Yoshihiro Akiyama Is Fighting To Cheer Up The People Of Japan (UFC 144 Pre-Fight)
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http://mmaweekly.com at the UFC 144 Pre-Fight Press Conference shows portions of the conference pertaining to the Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama. He feels that he and other athletes need to cheer up the people of Japan and win for them because they are sad because of the earthquake. He states that he does not feel he has anymore pressure than the other Japanese fighters just because his fight has been promoted more by the UFC. Yoshihiro talks about his weight cut to 170lbs.
http://mmaweekly.com at the UFC 144 Pre-Fight Press Conference shows portions of the conference pertaining to Dana White or the UFC in general. Dana expresses his confidence in what has happened so far with the buzz that has been generated by the UFC in Japan event. Stating that selling out an arena "Doesn't suck". Dana says he loves Japan and excited about coming back. Dana reminds the press that this is a very stacked card. Dana states they were determined to come here no matter the earthquake or not. Dana thinks this country of Japan is awesome. He explains that there will be a huge difference between this Zuffa event and the last UFC event held here. Dana answers questions about Zuffa killing off Pride. He states that all fighters are drug tested no matter the location. Discusses 4 hour PPV. He is asked about the future of the Japanese fighters if they don't perform. Dana Talks about the WEC. White discusses his take on an All-Pride fighter card in the future. more
http://mmaweekly.com at the UFC 144 Pre-Fight Press Conference shows portions of the conference pertaining to Ryan "Darth" Bader. Ryan talks about training here in Japan. Feels that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is just another name. Just another human being trying to take what you've got. Ryan has always wanted to fight in the first Zuffa production in Japan but at the end of the day it's just business. more
http://mmaweekly.com at the UFC 144 Pre-Fight Press Conference shows portions of the conference pertaining to Benson Henderson. Benson talks about adjusting to time difference in Japan. He is stepping up his fashion game. He wants the belt, wants to dress like a champion. One of his heroes is Clark Kent the alter ego of Superman. Discusses appreciation for MMA for what it is. Benson talks about what it is like competing in Japan. more
http://mmaweekly.com at the UFC 144 Pre-Fight Press Conference shows portions of the conference pertaining to Frankie Edgar. Frankie is scheduled to defend his title against contender Benson Henderson. Says he doesn't care that he still does not get the respect he deserves. Frankie valuates Benson Henderson as a great contender and that he will have his hands full. Frankie states that he has always felt the WEC has always had very deep depth of talent especially at 155. Frankie is excited about fighting a new opponent instead of the tiresome rematches over the past several months. Frankie looks to shed the "Rocky" image of always having to make a comeback. Frankie is pumped to be headlining the card in Japan where the culture and the media understand the sport. more
http://mmaweekly.com at the UFC 144 Pre-Fight Press Conference shows portions of the conference pertaining to Jake Shields. Jake points out that they will be fighting at the same time they do in the states as the Pay=Per-View time is the same. He also talks about being in Japan 7 times as a seasoned fighter in Japan. Jake feels his opponent is good but he is ready for war. Jake gets annoyed by an unclear question from the foreign press and tells the press in essence that all of the fighters will not be answering the question and that Benson Henderson's answer will be good enough for all of the fighters. more
http://mmaweekly.com at the UFC 144 Pre-Fight Press Conference shows portions of the conference pertaining to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE) Rampage has no need to adjust to fighting in Japan, he has been doing it forever... Rampage says he won't get nervous until the day of the fight. Press Conferences are not his favorite thing to do but he does it. He is just here relaxing, just happens to be in Japan. Quinton describes his new disguise as "Incognegro". Rampage feels like right now he just blends in with all of the other "black folks" in Japan. He feels that right now most Japanese fans don't even know he is here. Feels they have forgotten about him right now but that may change if he does well in his fight. He enjoys the Japanese fans so much. Even Dana White states that Rampage wants to become a Japanese citizen and Rampage agrees. more
Dana White and the UFC 144 fighters answer questions from the media as the UFC returns to Japan for the first time in 11 years. more
http://mmaweekly.com caught up with Dana White as he talked with the press after the UFC 144 pre-fight press conference in Tokyo, Japan. Dana talked about globally expanding TUF and hoping to do TUF in Japan. He also hopes to have all the international TUF champions compete to declare one global TUF champion. more
The staredown at todays pre-fight press conference for saturdays UFC 144 event.
Frankie Edgar vs Benson Henderson
Rampage Jackson vs Ryan Bader
Jake Shields vs Yoshihiro Akiyama more
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