Dana White: “This is the biggest January in UFC History!”
“2015 is starting off with amazing fights. It’s the best January in the company’s history. And all these fights lead to bigger fights. If you look at the Cormier vs. Jones, then Gustafsson vs. Rumble, then the winners of those fight and that will be a great fight. You’ve got Vitor vs. Weidman, then Anderson. If Anderson wins, he can fight the winner of either Vitor or Weidman. Rousey fights Cat Zingano, then she’ll fight again in July. If Conor wins, then he fights Aldo, which is then the biggest fight ever in that division.”
During last night’s edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1, UFC President Dana White addressed a slew of topics, including GSP, Brock Lesnar, Diaz vs. Silva, and more.
You can catch the entire video replay of the interview HERE. Remaining transcript below.
UFC president Dana White on who comes back in 2015: “I believe GSP will be back. Brock Lesnar is still under contract with the WWE and he knows he can call me when that contract is up.”
White on Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz: “It’s an interesting fight. After the injury, where is Anderson going to be mentally? He does the right thing and is going to be in shape, but will he throw the leg kicks the way he used to? Nick Diaz hasn’t fought in a while. So who knows, we’ll see what happens.”
White on Jon Jones checking into rehab: “Right now, all we’re concerned with is getting Jon better – getting him taken care of and getting him healed. We’ll make some decisions later.”
White on Rory MacDonald not getting the next title shot after being promised it:“It’s tough, you say a guy is next in line, but you have a war with those first two fights, and Johny [Hendricks] won one and Robbie [Lawler] the other, a trilogy makes sense. He’s now next in line after this coming fight.”
White on if teammates TJ Dillashaw and Urijah Faber will fight each other for the title: “That’s possible. Those guys have made it clear they’ll fight each other. But it’s not the plan right now.”
White on if Cain Velasquez will return and fight in Mexico City against Fabricio Werdum for the heavyweight title: “That’s the plan. As long as everything goes our way, that fight should happen.”