BRING JOE RIGGS THE HEAD OF JOSH ROSENTHAL
“I've had over 50 fights, I've never complained about a stoppage in my career. Never. And, uh... this one's bad, man. Fuck it. I was on the ground, fucking defending and everything... I was thinking in my head, 'C'mon, hurry up and stop punching so I can come pull you down.'" - Journeyman fighter Joe Riggs, who might want to try the strategy of "Stop the dude on top from punching me" next time (Sherdog via Youtube)
"It's ironic, 'cause back in 2004 when I fought Alex Stiebling, I beat Alex to death. Almost killed him, he was in the hospital. Alex said after the fight, 'Next time, stop the fight, that's dangerous.' My cornerman was soaked in blood. And Josh Rosenthal didn't stop the fight then. And then, now the mother fucker stops this fight for nothing, you know? The guy fucking hit me twice and... " - Riggs, probably didn't almost kill Alex Stiebling
"I mean, he goes from one extreme to the next. Pick the way you're gonna ref the fucking fights. Either you're gonna let me kill someone, or you're gonna be a little bitch and stop it if they land a big punch.” - Riggs
SO DO WE CALL IT "GETTING CRO COPPED" NOW?
"Alistair was ahead on points. However it’s a 15 minute fight, and I knew my time would come." - Former Pride OWGP Champion Mirko Filipovic, who might want to consider the fact that he can't knockout someone from his back (Index.hr)
"I'm angry it ended this way, it seemed as if he was the dominant one, however I wasn't in trouble for a second and was waiting for my opportunities. I prepared very well because i thought the match could last a while. I thought i would knock him down in the end." - Filipovic, I don't know what's sadder - his last 5 fights or his refusal to see what's wrong afterwards
DOES HE HAVE A POUND-FOR-POUND IRA, TOO?
"I'll retire next year, I already gave my all. I don't need to prove anything for anyone and within one year I'll put my gloves aside." - UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, making thousands of MMA fans feel like they've been used by the popular boy at school (In the Guard)
"Anderson's goal is to retire when he is 35." - Silva's manager Ed Soares, acting as the popular boy's best friend and offering some not-so-comforting details (MMA Junkie)
"He still has six fights on his contract, and he doesn't turn 35 for another 18 months. I know he will finish his six fights before he considers hanging up his gloves." - Soares, who should consider starting the Anderson Silva Retirement Tour
JIMMY KIMMEL HEARTS KIMBO SLICE
"’Cause it was flappin’." - EliteXC posterboy Kimbo Slice, informing Jimmy Kimmel why he attacked the ear of James Thompson (CBS via Youtube)
"She doesn’t beat me anymore, I can tell you that." - Slice, on what his mom thinks of him fighting
"Um…" - Slice, diplomatically answering a question regarding physically punishing his kids
"I gave him a good 90% with a full turn into it." - Slice, on the punch he gave to some asshat magician
"I go abstinent for a good 2-3 months." - Slice, describing his buildup to a fight
"It is on." - Slice, speaking on what happens in his bedroom post-fight in a description that should be left to the guys at Fightlinker
MORE UNDERWATER FUN WITH YOUR HOST, FRANK MIR
"He was more like getting hit by a car that’s moving very slowly and you can’t get out of the way." - Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir, describing what it's like to get hit in the face by Brock Lesnar (Sherdog)
"I didn’t know where he was half the time." - Mir
"It really felt like I was underwater and somebody was beating the shit out of me. I was just drowning under him." - Mir, drowning under Brock Lesnar and soon to be fighting the never-ending shark, Minotauro Nogueira
IF HE GOES NUTS IN HIS TRUCK AFTER THE GRIFFIN LOSS, WHAT DOES HE DO IF WANDY BEATS HIM AGAIN?
"I guess I would pick Silva first because I don't think the UFC would have given him a title shot if I had the belt, so I'd have to choose him.” - Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson, on whether he'd like a rematch with Forrest Griffin or Wanderlei Silva (Fighters Only)
"My last fight, I don't really consider it a loss, in the sense that I don't feel I lost the fight. I figure I did enough to win the fight, so I don't take it as a ‘mental' loss.” - Jackson, uh...really?
"But when I lost to Wanderlei, those were like a mental loss, in that I went home and I was like "No! I got my ass whupped!" - Jackson
"Will I beat him next time? Who knows? But I'm ready to get in there and get some good stuff going down.” - Jackson, who hopefully comes in to this fight in better shape than his Damon Wayans Big White Hype impersonation
“We did a second exam and it came negative, and if he had used boldenone it couldn’t have a negative result, because this substance stays in your body for at least 12 months.” - Antonio Silva's manager Alex Davis, building a more credible defense than Sean Sherk (Tatame)
"Fedor was supposed to fight for them on New Year's Eve, but he is not because we extended his contract.” - Affliction VP Tom Atencio, who may be in for a bit of a rude awakening (MMA Rated)
"I suppose our fight is your last fight as a professional MMA fighter, Mirko." - Alistair Overeem, who later went out a made a good case for it (Suki MMA)
"As a professional fighter, I'm willing to fight Kharitonov after fighting Alistair. I'm sure Kharitonov doesn't want to go home without fighting. I'm happy to be his opponent." - Filipovic, talking a big game before Dream 6
"Let me say something. I'm not looking down on Tonooka, but I can also fight Kharitonov." - Japanese Supervillain Yoshihiro Akiyama, making me laugh hard for no real reason
“I never decelned to take this fight. I was never told that I would have any part of my pay reduced since working with Affliction. To my knowledge, no one has been asked to take a pay cut that fights for Affliction.” - Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett, making us look bad (Myspace)