Following The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Saturday evening (April 13, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White shared his thoughts on all the major story lines to come out of the card with FUEL TV correspondent Heidi Androl on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale post-fight show on FUEL TV.
Among the issues discussed in the interview were White's thoughts on the season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) that was, Kelvin Gastelum becoming TUF season 17 champion, Cat Zingano's win over Miesha Tate in the second-ever female UFC fight, the UFC's upcoming move to FOX Sports 1 and more.
Check out highlights of Dana White's TUF 17 Finale post-fight interview below, or check out the video embedded above.
On The Event:
"Amazing night, you know what I knew this season of The Ultimate Fighter was special and that's why - I take the guys out to dinner at the end of the season and I told the guys that night, ‘Every one of you will come back and fight in the UFC, we'll give you an opportunity" because they fought so hard this season and they proved it tonight."
On Uriah Hall's Performance:
"People on Twitter were calling for a fight with him (Hall) and Anderson Silva already, you know? And he deserved the hype, the kid deserved the hype - the question comes, can you handle the pressure? And what it looked like to me is when he came out tonight, you know, on the show if you watch him on the show he came out and took everybody out, and tonight he looked like he folded under pressure and he looked like he didn't want to be in there. He didn't even wake up until the second round and it was just, you know, we saw little pieces of Uriah Hall tonight and that's about it. Let me tell you, Kelvin came out ready to take him out.
On Zingano vs. Tate:
"Again, after every weigh-in I go back and talk to all the fighters, so I said, ‘Listen everybody, and this doesn't include the ladies, you're not part of this conversation because I know exactly how this fight's going to go.' The women, I don't know if it's because the women have more to prove, but the one thing I believe it is women are way meaner than men anyways, so when they go out there they honestly always put on a show, it's awesome. People were telling me that they were either in bars or restaurants and they places were going crazy, people were going crazy over that fight."
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