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UFC 145 Preliminary Fighter Reactions and Post-Fight Comments

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Marcus Brimage def. Maximo Blanco by split decision (28-29,30-27,29-28)

Maximo Blanco

I wasn’t happy with the excitement level of the fight because I was more focused on winning. You can’t listen to the crowd in situations like this. You have to stick to your game plan and unfortunately tonight, it didn’t work.

Marcus Brimage

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I was watching him for a long time and waiting for the right opportunities. It wasn’t the same guy I thought I was going to fight. He was running from me a bit. I was trying to pick my shots. I wanted to outdo the main event and even though it’s not the fight I thought it would be, I’m happy.

Going forward at 2 and 0 I want to take my time and do it right. I want my fans on Twitter to tell me who they think is the best next fight for me. I”m waiting patiently for more opportunities.

Chris Clements def. Keith Wisniewski by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Chris Clemente

I play with each person’s movement, I don’t do preconceived combinations. I also don’t have a formula going in. I play it based on what I see. I feel good about this win and I want to be on the Toronto card if possible. I have a big family and would love to fight in front of everyone back home. I’m sure they’re happy with how things went tonight.

Mac Danzig def. Efrain Escudero by Unanimous Decision (30-27,30-27,29-28)

Mac Danzig

“This performance wasn’t that great but I am happy to win. Nate Diaz is someone I want to fight. He’s at another level right now and I know I need to put three very impressive wins together to get back up there. But that’s what I am aiming for now that I am healthy.”

Anthony Njokuani def. John Makdessi by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Anthony Njokuani

it was good but I wish I got what I really wanted: a knockout or a submission. I’m tired of getting decisions, I’m disappointed in myself for that reason but happy I got the win. My leg kicks had to take out his legs because he relies on his legs so much. It was a great fight, he’s a tough dude and he didn’t go down

Matt Brown def. Stephen Thompson by Unanimous (30-27, 29-27, 30-27)

Matt Brown

Coach said he he touches your face, smash his, if he touches your bones, go for his body and I did it. Every fight is it’s own thing. Happy to get the win but I haven’t had a vacation since I started in UFC. I probably will turn the vacation into something other than that but my wife deserves it. She’s home with the kids and needs a break too.

Travis Browne def. Chad Griggs by Submission (Arm Triangle) at 2:29 of Round 1

Chad Griggs

I guess I must have walked into that knee, it rocked me pretty good. I knew he was going for the choke my brain wasn’t coinciding with my body. I never recovered from that knee. I gotta watch it on tape. I trained hard. He’s 6’7″ and fights can end quickly with big guys. But I should really be at 205.

Travis Browne

This win means so much. I take my last win against Broughton personally as a loss. Against Struve and Griggs, they were the fights that are real wins. I can’t be stopped physically and mentally when I’m at my best. I wanted to push the pace. He was trying to get in my face and bully me but I put him against the fence and threw him down. For the finish, I felt the cage real close to me. That’s why I was on my knees I had to use my shin to keep him as far away as possible. I knew I had to stay there and use time instead of pressure.

I’m ready for whatever’s next.

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