Attorney Dmitriy Shakhnevich: “Because he did that, it’s virtually a defenseless case. You can’t defend this case, there’s no way to defend it.”
Amanda Nunes: “That’s the reason why I made this decision to move up a division. I want fans to remember me like that.”
The early, official UFC Fight Night 136 weigh-ins took place at the event hotel in Moscow, at 2:00 a.m. ET; two fighters missed weight, but both fights will go on.
Mark Hunt: “He’s just a cheating little b**** man. He’s a little dog, that guy. See you later, Fabricio. Enjoy, motherf***er.”
Mark Taffet: “It will be organic, real, and emphasize the right things. I believe fans will ultimately root for MMA athletes in a way that they haven’t in a long time.”
Joe Rogan: “I want [Bellator] to grow. I want it to be right up there with the UFC. I would love it if it was a full rival like PRIDE was.”
Kamaru Usman: “You’re going to feel like you’re going to die and you might just die. There have been people who have died from this.”
Beginning with this weekend, DAZN will be the exclusive home of Combate Americas’ English-language broadcasts in North America.
Urijah Faber: “Could I do some more fights? Absolutely. Could I do years of more fights? Absolutely. Would I maybe do some fights? Very possible.”
Eoghan Gallagher: “I think he can make 170 with ease for years to come, it’s just all about what his preference is moving forward.”
Bruno Malfacini says he’s been getting messages from local jiu-jitsu fighters, friends and former teammates who form one of the strongest jiu-jitsu communities outside of Brazil.
Mark Hunt: “I think it’s s*** though. … How’s that work? The mother***er’s a cheater. How is that controversy? F***in’ little c*** is f***in’ cheating, using steroids.”
Brent Primus now claims Michael Chandler is refusing to sign, and Chandler gives some signs of wanting to move on.
Tatiana Suarez: “It actually might be worse because Rose Namajunas isn’t nearly as good of a wrestler as Carla Esparza. She’s longer, but that’s about it.”
Jose Aldo: “I really enjoyed fighting in Canada, where I made my UFC debut, and I hope to fight there again. It’s up to ‘Dede’ now.”
Mohammed Fakhreddine: “If Ottman doesn’t take the fight, he must just forfeit the belt. You cannot be a champion and not fight or not try to defend the belt.”
Din Thomas: “I was saying that if Tyron loses that fight, he might as well retire. He was in a do-or-die position, because …”
USADA announced today that Fabricio Werdum, of Redondo Beach, California, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and received a two-year sanction for his anti-doping policy violation.
Colby Covington: “Good thing [Darren Till] neglected his family to land a hot zero significant strikes in two rounds.”
Urijah Faber: “This is a mean world, and everyone likes to jump in and kick people when they’re down. Cody is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve.”