Now that UFC 110 is officially over, here are the significant statements made by the fighters during the post-fight press conference:
Stephan Bonnar was pushing for a rematch after being handed a controversial TKO loss from a forehead cut he suffered through an accidental head-butt.
Krzysztof Soszynski acknowledged the head-on collision, however gladly accepted the win regardless.
After his second round TKO victory over Anthony Perosh, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic claimed that he’s once again one of the world’s top heavyweights. He then went on to sarcastically challenge the UFC president to a fight.
Ryan Bader handed Keith Jardine his third straight loss on Saturday night, it was his fourth defeat in five tries. While Bader propelled himself up the ranks, Jardine may have fought his last Octagon scrap as he’s likely destined for a smaller promotion to try and recapture his Mojo.
George Sotiropoulos, who was a 2-to-1 underdog entering the bout, pulled off the night’s biggest upset as he easily handled former lightweight top contender Joe Stevenson. Although he’s won five straight and has a 12-2 record, White said to slow down with the “Sotiropoulos is the 155-Pound Top Contender” campaign.
Michael Bisping was a tad bitter during the presser as he believed he should have taken home a unanimous decision victory.
“I don’t know,” Bisping said. “It was a close fight. Personally, I think I won rounds one and two.”
He too was pushing for a mulligan, however White stated that Japanese sensation Yoshihiro Akiyama has been calling for Wanderlei Silva’s head and “The Axe Murderer” is fully prepared to answer the bell.
Nobody had a bigger night than heavyweight Cain Velasquez. Not only did he pocket an extra 50K for his devastating first round knockout of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, but he cemented himself as the next in line behind the Shane Carwin/Frank Mir winner at UFC 111.
However, White said that Cain better start training as if it’s his turn to challenge champion Brock Lesnar for his belt, just in case the injury bug happens to ravage another major UFC fight card.
“We’ll see what happens with Mir and Carwin – see who wins that – and if the guys come out unscathed, they’ll fight for the title,” White said of the UFC’s heavyweight bracket. “If not, then Cain Velasquez will get that slot.”