Dana White Says He Advised James Krause Not To Accept Future Fights On 24 Hours Notice


James Krause competed on the preliminary card of UFC 247, suffering a split decision loss to Trevin Giles.

Krause accepted the fight on about 24 hours notice after Antonio Arroyo was pulled a short time after weigh-ins, but UFC President Dana White says that he advised Krause to not accept anymore fights on such short notice.

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“He was super upset. He felt like he could’ve won that fight,” White said after the event (via Milan Ordonez of Bloody Elbow). “I said, ‘You know what, kid, it doesn’t matter. You’re such a stud. I’ve so much respect for the fact that you came here to corner, and you took this fight a weight class up, didn’t train.’ I said, ‘But let’s not do this again.’”

The loss for Krause snapped a six fight winning streak and it was his first defeat since UFC 184 in February of 2015.

Not all is lost for Krause though, as the UFC President plans on giving the fighter quite a bonus for saving the fight on such short notice.

“I’mma write him a nice cheque,” he said. “And he won Fight of the Night. Financially, it worked out for him, but did you guys see him tonight? He was lumped up, and he was in a dogfight.”

There is no word yet as to what is next for Krause, who has now competed in three weight classes during his UFC tenure.

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