After Ronda Rousey defeated Alexis Davis in 16 seconds, Joe Rogan proceeded to do the normal post-fight interview in the cage. However Rogan said that the production team wanted him to ask her if she would fight on the UFC 176 card, which was supposed to feature Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes, however Aldo pulled out of the bout with an injury.
After the interview Dana White walked into the ring, and although we couldn’t hear what he said to Rousey, he didn’t look happy. Dana then turned to Rogan and again said something that was inaudible, but couldn’t have been good. During the UFC 175 post-fight press conference Dana White explained what happened:
“I wasn’t upset with Joe Rogan. I was upset with the truck telling him to tell Ronda that she’s going to fight again. That wasn’t true. That was some shit that somebody made up back there. It was the biggest idiotic move in the history of our production team. I told them right up there that’s not true. I don’t know where that came from. Nobody told anybody to say that.”Tags: Alexis Davis, Chris Weidman, featured, lyoto machida, mma, Ronda Rousey, ufc, UFC 175