After the UFC 151 cancellation, the fallout for several fighters left them depressed and angry with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Several fights have since been rescheduled following the whole debacle. All the switching around lead to one Evan Dunham getting bumped off the pay-per-view card to the prelims.
Dunham was originally scheduled to fight T.J. Grant on the main card until Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort was moved to the main event of UFC 152 in Toronto. It was a depressing state of affairs for the 30-year-old because he wanted the whole world to see that he’s back and better than ever.
“Definitely when I first heard about it, I was bummed out about not being on the main card,” Dunham told MMAWeekly Radio.
“I know that I always put on good performances. I think I put on fights that people like to see but it was the main card. I got bumped, I was a little bummed, but there was nothing I could do about it. I just realized it is what it is and decided to move forward.”
Moving on is all Dunham can do at this point because he has no control over who gets added to the main card. However, putting on an exciting fight is always within his grasp as he’s finished nine of his 13 fights by either knockout or submission and has won three Fight of the Night honors in the UFC.
Despite being bummed out, Dunham still plans on letting the UFC know that he isn’t going to curl up in a shell and let Grant walk all over him. Come fight time, he’s going to fight as he always does and show the UFC that they made a big mistake moving him down to the prelims.
“I don’t really think I can get into a boring fight. I don’t think it’s possible. I don’t think about that sort of stuff, but it is a little bit of motivation to go out there and prove to them and show that, hey, you guys should be putting me on the main card because I put exciting fights on.”
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