The UFC made its first appearance Saturday night on FOX Network since signing a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal with the television giant, as Junior dos Santos defeated Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight title in the main event.
At the post-fight press conference, UFC Dana White gave his take on the fight, as well as his nerves in the days leading up to the actual event. Bonuses were also handed out to Dos Santos, Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida, and top lightweight contender Benson Henderson for their efforts.
“Post-show I said I didn’t know why Cain wouldn’t have shot. Gone in for the shot, tried to work, pressure him, try and put him up against the fence. And not stay in his range and try and bang with Junior in the early rounds,” White explained of his criticism of Velasquez’s approach to the bout. “But what they hell am I? I’m not anybody’s coach or trainer. It was just my question about the fight.”
Check out the full press conference below (actual comments begin at 14:45)
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