UFC 208: Dana White Admits “This Was Not One of Our Better Events”
By FCF Staff
Following Saturday’s UFC 208 card, which featured just one finish and some controversial decisions, Dana White concedes the event was not one of the promotion’s best.
In the main event, Germaine de Randamie defeated Holly Holm by decision to claim the inaugural, women’s 145 title. But the fight featured two instances where de Randamie threw punches after the round ended. In one case, she appeared to rock Holm with the foul, but de Randamie was not deducted a point.
The co-main event between Derek Brunson and Anderson Silva was a competitive affair, and the latter was awarded the unanimous decision win. The ruling, however, immediately prompted debate online as to who in fact won the fight. Many appear to have scored it for Brunson.
While appearing on the post-fight, FOX Sports 1 show, here is what White had to say about the card (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“This was not one of our better events. When we put on a show like this, I feel like you should have a few good fights in the night. The Poirier-Miller fight was awesome. It’s been a long time since we had a bad show like this, but it happens.”
And in terms of the Brunson – Silva fight, White had this to say:
“I had the fight one round to one round going into the third, and I gave the last to Brunson. But it’s one of those things. I say it all the time, if you don’t want it to go to the judges, don’t let it go to the judges.”
UFC 208 took place in Brooklyn, New York.