by MMAWeekly.com Staff
MMAWeekly.com was on location from the National Indoor Arena
in Birmingham, England for UFC 89: "Bisping vs. Leben." style="mso-spacerun: yes"> The winning, main card fighters as well
as Chris Leben and Submission of the Night award recipient, who competed on the
preliminary card, Dan Hardy, took the stage at the href="http://videos.mmaweekly.com/view_player.php?id=2814">post-fight press
conference to field questions from the media.
Chris “Lights Out” Lytle and Paul Taylor took home Fight of
the Night honors, and Lytle addressed the media commenting, “It went pretty
much the way I thought. I pretty
much knew he was going to stand there and bang with me. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Unfortunately I got a little wild there
and wasn’t throwing as straight as I wanted to. But I was really just loading up and trying to hurt the guy,”
said the Indiana firefighter.
“He dealt out as much as he was taking, so it was a
fantastic fight. I loved it. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> He was a very tough guy. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> He had a much better chin than I was
expecting. I hit him with some
good shots, but I didn’t take him out.
I was very impressed with him,” Lytle said about his opponent Paul
"You can never be confident in a decision… I’ve
learned,” the UFC veteran stated when asked about the decision. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> “There’s been fights
that I thought I won easy and I didn’t. So, I wasn’t real confident. I mean, I
thought I won, but like I said, you never know what the judges are looking
Top ten ranked light heavyweight Keith Jardine defeated
Brandon Vera by split decision was never in doubt about the way the judges
would render their scores. “"I
was really confident because I knew I won the first round. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> I knew I won the third round. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> The second round was a little bit
tough. I wasn’t really scared when
they said it was a split decision."
Marcus Davis cited experience for his win over Britain’s
Paul Kelly. "He just pushed
that takedown too hard. He put
that head in there, and had it in there too deep,” commented Davis. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> “That’s why I was able to get the
choke. I think it came down to
experience. And I had to be
patient and take my time in this fight."
To hear what Michael Bisping had to say about his big win
over Chris Leben and being named as a coach for next season’s The Ultimate
Fighter, as well as Leben’s comments on the loss, UFC
president Dana White’s statements, view the UFC 89 post-fight press conference