UFC Brooklyn: Dana White Backs T.J. Dillashaw’s Complaints Regarding Stoppage
By FCF Staff
T.J. Dillashaw vehemently argued that his bout with Henry Cejudo last night was stopped too early, and UFC President Dana White is backing that claim.
Dillashaw was dropped by Cejudo not long into the UFC Brooklyn headliner, and as the flyweight champ followed up with punches, the bout was stopped. Since Dillashaw was attempting to scramble out when the fight was called, however, the bantamweight champ was furious about the stoppage by referee Kevin MacDonald.
After the event, White was asked to weigh-in on the referee’s call and here is some of what he had to say (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“He just yelled at me while I was doing an interview when he walked by, ‘That’s bullsh*t,’” White said. “I thought it was an early stoppage too.
“Listen, you’ve got two of the best guys in the world, two world champions, in a superfight. Let them fight, let them finish, and I’m not talking anything away from Cejudo because the fight went 20 seconds and Cejudo busted him up. I’m sure when you saw [Dillashaw] sitting here it looks like he was in a three-round fight, but Jesus Christ, let ‘em fight. Horrible stoppage.”
White was also asked about the possibility of a rematch between Cejudo and Dillashaw, but the UFC President said he’s unsure about what the promotion’s next move will be. White also said that no decisions had been made regarding the future of the flyweight division.