VIDEO: Dana White UFC 147 Post-Fight Interview: Franklin vs. Silva, Judging, TUF: Brazil Finals & More
Following “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, UFC president Dana White shared his thoughts on the card during the UFC 147 post-fight show with MMA journalist and FUEL TV correspondent Karyn Bryant.
Among the issues discussed were White’s thoughts on the main event between Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva, Silva’s future in the UFC after his most recent defeat, Vitor Belfort’s return to the octagon, MMA judging, “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” finals and much more.
Read highlights of what White had to say, or watch the video at the bottom of the post.
On Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva
“I’m happy with the main event. You know, Wanderlei and Rich are both warriors, they’ve been around for a long time and Rich came back from an unbelievable beating and near-finish to win the fight. I think Mario Yamasaki did a great job of not stopping the fight. Obviously Rich was able to continue and, again, I got to go back to judging again. In the earlier fight they had a 10-8 round in the fight that was a draw, and they don’t make the Wanderlei Rich round a 10-8 for Wanderlei? It’s just so inconsistent.”
On Wanderlei Silva’s Next Step
“It’s tough to say. Wanderlei, I said it last night too and I’ll say it again. This guy used to be my arch enemy over in PRIDE, you know? I wanted that Chuck (Liddell) fight so bad with him when he was in PRIDE, and one of the things I respect about him since day one, since he came into the UFC he’s acted like he’s been in the UFC his whole career. He’s been an honest stand-up guy with us, he’s been more than awesome and Wanderlei’s going to be with us for a long time whether he’s fighting or not, so we’ll figure that out.”
On “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” Finals
“I didn’t like it at all. I think that these guys from the Ultimate Fighter Brazil came out like killers in the fight to get into the house, and then all season long. I think because it’s such a big event, this place was crazy, it was rocking, they were running around signing autographs all day. I think they got a little caught up in the hype. Guess what? You’re not in the UFC yet. You have to come out and you have to perform.”