Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their support over the past few weeks, all of the messages go a long way to keeping you motivated when training camp is tough. My team, as always, did a great job in getting me ready for UFC 99 and I can't thank them enough; Nathan Leverton, Owen Comrie, Jimmy Wallhead & all the boys at Rough House, Ollie Richardson, Sonny Dholakia for getting me in shape, my guys in LA; Eddie Bravo & the 10th Planet guys, Freddie Roach & the Wildcard Gym, Shawn Gutteridge & all the Legend MMA guys.
My family & Elizabeth, thank you for putting up with me and always showing their love and support, to all of my fans, particularly the 'Party Hardy' guys for the chaos they caused! To my sponsors for investing in me and helping me train full time and compete at the top level and to the UFC for giving me the opportunity to live my dream.
I would also like to thank Marcus, his team and all of his fans. Sure, there is no love lost between us, but he is one tough dude. There is something about trading punches for 15 minutes that makes you respect a guy. I know he isnt happy with the fight and still angry at the hype beforehand, that is understandable. It was a close fight and he was in the shape of his life for it, respect for that.
There has been a lot of talk on the forums since the fight and its great to see so many people enjoyed the show. Marcus is getting a lot of heat for his actions after the fight, but remember he has put on 11 solid performances in the UFC now and deserves everyone's respect.
Again, thanks to everyone, especically the fans. I look forward to fighting for you all again.