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The following are quotes from the UFC 145 Postfight Show on FUEL TV about UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans. Jay Glazer hosted the show, with UFC Middleweight fighter Brian Stann serving as analyst. UFC fighter Dan Henderson joined the show to talk about the fight. Karyn Bryant conducted exclusive postfight interviews backstage in Atlanta, GA. Here’s some of what was said:

UFC 145 Postfight Show on FUEL TV Analyst Brian Stann on Jones vs. Evans: “Jon Jones controlled the range, he controlled the space and he controlled the pace of this fight. He was very unpredictable with front kicks, low kicks, high kicks and most importantly the elbows. But we couldn’t count out the challenger. Evans countered him with several overhand rights and left hooks. Overall it was a great performance.”

 

Stann on Rashad Evans: “We never really saw an established set-up, take-down attempt from Rashad Evans. It seems more like his game play was to skirt the perimeter for the Octagon, lure Jon Jones in and try to counter punch him with an over hand or a left hook.”

Exclusive postfight interview with Rashad Evans about his performance: “It sucked, I didn’t get the job done, but it’s a lesson and you learn. It’s the fight business and this is what happens sometimes. I just have to do what I do, to come back stronger and keep my head up. I was able to catch him a couple times. I don’t think I was persistent enough on my attack. I allowed his range and stuff like that to throw me off. I hurt my foot in the second round, so that messed up my mobility a little bit. But even then, I knew the combinations I should have thrown to catch him and I didn’t do that, so it’s something I need to go back and work on.”

Evans on taking Jones down: “He is pretty hard to take down especially in an open cage. I had my opportunities, but I didn’t size upon them. There are things I need to work on. Whenever you fight like this and you lose, you have five rounds of footage to look over and try to clean up some mistakes you made before.”

Evans on his relationship with Jones: “I still don’t like him. He fought a good fight and I have respect for him as a fighter, but I still don’t…but we will fight again.”

Dan Henderson on Jones vs. Evans: “I thought Rashad fought Jon Jones’ fight and you can’t do that against someone like Jones, who is going to pick you apart. I don’t think Rashad came in and had a solid take-down attempt. I don’t really think he utilized wrestling and that’s what he is best at, is mixing it up and taking guys down. Jones did a great job picking him apart.”

Jon Jones’ Trainer Greg Jackson on the fight: “I thought Jones gave a great performance. Rashad is so super tough. He is such a great warrior that he wouldn’t give in when Jon was trying to completely take over the fight, and I think that is a testament to how strong Rashad is.”

Stann on MacDonald vs. Mills: “What we saw here was Rory MacDonald just impose his will from start to finish. Mills is a great striker, but here is the difference. MacDonald is great everywhere, he’s not just a good striker, he doesn’t just have good ground and pound or good wrestling. He is great everywhere and that’s why everyone is talking about the show.”

Rory MacDonald on fighting against Mills: “I did see some mistakes [in my game]; my distance control was a bit off. A big thing was my experience in this fight. I am still learning small little details and I was very nervous for the fight, being the co-main event. I am usually the underdog and I wasn’t this time, so I am adjusting to that. I put a lot of pressure on myself, because I had to win.”

Ben Rothwell on the importance of his fight: “Tonight was all or nothing for me. If I didn’t win I was considering retirement, because there are no excuses for my past performances in UFC. It was training camps; I had the wrong people around me. And I changed that obviously. Now I have the best coaches I have ever had in my life. I am beginning to really exploit my skills I am here to stay and I feel like this is the beginning.”

Michael McDonald on fighting Miguel Angel Torres: “It’s an incredible honor and I am so stoked. This is a fight I have wanted for such a long time. I was watching this guy on TV four years ago. It’s like I’m star struck. I have seen this guy for four years on TV and now he is standing across the cage from me. It was an amazing experience.”

For a complete listing of FUEL TV shows, go to: http://www.fuel.tv/schedule/. For more information, go to www.fuel.tv/ufc and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/fueltv Follow @FUELTV on Twitter for all things #UFConFUELTV.

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