LOS ANGELES, CA – Tonight’s show will include an exclusive interview with Georges St-Pierre, a UFC 101 segment featuring Jay Glazer and Dan Henderson, and a piece with Gina Carano on her upcoming movie “Haywire.”
Here are specific quotes from tonight’s show:
UFC Tonight Host Kenny Florian on UFC RIO: “I still have chills from the night. It was amazing. It was a huge night for the Brazilian fighters and a huge night for the Brazilian fans.”
Florian on Jose Aldo: “It was simply brilliant how Aldo finished this fight. Aldo was brilliant with his wrestling defense.”
Florian on Aldo’s knockout of Chad Mendes: “It started with wrist control. Aldo went for the knee and it was the perfect time to throw it. It was an amazing finishing technique to throw it.
Florian on Vitor Belfort’s defeat of Anthony Johnson: “Anthony Johnson started well, but Vitor got his rhythm, got him on the ground and got the rear naked choke for the win.”
Florian on what’s next for Belfort: “He’s going to be facing Wanderlei Silva in June in Brazil after he’s one of the coaches in The Ultimate Fighter Brazil. These guys don’t like each other and people are really excited for this fight.”
Florian on Edson Barboza’s knockout of Terry Etim: “This is the knockout of the decade. This is the best knockout I’ve seen ever, period!”
Georges St-Pierre on his recovery: “I’ll be back as fast as I can. Training will be three months. The doctor said no sparing for six months. I need to make sure it’s completely healed before I come back.”
St-Pierre on missing his fight with Nick Diaz: “I’m very disappointed that I didn’t get to fight Diaz. I hope he wins the fight, so I get to fight him.”
UFC Tonight Insider Ariel Helwani on the UFC going to instant replays: “The UFC is not in charge – they will have to petition the sports commissions to implement it where they don’t. The Nevada commission does use Instant replay.
Florian’s predictions for UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller: “It’ll be a very tough fight – it’s going to be a war. But I’m going with Guillard pulling out the win.”
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