In case you missed today’s UFC Hall Of Fame Media Call here are some highlight from the call as reported by MMA journalist Cain Miller! You can follow Caine at @cainemiller
*BJ Penn experienced a flight delay so he was unable to join in on the call.
Lori Blatnick (When asked about when Jeff parted ways with the UFC): “He was absolutely devastated. He stayed right with it and kept his hand in the cookie jar throughout it all in other areas, but yeah, he was disappointed and rightfully so, I guess. I don’t know as much as I should know but I’m glad that this has come to be. That he’s getting recognized finally.”
Bas Rutten (When asked about who else should be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame): “I think Frank Shamrock and Don Frye. I think that those are the two guys that pop up for the Pioneer Section.”
Matt Hughes (When asked about the fight that showcased his best performance): “I would say BJ Penn. My fight where I beat BJ is one of my biggest, for me. I’m a big fan of controversy, or not really controversy, but going up and down a hill. BJ had me in a bad way in the first couple of rounds and I came up and beat him after that. Going against an opponent who had beat me before, that to me is something that I like to show off.”
Frank Trigg (When asked about the fight that showcased his best performance): “The Charuto fight. I was almost blacked out by a triangle. It was a fight that I had to win to get my rematch with Matt”
Bas Rutten (When asked about a fighter that reminds him of himself): “For me, I would like to hope Jose Aldo [or] Mark Hominick, because of their striking. Of course they’re much faster, about 60 pounds lighter. I think that Aldo is a very powerful striker, and Hominick is also. When people see me, they don’t look at the 15 submissions, they look at the ten knockouts (laughs). For some reason I’m still a striker, so I would say those two guy”