UFC Fight Night 26 Post-Fight Press Conference

Here’s the Q & A with UFC President Dana White post an exciting night of fights; the UFC Fight Night 26 Post-Fight Press Conference will begin shortly.

 

In terms of how he felt about the night, Dana white said “it was awesome. There was one fight on this card tonight I didn’t love, I’m sure I don’t have to say what it was, but I’m sure you’ll try to make me, but it was a great card. Everybody came in. Everybody fought hard. Everybody delivered. It was an amazing night…I couldn’t be happier.”

On Travis Browne’s kick to Overeem’s face and whether or not it was part of his game-plan, “Hapa” said, yes; that they had looked at all the tape on Overeem and looked for openings. Brown said after had had taken the heavy punishment he got up with the intention of executing his camp’s strategy. However, Browne stated that it was hard to execute while down on the canvas. As he put it:

“I never really executed it when I was laying on the ground crying like a little girl, but when I stood up all it did was make me angry and I knew I wasn’t going to go back down, I wasn’t going to go down one more time and I just moved forward and started executing our game-plan.”

On the question of whether or not “The Reem” hit Browne with an illegal knee while “Hapa” was down, Browne stated:

“No, I didn’t. You know, at the end-of-the-day man this is a fight, this is what I signed up for and something like that happens, I know he’s not trying to do anything on purpose. I mean, at the end-of-the-day you’re just going out there to do your job and I didn’t feel anything different, I just felt him hitting me. I knew I had to get up and get back to work.”

To Matt Brown and his impressive win streak and whether or not he’s elevated himself enough to start making requests / demands of what he wants next, Brown stated:

“No, I’ll fight whoever they want me to man, but ya know I’m only in this sport for one reason and that’s to beat GSP’s ***.”

Shogun was asked how he felt about being submitted by Sonnen (first time since Griffin had done it) and whether or not he has anything to say to the Brazilian fans, Rua replied”

“I’m really sad with the loss; nobody wants to lose out there. Tonight Sonnen is happy and I am not…tonight was not my night.”

A question to Dana White regarding a fight between Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, White stated:

“Well, it’s obviously a fight that Chael wants, but there’s a lot of options right now…a win over Shogun puts him in a great place at 205 and puts him in a great place at 185.”

In a question to Michael Johnson about how he felt about stealing Joe Lauzon’s thunder and did he feel any hostility coming in here (Boston), Johnson remarked:

“Of course, you’re always going to feel hostility coming into somebody’s home-field or backyard expecting to lose; I felt it since the day I landed in Boston up until walking out for the fight…I definitely wanted to finish him, but at the same time, I’m fine with getting of here with a dominant performance like I did.”  

In a question to Chael Sonnen regarding his desire to fight Wanderlei Silva, Sonnen stated and why he called him out and not Anderson Silva:

“I’m not chasing the belt; sometimes I’m just chasing guys. Jon Jones was an example of that; I just wanted to fight Jon Jones, he just happened to have the title, Anderson doesn’t have the title…Anderson’s got his hands full…but the reality is that frustrates me, there are some losses that do and I’m a stubborn guy and I know he’s got 2 wins, but I think I could get him on a 3rd one. That’s all I was commenting on.”

“Wanderlei Silva drives me insane. Wanderlei Silva tells the media that he wants to fight me. I would love to fight Wanderlei. Wanderlei insists that that fight has never been offered. That has been a big marquee fight for years; this company puts on big marquee fights. To believe that he has not been offered that fight is ridiculous and it pisses me off, and all I need from him if for him to say he doesn’t want to do ii and then I’m out. I’m not a bully and I’m not going to pick on him, but if he continues to say it, he’s going to continue to get me to respond.”

Two points of interest: Alistair Overeem wasn’t present at the presser and Dana White announced that the date for the UFC going back to Ireland would be released, after the conference.



14 Comments

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    master-pogi60

    August 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks guys for picking shogun to win!!!!!!!!! KEEP ON HATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    greeneyeleo

    August 17, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    LOL, I can't wait to see the new "Reem" documentary! "Part 5: My trip back to Japan" OMG. The juice curse is that you end up in deep water after about 3 minutes… and he's not a good swimmer, ha ha. I wonder if Dana is going to get the scissors out and cut him. That would be the REAL move of the fight!

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    chaos

    August 17, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I doubt it, Reem hasn't lost 3 straight yet, and even if he did he's just too much of a big draw.

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      Brian Cox

      August 17, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      Yeah, I doubt they'll cut him either, but his career took a heavy hit tonight. You could tell he was gassing after that assault on the ground.

      How Browne survived that one knee up against the cage, I have no idea. I mean, you could hear it land; good for Browne.

      His next fight, maybe they'll give him the loser of Mir / Barnett.

      I know one thing for sure, he's got to do something about his cardio, because it ***** and his Octagon IQ is needs to be raised. I'd love to hear what his new coach thought of Reem's performance, tonight.

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        dropkickmurphy

        August 18, 2013 at 11:21 am

        Overeem does not have the chin to walk people down like he is trying to do. He keeps his hands down and takes shots right down the pipe. He will never be the champ, but he would do better imo if he tried to counter a little more often and not try to be a heavyweight Nick Diaz.

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          greeneyeleo

          August 18, 2013 at 12:49 pm

          This is the smartest thing I've read all day! He walks people down like he's got Hendo's chin! WTF? I honestly think he was not only the worst chin in the HW division, but also the worst chin in the UFC. If there is another fighter with a worse chin, I'm all ears.

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    greeneyeleo

    August 17, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    It seems like AO only has 1 round in him and then he's screwed. I don't think he'll ever win a UFC belt. He better keep those kickboxing skills b/c he'll probably have to go back to that pretty soon.

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    Brian Cox

    August 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Chael looked great tonight; all business.

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    jmedno5891

    August 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    After tonight I REALLY don't want to see Sonnen vs Wand. I'm a really big Silva fan and watching Sonnen just maul him wouldn't be fun at all.

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    thexperience1

    August 18, 2013 at 4:37 am

    After this post-press im officially a Conor fan…..lol

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    highkick12

    August 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Chael was very modest and classy.

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