(Please, guys, there are kids watching. Photo courtesy of UFC.com.)
"I believe I won that fight. I’ll stand behind that for the rest of my life. On the feet, it’s clear I dominated the fight. I didn’t just win, I dominated on the feet. I did not get hit flush on the face or the body one time the whole fight. Dan took me down on several occasions, most of which I was able to stand back up. While I was on the ground, he was not capable of mounting any kind of damage…He had to resort to kneeing me on the back of my thigh because he had no other option and didn’t know what else to do…
Couple that with the fact I was head-butted twice and poked in the eye once. I would think that maybe the first one was incidental. I would assume that after you have a couple head-butts and then you poke me in the eye, perhaps as a referee you’d think about taking away a point. I don’t see how a judge should give him that decision."
— Rich Franklin, still salty about his split-decision loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 93.
"At the time of the fight he cried, apologized to his coach, then came toward my corner saying I was an idiot, and also apologized. He is proving that he isn’t a person of only one face, he is two-faced."
— Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza reports on Jason Miller’s multiple-personality disorder.
"The records say I won but I really lost the match. But I believe because of this fight I’ve grown stronger. The next time I fight him things will be different. I am confident of that."
— Yushin Okami, who previously won a disqualification over Anderson Silva after getting knocked out by an illegal upkick, says things would turn out differently in a rematch. (Meaning he’d get knocked out fair and square this time?) He expects to return to competition as early as September.
"When I see him I’m going to punch him in his mouth. After our fight he’s been in interviews talking s**t and saying inappropriate things – like how he’s going to take my hat. He said I’m not on his level…I wish I would have hit him right in the face [when Varner was dazed due to an illegal knee strike] and knocked him out. I would have been disqualified but he still would have been knocked out. I would rather die on my feet than on my knees any day, man.”
— Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vents about Jamie Varner, who took a technical split-decision win over Cerrone in January after their fight was stopped in the fifth round due to a poorly-timed knee to the head. Cowboy will try to work out some of that agression this Sunday at WEC 41 against James Krause.