Michael Mazzulli: “The ABC should have always given back to these athletes, so it is a real honor to announce the sizeable gifts that will be given in Orlando this summer.”
Dave Meltzer: “Lesnar has been asked to face the winner of the 7/7 Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier fight for the heavyweight title, which from a sports standpoint is ridiculous.”
UFC Chief Legal Officer Hunter Campbell said listing 150,000 as the number of purchases for Saturday’s event was a “material misrepresentation” of the actual buys.
“I wish he would go on to compete in jiu-jitsu because you face opponents at your age, your skill level, your belt rank, so you don’t fight someone more experienced than you.”
Dana White: “Honestly, Jon Jones, he’s the greatest of all time, he’s the greatest to ever do it. … The thing that’s really frustrating is, imagine if this guy tried.”
Invicta FC 30 on Saturday, July 21, is headlined by an atomweight title clash between Texas product Jinh Yu Frey and Finland’s Minna Grusander.
Wales has been producing some of the biggest names in fight sports for years, and Jack Shore is the newest name rising into the national spotlight.
Dana White: “This guy was a huge star in WWE and he came over here and put it all on the line twice man in front of the whole world.”
Alexander Gustafsson’s manager Nima Safapour told Shaun Al-Shatti for MMA Fighting that the Swede wants to fight before August, and that failing, will wait for Cormier.
Conor McGregor: “I regret my actions that led me here today. I understand the seriousness of this matter, and I’m hopeful that it gets resolved soon. Thank you everyone.”
Gerald Ng, CEO of World Lethwei Championship (WLC): “Lethwei is the toughest martial art in the world, but also the truest and purest form of striking.”
Michael Bisping: “I wasn’t offended … I thought if Colby wants to have a Colby-esque moment and create drama and controversy then I’ll be a sparring partner with him.”
Anthony Pettis: “The crazy thing is that I tried to be that guy too much, where I was forgetting what got me to that ‘Showtime kick.'”
Brave Combat Federation has released Friday’s historic Stephen Loman vs. Frans Mlambo main event bantamweight title defense at Brave 13: Europe Evolution.
The live, nationally-televised LFA 46 event will be part of the 100th Anniversary celebration of Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
Freddie Roach: “I think it’s the most overrated thing in the world, is cutting weight. … “You can’t perform if you’re struggling to make weight.”
Tyron Woodley: “We are to the point to where it’s my duty as a martial artist to f*** him up. It’s almost my job as a martial artist, for whatever I stand for.”
Ali Abdelaziz: “The guy hasn’t fought in almost two years. Why does he deserve to fight for the title? He should get his @$$ back in the line and work his way up.”
The latest Fight Motion is for UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 on June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The incidence of 103.4 TKO/KOs per 1000 AEs is less than that observed for professional female boxing and male MMA competitions.