Dana White is “Super Disappointed” in Staff, Following Leon Edwards – Jorge Masvidal Backstage Brawl
By FCF Staff
One of the main storylines to emerge from UFC London last weekend was the backstage brawl between Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards. But, UFC President Dana White is blaming the event’s staff for the headline-grabbing incident.
During Masvidal’s post-fight interview, after he knocked out Darren Till in the main event, he had words with Edwards. Masvidal proceeded to confront Edwards over what he had said, and the fighters ended up throwing punches.
“These guys are different. They’re different,” White said. “These people that fight for a living are different than normal people. These people function on a whole different level than normal human beings do, in many different ways when it comes to having a job, and sitting in your car in bumper-to-bumper traffic every day and going to work. These people don’t live by the same rules that we live by…
“I do blame my staff,” White said. “There’s never a scenario where you let guys walk up to each other like that backstage. We have enough people backstage that that shouldn’t happen, including security. I’m super disappointed in my whole crew for that one.
“These guys are fighters. They’re in the heat of the moment. He just won, he’s got the adrenaline pumping, this guy comes by, plus Masvidal isn’t a guy that — he’s that guy, you know what I mean? For anybody backstage in my staff to let these guys walk up to each other is just ridiculous.”
Edwards took on fellow welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson in the co-main event, and won the fight via split decision.