“How can I keep one of my athletes from his dream of winning the belt?”
Dedé Pederneiras, explaining to reporter Ana Hissa why he will be sitting in the stands during the Bellator bantamweight-title fight between Nova União teammates Eduardo Dantas and Marcos “Loro” Galvão next February.
“When I started in Jiu-Jitsu, I was in Rio de Janeiro on vacation. … And I met Mr Gracie, the father. I met Rickson Gracie, who was the world champion at that time, and Royce Gracie. … Mr Gracie said, ‘Chuck, let’s, you and I, grapple.’ … I brought my hand back [to punch him], and that’s the last thing I remember.
Chuck Norris, actor
“I’m really glad Nick [Diaz] will finally get a chance to fight GSP. This shows that the fans have more power than corrupt judges.”
Cesar Gracie, after GSP asked Dana White to face Nick Diaz