Host Dustin Green is in Las Vegas, Nevada and providing day-by-day updates as we head into this weekend's UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill. Green attended yesterday's presser and while he captured the notable highlights of the event, it was what happened after the press conference that matters. Green talks to several of the fight card's participants, most notably, Quinton Jackson.
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20 secs, on being an underdog: "I've always been an underdog for the last 5 years and I've proved everyone wrong. I just got it from my grandfather. He always tells me no matter what the opponent is, doesn't matter what ranking or what world champion, I have to go out an compete. And I love to trade. So, like I said, I love to be the underdog."
39 secs, on not being the underdog: "I really enjoy being the underdog most of th time, but I just take fights as they come. If Matt's the underdog this time, he can have that underdog status. He can have it. I'll give it to him. He can have it."
54 secs, on fighting against friends: "If my wife were to get into the ring with me, I would try to knock her out and choke her unconscious. No problem. I would flip the switch instantly. Roy and I are friends before the fight. I don't care, I like the guy. We'll be friends afterwards regardless of the outcome. But during that fight, it doesn't matter that we like each other before hand. Trust me, Roy is gonna try to knock my head off. I'm gonna try to knok his head off."
1:14, on his approach vs Mir: "Approach ever since th Junior Dos Santos fight is punch the guy more times in his face than he punches you."
1:21, on what he has to do to beat Roy Nelson: "I feel that on a move for move basis, technique for technique, that I am the better fighter."
1:26, on his Mullet: (Best hair in the UFC) "Definitely the best hair in the UFC. It's what I'm known for now. Besides the belly."
1:31, on his endeavors outside of fighting: "I got a lotta things I wanna do. I got these finger-painting things I really love doing. I really love that stuff. I'm actually gettin' good at it now. I made a peacock the other day and t was very beautiful."
1:46, on providing for his children: "I wanna put some of my kids through college and I know some of my kids I'mma need lawyer's fees for 'em. I know it. Y'all laughin' but I'm being serious. And I know this."
1:58, on how he's feeling before the fight: "I feel great. I feel great. I just got my last week weight management going on and I feel pretty strong. I feel pretty good."
2:19, on what else he saw from Hamill on film besides wrestling that impressed him: "Well, I didn't study his tape. I don't study my opponents tapes. I've only seen a couple of his fights. I just think he's a great fighter. He's tough. Anybody that's in the UFC right now deserves to be here. Believe that. That's all I really know about him: that he deserves to be in the UFC. And some people deserve to get their a** whooped." (looks at Dustin Green)
2:45, on people deserving of an a** whooping: "I feel like anybody [that] gets in the cage, especially with me - I look at 'em right across from me and think 'Aw this guy is deserving of an a** whoopin'. So that's basically my gameplan. I'mma just try to whoop his a**. Strictly because he's in the cage with me. That's my job. (takes the mic) I get pad to whoop a**! Simple as that. Sometimes, I get my a** whooped in the process. Sometimes, I be the one whoopin' a**. Let's hope I be on the giving end of an a** whoopin' this weekend not the receiving end. 'Cuz I hate receiving a** whooppin's. That's the worst thing about my job: hen you receive an a** whoopin'. I received a** whoopin's this whole camp. I don't wanna do it on fight night."