"I hit him with everything I had, hard elbows, and he kept calling me more names. He was a tough kid. It kind of made me keep on track to just keep doing what I was doing, stick to my game plan and stop listening to Josh call me so many mean names. I actually slapped him in the face because he kept calling me a bitch. He was like 'You hit like a bitch.' I'm like all right. And I stood up and slapped him. I go 'Now you just got hit like one.' "
-- UFC lightweight standout Kurt Pellegrino (14-4) talks during the UFC 101 post-fight presser (via Canadian Press) about opening the main card with his three round unanimous decision win over Josh Neer. "Batman" used his jiu-jitsu and top game to stymie Neer's offense and kept the pressure on throughout the fight with repeated takedowns. "The Dentist" was busy from his guard with a couple of submission attempts but was never able to mount much of an offense during the bout. Neer was visibly frustrated by round three and let the New Jersey grappler know about it with a verbal tirade that only got him slapped for his efforts. It was Pellegrino's third straight win inside the Octagon and fourth in his last five attempts. Who's next in line for the ascending 155-pounder?