Strikeforce promoter Scott Coker appeared with the Japanese Dream promoter. They both said they would like to continue to share fighters and to co-promote events. Scott Coker reiterated his interest in Shinya Aoki vs. Josh Thomson or Gilbert Melendez and Melvin Manhoef vs. Robbie Lawler.
Mousasi said he felt pressure performing in the US for the first time but his hard training paid off. He said he wanted to keep the fight standing but was ready to take the fight down if necessary. Mousasi said he wants to fight at 205 for 2-3 years, and then eventually move to heavyweight.
Melendez said he had to make some minor adjustments for Ishida from Josh Thomson, but that he felt very well prepared and the fight went as he expected.
Werdum said he felt too big in his last fight, and he trained to get smaller and quicker for this fight. He said he needs 7 days rest, and then he's ready for another fight. Werdum said he thought it was an awesome idea to focus on Cris Cyborg and Gina Carano, and that Cyborg looked great. Gilbert Melendez reiterated that sentiment and said the women attracted new fans bringing the other fighters added attention.
Scott Coker said he is confident Nick Diaz will be back shortly, hopefully before the end of the year. He said they will make Diaz vs. Hieron.
Cyborg said Carano was tough but she was ready for everything. She said she is aware of Erin Toughill and thinks she's a tough fighter, but said she'll fight Toughill like any other fighter. Cyborg said the fans were on Gina's side but she didn't feel alone because she had God and her team on her side. She said Carano can keep the title of the face of women's MMA because she has the 145 pound women's title.
Scott Coker said there will be tournaments on their challengers series to build fighters for more high profile fights or possible title shots.
That's it for the evening. Good night.
Post Fight Press Conference
Posted on: August 16, 2009 12:45 am
Edited on: August 16, 2009 1:23 am
Category: Mixed Martial Arts