"I can honestly tell you that I’ve never put on an event that I was embarrassed to be at until tonight. I want to publicly apologize to all the fans.... I apologize. I personally apologize for what happened tonight. You guys know, this isn’t what the UFC was built on and this isn’t the way the fights usually go. Listen, any night you can have an off-night. When a guy is that talented and can literally end a fight whenever he wants to, wow."
-- UFC President Dana White doesn't mince any words in a Yahoo!Sports.com article when it comes to his thoughts on the UFC 97: "Redemption" main event between 185-pound champion Anderson Silva and Thales Leites at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, on April 18. The five-round snooze fest offered little in the way of entertainment because it appeared that Leites was reluctant to engage on the feet, opting instead to flop to the canvas anytime "The Spider" got close enough to do damage. He did manage, however, to win a few rounds merely because Silva was unable to get going, but it wasn't nearly enough -- Silva earned a unanimous decision win to a chorus of boo birds. So what do you think ... worst UFC main event in recent memory or was Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski 3 far worse? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
And check out a video interview with White on the debacle after the jump.