UFC 131 postfight: Florian likely to get Aldo next, JDS worked the ref and Herman prefers fighting fat guys

It was a jubilant atmosphere at the UFC 131 postfight press conference in Vancouver. Sure the winners were all beaming, but it was probably because of the positive aura that always surrounds Junior dos Santos. The nastiest striker in the world in the heavyweight division immediately flipped the switch once the fight was finished and was chipper in front of the media.

- Dana White was amongst the participants with a big grin. Sharing the stage this weekend with the Stanley Cup Finals, UFC 131 was a success in Vancouver. The event drew 14,685 and a gate of $2.85 million.

- Some of that money was handed out in the form of $70,000 postfight bonuses. Dave Herman and Jon Olav Einemo got the Fight of the Night bonus. Chris Weidman received Submission of the Night for his standing guillotine stoppage of Jesse Bongfeldt and Sam Stout cashed the Knockout of the Night bonus.

- Stout, previously a five-time bonus winner, was relieved to finally score a clean KO. He joked that the pressure was on because of his "Hands of Stone" nickname. He hadn't scored a KO finish since late 2007.

- White called the knockout one of the most vicious in the history of the UFC.

- Dos Santos admitted that he tried to play referee Herb Dean at the end of the first round. After blasting away at Carwin with dozens of shots, he turned to the ref and asked him to stop the fight. JDS admitted that he was simply tired and needed a break.{ysp:more}

- There was some clarification on why the fight was delayed in the final round. White said that Dean brought doctors into the cage with a minute left because Carwin had a flap of skin hanging over his eye.

- White wouldn't officially commit to who gets the next shot at UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo Jr., but he said Kenny Florian is the most likely choice. That means he moves in front of Chad Mendes, who decided to take another fight at UFC 133 instead of waiting for Aldo to return from injury.

- The line of the night came from the UFC newcomer Herman. The shredded 6-foot-4, 231-pounder, who smiled throughout a fight where he ate some huge shots from Einemo. Answering what could've been the dumbest question of the week, Herman said he wouldn't be going down to 205. His reason? Herman said he doesn't like to cut weight, plus h'd be facing guys just as strong and faster and said, "I'll stick to fighting fat guys."

- Michihiro Omigawa will be back for at least one more fight in the UFC. He lost a disputed decision to drop to 0-4 with the promotion, but White thought the judges blew it according to MMAjunkie:

"He won," White said. "Overruled."

Omigawa also got his win bonus.

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