MMA Plus brings you a round-up of the best quotes of the week from the world of MMA, keeping an eye on who said what so you don’t have to.
From interim title bouts to the return of a legend, this week’s feature contains plenty of bad blood and should have everything you want to read and more.
Michael Bisping welcomes the returning GSP
“GSP will fight Michael Bisping, fight will take place in 2nd half of 2017”
In an interview on ESPN’s SportCenter UFC President Dana White broke the news that Canadian ‘GOAT’ Georges St-Pierre will fight Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship.
The Legacy of ‘The Count’
“If you are Yoel Romero, or Luke Rockhold, or Jacare [Souza] or any of these guys. If you were offered a fight with GSP, I know for a fact you’re going to take that fight. So why shouldn’t I do the same? I deserve this payoff, I deserve this fight, not only for the payday, I want this fight for my legacy.”
Michael Bisping responds to the claims that taking this fight with GSP can be interpreted as ducking top middleweight opponents.
Danis believes he’d of sold out UFC 209
Ahead of a stacked card this weekend at UFC 209 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Dillon Danis weighed in his opinion as to what would have been the outcome had he been on the card.
Cub Swanson to take on the Russian Hammer
.@CubSwanson Quits? As long as my heart is beating I aint quitting!!! You will have nightmares about me for the rest of your life
— Artem Lobov (@RusHammerMMA) February 28, 2017
Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson exchange in a war of words on Twitter after they are confirmed as the main event for UFC Nashville. Think of that what you will…
MacDonald plans on wrecking his opponents
“I’m gonna step back from that and focus on my strengths and apply them in my fights,” MacDonald said. “And not give a sh*t what everybody else’s strength is. I’m just gonna go in there and wreck people with what I know.”
Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour Rory MacDonald gave his insight ahead of his Bellator debut against Paul Daley at Bellator 179.
Daley focusing only on MacDonald
Paul Daley also appeared on The MMA Hour and revealed he turned down a potential fight with Michael ‘Venom’ Page because he was “chasing the big dogs” of the division.
“Michael Page is Justin Bieber. And he said something about how he sat on the same stage as me. You can put Justin Bieber on the stage with Michael Jackson, but they ain’t in the same league. You know what I mean? Let’s forget MVP. I’ve got Rory MacDonald. I’ve got to deal with that psycho. I need to focus on this crazy guy I’ve got coming after me.”
Masvidal eyes the ‘easy money’
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) March 1, 2017
Following the confirmed bout between Jorge Masvidal and Demian Maia at UFC 211 rising welterweight Masvidal took to Twitter on Tuesday to remind White of their bet, and assure him that he plans to collect if he beats Maia.
Woodley: I learnt from the best
“How is Dana White gonna call me a drama queen? He’s the biggest drama queen. I learned from the best.”
Tyron Woodley talks to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour reacting to being called a ‘drama queen’ by Dana White.
White tells Woodley ‘finish the fight’
“It was an amazing fight. It was a draw. If that’s what you want people to focus on, is what a stud champion you are, then go in there and finish it on Saturday night and nobody will be questioning you whatsoever.”
Days after Woodley responded to White’s drama queen comments the UFC president was asked on ESPN’s SportsCentre if Woodley was upset by the way the UFC was promoting him ahead of his rematch against Stephen Thompson at UFC 209.
Dillashaw calls Garbrandt’s bluff
“He keeps talking, he has footage on it,” Dillashaw said. “I think that’s hilarious because he’s digging himself a hole. If you’ve got footage on it, put it out. It has not happened. If he does, put it out there, because it didn’t happen.”
TJ Dillashaw called bluff to UFC Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt recent claims that there is footage of a gym knockout he scored over Dillashaw whilst both men trained at Team Alpha Male.
No love lost
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) February 28, 2017
Garbrant took to social media calling out for Dillashaw to admit that the knockout happened.
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