In the UFC 112 post-fight press conference Dana White voiced his anger at what he had just witnessed in the Anderson Silva Vs Demian Maia fight, and in a follow-up interview with mmafighting.com’s Ariel Helwani ,Silva’s performance continued to be the main topic of conversation.
“I’m really embarrassed,” a deflated looking White confessed.
He then admitted that the rumor that he had walked out of the fight in disgust was true.
“I left in the fourth round and I gave the belt to Ed (Silva’s manager) and I said ‘you put it on him, I’m not doing it.”
White was also angry at Silva’s attitude after the fight.
“The other thing that’s more baffling is that he feels that he doesn’t owe the fans an apology, yet I’m apologizing. I didn’t go in and fight like a jackass for five rounds. I didn’t do what he did tonight, but I’m embarrassed. I feel like I should apologize to the fans and I feel like I owe the fans one.”
When asked if either Georges St.Pierre or Brock Lesnar interested Dana as potential next opponents for Silva, he had a blunt reply.
“Anderson doesn’t interest me right now. The only thing I care about right now is going and having the conversation I want to have with him right now. As far as him fighting again and what else, I can’t even think about it right now.”
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