Here’s the Q & A with UFC President Dana White post an exciting night of fights; the UFC Fight Night 26 Post-Fight Press Conference will begin shortly.


In terms of how he felt about the night, Dana white said “it was awesome. There was one fight on this card tonight I didn’t love, I’m sure I don’t have to say what it was, but I’m sure you’ll try to make me, but it was a great card. Everybody came in. Everybody fought hard. Everybody delivered. It was an amazing night…I couldn’t be happier.”

On Travis Browne’s kick to Overeem’s face and whether or not it was part of his game-plan, “Hapa” said, yes; that they had looked at all the tape on Overeem and looked for openings. Brown said after had had taken the heavy punishment he got up with the intention of executing his camp’s strategy. However, Browne stated that it was hard to execute while down on the canvas. As he put it:

“I never really executed it when I was laying on the ground crying like a little girl, but when I stood up all it did was make me angry and I knew I wasn’t going to go back down, I wasn’t going to go down one more time and I just moved forward and started executing our game-plan.”

On the question of whether or not “The Reem” hit Browne with an illegal knee while “Hapa” was down, Browne stated:

“No, I didn’t. You know, at the end-of-the-day man this is a fight, this is what I signed up for and something like that happens, I know he’s not trying to do anything on purpose. I mean, at the end-of-the-day you’re just going out there to do your job and I didn’t feel anything different, I just felt him hitting me. I knew I had to get up and get back to work.”

To Matt Brown and his impressive win streak and whether or not he’s elevated himself enough to start making requests / demands of what he wants next, Brown stated:

“No, I’ll fight whoever they want me to man, but ya know I’m only in this sport for one reason and that’s to beat GSP’s ***.”

Shogun was asked how he felt about being submitted by Sonnen (first time since Griffin had done it) and whether or not he has anything to say to the Brazilian fans, Rua replied”

“I’m really sad with the loss; nobody wants to lose out there. Tonight Sonnen is happy and I am not…tonight was not my night.”

A question to Dana White regarding a fight between Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, White stated:

“Well, it’s obviously a fight that Chael wants, but there’s a lot of options right now…a win over Shogun puts him in a great place at 205 and puts him in a great place at 185.”

In a question to Michael Johnson about how he felt about stealing Joe Lauzon’s thunder and did he feel any hostility coming in here (Boston), Johnson remarked:

“Of course, you’re always going to feel hostility coming into somebody’s home-field or backyard expecting to lose; I felt it since the day I landed in Boston up until walking out for the fight…I definitely wanted to finish him, but at the same time, I’m fine with getting of here with a dominant performance like I did.”  

In a question to Chael Sonnen regarding his desire to fight Wanderlei Silva, Sonnen stated and why he called him out and not Anderson Silva:

“I’m not chasing the belt; sometimes I’m just chasing guys. Jon Jones was an example of that; I just wanted to fight Jon Jones, he just happened to have the title, Anderson doesn’t have the title…Anderson’s got his hands full…but the reality is that frustrates me, there are some losses that do and I’m a stubborn guy and I know he’s got 2 wins, but I think I could get him on a 3rd one. That’s all I was commenting on.”

“Wanderlei Silva drives me insane. Wanderlei Silva tells the media that he wants to fight me. I would love to fight Wanderlei. Wanderlei insists that that fight has never been offered. That has been a big marquee fight for years; this company puts on big marquee fights. To believe that he has not been offered that fight is ridiculous and it pisses me off, and all I need from him if for him to say he doesn’t want to do ii and then I’m out. I’m not a bully and I’m not going to pick on him, but if he continues to say it, he’s going to continue to get me to respond.”

Two points of interest: Alistair Overeem wasn't present at the presser and Dana White announced that the date for the UFC going back to Ireland would be released, after the conference.