All fighter but one successfully made weight for Friday’s event at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Charles Rosa: “A lot of that stuff, travel, elevation – I’ve fought at high elevation in Mexico City – I think a lot of that is mental.”
Markwayne Mullin: “We have been told by his team that he was going to come to the Hill to talk about this.”
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: “It’s going to be nice that I will tie Ronda Rousey’s record after I win against Rose Namajunas.”
Gegard Mousasi: “When the sport is clean, I’m one of the best fighters. We’ve seen a lot of people who didn’t perform after USADA. All I’m asking is a fair opponent.”
Gina Carano: “I love a good black eye. I’m weird. I like the fact that you can see something, and watch it evolve and heal.”
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Mike Calimbas: “We found that everyone just wants to know two things: how they can help, and that the funds will actually reach those who needed it most.”
Rory MacDonald: “When I signed with Bellator, I made it clear I wanted to take over — multiple weight classes and multiple championships.”
Michael Bisping: “What’s on your mind is, ‘Jon go f@$% yourself, you f@$%ing prick.’
Chuck Liddell: “It looked real obvious due to his increase in size. I don’t know if he needed that. It just seemed he got around the wrong people.”
Carlos Condit: “Yo! @seanshelby what’s up big guy…? I’m wanting to fight in December or January… what say you!?”
Chatri Sityodtong: “Two world champions in their respective weight classes are set to go head-to-head in a cross-divisional showdown that will be talked about the world over.”
“USADA has informed Carlos Felipe of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on July 29, 2017.”
Campbell McLaren: “When I launched the UFC 24 years ago, we changed the world. On November 11, we are going to do so again.”
Cris Cyborg: “If she wants to make a good fight for the fans, we can make it at WWE. … her coach would fit perfectly in her corner in WWE, he’s nothing but a joke.”
“My long-term is definitely win the belt. Maybe go into commentating, maybe start a Roy Nelson Bellator TV show on Spike. With the handcuffs off, anything’s possible.”
Executive director of the Nevada Athletic State Commission Bob Bennett said that no decision had been made on whether Adalaide Byrd will be judging at UFC 216.
Kenny Florian: “Michael Bisping has set a blueprint on how to beat Luke Rockhold and he didn’t address the issue.”
Daniel Cormier: “I would have regretted throwing those away. My wife wouldn’t let me.”