Following UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" Saturday evening (Feb. 23, 2013) in Anaheim, Calif., Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White shared his thoughts on all the major story lines to come out of the card with MMA Fighting and FUEL TV correspondent Ariel Helwani on the UFC 157 post-fight show on FUEL TV.
Among the issues discussed in the interview were White's thoughts on Ronda Rousey's submission victory over Liz Carmouche in the main event, Lyoto Machida's controversial split decision win over Dan Henderson in the co-main event and more.
Check out highlights of Dana White's UFC 157 post-fight interview below, or check out the video embedded above.
On if Rousey vs. Carmouche was on of the biggest moments in UFC history:
"Yeah, there's no doubt about it. I think that, you know, I think it's one of the biggest moments in all of sports. I've never in the history of this company ha so much media attention and tonight SportsCenter tweeting non-stop about the fight. Tonight was a monumental night and tomorrow is a monumental - let me tell you what, I never realized, it's 2013, I never realized the hate that some weirdo's have in this country about women in sports until we did this fight, it's sickening and It's ridiculous. And tonight the main event with the women was one of the best fights of the night.
On the main event:
Let me tell you what, I guarantee Ronda isn't going to be chewing a lot of food tonight at her after party. She had her in that rear-naked and just turned her body to a face crank, those hurt and she was cranking that thing and it was hard. It's funny, you know, and I'm not being mean here I'm just stating what happened. All through leading through the promotion for this fight everyone kept saying, ‘How come Urijah Faber is on the thing twice?' Liz Carmouche and Urijah Faber look exactly like each other, then they pull off the same move, you know, during the night, it was pretty interesting.
On his thoughts of female MMA:
"Like I said, I wasn't into it for a few years, then I started to do my homework and as I meet more of these girls I'm more and more impressed. These women, as I meet these women I'm more and more impressed, and I'm pumped, I'm happy about it.
On Machida vs. Henderson:
"Oh, it was a spectacular fight, tons of action! Action-packed from bell-to-bell. C'mon! The fight didn't live up to the hype. Neither one of them did anything the last three minutes of the third round. You know, Dan stomping around like he won the fight. I gave it to Machida, but it depends on how you score that first round. I don't think any guy did anything spectacular in any round."
On what's next for Machida:
"There is no doubt that Machida is the number one contender - he just beat Dan Henderson, who was the number one contender. He won. Listen, Dan Henderson is a tough guy. Durable guy. He did land some good shots, but Machida pulled out the split decision win."
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