"I feel good, I feel great to be back. It's been with 11 months, close to a year. I think a lot of things came out that I learned with Virgil Hunter. There's a lot of things left to do, but it's part of the process. It's a learning process, and it will evolve."
[On if he worried about the cut ending the fight] "Yes, yes. At first I thought it was a cut, but obviously I felt that it wasn't. Right away, I don't know if you guys saw it, I came out throwing more punches, because I saw the glow in his eyes. I knew that he wanted to charge and take advantage of the cut eye."
"He was a fighter that was coming forward, never gave up, and those are the type of fights you want. They bring the best out of you. That's what I want. Like I told the guys, you never get no easy fight. I came back strong, and Abner Mares is back."