LOS ANGELES, CA – The following quotes and videos are from tonight’s FOX SPORTS 1 UFC 184 POSTFIGHT SHOW. The show was hosted by Jay Glazer, with Kenny Florian, Daniel Cormier and Miesha Tate providing analysis. Ariel Helwani conducted interviews on-site.
UFC ON FOX analyst Kenny Florian on Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano: “Almost
as certain as death and taxes, the Ronda Rousey armbar. Ronda just
tucked Zingano’s arm under her arm and decided to take it home with her.
That was the end. Zingano should have given up the
position and given up her back. She hesitated and was stuck between
moves. You can start fast and not start that way. It was a big failure
in the strategy. There’s a difference between good and great. Ronda is
UFC ON FOX analyst Miesha Tate on Rousey’s quick finish: “It’s
hard to put it into words when that happens. Cat tried to come out with a
fast start and she made a huge mistake. You can’t leave an arm extended
with Ronda Rousey on the ground. I’m not only impressed,
but I’m inspired. I realize she’s on a different level and I want to
get on that level.”
Ronda Rousey on if she was surprised that Zingano rushed in: “I could see why she wanted to do that.
So many people have said she’s a slow starter. When we were falling,
she fell into me. I went into judo mode and didn’t want to let my back
touch the ground and it helped the transition. It put me in a great
position. I’ve never done that kind of armbar before.
I did practice it, but just not like that. I practiced it face up, not
face down like that.”
Rousey on if she even feels tired after such a quick fight: “Yes. It’s the waiting, preparation, the
stress and anxiety that takes it out of you. I’m exhausted.”
Rousey on if she wants her fights to last longer: “Not really. I like the quick fights. The longer
the matches are, the shorter my career will be. I like them being short because I want to do this as long as possible.”
Rousey on if she felt bad for Zingano after all she’s overcome: “Yeah, I sat down in front of her
afterwards and said ‘I’m happy to do this again sometime.’ It’s hard to
feel like you really tested yourself when something like that happens. I
think it’d be very different the next time, like when me and Miesha
Tate fought again.”
Rousey on who she wants to fight next: “I was really impressed with Holly Holm tonight. She’s a world
champ boxer and I want to see how I stand against some of that caliber.
And she showed good take down defense. There’s also some history with
Tate on who should fight Rousey next: “Bethe hasn’t fought anyone in top ten yet. I’d like to test
her and be the deciding factor. Some have deemed me the gatekeeper, but I’d love to take that zero off her record.”
VIDEO: Rousey Interview
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UFC ON FOX analyst Daniel Cormier on Raquel Pennington vs. Holly Holm: “It’s been a long time coming.
It seemed like Holly seemed to have a lot of nervous energy at the
beginning of the fight. She never stopped moving in the fight.”
Holly Holm on winning her first fight in the UFC: “I look back, is it the finish or the win I wanted?
No, I wanted to win in spectacular fashion, but she’s a tough girl and
she’s never been stopped. I didn’t want to come in with all that
pressure. This was a learning experience. The first one is over with and
I’m heading back to the gym to get better.”
Holm on her performance: “I was trying to stay in a lower stance. I didn’t let my kicks go like I
wanted to. The punches were there, but I didn’t step down on them. I
felt fine in the clinch and defending the takedown. I’ve never had
anyone shoot that much against me in a fight. There’re a lot of things I
want to do better. I was standing tall and you
don’t do that. I want to stay low following a combo. But I’m not going
to complain. I never feel 100 percent satisfied after a fight, but I’m
really excited it’s done and I’m happy. I feel like I was a little too
cautious instead of diving in on the shots.”
VIDEO: Holm Interview
VIDEO: Highlights of Holly Holm's UFC debut victory over Raquel Pennington
UFC President Dana White on if Zingano had a good plan to fight against Rousey: “You’ve got to have
some kind of plan against her. She gets you and she gets you out of there fast. I thought, what do I do with his girl?”
White on what he thinks about Zingano: “I like Cat a lot. I’ve got a lot of respect for her. I did
a lot of things to try to motivate her and get her back in the UFC in
the right state of mind. Tonight she went against the baddest female in
White on who will fight Rousey next: “Everyone wants to fight Ronda, but I don’t know. Ronda’s going
to go make a movie and then come back and fight again.”
White on Holly Holm’s performance: “Holly performed well for her first time and being in the co-main
White on Brock Lesnar being at the fight: “He’s a fan of fights. He wanted to come watch the fights.
When his contract is up with the WWE, he can come talk to me.”
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