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UFC on FOX 6 Conference Call Highlights

The UFC is set to feature a title-defense on network television for the third time when flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson puts his gold up for grabs against TUF 14 winner John Dodson in the main event at UFC on FOX 6. With the January 26 card less than two weeks away, fans and fighters are gearing up for what should be a highly entertaining event with other featured bouts including Anthony Pettis-Donald Cerrone and Quinton Jackson-Glover Teixeira.

All six of the aforementioned stars are scheduled to participate in a conference call with media this afternoon at 2:00 PM EST and, as usual, Five Ounces of Pain will be on the line and relaying highlights back to our readers as things unfold in real time.

Read below for a breakdown of comments:

Demetrious Johnson

– Approaching the fight as he would any bout regardless of the belt being on the line

John Dodson

– Feels blessed and wants to put on a good show to let the world know flyweights are legit
– Doesn’t care how he wins so long as he has his hand raised

Anthony Pettis

– Doesn’t expect any ring rust / “I feel ready…I’m feeling good.”
– Thinks loss to Clay Guida made him a better fighter since it exposed holes in his game
– “I’m not worried about a title-shot. I’m worried about getting Ws under my belt.”
– “I’m not afraid of anybody in this division.”

Donald Cerrone

– Not sure if Gilbert Melendez deserves a title-shot but is sure he and Pettis are going to put on a “helluva fight” at the event
– “We’re going to throw the f*ck down.”
– Tells the flyweights they need to fight on a different card if they want to win Fight of the Night

Quinton Jackson

– Trained in England based on how tough the sparring opponents were and wanted to let his regular teammates/coaches have Christmas with their families
– Isn’t convinced Teixeira will actually stand with him and is prepared for his BJJ/wrestling / “I kind of lost some respect for him.”
– Still wants out of the UFC
– Says he’s sponsored by Reebok and the UFC won’t let him wear their logo in the Octagon for financial reasons
– Claims UFC offered to renegotiate his deal and extend it but he wasn’t interested / “I feel like they’re getting rich off of all of us…I want to go somewhere where they take care of their fighters and they treat us like human beings.”
– “I don’t fight to have a pretty record. I fight to pay my bills.”
– Doesn’t think there’s any way the UFC can mend fences with him

Glover Teixeira

– Responds to Jackson’s criticism by saying he’s going to implement his gameplan and left it at that
– Isn’t calling for a title-shot if he wins