Here are some of the highlights from the UFC 102 post-fight press conference. Probably the biggest announcement was that Randy Couture signed a new six-fight contract.
UFC 102 was one of the top five largest gates in Oregon history. The event did not sell it out. Dana said they made a mistake and mis-priced tickets for their first time there.
Dana is not sure yet if Marquardt will get another shot at Anderson Silva or if he will battle Henderson for a number one contender match.
Nate Marquardt said this was the best finish of his UFC career.
Dana said he likes Todd Duffee cause he said he wants to get right back in there against top competition.
Dana said Brock was cheering for Randy, and if Randy won he wanted to fight him again.
Brandon Vera said he was not happy because his fight went to a decision. He said he was trying to prove a point and finish him just with his hands and not use kicks. Vera said Soszynski is “Teflon tough.”
Randy has a huge hematoma under his left eye but seems in good spirits.
Randy Couture just signed a new contract on Saturday with 28 months and six more fights. Wow! This guy is going to be fighting at 50-years-old, or damn close to it anyway.
Randy did not feel he won the decision. He felt Minotauro won all three rounds.
Randy said he wants to fight interesting fights whether it is at light-heavyweight or heavyweight.
Dana said once Chuck Liddell “is finished dancing,” I’m sure he’ll be looking for me (to put together a fight). He said Chuck was texting him all night saying he wanted to fight.
Couture was asked what his motivation was for signing such a lengthy contract before his fight. “The opportunity to stay with the organization is the motivation,” Randy said. “I intend to finish my career here with the UFC.”
Dana White said Randy can fight at light heavyweight or heavyweight. “He can do whatever he wants to do,” said Dana White.