‘UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar’ Post-Fight Press Conference Live Blog

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
February 2nd, 2013

UFC Jose Aldo

If you’re interested in what UFC 156‘s stars have to say following their respective scraps, but don’t want to sit through 45 minutes of Q&A, no worries because we’ll sift past the mumbo jumbo and jot down the key points from Saturday’s post-fight press conference. 

Click HERE if you would like to stream tonight’s presser.

“UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” took place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jose Aldo put his featherweight title on the line against Frankie Edgar in the show’s featured attraction.

Please keep refreshing this page, as we are updating the presser notes as it goes:

Media room is packed. Waiting to get this show on the road…

According to White, 10,275 fans packed the arena for a live gate of $2.437million.

Aldo vs. Edgar got Fight of the Night, Bigfoot scored Knockout of the Night and Bobby Gree won Submission of the Night. $50k each.

Bigfoot is the first to hit the podium. He says they knew Overeem would gas in the later rounds. Game plan worked perfectly.

White said he might arrange Cain vs. Silva II.

Maia said he wishes he would have dropped to welterweight earlier in his career, but can’t ponder the past.

White admitted Bigfoot stole KO bonus from Woodley.

White says Chris Weidman will likely get next Anderson Silva next. He thought Evans looked the worst he ever has tonight.

Says it’s a joke that people think Silva is ducking Weidman.

White was happy with the performances of former Strikeforce fighters.

White stated Anthony Pettis just texted him and said he wants to drop to 145 and challenge Aldo for his belt next. BOOM!

Silva likes the underdog role. He wanted to make Overeem respect him.

Silva won’t return to Blackzilians now that Overeem fight is over.

Benavidez was happy with his performance.

White says Aldo is one of the top four or five pound-for-pound.

Edgar just arrived at the presser. He refuses to make any excuses or blames judging. Props to Aldo.

White professes Maia is right there in the mix with the other welterweight top contenders.

Edgar isn’t sure what weight class he’ll be fighting in moving forward. Things seem to end the same way regardless.

Edgar says Aldo one of the fastest he’s ever fought.

Silva was asked if he talked to Overeem after the fight, “Yes, after knockout, he’s my friend now.”

White reiterated that he isn’t opposed to Velasquez vs. Silva II. He wasn’t sure if Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem is on the radar.

Aldo says Urijah Faber is the toughest opponent he’s faced. (Interesting…)

Aldo thinks he won every round except one minute of the fourth.

That’s all folks.

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