UFC 242: Post-fight Press Conference


ON DOING WHEN WE COME BACK. I’VE BEEN IN MEETINGS ALL WEEK ABOUT THIS IS BASICALLY DOING, LIKE, INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK IN VEGAS. SOMETHING LIKE THAT H. BUT MUCH BIGGER. MUCH, MUCH BIGGER THAN WHAT’S GOING ON IN VEGAS FOR INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK. THIS IS, YOU KNOW, ABU DHABI IS A DESTINATION THEY HAVE GREAT RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING HERE. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. CONTINUING TO FILL ALL THESE RESTAURANTS. INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO HERE. AND WE’RE GOING TO BE PART OF THAT OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. DID I ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? . >>HOW CLOSE IS THIS FIGHT BRINGING MAIN EVENT — PAY-PER-VIEW — >>I THINK WE’RE GETTING REALLY CLOSE. THE WHOLE RUSSIAN THING IS EXPLODING AND BLOWING UP. TONS OF TALENT FROM THERE. PRETTY SURE THIS FIGHT TONIGHT IS ON THE BIGGEST TELEVISION NETWORK IN RUSSIA. GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE THE NUMBER THAT PULLS TONIGHT. YOU KNOW, THE RUSSIAN MARKET KEEPS LOOKING BETTER AND BETTER SO THE ANSWER IS YEX. >>DANA SIMILAR QUESTION. ABOUT AFRICA OR SOUTH AFRICA IN PARTICULAR. SAW ANOTHER AFRICAN FIGHTER SHINE TONIGHT. IS THERE ANY HOPE FOR AFRICAN FANS TO SEE FIGHT GO THERE. >>ABSOLUTELY. YOU KNOW, I DON’T TALK ABOUT IT ENOUGH. BUT WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON THAT MARKET FOR A LONG TIME TOO. YES WE’RE INTERESTED IN THAT MARKET.>>WHEN WILL WE SEE HEADLINE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. >>WHEN WE HAVE BIG ENOUGH FIGHT TO DO IT, YEAH.>>IF I CAME HERE I’D BRING RONDA ROUSEY, HOLLY HOLM FIGHT LIKE WE DID IN AUSTRALIA. I’D BRING A MASSIVE FIGHT. IT’S ONE OF THOSE FIGHTS, THE CRAZY THING ABOUT THIS SPORT IS TO SIT HERE RIGHT NOW TO TELL YOU WHAT I BRING THERE, CAN BRING EXAMPLE OF RONDA ROUSEY AND HOLLY HOLM IF I TOLD YOU EIGHT MONTHS AGO I WILL HEADLINE MSG WITH TONIGHT’S LINEUP, YOU’D SAY NO, SO YOU NEVER KNOW.>>HELLO. YOU LIKE MIOCIC SO MY QUESTION IS MANY PEOPLE TALK ABOUT REMATCH. DO YOU THINK IT IS POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE IT. WHEN AND WHERE. AND IT’S IF IF IT’S NOT TONY FERGUSON WHO?>>DID YOU JUST ASK IF I’M GOING TO REMATCH CONNOR AND HABIB IS THAT THE QUESTION. >>YES. >>TONY FERGUSON GETS THE NEXT SHOT AND IF FOR WHATEVER REASON HE DOESN’T WANT THE FIGHT AT THAT TIME WE’LL FIGURE WHAT’S NEXT. CONOR McGREGOR WOULD MAKE A LOT OF SENSE, HE WANTS THAT FIGHT BADLY AND I’M SURE THE FANS WANT TO SEE IT. WE’LL SEE HOW THIS WHOLE THING PLAYS OUT.>>HELLO. HI THERE. TO YOUR LEFT.>>HEY, HOW ARE YOU SIR. >>I’M ALL RIGHT HOW ARE YOU. >>GOOD. >>GREAT HAVING YOU IN ABU DHABI. I WANT TO ASK ABOUT TRIPLE C WHAT’S NEXT FOR THEM AND IS DOM DOM DOMINIC KRUZ COMING BACK TO THE OCTAGON. >>I DON’T KNOW HIS STATUS. I KNOW HE’S HURT. DON’T KNOW WHEN HE WILL BE BACK. AND AND TALKING ABOUT SIBLD COMING BACK TO DEFEND HIS TITLE.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE INFO. WOULD LIKE TO ASK DO WE KNOW WHAT’S NEXT WITH MANDA. >>YOU’RE LIKE THE TENTH PERSON THAT ASKED ME THAT ABOUT AMANDA. I’VE BEEN ON THE ROAD NOW FOR TWO WEEKS, CHINA AND HERE AND WHEN WE GET HOME THOSE ARE THE THINGS WE’LL START WORKING ON. I HAD TO GET A MAIN EVENT DONE FOR NEW YORK. WE GOT THAT DONE. WHEN I GET BACK WE’LL FIGURE WHAT’S NEXT FOR NUNEZ AND THE REST OF THE CREW.>>DANA, IT WILL IS A BIG DISCUSSION IN RUSSIA, IN THE COMMUNITY, ABOUT WHO WAS THE FIRST UFC CHAMPION FROM RUSSIA. WHO WAS THE FIRST CHAMPIONS? I GUESS YOU COULD CALL OLEG THE FIRST CHAMPION IF GUY WIN THE THE TOURNAMENT AND NOT THE BELT CAN’T CONSIDER HIM NOT A CHAMPION, HE WON, SO YEAH. BUT DON’T KNOW WANT TO BE THE AUTHORITY ON IT, LIKE THAT’S THE ANSWER, I DON’T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT IT OR, YOU KNOW, WE’D HAVE TO ASK SOMEBODY LIKE I DON’T KNOW LIKE JOE SILVA, AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MMA HE’D KNOW MORE ABOUT THAT THAN ME. >>IS EDUARDO NUNEZ FIGHTING — >>QUESTION IS WHEN. YEAH.>>OKAY. ON THIS DAY WERE YOU TRYING TO DO JON JONES IN UFC 244 IN NEW YORK. WAS THAT SOMETHING YOU TRIED TO DO? IS IT NEXT FOR JONES. >>YEAH WE TRIED TO DO THAT FIGHT. CAN WE SEE THAT FIGHT IN DECEMBER ARE THERE OTHER OPTIONS. >>NO I HAVE NO IDEA. YOU GUYS HEAR ALL THIS UNTIL WE ANNOUNCE A FIGHT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING. I SEE THIS SHIT OUT EVERYWHERE ABOUT THIS, THAT, EVERYTHING ELSE, ALL OF THE GUYS WHO ARE SUPPOSED INSIDERS. THEY DON’T KNOW ANYTHING UNTIL THE FIGHT IS DONE. >>ONE MORE. SORRY. YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO A FIGHT HERE. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD DO LOOKING FOR A FIGHT IN THE MIDDLE EAST?>>YEAH. NEXT YEAR. NEXT YEAR WHEN WE COME BACK NEXT YEAR, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DOING, LOOKING FOR A FIGHT, AND ACTUALLY HAVING THE FIGHT ON THE TOP OF THE LOUVRE. WE’RE GOING TO DO COOL STUFF WHEN WE COME BACK NEXT YEAR. >>AWESOME. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>HELLO. THIS WAY.>>HI. >>HI. I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS ABOUT EUROPEAN MMA AND EVEN IN EUROPE, AS WE KNOW, THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE TWO MORE EVEN IN MOSCOW AND COPE NHAGEN AND WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR UFC FOR NEXT YEAR, WILL YOU COME BACK TO POLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC OR GERMANY OR SOMEWHERE NEAR THERE?>>YEAH, LISTEN, I’VE BEEN ON THE ROAD FOR TWO WEEKS, GUYS, I’M FRIED. YOU GUYS ARE ASKING ME SHIT THAT I JUST DON’T KNOW RIGHT NOW. YOU KNOW, WHERE WE’RE GOING NEXT, WHAT WE’RE DOING, I DON’T — I COULDN’T TELL YOU RIGHT NOW OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.>>OKAY. SO SECOND FROM ME AND THIS WILL BE THE LAST ONE. NUMBERS SAID NEXT TO HAVE A TITLE SHOT IF SHE WINS WITH MICHEL WHAT ARE SOME ON OCTOBER CAN YOU CONFIRM THAT? . >>YEAH I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT EITHER. I DON’T KNOW. GUYS. THE FIGHTS JUST HAPPEN. I HAVE BEEN IN CHINA. I WAS HERE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HELL I’M DOING NEXT. I’M GOING HOME. I’M GOING TO SLEEP FOR COUPLE DAYS AND THEN I’LL FIGURE OUT ALL THIS SHIT WHAT’S NEXT. AND ALL THESE OTHER FIGHTS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT I GOT ANSWERS FOR THOSE. NO. YOU DONE WITH ME THEN.>>I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT ZEBER SARKS SAID WHEN HE IS BACK HE WOULD LIKE TO FIGHT AS MUCH AS POTENTIAL, SO. HE IS EYEING UP THE CARD IN DECEMBER. WOULD YOU SEE HIM FIGHTING THERE IN DECEMBER?>>WHO?>>[ INAUDIBLE ]>>YEAH. HE’S HEALTHY WE’LL TURN HIM AROUND AND FIGHT HIM AGAIN. YEAH. I ACTUALLY LIKE GUYS THAT WANT TO STAY ACTIVE AND STAY BUSY. I THINK IT’S GREAT FOR THEM. I LOVE IT.>>YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR FIGHTER YOU WERE SAYING YOU ARE GOING TO GO OVER BOARD. WHERE YOU GOING TO BE ANOTHER CONTEST MAYBE RUSSIA WITH THE SHOW TO FIND NEW GREAT PARTNER FOR UFC? LOOKING FOR FIGHTER SHOW.>>OH, YEAH, YEAH. NO I’D LOVE THAT. I WOULD LOVE THAT. I KNOW THAT THERE’S A LOT OF SHOWS THAT GO ON OVER THERE. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT IT. WE GOING TO HAWAII. AND HAD A BLAST HERE. WOULD LOVE TO DO INTERNATIONAL STUFF. RUSSIA MAKES SENSE YEAH I’D LOVE TO DO THAT. >>WHEN YOU A MADE LAST ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BELT NOT SOMETHING UFC HAS DONE IN THE PAST MAKING CUSTOM TITLES FOR BELTS. >>IT IS TRUE. THIS FIGHT TOOK OFF A LIFE OF ITS OWN. AND THEY SAID, IN HIS INTERVIEW, THIS SHOULD BE THE FIGHT TO SEE WHO IS THE BADDEST MOFO IN THE GAME AND HE IS LIKE THAT’S WHAT THIS CHAMPIONSHIP IS. SO. ALL RIGHT. I’M IN.>>SO WITH THAT SAID COULD WE EXPECT THE WINNER TO FIGHT SOMEONE ELSE. >>NO IT’S ONE AND DONE. WHOEVER WINS, WINS THE BELT AND CLAIMS THE TITLE OF BMF. ANYBODY ELSE?>>AFTER THE FIGHT WITH HABIB AND DUSTIN THEY TRADED SHIRTS AND TALKING ABOUT THE DISPLAY OF RESPECT IN THESE ATHLETE ZBRZ YEAH, NO, IT’S AWESOME. I THINK, PRETTY MUCH THE SENTIMENT HERE EVERYBODY LOVES THE WAY HABIB CARRIES HIMSELF, AFTER THAT PRESS CONFERENCE IT WAS THE DARKEST THING I’D BEEN PART OF, VERY WEIRD, THEY LIKE EACH OTHER THAT MUCH, I GUESS, END OF THE DAY, HABIB IS GREAT, RESPECTFUL GUY AND ANY INTERACTION I’VE HAD, AND OBVIOUSLY DUSTIN, THE NICEST KID IN THE WORLD, SO IT’S ALWAYS COOL WHEN YOU SEE THESE GUYS RESPECT EACH OTHER LIKE THEY DID AND FOR HIM TO SWITCH SHIRTS AND TAKE HIS STUFF AND DONATE IT TO CHARITY IS PRETTY AWESOME. TELL YOU WHAT, NOW THAT I’M THINKING ABOUT IT, I’LL MATCH WHAT EVER HABIB DOES. >>THAT’S AMAZING. JUST TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT MORE ON HABIB HE’S THE FIRST SINCE SILVA TO START 20-0 HE’S 28-0 OVERALL. HOW SPECIAL OF I FIGHTER IS HE. >>PRETTY SPECIAL. I THINK HE’S COUPLE FIGHTS AWAY FROM POTENTIAL GOAT STATUS, KNOW WHAT I MEAN, TO GO UNDEFEATED, THIS LONG, WITH THIS MANY FIGHTS, ESPECIALLY IN THE DIVISION THAT’S THAT STACK, HE’S LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL OF PRETTY SPECIAL CAREER. THE TOURNAMENT, DO YOU KNOW THIS TOURNAMENT MAYBE VIDEO COMMUNICATE WITH HIM TODAY? F>>[ INAUDIBLE ]>>YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A TRANSLATOR, SIR.>>NO I DIDN’T EVEN SEEN HIM.>>NEVER HEARD ABOUT. [ INAUDIBLE ]>>NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT? WHAT. I DON’T KNOW HIM AND I DIDN’T SEE HIM. YEAH, I DON’T KNOW HIM, I DIDN’T SEE HIM. OKAY. YEAH. GO AHEAD.>>HI DANA. >>HI. >>TALK BEING MMA FROM BRAZIL . >>TALKING ABOUT MMA FROM I BRAZIL, I KNOW YOU’RE TIRED AND DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT FUTURE BUT PEOPLE IN BRAZIL ARE TALKING ABOUT GEORGES ST-PIERRE TO COME BACK AND FIGHT WITH HABIB DO YOU THINK THIS IS POSSIBLE IN THE FUTURE? . >>SURE. SURE.>>THANK YOU. >>ALL RIGHT. GOOD NIGHT YOU GUYS. THANK YOU.

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