dana whiteShortly 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