Dana White’s UFC 172 Post-Fight Media Scrum

April 27, 2014
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(Courtesy of UFC.com)

Dana White held court with members of the media following the UFC 172 post-fight press conference, and shared his thoughts on the evening of fights among other things.

White gave his take on Jones and how he’s headed towards greatest-of-all-time status, as well as when and where he thinks the champ and No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson will fight next.

The UFC boss also touched on Vitor Belfort, fighter sponsorships, revealed plans to head to Mexico City next week for a press conference.

Check out the video above, and hat-tip to MMAFighting.com for the footage.

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  • Chicago

    Where is the video?

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    Jones says “I wish top 10 guys would fight more top 10 guys,” a shot at DC and Gus, who both fought cans this spring. That’s said, DC was supposed to fight Rashaad, and it makes no sense to have DC and Gus fight each other before fighing Jones. Gus deserved an immediate rematch in my mind anyways.

    • Riverdog

      I dunno what the hell Jon was talking about when he said this. A lot of the current TOP 10 guys at LHW have all fought each other already or got beaten by Jon. Some are also gatekeepers/irrelevant. Chael, Hendo, Rashad, Glover, Rua, Davis, Bader are all in the Top 10 and Jon has beaten most of them. As of right now the only real fights left for Jon are Gus and DC. Perhaps after Jones beats those guys Anthony Johnson will have won a few fights and earned a shot. I’m not a fan of immediate rematches. It just clogs up the division. Glover was on a 5 fight win streak and deserved a shot. Just look at Frankie Edgar. He had 6 straight titles fights against only 3 opponents. Thats crazy and not fair to the rest of the division’s top fighters.

      • Hugh Shakeshaft

        You make a good point. Glover definitely deserved this shot, but still it’s evident Gus is a tougher opponent. The bottom line is, except for DC and Gus, Bones has the division cleaned out. No sense in repeating the Frankie Edgar situation in any other weight class. It’s going to be interesting to see what both Gus and Bones bring the the next fight. Which one will come with a better plan? Which one will implement his plan? I am really looking forward to Jones’ next two fights, no doubt his toughest challenges yet. I don’t think he should go to HW unless his body naturally wants to go that way with age. 205 is a much more interesting and competitive weight class.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    With Rogan saying Glover is Bones toughest opponent yet is all hype. Anyone who knows anything about MMA understands Glover is a much easier fight than Gus, and it played out that way. It’s so hard to hear Rogan spew forth his false hype about this fight. I understand it doesn’t promote a fight to say “we’ll this guy’s easier than the last, but hey, shell out $55 to watch it.” Still Joe, why not speak truthfully about things?

    • Riverdog

      You answered your own question Hugh. Joe Rogan/UFC is not going to promote a fight with Glover as an “easier” fight than Gus. That would be ridiculous. Every single main event has a hype machine behind it. Its the fight business, their really is no other way to go about it. I think with Glover’s 20 fight win streak and the fact that he finished 4 out of 5 UFC fights in pretty spectacular/dominant fashion he deserved a shot at the LHW title and all the hype that comes with it. He’s a really good fighter, but Jones is just way ahead of everybody. Its not like the UFC threw a tin can in the cage with Jones and tried to fool us into thinking it would be a competitive fight. Glover is a legit 205lb fighter, he just got beat by a guy who has soundly dominated just about everyone he has faced in the UFC. And I love Gus, but I think the next fight won’t be as close as the first. Jones is going to be looking to prove
      a point.