UFC President Dana White has attended hundreds upon hundreds of UFC events of the years, his most recent was this past weekend’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn, New York.
White wasn’t a fan of the card, which saw eight of the nine fights end via decision.
“Not one of our better events,” White said on FOX Sports 1’s post-fight show. “I always feel like that if we come into a place, you’re going to have at least a few good fights that are going to get you up out of your seat. We didn’t have any of those. Well, I shouldn’t say that. The (Dustin) Poirier-(Jim) Miller fight was awesome and obviously the ‘Fight of the Night.’ Those guys gave it everything they had, and props to them, they put on a great performance tonight.”
The main event of UFC 208 saw Germaine De Randamie defeat former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm to become the first ever UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion. White, while happy for De Randamie, isn’t too happy with referee Todd Anderson’s performance in that fight.
“I feel like the ref from New York shouldn’t be reffing a main event fight,” White said. “They don’t have enough experience. He should not have been in there. But again, we don’t make those decisions. The commission does. That was a bad decision by them, and if that guy takes a point for hitting after the bell, it’s a draw. The only possible way this night could be any sh*ttier. Everybody was blowing me up on the phone, ‘what’s wrong with this ref?’ and ‘what’s wrong with this ref?’” White added. “What’s wrong with this ref is he doesn’t have big fight experience like that. None of these guys do in this state yet, and they should’ve had one of the experienced MMA refs in there reffing that main event.”
White can be seen next at UFC Fight Night 105, which will be taking place on Sunday, February 19.