At the conclusion of UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" last night (March 16, 2013) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, UFC President Dana White appeared on the FUEL TV post-fight show and provided his thoughts on the key storylines to come out of the event. Watch the video interview above or check out transcribed highlights below.
Following UFC 158: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" Saturday evening (March 16, 2013) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 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 158 post-fight show on FUEL TV.
Among the issues discussed in the interview were White's thoughts on Georges St. Pierre's unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz in the main event, the possibility of granting Diaz a rematch, Johny Hendricks decision win over Carlos Condit in the co-main event, Jake Ellenberger's knockout of Nate Marquardt and more.
Check out highlights of Dana White's UFC 158 post-fight interview below, or check out the video embedded above.
On Nick Diaz getting a rematch:
"No, he's not getting a rematch off that fight. There's no doubt that Johny Hendricks deserves the next shot, so no, he wouldn't get a rematch. I don't think Nick Diaz should retire."
On St. Pierre's performance:
"He stood with Nick Diaz and when they did stand I thought GSP got the better of the stand-up. At one point, you know, Georges St. Pierre got hit with the nastiest body shot - Nick hit is so hard, I don't know if you heard it on your side but on our side it was so loud. He took some punches from him, he took it to the ground when he wanted too, he controlled it on the ground and yeah, I thought Georges fought a great fight."
On Hendricks getting a title shot:
"No doubt about it, I mean that fight was amazing tonight man. I'm actually glad that it worked out that way because those two guys were fighting to see who the number one guy is to face Georges St. Pierre. It was a sick fight and Johny Hendricks deserves it."
On Jake Ellenberger:
"He looked unbelievable tonight. Ellenberger looked amazing. And not only - he went in there and didn't wrestle. Stood up and banged with Nate Marquardt and knocked him out, viciously knocked him out."
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