UFC President Dana White made a special guest appearance on Ariel Hewani’s ‘MMA Hour’ show today.
As usual the two had a lot to talk about, so here’s some key-notes from their conversation as transcribed by mmafighting.com.
Tuesday’s Press Conference In Canada: “The reason that we’re holding the press conference up there is we’re basically going to show everybody how committed we are to Canada and how much Canada means to us.”
The UFC Primetime Show: “I like the real time of it, how real time it is and and you actually get the look and try to figure out their head And that’s why I like so much about the weigh-ins. At the weigh-ins you get to see what shape your guy is in. You find out if he makes weight easy. How does he look? How does the stare down look? I love all that stuff. The other thing I love about Primetime is that we have so many different guys and so many different characters that you can see. How many times can you watch Floyd [Mayweather] throw money around? it’s the same thing every time. Boxing doesn’t have enough depth.”
Rampage Jackson: “The one saving grace for Rampage in this whole thing is how much he hates Rashad Evans,” White said Monday on The MMA Hour. “The motivation for him to train and how angry he is and fired up he is for this fight. I think the fact that he’s fighting Rashad is probably the best thing in the world for him.”
Josh Koscheck: “It’s not like me and Koscheck are buddies. Don’t think that Koscheck came out of the Ultimate Fighter and we’re buddies and I’m looking out for Koscheck. I think Koscheck is as much of a dick as anyone else does. We have no beef. It’s — he’s not a team player. His personality — you’re never going get along with Koscheck and hang out and be good buddies with him. Just can’t. He’s not that type of guy. It’s not a bad thing. It’s who he decides to be. It doesn’t mean I can’t do business with him. But I’ll tell you this, I respect Koscheck as a fighter. I think that he’s getting better and better every time he fights. He goes out there and goes after it.”
UFC Undisputed 2010: “It’s actually a lot different. I’m actually blown away by how much the game has changed in just a year, how much they’ve upgraded it in just a year. People who liked it last year are going to love this new game.”
Jake Shields: “I don’t know what the deal is with his contract, but when he contract is up, I can guarantee you that he and I will be on the phone.”