Following last night’s UFC 150 event in Denver, Colorado, UFC President Dana White spoke about the big talking points of the evening with Ariel Helwani, and you can catch up on what was said below.
– Dana won’t give his take on who won the main event, saying that it doesn’t matter what he thinks, Henderson has now won twice in the eyes of the judges. He does admit he had it even going into the final round though.
– White still thinks Edgar would do better at 145lbs, but he can’t force him to move down, especially after two extremely close fights with arguably the world’s best lightweight at this moment in time.
– If all goes according to plan Ben Henderson Vs Nate Diaz will take place in 2012, but he’s coy on what event it’ll be on, saying that he was speaking to Lorenzo Fertitta and they have “some cool ideas.” (Sounds to me like this will be the UFC On FOX 5 main event).
– In the co-main event White switched from his pre-fight feeling that Melvin Guillard wasn’t his usual confident self, to feeling that Donald Cerrone was overconfident when he got rocked in the opening moments.
Nevertheless he gives ‘Cowboy’ props for composing himself and fighting through it despite being hurt by that hook and then a body shot soon after, saying that is the mark of a good fighter.
– Donald Cerrone Vs Anthony Pettis will take place next and White indicates it will be a No.1 contender bout.
– White admits he “didn’t love” Jake Shields 185lb debut in the UFC. Speaking of the lackluster performance White took a dig at the former Strikeforce champ by adding, “It was a Jake Shields fight.”
– Alistair Overeem will not fight Junior Dos Santos next – Cain Velasquez will get the shot, and it’ll happen this year.
– BJ Penn Vs Rory MacDonald will happen, but White claims he isn’t sure if it’ll go down at UFC On FOX 5. It would only be the co-main event if it was on the FOX card though.
– Anderson Silva won’t fight until 2013, but White won’t say for sure whether his next fight would be against GSP, saying that there’s too many unknown variables at this time to know one way or the other.
– Mayhem Miller and White got into a twitter war of words earlier on in the evening, but the UFC president insists he doesn’t hate the former UFC fighter and hopes that Miller didn’t take it personally.