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Monday, 07/23/2012, 09:22 am

VIDEO | Dana White: I’m embarassed, UFC 149 main card sucked. Goes Off On Refs | UFC NEWS

“We broke the gate record tonight and I’m embarrassed by it. I was excited when I heard and now I’m embarrassed.”

“The undercard delivered — they were awesome — and the main card did not. I don’t think the Faber-Barao fight deserved the boos that it got. You’re talking two of the best guys in the world in a five-round title fight. It was very technical. Everyone knows how good Urijah Faber is and Barao dominated him tonight.”

“Cheick Kongo and Jordan pushed against the fence for three rounds and I think that the ref let them do it. TThis isn’t the ultimate clinching championship. It’s the ‘Fighting Championship.’ And when you see two guys just clinching for three rounds, and then in the third round, they clinch for the entire five minutes, and this idiot is standing around looking at them. As a referee, your job is to enforce the rules and make sure that these guys fight. And if they’re not fighting, you break them up and you make them fight. And we’re talking about guys that are experienced. Experienced guys who have done enough fights by now. Yves Lavigne was horrendous tonight.

“If the officiating in this sport doesn’t change, and I’m not just talking about this sport, I’m talking about combat sports in general, they’re going to kill it.”

“I’m bummed out about it, I don’t know what else to say. I’m pretty honest about it. I’m not out here saying that’s the greatest show you’ve ever seen. It wasn’t. When you buy tickets, we come into a market like this, we break the record and do the kind of gate we did because people believe in us. People believe in the UFC, and that when we come to town, we’re going to bring you the best fights possible. And then our guys go out and they deliver. Like I said, this is a partnership between us and the fighters. We do our part and they always do theirs. Unfortunately, I was so excited to stick this one up everybody’s a– that said this card sucked, and we didn’t.”

“We’re at UFC 149 and you can count on one hand how many of our shows have sucked, and tonight is one more finger on the hand.”

Following UFC 149, Dana White addressed the media to talk about future match-ups in the middleweight division, his criticisms of judging and officiating in combat sports, and more.


13 Responses to “VIDEO | Dana White: I’m embarassed, UFC 149 main card sucked. Goes Off On Refs | UFC NEWS”

  1. Jaedr says:

    Fine fighters who do this boring shit that will stop it nice and quick.

  2. Dagnag says:

    How come everyone has failed to mention that horrible fight between Tim Boetsch and the overly hyped up Hector Lombard?? As I watched, my thought were: “This is the guy that everyone thinks can beat Silva?” So not impressed!

    • jeremy says:

      I thought the same exact thng. Lombard was nothing. anderson would tear him up in the first round. dude didnt even look like he wanted to fight in the octagon.

    • jeremy says:

      I thought the same exact thng. Lombard was nothing. anderson would tear him up in the first round. dude didnt even look like he wanted to fight in the octagon.

    • saiasaka says:

      Lombard is not even top 10 middleweight in UFC; but for that one, it’s the fault of Dana White; he doesn’t now whom fighter are the best; the ultimate proof is that Gegard Mousasi is in fuckin strikeforce….

      This UFC 149 sucked anyway, I was excited about the card and the three fights and I was disapointed by each of them, maybe with the exception of Faber/barao fights… but I think that Barao is going to be the Anderson Silva of this division; no doubt about it; IMO Faber is a better fighter than Cruz and Renan just played with him; he take like three punches in 5 five minute rounds… Faber prooved that he have a solid solid chin because anyone else included Cruz can’t get this amount of hard shots without being knocked out…

  3. DanaStopWhinging says:

    You make crappy cards and you get crappy fights. I didn’t order the PPV because the main event wasn’t worth paying for. Didn’t deserve the boos? You deserve the Boos for this one Dana. Finally a couple of decent cards coming up, might actually get to watch some MMA after a string of shitty, no name cards in a row.

    • Alexander Adair says:

      Dana doesn’t make the cards, Joe Silva does.

    • Casual Carl says:

      Even Casual Carl thinks your notion that Faber and Barao are “no name” fighters is ridiculous…or Silva and Sonnen, Silva and Franklin, Dos Santos and Mir, etc. etc. By Carl’s count, every PPV this summer has had some big name fighters on it. What point are you even trying to make?

    • lolziez says:

      if you didnt buy the ppv then wtf you complaining for? everything you typed about how bad it was is all irrelevant…stfu…

  4. koolg says:

    silly faber, if the chips are down i’d rather go out on my shield then go out like a chump. that is the mind set of fighters these days, oh well i cant get shit goin i’ll just continue doing the same thing take no chances and lose to the judges… garbage.

  5. DMAC says:

    Few fighters that should never be on a fucking ppv again, ebersole and Kongo. Both these guys consistently turn in shit performance and I’m sick of it. I won’t purchase another card with these guys on the main card..
    Lombards short ass has no business at 85. It’s another case of a champ coming over and can’t hang. I was embarrassed for him. The main event was dope though, felt bad for Uriah…

  6. Thurgood Jenkins says:

    There goes Dana bitching again. You want good fights, you have to incentivize. The Prelims are usually the best fight because those are the guys with something to prove. They need to climb the ladder so they have to put on a good performance. But guys at the top have nothing left to prove, soothe cansqueak by with a shitty decision in hope of getting a title shot. UFC has full control over fighters’ pay. The athletic commissions can’t touch that. Dana needs to take his 100 million or whatever he’s worth and go to Same club and buy a pallet of tampons cuz in so fickib tired of hearing him bitching. Bring back the Pride system and yellow card them. I guarantee the fights start getting better.

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