Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its traditional pre-fight press conference earlier today (Aug. 15, 2013) to help drum up some hype for its UFC Fight Night 26 on FOX Sports 1 event this Saturday night (Aug. 17), which takes place live from TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
See the full video replay here.
As expected, main event foes and light heavyweight title hopefuls Mauricio Rua and Chael Sonnen were on the scene, chatting with reporters and making a case for a win this weekend, as were co-headliners and heavyweight contenders Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne.
To see their staredown pics click here.
Of course, no press conference would be complete without a video scrum from UFC President Dana White, who took the time out of his pre-fight schedule to dish a little dirt on all things mixed martial arts (MMA). We'll be sure to carve out all the meaningful nuggets for you as soon as possible.
In the meantime, highlights include, but are not limited to:
--UFC won't counter upcoming Bellator pay-per-view (PPV)
--Dana is interested in talking to free agent Ben Askren
--Ronda Rousey is not retiring in two years
--Dana hasn't heard back from Nick Diaz on Lyoto Machida fight
--Ireland is "definitely" getting a UFC show in 2014
--FOX is unselfish and an unbelievable business partner
--TUF 18 is the best season ever (lolz)
--No word yet if any UFC fighters surface in Biogenesis report
--Marc Ratner is a UFC Hall-of-Famer
--Dana likes "Face the Pain" so get used to it
--Bangor, Maine could get a UFC Fight Night event
--Culinary Union blows goats
--Dana not a fan of World Tour until after it wrapped and he saw how awesome it was
That's not all! Watch the full video above for the complete lowdown. Enjoy.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire card on fight night (Sat., Aug. 17, 2013), starting with the Facebook "Prelims," which are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX-Sports 1 televised under card bouts and then main card action, which is slated to air at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
See you then!