Sam Hoger Speaks His Mind

November 26, 2007

I spoke to former UFC fighter Sam Hoger earlier today and instead of writing some fluffy intro on him I thought I would just give you a taste of some of his interesting quotes.

“I see Forrest (Griffin) every time I go to Vegas…He’s still a turd. Now, that’s a fight I would do for 5 bucks.”

“The one thing that I wanted out of that whole experience was to put something out there that people wouldn’t forget…I really wanted to just imprint myself in the minds of other people and I got what I wanted for them. So now that I got what I wanted from them my next goal is to be rich.”

“In the world of mixed martial arts, you’re a slave. Doesn’t matter if you fight for the biggest organization or the smallest one…And the way it works out for slaves is the ones who are able to bring the organization attention will get to taste small ends of those riches. The ones who don’t will be cast away into the trash…”

“I’m not in the mood to work for anybody I work for myself. I mean, I’m nobody’s slave.”

“You can take your 30 and 40 and 50 thousand dollar fights and stuff ’em because it doesn’t do much for me.”

“Look sucker, my work made you mainstream…I was a piece of that work that turned us all mainstream in this sport.”

And, while Sam failed to say he was retired from competition…he did say this.

“Now that I am done fighting I am purely a capitalist in ever sense of the word.”

“My mind is no longer on having to entertain the public. I don’t have to be like the rest of the fighters out there.”

For more from Sam Hoger check out the audio below. One things for sure, the man doesn’t hold back.

Sam Hoger – 11/26/07

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  1. 2 Responses to “Sam Hoger Speaks His Mind”

  2. Me and Sam talk pretty regular Lately and I deffinatly want to see a rematch between him and Rashad Evans.
    While rashad is by far one of my favorite fighters I still see through eyes that saw sam Hoger Being robbed In their Last Fight in which he beat rashad bloody same goes with big John stopping the Forrest fight wayyyy too early!

    By The Psycho Hurricane on Nov 27, 2007

  3. Sure, Sam was involved in a couple of questionable decisions but he seems to have put that behind him (including his fighting career) to focus on bigger and better things…Something tells me we won’t see Evas vs. Hoger anytime soon.

    By Ariel Helwani on Nov 27, 2007

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