"I want to tell the fighters, this ain't Las Vegas or New Jersey, this is Philly. You can have great fights in Las Vegas, no disrespect, and great fights in New Jersey, no disrespect. This is Philly. It's a little different. People are going to expect it. You bring your A-game, they'll bring their A-game. You bring your B-game, and they'll bring their B-game. The B-game is you know what. They'll boo you no matter what here if you bring your B-game.... To the fighters, especially you main event guys, you're in Philly. Remember where you are."
-- MMAFanHouse.com transcribes a great quote from the Pennsylania State Athletic Commission Executive Director, Greg Sirb, of what fighters can expect from the fans at UFC 101: "Declaration" from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia this Saturday night. "Boo Birds" doesn't even come close to describing how fanatical, and often times maniacal, sports fans from the "City of Brotherly Love" can be during sporting events. Having witnessed the cross-border rivalries between the Devils-Flyers and Eagles-Giants firsthand from the stands on numerous occasions, it's safe to say that Mr. Sirb's words could not be more accurate. Company president Dana White, who matched up his middleweight champion Anderson Silva against Forrest Griffin in a 205-pound bout in an attempt to get him back to his exciting ways, no doubt was grinning ear-to-ear.