UFC on FOX 4: Winning isn't enough
Title shot on the line.
UFC® on FOX **MAIN EVENT AND CO-MAIN EVENT FLASH QUOTES**
FOUR 205lbs CONTENDERS HAVE CHANCE TO BOOK UFC TITLE SHOT
‘Winning isn’t enough’
Las Vegas, Nevada –Four of the most dangerous contenders in the light heavyweight division each have the chance to secure a shot at the UFC world title by putting on a devastating performance at UFC On FOX Saturday night (live at 8pm ET/5pm PT).
First, in the co-main event from Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center, former light heavyweight champion and karate expert Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida battles Ryan “Darth” Bader, a thunderous puncher and former NCAA All-American wrestler.
Then, in the five round main event, one of the greatest of all time, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, fights on free TV when he throws down with a resurging Brandon “The Truth” Vera.
UFC President Dana White confirmed whichever contender looks the most impressive in victory this Saturday will face the winner of the September 1, UFC 151: Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson UFC title showdown.
Dana White said: “When the fans speak, we listen. So whoever scores the best win, whoever gets the fans excited by going out there on Saturday and looking the most impressive, he will get the winner of Jones vs. Henderson. It is down to what these four guys do Saturday night in the Octagon. Winning isn’t enough, they’ve got to win impressively. Any one of these four fighters can take things into their own hands and make a title shot happen.”
“Shogun” Rua said: “I think this fight with Vera is going to be a great fight while it lasts. Vera is a very good striker, and I think this fight will take place standing up and will be a great war for the fans. I know winning isn’t enough; I have to look very impressive and I am planning on a fast knockout like I did against Forrest Griffin. I am not underestimating Vera, he has skills and has a lot to prove, but I have skills and want my title back.
“I want the winner of Jones vs. Henderson. The fight I had with Henderson was a great fight, the fight of the year, and it was a very close fight. I am okay with that, it was a great fight. But the loss to Jones I can’t live with. I could have done so much better and I want to fight him again. First, though, I have to beat Brandon Vera and winning isn’t good enough. I have to be very impressive, but that it what I have trained to do.”