Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald engaged in a 25-minute welterweight scrap this past weekend (Sat., June 18, 2016) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, one that saw "Wonderboy" bust up "Red King' to earn a unanimous decision win.
And though it wasn't exactly an instant classic like Rory's war with Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 last year (watch it), it did have its shining moments, including a back-and-forth exchange in the fifth and final round.
It still wasn't enough to please all viewers, according to UFC president Dana White. And if you were one of the many who "shit" on their fight, then you're a "fucking idiot," a "moron" and a "weirdo" who doesn't know a lick about fighting, according to the boss.
A heated White vented his frustrations toward critics on UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra.
"People are shitting on the MacDonald and 'Wonderboy' fight. Listen, if you're shitting on that fight, fucking stop. Stop watching fights and go watch something else you fucking weirdos. If you didn't like that fight, there is something mentally wrong with you and you don't know a fucking thing about fighting. People were saying it's boring, that 'Wonderboy' is boring; you are a fucking moron. Take your money and go watch, I don't even know where to take your money and spend it. You're a fucking idiot."
White continued on by giving Rory props to go all-out in the final round knowing he was down:
"How about at the end where Rory knows he's going to lose this fight; so he comes in with just that cross-arm, George Foreman-style and just starts trading with him and 'Wonderboy' is just fucking tagging him from every angle, stays in the pocket then spins off to the side. It was just masterful. It was unbelievable. If you can't appreciate that fight, the durability and the toughness of Rory MacDonald coming in; and what a lot of people do not realize is his nose was all busted up after that Robbie Lawler fight, had to have surgery and his nose got damaged again when he sparred. He got surgery again, in the fifth round he didn't give a shit and he knew he had to hunt him down, finish him with big shots. Props to Rory as a fucking dog and a warrior, and the unbelievable talent level of 'Wonderboy.'"
After the bout, Rory revealed that he did in fact break his nose during the fight, and will likely need surgery to repair the reoccurring issue.
You've heard the president's take on the scrap, but were you as impressed as he was with both men's performances? Or are you among the "weirdos" and "morons" who didn't think it was all that great?