UFC 140 Real Time Conference Call Highlights

After a brief break, the UFC PPV machine is back in full force on December 10 with UFC 140, a card highlighted by the presence of dynamic light heavyweight champ Jon Jones who defends his belt against ever-elusive former title-holder Lyoto Machida. Also set for the lineup are three men equally familiar with divisional gold, two of whom fight each other in the form of heavyweights Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Meanwhile, the third – Tito Ortiz – takes on seasoned veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a bout where both men are in serious need of coming away with a win.

Before all six of the scrappers take to the Octagon they will first face off this afternoon on a conference call promoting the event. As always, Five Ounces of Pain will be on hand to listen in and relay live results back to readers.

Read below for scintillating soundbytes and other interesting nuggets of information plucked from the phone call:

Jon Jones

– Isn’t looking at 2012 yet so he isn’t sure what he’ll do after the fight with Machida
– Is healthy and training harder than ever
– Maintains the same attitude he had in his first fight / “Never fight the name, only fight the body.”
– Not preparing for anything specific with Machida, knows his own strengths/weaknesses so there’s no fear
– Looking forward to relaxing over the holidays and spending time with his family
– Says it would be cool to get a “leg kick KO”
– Embraces his role as one of the sport’s most popular fighters, wants to take MMA to the next level

Lyoto Machida

– Brought in Glover Teixeira and Mo Lawal to help him prepare for Jones
– Believes he is continuing to evolve
– Credits Globo TV with helping grow MMA in Brazil and says it is a great time for the sport there
– Doesn’t know if Steven Seagal will be in attendance but “you never know”

Frank Mir

– Thinks he’ll be back in the title-hunt with a win over Nogueira / “With three wins in a row I’ll be right up there…”
– Felt there was some question about his previous fight with Nogueira based on health-related issues so he wants to make this one even more clear cut
– Bothered him that his team made excuses, felt it was disrespectful
– Says he might as well have fought for free in his MMA debut after paying all his trainers

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

– Expresses excitement about Junior dos Santos bringing a title to Brazil and is happy Machida could bring a fourth home

Tito Ortiz

– Refers to how he fought for free in his UFC debut to maintain his college scholarship
– Recovery time depends on how the fight ends, saying he wasn’t physically hurt in the loss to Rashad Evans but his “heart was bruised”
– Has his “wrestling on par but his boxing even better” in anticipation of Nogueira fight

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

5 COMMENTS
  • edub says:

    Not having your best day editing guys, UFC 140 is on December 10th.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Refers to how he fought for free in his UFC debut to maintain his college scholarship…

    yeah right… he means cash off the books.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    I just can’t stop wondering if Steven Seagal will make an appearance at the event or not-It’s absolutely killing me!!!!

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Well, like Steven Segal himself would say: *mumbleMumbleMumbleMUMBLE* maybe.”

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Your going to see Seagal watching from the rafters Sting style with his yellow lensed marksmen glasses waiting for Jon Jones to get dethroned.

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