PRESS RELEASE: Dallas, TX – June 18, 2011

Josh Barnett

“Brett was a tough opponent. I hope he’s around for a long time knocking people out. However, tonight was my night and I’m here to win this tournament. After I win the whole thing I’m coming after the heavyweight championship.”

Jorge Masvidal

“I’m a good counter-fighter. I’m not going to attack until you come at me. A good wrestler like KJ Noons is doing everything I need him to do in setting me up to do that. I did what I said I was going to do, and that was hit him in the face over and over a thousand times. I hope this win puts me in the mix for a title shot. If not, I’ll keep fighting until I get one.”

Daniel Cormier

“I’m confident in my skills, but this now proves that I can fight top guys like Jeff. I’m glad I was able to dominate him the way that I wanted too. I knew coming in that he was strong on the ground, so I trained hard with the best striking coaches around and got my boxing where I needed it. After this fight, I know I can hang with whoever they put in front of me.”

Chad Griggs:

“This fight went exactly as I had planned it. I threw some heavy bombs and got him down. When I got on top of him I hit with some good hard shots that were getting in clean. He’s an extremely tough fighter, so I was surprised by how quickly he tapped, but I’ll take that win. They keep trying to make me disappear, but I’m not going away any time soon.”

Isaac Vallie-Flagg

“I felt great out there..a little different at 170, but still good. I took the fight on short notice, so I definitely think I’m heading back to 155 after this. I just wanted to put on a great fight and make sure that at the end of the night I was a better fighter than him.”

Nah-Shon Burrell

“I was a little nervous out there, but once I heard the music it got me going. The crowd here was loud and got me fired up right away, and I’m glad so many people got to see me. I really started to feel him gas pretty early on, and it made it easier to carry out my gameplan. I had him backing up the whole time and I knew I had him.”