Interview with Josh Elliot from Sportcentre
"I’m 100 percent recovered, I’ve been able to step back and re-evaluate my life and re-evaluate my training, and I’m on track. I’m excited for Saturday night to see these two big heavyweights battle it out for the interim championship, and the winner of those two guys I’m looking forward to fighting in mid-summer."
"That was a business decision that the UFC had to make. Really, that belt is a make-believe belt to satisfy the company and to satisfy the people in the heavyweight division. I’m still the heavyweight champion."
"What’s said outside of the Octagon is all purely entertainment. I dislike Frank. There isn’t an opponent in the Octagon that I really truly like. That’s the battle of competition. I’m not a grudge-holder, but the first and foremost thing to me is, when I get in that Octagon I respect no one. And that’s the bottom line for me."
"If Shane Carwin is a better version of Brock Lesnar, then the fight’s over in the first 30 seconds. I feel bad for Frank. Frank has a history of putting his foot in his mouth and let’s just see what happens Saturday night. I’m anxious to fight either one of those opponents. Both of them I’ve got some history with. I can sit back and watch and let these guys fight over who wants to come after Brock Lesnar, the UFC heavyweight champion."