In promotion of this week’s upcoming UFC Fight Nights, Dana White elaborated on his feelings regarding the recent skirmish between Ultimate Fighter standout Uriah Hall and retired fighter Jason Miller. Days following the incident, White remarked on Twitter that rather than suspend Hall, he’d more likely give him a bonus.
Now, White explains this logic by saying Hall gave Miller what he deserved.
“We don’t ever want our fighters fighting outside of the Octagon, but guess what? There’s gonna be situations where men need to handle their business and that’s one of those cases. First of all, Mayhem Miller, how this guy is still walking the f***ing streets of America is beyond me, number one. Number two, he deserved what he got from Uriah Hall. It’s no different from the situation with Roger Huerta, right? Roger Huerta was in a situation where a guy punched a girl in the face and knocked her out, knocked her unconscious. Then Roger Huerta knocked him out. There’s gonna be cases where I don’t give a s**t.”
The UFC’s Conduct Policy reserves the right to disciple its contracted athletes for actions detrimental to the promotion, including the use of physical violence against others. Given the structure of the policy, it’s hard to imagine Miller not having been severely reprimanded for his part in the brush up had he been under contract.
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today’s Fanpost of the Day comes viaMarc Donnay
“Classic fight”. It’s a phrase that has been ever-present in the jargon of combat sports since time immemorial.
Recently, legions of fans and commentators have put Melendez vs. Sanchez into this bracket without hesitation. And how could you not? Mike Goldberg had christened it “The Mexican World War” for crying out loud – and that was even before we had heard the final bell. The badass nickname – surely that’s the hallmark of every classic bout?
But what really makes a classic?
For many fans, Jones vs. Gustafsson fits the bill perfectly – an underdog story which took everybody by surprise. Neither fans or bookmakers were willing to give the challenger a chance, and although the marketing of the bout was centred on how the fighters’ physical similarities meant Jones was in for his first legitimate challenge – one in which his height and reach would not be deemed unfair by his cult of critics – it still gave equal thrust to the alternative questions it posed: what would those critics say when an opponent of near-identical dimensions was crushed like all those that came before him? And who could possibly challenge next?
Those questions were quickly answered in the first two rounds – well not answered, more thrown out of court with disdain by Gustaffson who quickly established that his rangy, accurate boxing and light footwork would give Jones the gruelling dogfight he had claimed to have craved.
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