Joseph Benavidez: “As far as I understand, Borg and Conor have the legal beef from New York, because Borg was one of the victims of the Conor thing.”
A few elite trainers nominated by the National Federation (FAMMEJL) will be fast-tracked to Level 3 and receive IMMAF’s first black belts, based on their outstanding experience.
Carlston Harris: “Challenges and pain make me feel at home, to fight odds is a part of my life and I am coming to Abu Dhabi to fight and give my best.”
Marcus Kowal: “When someone fights for profit and I fight for my son’s life – and I’ve been fighting my whole life – there’s no way I’m not going to win this fight.”
Brave Combat Federation has announced the launch of Brave TV, which provides live online streaming of events.
Robert Whittaker: “I’d like to think that I’m one of the few guys who hasn’t been in a lot of wars. I haven’t been hit that much.”
Jon Jones: “I think Chael Sonnen is the worst trash talker. Just because a lot of the stuff he says is gibberish.”
Tyron Woodley: “This is my super fight. This is the biggest fight of my career. I’m in great shape. I’ve had a great training camp.”
Darren Till: “For me, going up to middleweight, I’m not focusing on the belt because I know I’m the best; I know I’ll win that belt as well.”
Rory MacDonald: “God answered my prayers and I’m so excited for what’s going to happen over the tournament and this middleweight championship. It’s a dream come true.”
District Court Judge Valerie Caproni: “A statement in an SEC filing is clearly not an ‘advertisement’ within the meaning of New York’s General Business Law, as it is directed at investors and regulators, not consumers.”
Brave Nation has been swept with rumors that Ottman Azaitar will take on Kareem-Abdul Al-Selwady next in what would be the biggest fight in the history of Middle East MMA.
Thiago Santos: “My manager Alex Davis said ‘let’s provoke him on Twitter, say he turned it down.’ At first I said ‘no, Alex, that’s not my thing,’ but he said, ‘Trust me, let’s try to get this fight.’”
Kevin Lee: “Khabib’s just got the same holes that I’ve been seeing for years and years and years. And I know Conor’s been seeing them, too.”
Al Iaquinta: “[Khabib Nurmagomedov] sees things, he’s got a little awkward style, which is different. It’s tough to adjust to, because it’s so different, standup-wise.”
Stephen Thompson: “None of this makes sense to be honest. Why is this fight even happening? … Let’s just hope he makes the weight on September 8.”
The fight card is truly a challenge between some of the greatest local MMA fighters in Brazil and talents from other Latin America countries, with Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina all represented.
Paulo Costa: “I said ‘OK, but after that I will ask for more.’ They did this bet with me.”
Invicta FC 31 takes place Saturday, September 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET, and streams live on UFC Fight Pass from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.
On Saturday, Cage Warriors 96 in Liverpool, was successfully invaded by Denmark’s Soren Bak, who took the CWFC lightweight belt from now former champion Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett.