Mauro Ranallo: “Scariest moment of my life. Only reason I tweeted about it is to let people know it works!”
On episode 3 of UFC 220 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier keeps the mood light in the hotel gym.
Fabiano Scherner: “I apologized to her for making that call, and she said, ‘It was the right call because I wanted to go back and continue fighting.'”
Mohammed Shahid: “Jordanian fans are some of the most passionate in the world but, despite that, they’ve been missing an MMA event for a while now.”
A recent article was published in the Journal of Sports Medicine reviewing reasons for MMA bouts being canceled during the pre-bout examination process.
On episode 2 of UFC 220 Embedded. In New York City heavyweight title challenger Francis Ngannou embarks on a day of media and wisecracks with Cormier.
Yoel Romero filed a lawsuit in December against Goldstar Performance Products, the company he alleges to have produced the tainted supplement.
Josh Barnett: “The only thing I protest to is being hammered after the fact, after finding that I am innocent of any wrongdoing.”
Dana White: “I love Conor, I respect Conor, I love everything he’s done for this company, but the belt would have to move on.”
Irene Aldana: “That made me grow as a fighter. I’m glad it happened. It made me a better fighter.”
John McCarthy: “I used to be able to do things, I could grab someone and pick them up. Those days are gone for me.”
John Danaher: “The truth is no one knows [if he will fight again] because it comes down to medical problems.”
Dave Meltzer breaks down how the UFC had a notable drop in viewership, but still enjoyed record-breaking profits.
Paige VanZant: “You just lay there and you pray – ‘Lord, please do not kill me; please do not let me die doing this.'”
On episode 1 of UFC 220 Embedded heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic wraps up his Ohio camp and tends to snowblowing duties at home.
Jessy Jess: “For those who don’t know, my house got robbed and they stole $30 thousand worth of stuff and they killed my cat.”
Vitor Belfort: “It’s hard to understand, after so much dedication and sacrifice. Of having psychologically prepared to retire from a sport I basically help create.”
Dana White: “He doesn’t take his training serious, he doesn’t do what anybody tells him. He does his own thing.”
PVZ: “I’ll be back better and stronger than ever! It’s all a part of the fight game. God had other plans for me. Darn spinning back fist.”
Kamaru Usman: “What I meant was that I came into the fight at 30% health. I could’ve pulled out but I chose to stay the course and give Emil Valhalla his chance.”