After UFC 166: Velasquez Vs Dos Santos III was in the books, UFC Flyweight made a comment in his post fight interview saying he doesn’t want to sit on the shelf for another 6 months, and wants to fight as soon as possible. In the post fight scrum after the event, UFC President Dana White talked about how its possible for a guy like Dodson to sit on the bench for that long without a fight. According to White, they want them to fight, or they still have to pay them for not fighting.
“I keep telling you guys our roster is too full. Guys have to get fights and every time after a show when we cut a guy, people say ‘Fuck you Dana White, you’re an idiot.’ Shut up the fuck up and let us run our business. The roster is too full.
“We want to be good to the guys who deserve us being good to. Guys like Okami. I like Okami. I like him a lot. He’s a great guy, but when guys lose and are at a certain point of their careers or whatever the case may be, they have to be cut so guys like Dodson can continue to fight. We are in a situation where if a guy doesn’t fight, we still have to pay them. That’s not good either. Guys want to fight. Guys like Dodson want to stay busy and active. They want to fight.”
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