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UFC 138 results: Joe Silva is the greatest matchmaker in MMA

Photo by Josh Hedges via Getty Images
Photo by Josh Hedges via Getty Images

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

Every time fans complain about the UFC putting together an event that has next to no star power, UFC President Dana White tells them to stop whining because "we always deliver."

Whether or not that's the norm is irrelevant. White's case was only bolstered with last night's (Sat., Nov. 5, 2011) UFC 138: "Leben vs Munoz" event in Birmingham, England, which delivered five finishes in all five main card fights with none of them making it to the third round.

Speaking at the post-fight press conference, White gave the credit to his matchmaker, Joe Silva:

"It always drives me nuts when people complain about a card that hasn't happened yet. This card sucks? None of these fighters up here suck -- these were great fights. Joe Silva is the greatest matchmaker in the business and these guys came out and performed like they always do. No matter where we go or what show it is, or what card it is, these guys always deliver. When I talk about what we do at the UFC, the promoters, we go out and put on all the bells and whistles, and these guys always deliver. And man did they deliver tonight. It was an awesome card."

Part of the problem, of course, is the fact that White and company neglected to successfully promote the event, to the point that plenty of fight fans weren't even aware a show was happening.

Still, anyone feel like contesting his points here? Or is there nothing to actually argue with?

Hear more from a glowing White in the full entry.

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