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Dana White takes fans backstage for UFC 144, flyweight controversy

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The UFC has been extraordinarily busy over the past six weeks, putting on multiple shows while also filming two seasons of the Ultimate Fighter including the live version making its debut on FX last Friday night. As such, Dana White had been slacking on his telling video blogs based on presumably a lack of free-time given the amount of things already on the production team’s plate.

However, White and company have made good this week, delivering a vlog with a little bit of everything including a glimpse at the set for TUF Brasil, in-arena and backstage action from UFC 144, and the reaction from flyweights Demetrious Johnson-Ian McCall when they learn an scoring error at UFC on FX 2 should have resulted in a Draw (and sudden victory round).

“Talk about the officiating ruining our f*cking shows again,” said the understandably upset UFC President to a shocked McCall. “I mean I don’t know how many f*cking times I can say it. So this is good for you, my brother. Good for you, bad for us, bad for tonight, bad for the f*cking sport”¦it’s a f*cking draw. You didn’t lose the fight. It should’ve gone (to a) fourth round.”

McCall’s immediate reaction was equally priceless, asking if it meant he was going to get a win bonus.

Flyweight Tournament Final on Hold While McCall-Johnson Fight to Determine Winner

Another memorable moment from the clip involved the lightweight title being awarded to the winner of Benson Henderson-Frankie Edgar at UFC 144. While it’s unclear if the strap is different than the one they normally use and if so why, one thing is apparent ”“ it could be used as a weapon!

“I don’t even wanna put this on a guy. Do you know how f*cking sharp that is,” White is heard saying with matchmaker Joe Silva responding, “That’s a deadly belt. That’s sharp as sh*t!”

Other highlights involve Quinton Jackson absorbing his loss to Ryan Bader and Martin Kampmann chatting it up with White about his last-second comeback win over Thiago Alves.

Check out the full video below:

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC


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