UFC 115 Aftermath: Post-fight Quotes and PicturesPosted on June 14, 2010, 07:42 AM by Anton Gurevich
Ultimate Fighting Championship's first trip to Vancouver provided some of the most entertaining moments so far this year, headlined by Rich Franklin's vicious KO victory over the legendary "Iceman" Chuck Liddell. Here is the short round-up of quotes and pictures from the UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin participators:
“I was just happy the fight was over. I knew my arm was broken in the fight. I definitely wasn't going to quit -- I've broken bones before and continued fighting. But, there was a part of me wondering how I was going to, what strategy I was going to use, to win the fight with a broken left arm in the second and third rounds..."
Franklin's Twitter (via BloodyElbow.com)
Martin Kampmann via MMAJunkie
"I train with some really good jiu-jitsu guys in Vegas. I got labeled as a striker when I first came in the UFC, but I always work a lot on my ground game. I felt very confident in my ground game. I felt I definitely had to be cautious with him, but I felt I was the better fighter in all aspects, and I think I proved that tonight. I want to fight the guys that are ranked high at welterweight," he said. "It makes me move up the ladder and continue to get closer to a title shot."
Mirko Cro Cop
"I wanted to prove to everyone that I'm not old and they are wrong. My preparation for this fight was the hardest it has been my entire life. I want the grand prix in 2006 with Pride, but tonight, my condition was better.... I was really dedicated.... I never felt so comfortable in my career. Pat caught me twice; the punches were good, especially the second one. It was good, but I was able to stand up right away. And I just felt a pain in my eye, that's all I felt. I wasn't dizzy, just had a little double vision for about 10 seconds. Later on I was okay. I was just doing my thing, trying to involve him in the clinch to get him tired, take him down and to finish him. I just felt good this time to tell you the truth.
"I'm the first one to blast a referee or judge for making bad calls, but in my opinion, referees aren't looking at the time -- they couldn't give a shit what time it is or how much time is left. They're there to protect the fighters. Rory's a young guy, he's got a lot of fights ahead of him and he took a lot of damage in that last round. I didn't have any problem with the stoppage. It's just unfortunate when a fight stops with seconds left, you know? It's just one of those things, but you won't hear me bitching about that one."