Shortly after 1 p.m. EST, Dana White held the UFC 101: “Declaration” pre-fight press conference. In attendance were members of the media, as well as the main and co-main event fighters B.J. Penn, Kenny Florian, Forrest Griffin and Anderson Silva.
The following are the notes which are taken from our Twitter coverage of the event.
– Kenny Florian receives Tequila Cazadores Spirit Award for displaying good values and sportsmanship. He donates the thousand dollar check to an organization benefiting military members and veterans.
– Dana says no matter how much time or effort it takes to bring MMA to every state, UFC will make it happen
– Dana says he knows BJ has put in the time and effort for Sat’s fight
– BJ doesn’t thinking he’ll ever get respect in the sense that he trains hard
– Kenny answers press question in Espanol, NICE.
– Dana says Forrest was one of the first guys who popped up on the list when discussing opponents for Anderson
– Dana says Anderson may fight contenders @ 205 lbs. if he beats Forrest
– Pennsylvania Commission Executive Director says he’s very excited to have UFC in Philly