UFC president Dana White presided over the UFC 168 post-fight press conference and announced the night's bonuses:
Bantamweights Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate took home Fight of the Night honors, and Rousey also earned an extra check for Submission of the Night for her third-round finish. Heavyweight Travis Browne won Knockout of the Night after using elbows to knock out Josh Barnett in a minute flat.
Rousey, Tate and Browne attended the conference along with four additional victors on the card: defending middleweight champion Chris Weidman, lightweight Jim Miller, featherweight Dustin Poirier and middleweight Uriah Hall.
Other announcements and exchanges of note:
-Rousey will next headline UFC 170 against fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann. That event takes place February 22 in Las Vegas; Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier -- originally announced as the headliner -- will now be featured in the co-main event.
-Former champion Anderson Silva was transported to the hospital to undergo immediate surgery on his leg, which snapped in the main event when Weidman checked a kick.
-White praised Strikeforce import Bobby Voelker
for taking on all comers -- including a short-notice fight over the
summer against current welterweight title contender Robbie Lawler -- and
always moving forward. "He's 0-3 right now [in the UFC], he's not going
anywhere," said White. "We don't cut guys like that."
-UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort
also attended the press conference -- in the crowd. He took the
microphone to thank Weidman for accepting his challenge to compete for
the middleweight belt.
-Rousey, Hall and Browne got giggly during a tangent-turned-tawdry involving exercise equipment in Rousey's home.
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