It’s been awhile since UFC President Dana White dropped a vlog on MMA fans, perhaps prompting the outspoken executive to drop a double-dose of goodness on the public this week with a clip featuring backstage action from UFC on FX 5 and UFC 153.
Heavily highlighted in the video from the organization’s October 5 event in Minneapolis are scenes from the situation surrounding a scheduled fight between Jeremy Stephens-Yves Edwards that never took place as a result of Stephens being arrested the day of the fight on an outstanding warrant.
Initially, White is shown telling Edwards he appreciates his professionalism surrounding the matter.
“It’s a good thing we’ve got an old school guy in this fight, man,” says White to Edwards. “These young f—— guys can’t handle this s—. ‘You’re f——- with my head!’ You’ve been everywhere, fought everwhere.”
Later White breaks the bad news to a clearly disappointed Edwards that the fight won’t be taking place, providing a little insight into the head honcho’s world.
Come the company’s October 13 card in Rio de Janeiro, a number of the evening’s competitors are shown behind the scenes as they prepare for their fights or deal with the fallout from having already seen action. White’s excitement about Anderson Silva’s performance is also obvious, exclaiming, “He’s f—— unbelievable. He’s a freak of nature. Dude! He’s 38 f—— years old! Who does that at 38?!?”
He also spreads the love around to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, thanking him for being a class act and for always coming to fight.
Check out the full video below:
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