[ Staff Picks: Ward vs Dawson ]
"We talked about days like this, but as a kid, I never really thought that it could go this far. But to be here, it's almost surreal. But I gotta stay in the moment, stay focused, and go do my job tomorrow night, and go celebrate with the fans."
"I'm a warrior. You know, I'm a warrior, but I just go about my craft a different way. I'm the guy that I might not kick the front door down, but I'm gonna come through the back door, and I'm gonna get in the house nonetheless. It's just the way I've always been. I don't do a lot of the external whoopin' and hollerin'. I just know how hard I work, and I feel like God has put me in this position for a reason, and I've always felt like that since I was a young kid. So I just continue to ride the wave, continue to do my part, and let the chips fall where they fall."
"There's not really much to say. I was done talking weeks ago. Chad's team has done a lot of talking through the media. I've purposely stayed away from it. I'm not gonna get caught up in the pre-fight rhetoric and the posturing. I know what I have to do. I've prepared. And when you're confident in what you have to do, there's no need to cuss and get excited and start yelling. I'm calm, I'm cool, I'm collected, but we're gonna unleash the beast tomorrow night."