MR. SILVA, YOU WILL BE TRIED BY A JURY OF YOUR PEERS
"You never want to disrespect fellow fighters, much less two contesting a UFC world title, but I think both guys should hang their heads in shame, quite honestly." - TUF 3 winner Michael Bisping disrespecting both guys. (UFC.com)
"Disrespect to the public and so bad for the UFC, because everybody is waiting to see a great show." - Former Pride middleweight champ Wanderlei Silva after a meal of rice and chicken (chicken and rice). (Fighters Only)
"Well, I’ll just say that at least I can expect to take a bathroom break or to go grab a refreshment when it comes time for him to fight." - Former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes, in between beating his dad with brother Mark. (matt-hughes.com)
"He threw a punch at the air and the guy fell down. He was attacking him the whole time." - Former UFC light heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell dressing down journalist Mike Straka at the post fight presser. (Cage Writer)
"I’m comfortable with people’s opinion, because they have a right to their opinion, but when I went out there, everything I [prepared for] in training, I felt I executed in the fight." - UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva, the misunderstood artist for our time. (Yahoo)
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD
"Chuck has been doing this for 16, 17 years...and I guess the old saying is, it's very hard to train an old dog to do new tricks." - Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis Jr. commenting on Chuck's habit of dropping his hands. (Cage Writer)
"There were no changes. I knew that before the fight because an inside source told me that it was just a front." - UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans
HE'S NOT QUITE DEAD!
"Chuck is still dangerous to anybody." - Former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes touching on Liddell's infamous club game. (MMA Fanhouse)
"Number one, I like him and I like watching him. Number two, I still think he's good enough to do some serious damage to people." - Hughes, explaining his reasons for wanting to see Chuck fight more.
YOU DON'T SAY!
"I am never going to be an Ernesto Hoost-level kickboxer." - Congenital amputee Kyle Maynard. Maynard lost his amateur MMA debut via unanimous decision. (MMA Fanhouse)
LIKE RICE AND CHICKEN, BUT BETTER
" Now I mainly eat a horse meat, rice and protein shakes." - Alistair Overeem, to be the horse you got to eat the horse. (Index.hr)
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"But they claimed the bikini was wet, and a wet bikini would weigh 6 pounds." - Hitomi Akano's manager Shu Hirata. (MMA Weekly)
"I heard blame on a scale at a gym they used, the period (as explained to me by saying, “Blood” in a Portuguese accent and making a whooshing effect with his hands from the crotch area.), and the fact that Gremlins didn’t enter the picture is surprising." - King of Pancrase Josh Barnett channeling his inner gynocologist. (Josh Barnett Myspace)
"This guy is like a great white shark. When there is blood in the water, he is going to fucking kill you." - UFC President Dana White, on Anderson Silva. (Inside Fighting)
"He’s the Andy Warhol of mixed martial arts." - White, on Silva again. Judging by fan reaction, he's more like David Lynch. For the record, I hate David Lynch.
"Now when is the last time you saw the Leon Spinks fucking doll?" - White, highlighting his efforts to set up fighters financially post-retirement.
"I have gay and lesbian friends, people who I respect." - White, with the worst defense of offensive language.
"The reality is though that as we get bigger, a lot of the bigger companies we do business with have no fucking balls whatsoever. They will fucking tuck dick and run in thirteen seconds. And I didn’t build this thing to what it is by being a pussy." - White, if he can't offend sponsors through coarse language, he'll do it directly.
"The old Matt Hamill is not the new one." - Matt Hamill, in things that make you go "Hm." (MMA Fanhouse)
"Frankly, I am absolutely unmotivated by money." - Femme fatale Gina Carano who must be holding out on a Strikeforce deal for more chocolate. (MMA Fanhouse)
"My body fat percentage is pretty obvious if you look at me right now." - Former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir, always humble. (Edmonton Sun)