Quotes Round-Up: Paul Daley, Rashad Evans and Josh KoscheckPosted on September 11, 2010, 10:28 AM by Anton Gurevich
Before failing to make weight for his Shark Fights 13 bout against Jorge Masvidal, Paul Daley related to the way the Ultimate Fighting Championship handled his release from the promotion. Speaking via mmaweekly.com, here's what Paul Daley had to say:
"Dana White's character, I would have expected nothing less than getting kicked out of the UFC. He could have done it a little more gracefully and told me personally.
To this day I've still never heard nothing from Dana. With all the talk Dana gives and the attitude of being a big man that he is, he could have at least came to my face and said 'Paul, I don't respect what you did, I think you're an a------ or a jerk or whatever, you're not going to fight here again. But still to this day, I've had no phone call, no e-mail, no nothing, so that just goes to show the treatment I received having fought Kampmann at late notice, and fought co-main event on my second fight in the UFC, and done a bunch of media work for them in the U.K. There's some things I don't agree with, but I'm happy to move on.
The UFC is the UFC. It's like a secret society type club, there's a lot of favoritism going on and all kinds of s---."
Meanwhile, Paul Daley's arch nemesis Josh Koscheck discussed his "bad boy" persona, in an interview to mmafighting.com:
"Being loved or hated, ya know what? It's about making money for me," Koscheck said. "So if I've got to be the bad guy to make money, then I'll be the bad guy to make money. It's never bugged me, from day one. I know who I am as a person. I know the people around me know me. I'm not here to make friends – I'm here to make money. I have enough friends. The people around me care about me and love me, and it's the same relationship back. I'm not trying to make friends here. I'm here to make money. It's a business."
Finally, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans declared he will bee looking for nothing but a knockout against Shogun Rua. The fight between the two is expected to take place sometime in the beginning of 2011, due to Shogun recovering from a knee surgery. Evans refused to an idea of Interim Light Heavweight Title, saying he'll wait as long as neccessary to square off against the reigning Champ. Here's what 'Suga' said in an interview to mmavalor.com:
MMAValor: How are you planning on avoiding his striking and leg kicks?
RE .: I think I just have to go right at him. I think I can’t try to move around too much or try to get away from him because he will find me, because he is a very aggressive striker. So, I can be aggressive too.
MMAValor : Do you think there is a possibility for you to KO him and how do you think that can play out?
RE : Yeah, I think there’s a possibility for me to knock him out, I mean that is what I hope to do. That’ll be great to knock him out. That would be my aim to try to knock him out, but you know if I catch him or something it would probably be off his aggression. I’ll see if I can capitalize on him coming in.