08-06-2009, 06:49 PM
Waiting for June 6th
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Basketball Capital of the World
Note from the conference:
- Dana thanks the PSAC
- PA Commish said a few words
- Welcome UFC
- Bring your A Game or you'll get our B Game ("Boo" your game)
- Excited about this weekend
- Dana's getting goosebumps
- Glad to bring big fights back to Philly
- Gives history of Forrest & hypes him
- Promises not to disappoint
- Gives history of Anderson & hypes him
- Apparently Silva wants to hang around 205 if he beats Forrest
- Gives history of Kenny & hypes him
- Tells story of finding Kenny when watching Fickett
- Rare to fight for title twice
- Rare to fight legend like BJ
- Will give best
- Gives history of BJ & hypes him
- Excited to defend
- Will do his best
- Dana: When you wanted to move Silva up, how high up the list was Forrest?
- Don't remember, but he was near the top
- Dana: How important was it to in Philly?
- Grew up watching boxing & Philly's a big fight town, he's been dying to get here
- Kenny: A lot's been said about what you changed. What hurt you more, training or lifestyle? (Asked & answered in Spanish)
- Wasn't training as a professional & wasn't training full-time.
- Forrest: You quote philosophy, is that how you try to fight
- If you're gonna be stupid, you better be tough & I've done both. I'm gonna try smart & tough & see how it works
- BJ: Cardio's been a problem, do you think it's been overstated?
- Always thought I was training hard. I don't think I'll even get respect for how hard I train.
- Kenny/BJ: Dana said both of y'all were pudgy, what do y'all think of his promotional style?
- BJ - I think Dana looks great!
- Kenny - I used to be skinny-pudgy & didn't know any better.
- BJ: Dana says you're your biggest
- Any fighter can be own biggest enemy. Getting big & cutting led to getting fat
- Dana - So talented he didn't have to work hard. Not calling him fat, just using an example
- Anderson: Feel different fighting at 205? Stronger?
- Dana: Surprised Kenny got back here after Sherk fight?
- Dana: NYA Commish thinks MMA will be NY w/n a year. How frustrating is it to be so close? How many more shows on East Coast?
- Not frustrated, it will happen. Sports not going anywhere. It will happen everywhere worldwide.
- Dunno off top of head. Want to put on lots on EC
- Dana: With so many promoters/sanctioners/etc. boxing is floundering. Would a single company aleviate the problems
- How we built UFC. Learned from what boxing did right & what it did wrong. Too late for boxing, it'd cost way too much
- Dana: 101 is beginning of new era. What about future of UFC, Mexico?
- Got TV deal in Mexico & aired UFC 100 w/ millions of views (15?). Going to Mexico soon, but tough to find time to make it happen
- Tequila Cazadores Award:
- Kenny Florian (Plaque & $1,000 check to charity of choice [Spec Ops Warrior Foundation])