Dana White Video: ‘You Have to Beat the Man, but the Man Has Some Problems’

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The saying goes something like this: to be the man, you have to beat the man.

So how can Daniel Cormier be the man, even though he’s now the UFC light heavyweight champion of the world? After all, he didn’t beat Jon Jones. In fact, he lost to Jones just a few short months ago.

Well, UFC president Dana White doesn’t totally disagree. He’s also a believer in that old adage. but there’s an added wrinkle to this scenario that White pointed out in his FOX Sports 1 interview on Saturday night.

“To be the man, you have to beat the man. I absolutely believe in that too,” said White. “But unfortunately, the man has some problems right now. So Daniel Cormier is the man.”

Check out White’s comments on the Cormier/Jones situation, and his full download on UFC 187.

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