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons' face is on the back of this milk carton because he's missing in action. I can't seem to find him." - EliteXC Vice President Jared Shaw (MMA Junkie)

"When [Noons' camp] wants to track us down and tell us how Nick Diaz isn't the right fight for them -- or they want more money, or they want this out of their contract, or this and that -- they're easy to get a hold of." - Shaw

"We will not be held hostage by their camp." - Shaw

"As far as Nick Diaz, he's not the No. 1 contender out there." - K.J. Noons' agent Mark Dion (MMA Junkie)

"Look at Brandon Vera. He had a long layoff, but he's making more money than the No. 1 ranked [expletive] fighter in the world, Anderson Silva -- or the same amount." - Dion, making a totally unrelated comment

“I don’t bend over for nobody, and I don’t let my fighters do it." - Dion, substituting masturbation for anal pillaging

"It will be the biggest mismanagement of an athlete's career you will ever see." - Shaw, mirroring the thoughts of most of the blogosphere

PARTING SHOTS

"I'm sure it's going to have to happen eventually.  Whether we fight at 145 or 135 or a catchweight, it'll happen eventually." - WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres, on a potential superfight with Urijah Faber (AOL Funhouse)

"I plan on going so deep into the desert, that any failure of my equipment, could cost me my life." - Middleweight Evan Tanner, continuing his trend of being a weirdo (UFC.com blog)

"If I could get Fedor (Emelianenko) first, I'd take it." - Heavyweight Roy Nelson, who may not last 36 seconds (MMA Junkie)

"It was always my dream to fight at least once in the UFC’s octagon. But it seems it’s impossible." - Heavyweight Jerome LeBanner, speaking on the difficulties of the UFC's demands of an exclusive multi-fight deal (Punch Drunk Gamer)

"To be honest he was really slippery and I don’t mean that like technically-wise, he was really slippery." - UFC Lightweight Contender Kenny Florian, making indirect accusations that Roger Huerta may have used a slippery substance