Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is not in a good mood following Saturday nights' (Nov. 16, 2013) controversial split-decision victory for Georges St-Pierre against Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC 167.
To the outside observer, it appeared like Hendricks was not only the more active fighter, but also the one landing the more significant strikes. And when the final bell sounded, it was St. Pierre's face that looked like he had been in a five round fight, bruised and bloodied.
And that's what the sport is at its most basic...a fight.
And that's exactly how Dana White feels after watching Hendricks damage St. Pierre on the feet for twenty five long minutes. That since Johny Hendricks won the fight, he should have won the fight. At the UFC 167 post-fight press conference, White unloaded on the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and its members.
Does anyone here think Johny Hendricks didn't win that fight? Did you see George getting smashed in the first round? It's about damage. This is a fight. it's about whoever inflicts the most damage. He got hurt, he got wobbled, he got dropped. I'm blown away that Georges St. Pierre won that fight.
And listen, I'm the promoter, he's the biggest pay-per-view star on the fucking planet for me. And I still don't think he won that fight. I want what's fair and that wasn't fair.. I think the NSAC is attrocious. I think the governor needs to step in...immediately...before these guys destroy this sport like they did boxing.
White is referring to the controversy surrounding the split decision in the Floyd Mayweather vs. 'Canello' Alvarez where one Nevada judge for Alvarez, despite the clear and obvious domination from Mayweather.
NSAC Chairman Bill Brady apologized to the Governor and said that he would be doing his own investigation into the matter. But White doesn't want to wait for the investigation. For him there's only one solution for cleaning up Nevada.
The alternatives are is the Governor needs to step in and fix the incompetence that is happening in the State of Nevada that used to be the best commission in the world. It's absolute 100% incompetence and it needs to stop. I'm fucking scared to come back here and do fights. I'm afraid of this state.
While there's nothing that can be done about tonight, there does need to be a solution. Dana's correct in his summation of the Commission. Something needs to be done and done quickly because there are plenty of places that would love to hold major UFC events.