On chances of his return to the UFC: "Let's put it like this: That door is closed. It's plain and simple. That door is closed, man. I'm not going to wait for nobody. If somebody comes to me with something that is good and a great deal, I'm going to take the best deal. And right now, the Bellator deal is the best deal you can possibly get. With Bellator and Impact Wrestling, that's the best deal you can possibly get, and I took it."
On Bellator's season eight tournament: "I will enter the tournament, I will win the tournament, and I will get that belt. That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to knock out people in the cage and hit people with chairs in the ring. Either way, I'm winning."
Bjorn Rebney on the combination of MMA and pro wrestling: "I have an amazing amount of trust in the MMA fan base ... and their ability to realize what mixed martial arts is and realize what professional wrestling is, and understand we found a guy in Mo who can transcend both of those different environments simultaneously. I think when fans see what comes out – vis-a-vis Spike and they see what Mo is going to do at Impact and what Mo is going to do at Bellator, and that it's going to happen at the same time ... with him – I think it's going to work beautifully. I think he's going to be able to transcend and jump from one to another. He's going to get a lot of frequent-flyer miles, and when this all stops in about four years, he'll be able to take his family wherever they want to go."