T.J. Dillashaw: “To me it’s a little p***y move. ‘Oh, I’m hurt.’ Sure, maybe you were hurt but go out there and prove yourself. “
Dana White: “‘The Ultimate Fighter’ will continue. There’s still a huge market for ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ still does well.”
Dana White: “I went back to the hotel, picked up my wife, and we came back and had dinner with the President in the residence. We had dinner for three hours.”
Campbell McLaren: “MMA now stands for ‘Mucha Más Acción,’ and this is exactly what the world is going to see with a three-round title fight – more action in a shorter, faster and superior format that serves Combate Americas’ younger, millennial audience perfectly.”
Dana White: “He lost his mind. This guy completely lost his mind and started to act – I don’t know – in a way you just don’t act.”
Tonight is the eigth episode of season two and sixteenth episode overall of the Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series. The event takes place at the Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada and airs exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
Dana White: “At the end of the day, what we’re looking for here are young guys that want to be world champions. Young guys that know they can be a world champion in the UFC.”
CSAC is making the fight day weights public, and MMA Fighting published them; something is going terribly, terribly wrong.
As the bantamweight prospect Jeremy Pacatiw continues to rack up the miles, he follows a path envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
In 2013 Hong Kong resident Alain ‘The Panther’ Ngalani had no experience in the cage, but let loose with his most stunning, show-stealing technique at ONE: CHAMPIONS & WARRIORS.
The biggest movement of the week is Demetrious Johnson, who dropped from the #2 spot just behind champ champ Daniel Cormier, to #6, just above Tyron Woodley.
Dustin Poirier: “Look, after I beat Nate Diaz, I’m fighting for the belt. Or I’m fighting GSP, but he’s not going to get it before I do.”
Georges St-Pierre: “I don’t think the UFC will let me fight for the title at 155. They will be afraid I’ll relinquish and I’ll leave the division in ruins again.”
Purses at UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, ranged from $10,000 to $380,000.
Miesha Tate: “I remember when I threatened retirement because I was so pissed off that they had promised that I would fight Ronda Rousey and then they ended up switching that out and having Holly Holm but they didn’t tell me.”
Daniel Cormier: If Demetrious Johnson doesn’t get a rematch, there is no hope for any of us in the entire world, because that means that nothing you could ever do will warrant getting an immediate title shot.”
In the main event, reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China will defend her title against Samara “Marituba” Santos of Brazil.
Division champion Carlston Harris: “They’re both hungry and they want to show themselves to the rest of the division. But I do see the edge going to Sidney.”
Italy’s Micol DiSegni is a 5-1 strawweight on a four-fight win streak. And she’s a wildly popular Suicide Girl, known to her 100,000 followers on Instagram as Eden VonHell.
Just a few weeks removed from the action-filled ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS, let’s take a look at what could be next for some of the biggest winners.