Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will hold a public press conference today (May 3, 2012) in advance of UFC on FOX 3: "Diaz vs. Miller," which will take place this Saturday night (May 5) at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.
The press conference will begin promptly at 2 p.m. ET live from the Beacon Theater in Manhattan, New York.
Scheduled to attend will be main card fighters Nate Diaz, Jim Miller, Josh Koscheck, Johny Hendricks, Alan Belcher, Rousimar Palhares, Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson.
The stakes are even higher in both the main and co-main event after UFC President Dana White recently confirmed that both Diaz and Hendricks will earn division title shots if they can emerge victorious in "Dirty Jersey." Miller and Koscheck, meanwhile, even in victory, will still have some work to do before getting a crack at the crown.
And speaking of crowns getting cracked, Pat Barry is always good for a sound byte (or 10).
We'll deliver the minute-by-minute updates from the UFC on FOX 3 pre-fight press conference below, as well as feature the LIVE video feed after the jump.
Nostradumbass here. See you at 2 p.m.
Okay, we're underway. Right out of the gate some turd whines about the last FOX card. Sit your ass down, dummy, this is for the Jersey card.
Koscheck says he doesn't care if he gets booed by coach potatoes and Internet Warriors.
Dana says UFC on FOX is still a work in progress.
Hendricks says without the fans it's just another bar fight.
Kos promises to put Hendricks to sleep and admits last fight was lame.
Dana softening his stance on who gets a title shot after the event.
Palhares is wearing a hoodie like a condom, it can barely contain his bulging torso. He says something nice about being a UFC fighter and we all smile.
Miller plugs the Daniel James Miller foundation. Crowd applauds for little Danny.
Dana says UFC legislation will "eventually" happen.
Diaz mumbles something about training but can't figure out how far away he should speak into the mic so it goes from soft to LOUD to soft again.
Dana thinks UFC and Boxing benefit when you have FOX fights preceding Mayweather fights.
Diaz schools some reporter then tells another he doesn't hate the media he's just in a bad mood sometimes.
Johnson feels blessed to be in NYC and shows off the guns, which are Palharesque in their bulginess.
Miller says he isn't focused on a title shot, just fighting Diaz.
Fans get questions and gee, what a shock, they start begging for tickets.
Some heavyset guy in the back starts a one-man pep rally for Pat Barry, who talks so damn fast all I got was "pizza and gas station hot dogs."
A Jon Jones question about moving to Heavyweight. Go back to the forums clown, we've already discussed this.
Fan wants marathon advice from Nate Diaz who says "Eat organic."
Fan asks Miller how he will deal with Nate's boxing. Miller says he'll be ready.
Barry gets slapped with a stupid question and he lashes out. And his hair is slicked back like he just walked out of an S.E. Hinton novel.
Dopey fan wants to walk out the cage with a fighter and Jim Miller says he will do the honors. Miller is a fucking saint.
Fan drops his military creds and the crowd applauds. Dana says they are still working diligently for the troops and will get another fight card for them soon.
Wow, some respectable eye candy is fawning over Alan Belcher. He smiles and admits to being nervous about Palhares but is also confident he can get the job done. Nostradumbass believes in you brother.
Dana won't bury Condit for holding out for GSP fight despite having Interim belt.
Barry has a secret submission in the works for Johnson. Same fan who tried to be funny now wants Dana to give him a job. Can't imagine why this guy is out of work.
Dana says you can get PPV viewing parties but doesn't make sense for free TV events.
Dana picks Celtics to win it all. Crowd boos. Ha. Like Knicks would even make it to the finals. Get bent.
Some jackass asks the fighters what they do for sore muscles. How about listen to you dipstick, they can fall right asleep.
Hey now, plump little hottie wants a fan expo in NYC. Dana says one is coming and I hope she will be there too.
Snot-nosed college kid brags that he got an A for a 10 page paper he did on Dana. Sit down, Waldo.
Dana says TUF "Comeback" could, well, come back.
Fan wants a UFC monster truck. The hick in me lights up in approval. Dana is baffled.
Dana says a fight could come to Vegas, Texas, or Toronto for big Jan. 2013 show.
Portly little gal gets called "sweetheart" by Dana even though she doesn't realize this isn't the second FOX card, hence the name UFC on FOX THREE.
Dana trashes boxing business model.
Remember: MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC on FOX 3, beginning with the "Prelims" bouts on FUEL TV scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. In addition, we will also provide LIVE, real-time results of the three featured fights mentioned above as they happen, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
To see what else is happening at UFC on FOX 3 check out the complete fight card and line-up right here.