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More UFC 72 press conference notes has a rundown of the post-fight press conference notes from UFC at:

Those who will be receiving bonuses include Tyson Griffin and Clay Guida for “Fight of the Night,” Marcus Davis for “Knockout of the Night,” and Ed Herman for “Submission of the Night.”

During a post-fight interview with, Davis said he’d like to fight Takanori Gomi. I don’t think the match will ever happen, but it’s still interesting.

At one point, someone asked about both Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle. White said that they hadn’t spoken to Lesnar (although in the past he’s said that the UFC is interested in Lesnar) but were speaking with Angle. White reiterated how he didn’t think Angle could make the jump right to the UFC and would need proper training. It’s interesting, because the Wrestling Observer reports that Angle recently canceled meetings with Bodog that could have led to a finalized contract with the promotion. Was it a case of Angle not wanting to get into MMA, or was it a case of trying to give the UFC another chance to negotiate?

A lot of people believe Angle is just talking MMA to keep his name in the mainstream news but as I’ve said on the record before, I believe he’s going to fight MMA. However, he’s going to have to do it sooner rather than later because he’s not getting any younger.

White also confirmed that Rich Franklin will get the next UFC middleweight title shot. As for Phil Baroni, White confirmed that he could fight again for the promotion if he beats Frank Shamrock (but he apparently wouldn’t say Shamrock’s name).

Forrest Griffin also apologized for being “rude” and “curt” with the fans and media leading up to the fight. He said that the pressure to win has grown very big.

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