Gary Herman and Erik Sommers from 15rounds.com have a full list of quotes attributed to UFC president Dana White that he made following UFC 73.
Some of the highlights include:
“I am very confident that we’ll have an HBO deal very soon.”
On a Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva main event…
“Would like to make the Wanderlei Silva vs Chuck Liddell for September.”
In regard to a rematch between Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans…
“They will not fight other opponents before the rematch (Rashad and Tito).”
When asked about Pride…
- “We need a TV deal to get Pride going. Japan and the U.S. both.”
- “When we bought Pride, we were going to put on events. We have to get this thing straightened. They have contracts and they need to fight.”
One of those guys who needs to fight is Hayato “Mach” Sakurai…
“Hayato Sakurai is joining the UFC. We’re ready as soon as he is. He’ll fight at 170.”
On Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s debut…
“Shogun will be in the UFC in Anaheim.”
What titles will be at stake between Dan Henderson and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson?
“Henderson vs Rampage will be for both belts. It is a unification bout. Undisputed champ.”
In regard to a possible showdown between Cro Cop and Nogueira…
“Cro Cop said if he beats Cheik Kongo he wants Nogueira.”
Who’s next for Sean Sherk?
“B.J. Penn is next for Sherk. In November.”
How about an update on Fedor?
“Hope to have Fedor fighting in the UFC at the end of 2007 or early 2008.”
In order to read the full list of Dana quotes as well as quotes from Anderson Silva, Hermes Franca, Tito Ortiz, and Rashad Evans at 15rounds.com, just click here.