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Per usual, the UFC Fight Night 26 post event presser table was filled Saturday night with fighters who had plenty to celebrate as well as those that felt miserable. Some guys managed to embody both feelings.
Conor “Brock Hype Lite” McGregor won his second UFC fight in impression fashion and looked as dandy as ever afterwards wearing sunglasses and a bow tie but nonetheless said he felt like he had just loss and was filled with disappointment because he couldn’t finish Max Holloway. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua looked devastated and as though he had to dig deep into his gut to sit and face questions about his shocking first round submission loss to Chael Sonnen.
Sonnen, on the other hand, was humble when it came to talking about his win over Rua. He said the win was his biggest ever and that the shoe could have easily been on the other foot.
When it came to speaking of future opponents, however, Sonnen the troll was in fine form when said he’d beat Wanderlei Silva, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort in one night. Alistair Overeem didn’t make it to the presser after getting knocked out by Travis Browne but his opponent was, and went into honest detail about the moments he was frozen by body shots by the kickboxer.
Matt Brown didn’t take his foot off the gas pedal in saying he wants a title shot and Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald talked about the possibility of fighting one another in the future.
For the complete UFC Fight Night 26 post event press conference video, press ‘play’ above. For highlights of the Brown vs. Pyle, Rua vs. Sonnen and Faber vs. Alcantara bouts, check us out after the jump.
Rua vs. Sonnen Highlights:
Brown vs. Pyle Highlights:
Faber vs. Alcantara Highlights: