Dana White isnâ€™t one for holding back on his opinions.
But it was still a shock to see just how forthright he was about the Gray Maynard/Clay Guida fight that headlined last nightâ€™s UFC on FX4 event. White, the front man of the company, openly declared that the fight â€śsuckedâ€ť while chairing the post-event press conference.
â€śThe fight sucked. I don't know how to expand on it anymore. I don't think that was a split decision at all. I think Gray Maynard won that fight easily. Nobody can win or lose a fight when the guy is running around in circles. He was literally running,â€ť he said.
â€śI had some guys who are fans on Twitter saying, 'Great footwork.' This isn't f------ 'Dancing With the Stars.' You can't win a fight by running around in circles â€“ that's not how fights are won.â€ť
White even went so far as to compare the fight with the infamous Kalib Starnes/Nate Quarry encounter at UFC 83.
â€śBecause this was the main event, I think it was worse. I will [talk to Guida but] I'm not his trainer. I'm not his coach. These guys come up with game plans, whatever it is, but to make a guy like Clay Guida go out and fight like that - that was the game plan!?â€ť
â€śI think Clay Guida's a warrior. The guy has fought for us a zillion times. He's put on some of the best fights ever in UFC history. Tonight, I don't know if he had a premonition that he should go out and fight like this or he got some bad advice. But again, who am I? I'm not his trainer, I'm not his coach.
â€śMaybe that's the way he wants to fight for the rest of his career. I don't know. I wouldn't advise it.â€ť
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