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Dana White Responds to Leon Edwards: 'Colby Covington Deserves Next Title Shot' | UFC on ESPN 43

  • Published on Jun 3, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • UFC president Dana White spoke to MMA Junkie and other media post-fight on Saturday in San Antonio.
    0:00 - Fight Bonuses/Attendances
    0:56 - Reviews Cory Sandhagen's and 'Chito' Vera's performances
    1:46 - Talks Holly Holm's performance and future potential
    2:46 - Talks Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards and decision behind matchmaking
    3:14 - Donald Cerrone entering into Hall of Fame
    4:11 - Maycee Barber's performance and what's possibly next
    7:19 - Talks Texas MMA scene
    8:52 - More on Sandhagen vs. Vera, questionable judging
    9:49 - CJ Vergara comeback win
    10:24 - BMF talk
    11:16 - Talks referee mistakes
    12:30 - Nate Landwehr talk
    13:10 - Bantamweight division
    13:40 - Sandhagen vs Vera talk continued
    14:51 - Edwards vs Covington fight talk
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  • assassin
    assassin 2 months ago +424

    Masvidal: I got insider information that I’m next for Leon.
    Dana White: Colby Covington is next 😂

    • Cosa24
      Cosa24 2 months ago +55

      Makes 0 sense for Masvidal tho Colby beat him 5-0

    • Scratcher Bre speakman
      Scratcher Bre speakman 2 months ago +21

      That insider must have been on the outsiders that day or Jorge is a bum like we all thought he was 😅

    • droppinloads 09
      droppinloads 09 2 months ago +5

      Irgendjemand he’s gonna pull out with another “injury” in hopes to fight Leon, just like he did with Leon back before leon had the belt, so that he can hopefully get a shot with Leon now. The shadow realm is just waiting for his arrival

    • Maxxkii
      Maxxkii 2 months ago +1


  • Randalmcdaniel
    Randalmcdaniel 2 months ago +604

    listening to dana whites opinion on things afterwards is like an event in itself

  • David Uribe
    David Uribe 2 months ago +194

    I love how the media skates around asking questions to Dana

    • Chad Hoover
      Chad Hoover 2 months ago


    • Matt Hillard
      Matt Hillard 2 months ago +37

      Who wants the Ariel treatment?

    • RichHomie Kel
      RichHomie Kel 2 months ago +37

      They know they’ll get fired like ariel if they ask real questions.

    • Michael Fadahunsi
      Michael Fadahunsi 2 months ago +16

      Nope Ariel instigates there is a difference. Ariel doesn't know when to STOP. Am happy we don't have to deal with that.

    CASA DEL SOUL /// VIDMIX TV 2 months ago +76

    It’s amazing how some of these bum judges have zero accountability but still have the power to make or destroy someone’s hard earned fight career. 🤬

    • sainttrunks1982
      sainttrunks1982 2 months ago +1

    • Rob S.
      Rob S. 2 months ago +2

      Dana too, he's got all that power yet isn't a fighter himself and has the power to do the things he does and make the decisions he does. If he really cared about the judges like that he would do something about it

    • SpaceCaran
      SpaceCaran 2 months ago

      When will you guys understand that the judges are like that so specific fighters could be given close decisions. When people complaint they can sit behind the excuse of judging being bad.

    • Boaty McBoatface
      Boaty McBoatface 2 months ago +1

      You're describing Dana

    • Derrick C
      Derrick C 2 months ago

      They don’t get paid a lot. I’m sure a lot of them really don’t care that much

  • Cam Eron
    Cam Eron 2 months ago +56

    I’m sure all 7 of Belals fans will be devastated he’s not getting the next shot.

    • Kiab Toom Lauj
      Kiab Toom Lauj 2 months ago +5

      What idiocy. If the fight happens in the Mid East, a title fight for an Arab American, he would easily attract 5 times Colby's mediocre number. Fact is, NONE of the Top 5 is a big draw. Jorge likely is a bigger draw than any of the Top 5, despite his decline.
      This, we know for sure: the idiots who keep saying Colby is going to do more business so he should get it --- NOT because he has any win streak, other than beating elderly Jorge ---- would all be screaming like the idiots they are, if Conor cuts in & gets the title fight, after he beats Chandler.
      Conor IS THE REAL DRAW; and he is TOTALLY undeserving, too, not unlike MAGA man I & II.

    • Cam Eron
      Cam Eron 2 months ago +23

      @Kiab Toom Lauj did you even watch the Belal/ Edwards fight? Leon was about two punches away from knocking him out. Allah intervened and gave him an eye poke as a way to avoid losing. No one wants to see that fight replayed. Except you and the other 6.

      3,018,341 views 2 months ago +4

      ​@Cam Eron so what ? Usman had 1 minute to win the first leon fight then he got koed . U never know what happens in 5 rounds

    • Cam Eron
      Cam Eron 2 months ago +3

      @3,018,341 views yes we do. It it just happened at ufc 286

  • gururajms
    gururajms 2 months ago +6

    Leon started crying more after Dana confirmed Colby fight 😂

    • Las Vegas Reachers SMFH
      Las Vegas Reachers SMFH 2 months ago +1

      Colby is good but not even close to usman 😂😂😂. Colby still dreams about a win vs him and is jealous of edwards 😂😂. Gonna talk shit and lose again

  • LethweiBlackBelt
    LethweiBlackBelt 2 months ago +94

    Weird times in the UFC rankings right now, lot of people think they deserve title shots and lot of people don’t deserve it either way the fights are gonna be good!!

    • Slick Silver
      Slick Silver 2 months ago +3

      Love your profile name....lethwei is badass

    • BobShimits
      BobShimits 2 months ago +5

      Balal sold at least 1 ticket. He deserves it!

    • LethweiBlackBelt
      LethweiBlackBelt 2 months ago +1

      Appreciate it🙏 lethwei is brutal lol but for total violence I watch king of the streets(no rules)

    • T#3_♧r33n_$0c!@l!sT
      T#3_♧r33n_$0c!@l!sT 2 months ago +7

      @BobShimits Do the Yankees make the World Series automatically because they sell more?

    • Eddie Vargas
      Eddie Vargas 2 months ago +1

      @BobShimits Jeff Neal pieced him foo

  • Alex G.B
    Alex G.B 2 months ago

    Love the long format man💪🏻 gives you time to analyse thoroughly and is really good to listen when travelling offline and so on

  • Alex Hendricks
    Alex Hendricks 2 months ago +21

    Does anybody else think the UFC is trying too hard to push Maycee Barber?!?? She absolutely positively LOST that fight against Angela Lee! The fight should have been a comfortable unanimous decision win for Lee but not if the judges can help it. Maycee also lost to Miranda Maverick in a close split decision but the UFC is just in love with Maycee. Same way O'Malley beat Yan! Popularity.

      MR.AVERAGE 2 months ago +4

      I'm starting to believe it. Lee won that fight 30-27 and Dana says Barber won that's crazy

    • Christopher Carrigg
      Christopher Carrigg 2 months ago +3

      Barber won the fight 3-0. Lee didn't do anything besides lie on her

    • misterclownface
      misterclownface 2 months ago

      It was a close fight. Maybe I have to watch it again but I think Lee barely won that fight. I scored it 29-28 Lee. One of the judges (as usual) were paid off or was not watching the fights and was playing games on their phone. The Vera 48-47 score was insane.

    • Christopher Carrigg
      Christopher Carrigg 2 months ago

      @misterclownface check the fight stats. Barber out struck lee every single round. And fight criteria takes that over control time

    • Shane Bennett
      Shane Bennett 2 months ago +1

      To be fair Andrea really did nothing with top position. Maycee was literally doing more damage from the bottom

  • Special KD
    Special KD 2 months ago +132

    Well I’m convinced Colby’s next lol.
    Love how Dana said it last week, then EVERYONE tried coming out to say that wasn’t happening. Now here Dana is again saying that’s the next fight.
    Chael also put a video saying “we don’t need Leon to have a title fight” and we know how corporate Chael is.
    Basically Leon is fighting Colby next. If he says no, looks like they’ll do an interim belt or strip Leon.

    • facey Kad
      facey Kad 2 months ago +27

      Leon already no. Interim belt is great. Everyone wins. it'll piss off Leon, and Colby will have to prove himself

    • Kurt Lauer
      Kurt Lauer 2 months ago +23

      Hit the bell with the logic👍 Fans seem to think they run the company… I’d say Leon gets stripped though. Look what happened with Francis.

    • Lars Nootbaar Fan
      Lars Nootbaar Fan 2 months ago +34

      @facey Kadthere won’t be an interim. Leon will be stripped and sent to bellator if he doesn’t want to fight Colby

    • Luke Murray
      Luke Murray 2 months ago +22

      @facey Kad an interim belt won't piss off Leon lol because it's a glorified number one contender fight 🤣

    • Luke Murray
      Luke Murray 2 months ago +40

      I really hope Leon don't give him the fight so all you Colby fan girls can have a meltdown. Dana can't strip Leon. Division and company will have zero credibility!

  • A is for Annihilation
    A is for Annihilation 2 months ago +4

    Warms my heart the UFC did all they could to get Cerrone's grandma there for his hall of Fame induction & breaks my heart she wasn't well enough to come. His grandma is the coolest & any1 who is a fan of cowboy knows she means the world to him.

    • Li Osmani
      Li Osmani 2 months ago

      I have super glue...fix your heart

  • Luke Murray
    Luke Murray 2 months ago +17

    Why does the media have no balls to actually call out Dana on why Colby don't deserve the next shot??

    • Trade2Travel
      Trade2Travel 2 months ago +8

      If anyone wants to be part of the post conference or even pre conference. They have to ask shitt*e question. If they dont.don't.. they get kick out. Pretty sure about that.

    • Khalid Alshammari
      Khalid Alshammari 2 months ago +1

      @Trade2Travel because it’s not worth losing ur job over a Colby question

    • Maciej M
      Maciej M 2 months ago

      And what would those call outs be exactly?

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. Nobody 2 months ago +78

    that, "you're the man leon" from dana sounded so sarcastic, like he only acknowledges it because leon has the belt but he really doesn't think so.

    • Uncle Jim 2
      Uncle Jim 2 2 months ago +20

      He’s saying grow a pair, you have the big boy belt now. 🍼🍼🍼

    • droppinloads 09
      droppinloads 09 2 months ago +14

      You don’t call the shots just because you have the belt lmao you can tell who’s brand new to being a fan of the ufc

    • Ehsan Ahmed
      Ehsan Ahmed 2 months ago +2

      ​@droppinloads 09 you kind of do

    • NRC
      NRC 2 months ago +4

      ​@droppinloads 09 your the casual it should be whom deserves it very very recently it's been whom ever sells now gets the shot

    • DontBanOllie
      DontBanOllie 2 months ago

      @Ehsan Ahmedno you don’t

  • Kaaashhhhhhh
    Kaaashhhhhhh 2 months ago +3

    But the media are ranking Colby high though, just below Usman. I hear what ya'll are saying, there's active fighters like Belal or Shavkat or Burns out there, but if the media really thinks that then drop Colby's ranking? If Colby is ranked so high it's because they think he's good enough to be there and so he does have some claim to the title. Masvidal was also a 2 time title contender and Colby shut him down good, their last fight.

  • Jerrell2410
    Jerrell2410 2 months ago

    Seems like both challengers are undeserving but it would have been cool to see a conclusion to the Masvidal thing. The way the Belal fight ended sucked but resume/activity suggests he’s probably most deserving. Colby’s last 5 fights are two losses to Kamaru and three wins against aging stars Masvidal, Woodley, and Robbie Lawler

  • Craig
    Craig 2 months ago +3

    I really respect how this man never learns from his mistakes. They toddled for 3 years about making a UFC Africa card when they had 3 African champs but they dragged their feet so long that now he’s still out here saying how much UFC Africa means to them meanwhile they now have no African champs to bring there.
    The same thing is going to happen with this no-brainer UFC Mexico. They’ve got 3 Mexican champs now and his answer to doing a UFC Mexico card is “yeah, we should, no plans, but we should. Wait until you guys see the UFC PI we’re building down there… the renders are great…” 3 years from now when they have zero Mexican champs I’m sure we’ll see a more eager Dana

  • 1791CDA
    1791CDA 2 months ago +2

    Cowboy was a serious contender in his day , he def deserves to be in the hof

  • mas
    mas 2 months ago +55

    Dana "I never make matches on Fight Night" White pretty much never gives a straight answer on even the most obvious next matchups so the more I see him double down on Colby "deserving" a title shot when there's 3 or 4 objectively more deserving contenders, the more believable it sounds that they had to bribe him behind the scenes to get him to drop charges against Masvidal

    • Kaaashhhhhhh
      Kaaashhhhhhh 2 months ago +2

      But the media are ranking Colby high though, just below Usman. I hear what ya'll are saying, there's active fighters like Belal or Shavkat or Burns out there, but if the media really thinks that then drop Colby's ranking? If Colby is ranked so high it's because they think he's good enough to be there and so he does have some claim to the title. Masvidal was also a 2 time title contender and Colby shut him down good, their last fight.

    • mas
      mas 2 months ago +5

      Well the rankings aren't exactly gospel and it's not like you have to be #1 to get the next shot nor is the next shot automatically given to the guy ranked #1. I guess he has never dropped because he never lost to anyone ranked beneath him but he hasn't impressed nor knocked off contenders coming off a win. Belal, Burns, Shavkat, and Khamzat (if he's staying at WW) are all more deserving with more relevant recent wins. I guess if Masvidal surprises us and sparks Burns then that will be a win for Colby that has since aged well but as of now nothing about him getting a title shot makes any sense. It's not even like he sells game-changing PPV since 90% of his entertainment value is outside the cage

  • 97 World Champ
    97 World Champ 2 months ago +31

    Nobody deserves that fight as much as Colby Covington.

  • Daniel Correa
    Daniel Correa 2 months ago +1

    If Colby gets the next title shot just for doing you a favor and being a back up fighter then Belal should also get a title shot no matter if he wins or loses his next fight because he’s doing you an even bigger favor taking a fight he shouldn’t have to take

  • EveryoneIsOnSteroids
    EveryoneIsOnSteroids 2 months ago +34

    Loving the fact that Dana is sticking to Colby!😂💪

    • Robert Fixescars
      Robert Fixescars 2 months ago +4

      Leon vs Jorge way more exciting if he beats Gilbert dorito the stepping stone

    • Asheeth Kumar
      Asheeth Kumar 2 months ago +7

      Colby vs khamzat
      Colby vs jorge 2
      Colby vs shavkat
      Colby vs belal
      Colby vs islam, will always do better numbers than Leon in it...

    • Solice
      Solice 2 months ago +3

      ​@Robert Fixescars Only lost to usman and a close one to Khamzat since moving to ww
      You're a goofball

    • Robert Fixescars
      Robert Fixescars 2 months ago +5

      @Solice when was the last time Colby finished anyone?

  • Osi O
    Osi O 2 months ago +3

    I miss 2009 Dana

  • Kazi Rasheedi
    Kazi Rasheedi 2 months ago

    When Leon denied to fight his rank was threatened but Colby has been denying Gilbert, Khamzat and list goes on. You cannot tell me Gilbert does not have credibility. What does Colby gets for denying fights and fight mostly the fighters who are in loosing streak. Title shot. We need a new promotion.

  • SLSH
    SLSH 2 months ago

    He should’ve said “it’s been 9 in a row, he deserves that shot”

  • T - Bone
    T - Bone 2 months ago +89

    When Dana leaves the UFC will never be the same. This guy is always a main event!

    • Jose Leon
      Jose Leon 2 months ago +25

      maybe than the rankings would actually matter, convington doesnt deserve a title shot

    • Avijit
      Avijit 2 months ago +6

      @Jose Leon If Belol deserves a title shot then Chito also deserves a title shot. Lol

    • Shawn Johnson
      Shawn Johnson 2 months ago +12

      @Avijitcry more karen😢

    • calm bro
      calm bro 2 months ago +8

      @Shawn Johnson Colby's getting that belt whether you like it or not 😝 🍭 eat this

  • Connolly family
    Connolly family 2 months ago

    I’m just picturing Usman, telling Leon “good luck with Covington“ those fights with him obviously affected Usman somehow then that nasty knockout, of course. His knees were probably shot. He did not look like his former self, in that last fight with Leon. The Usman that fought Covington would never have let Leon up from the ground.

  • wheelmanstan
    wheelmanstan 2 months ago +1

    Cowboy in the Hall of Fame...in the words of Nat Diaz, "I'M NOT SURPRISED"
    Hell of a dude.

  • Fred
    Fred 2 months ago +25

    Holly's post fight speech needs to go viral.

    • Matthew Tufford
      Matthew Tufford 2 months ago +2

      She's a legend 👏🏻

    • gavin mitchell
      gavin mitchell 2 months ago +2

      They’ll be no help from UFC it will be up to the fans to share it buddy but yes someone needed to get that message out on tv suprised they didn’t bleep it like they do for swearing so it doesn’t offend the fairies.

    • misterclownface
      misterclownface 2 months ago


  • Jason Borotra
    Jason Borotra 2 months ago +2

    "A million other reasons why Colby deserves that fight" lol😂

  • Dan Oliver
    Dan Oliver 2 months ago +1

    So I have no personal issue with Colby getting the next shot, but I think it's unfair of Dana to make out that Leon doesn't want it because he's worried about Colby's fighting style. Leon quietly beat everyone he had to to get his title shot, which was a lot of tough guys over a long period of time. Leon took the long road and received no favours or shortcuts, and so is understandably bitter about opportunities given to guys he personally feels haven't put in the miles that he has to get their shot, especially when the shot is against him.

    • Matthew Tufford
      Matthew Tufford 2 months ago

      A personal issue 😂

    • Dan Oliver
      Dan Oliver 2 months ago

      @Matthew Tufford As in 'personally, I have no issue with it'. Not sure why that's funny.

    • paul
      paul 2 months ago

      Cry harder brother

  • Ken Marcus Olvi
    Ken Marcus Olvi 2 months ago +11

    Masvidal lost to Colby. How in the hell is there even a discussion about Masvidal getting title shot before Colby. ? NO WAY

    • ruben martinez
      ruben martinez 2 months ago +3

      Colby lost both championships fights, how does he get a shot again? If he loses again is Dana going to give him another shot?

    • Ken Marcus Olvi
      Ken Marcus Olvi 2 months ago +1

      @ruben martinez right now Colby deserves this. Dana already said that Belal next fight will be for the nr1 contender spot. Who do you think should fight Leon next? And please dont say Masvidal.

    • ben1987
      ben1987 2 months ago +3

      Bruhhh colby lost his last 2 fights against usman come on foo...AND to add it to that 2 losses he been out for a year...why not wait for burns or belal..one of those 2 deserves the title shot..but i do agreed masvidal doesnt deserve a title shot

    • Ken Marcus Olvi
      Ken Marcus Olvi 2 months ago

      @ben1987 agree. But Dana is looking it from business side also. Colby vs Leon draws more people. So it is what it is i think. But yeah im sure that Belal or Burns will be fighting for the title later rather than sooner. 😀

  • Javi AIR
    Javi AIR 2 months ago

    Thank you Dana says it people swear they would fight when you get sideswiped from the side like come on Colby gonna get this belt back 😅🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Uncle Fester
    Uncle Fester 2 months ago

    As a fight fan, I'd love to see Colby vs Leon but what has Colby done to deserve it apart from his win over Masvidal? Colby has been inactive but clearly Dana has other ideas.

  • T Rope
    T Rope 2 months ago +1

    Chito fought like he always does, one punch at a time. Dude needs to string together more punches in combos, dudes lat 3,4 fights have been like that.

  • PackTriots
    PackTriots 2 months ago +2

    Maybe that Sean O’Malley defeat was a fluke…. I’ve never understood the hype around Chito…
    I’m starting to think Sean might just beat him in a rematch

  • LookupMarlonsaycheese!
    LookupMarlonsaycheese! 2 months ago

    I think Dana forgot Leon had to fight Belal then Nate after the layoff for a title shot.

  • Crazy Pato
    Crazy Pato 2 months ago +4

    15:07 that was the chance for any journalist unhappy with King Colby getting a title shot but they didn't take It

  • Onyx
    Onyx 2 months ago

    We're gonna miss pacman when he leaves the UFC ! People take the piss but he is a solid guy. Thanks 👍🏼

  • stringfiend6
    stringfiend6 2 months ago +19

    yeah, vera was completely dominated. he didn't win a single round, he didn't put out until the LAST 20 seconds haha

    • Kelly Ann
      Kelly Ann 2 months ago

      Wtf was the judge that scored it for Chito thinking? Split decision was bs! clean win for Sandhagen

    • s
      s 2 months ago

      he was shook

    • Will
      Will 2 months ago

      I give him round 3 but it easily coulda been 50-45

  • Waynzig Nordics
    Waynzig Nordics 2 months ago

    The media can't stop wetting itself over Colby getting the next shot, and Dana's getting a thrill from it. Vera looked like he fell in love with being a "UFC Fighter" and forgot how to be a fighter. Reminded me of Dana's famous "do you want to be a fncking fighter" speech.

  • Zachary Bechtel
    Zachary Bechtel 2 months ago +1

    People are crazy if they don’t want to see Leon Vs Colby . Belal can get the winner , which I hope Colby wins bc there’s a bit of beef between Colby and Belal

  • Social Media Ego
    Social Media Ego 2 months ago

    So many contradictory statements from Dana is just as scary as a split decision in the Cory/Vera fight…

  • Dj Elliott
    Dj Elliott 2 months ago +9

    Dana got into the nose beers tonight 😂🤘🏻

    • paul
      paul 2 months ago

      Any proof ?

    • Dj Elliott
      Dj Elliott 2 months ago

      The signs are there, the jaw, the constant sniffing, his eyes are locked on whoever he's talking to, he looks stiff, I could be wrong but I'm not judging either way. I just thought it was funny, lol

  • Jeffrey Napisa
    Jeffrey Napisa 2 months ago

    I don't think that Leon doesn't want to fight Colby I just think that he wants to beat for his ass first he just got such a beef and wants to get Jorge back ,but as far as fighting called me I don't think that's an issue with him, wrestler or not

  • chill winston
    chill winston 2 months ago

    I think colby is a favourable match up for Leon, I think he should take that fight next and get him out of the way while he's coming off a fairly sizeable lay off. If usman couldn't impose his wrestling game on Leon then colby doesn't have a chance.

  • Zack
    Zack 2 months ago +1

    Leon didn’t almost fight for like 2 years and he got a shot - Dana White
    You can look that up 🤣🤣👍

  • Ali Bader
    Ali Bader 2 months ago +34

    This is your reminder that this would be Karen "call the cops" Duckington's third title shot in 5 fights after not beating a single person coming off of a win since 2018 . No one in UFC history has had this amount of privilege. Insane.

    • Ali Bader
      Ali Bader 2 months ago +11

      Also his style is boring af, cardio dry hump to a decision style. Only Usman made him exciting because he neutralized the wrestling.

    • Len
      Len 2 months ago +12

      @Ali Bader boo hoo…Colby hurt my feelings.

    • Reza
      Reza 2 months ago +6

      Belal is boring. The UFC is a business, if you're boring you don't get the big fights as much. Colby generates emotion, Belal doesn't, that's why

  • John M. Runyon
    John M. Runyon 2 months ago

    Why would none of those reporters state why Colby shouldn’t get title shot?

    LEGION COMMANDER ⚔️ 2 months ago +50

    Colby doesn't deserve that shot 100% but seeing Edwards says "I'll welcome all comers" in the press and then later trying to duck Colby makes me wanna see how that fight would play out.

    • Brandon Rothsman
      Brandon Rothsman 2 months ago +5

      Factss bro Leon lowkey a flake. Not surprised tbh

    • Chris
      Chris 2 months ago

      You're going to

    • Nikola Miljkovic
      Nikola Miljkovic 2 months ago +4

      Colby gets a title shot. Jorge gets to settle the restaurant attack. Dana gets another TV deal without court BS going on.

    • Chris
      Chris 2 months ago +3

      @Steven P Nope. There is no such contract in the ufc.

  • Lo
    Lo 2 months ago

    Dana thinks there’s only 4 welterweights 3 title shots in 5 fights is unheard of🤦🏽‍♂️

  • GOAT
    GOAT 2 months ago +2

    Eventhough Colby doesn't deserve the Title shot Leon should realise how big this fight is for his legacy he already beat the former p4p King twice and in the first fight he slept him if he defends his belt against Colby that would be so great and after that he can fight Masvidal and squash his beef

  • Groovin Garbie
    Groovin Garbie 2 months ago

    Individual judges need public official scrutiny for constructive purposes. When the judges names are published for an upcoming event, they can be removed/added based on the grading of their performances. the public, fighters, coaches, promoters, managers will have a say on what judge judges bout(s)

  • James
    James 2 months ago +2

    Lets be real. Dana is hoping Leon Refuses the fight to make the Fight between Colby and Jorge. They are also hoping Burns meat Jorge. I think Burns will KO Jorge, than it Leon will have to accept the Colby fight, If Jorge beats Burns, The UFC will still stick with Colby for the shot, If Leon still refuses , It will be Colby vs Jorge. So wither way unless Leon keeps being a B*** we have 3 options. Leon vs Colby, Colby vs Jorge, or Colby vs Burns.

    • OceanMud
      OceanMud 2 months ago +2

      Why would ufc do Colby vs masvidal 2? It was 50-45. What a boring fight, we know how it goes

    • James
      James 2 months ago

      @OceanMud because the casuals will eat the PPV up. They can market that fight better than any other right now because of the issues outside the octagon

    • Drexler 7
      Drexler 7 2 months ago

      50-44 not enough for y'all?

    • James
      James 2 months ago

      @OceanMud Money bro. It's all about money. Colby vs Mas is the money fight. That is why Dana wont let Leon vs Cobly go. The only way Danas plan foils is if Mas looses against burns.

  • Earl Wilson
    Earl Wilson 2 months ago +1

    What is it with MMA Journalists not doing their job?! Why does it take Dana to point out Leon took a longer layoff, poked Belal in the eye, and almost got starched by Unranked Nate Diaz, yet still got a title shot… the bias is really obvious

    • Jirrell J.
      Jirrell J. 2 months ago

      Leon was on a 9 fight win streak and had fights against khazmat booked but they were cancelled. Maybe you should do some more research before criticizing journalists. You’re no better than them

  • Bolder Boulder
    Bolder Boulder 2 months ago +6

    Leon ducking Colby because he knows it will not be an easy fight.

    • Make your lawn Great Again
      Make your lawn Great Again 2 months ago +3

      Yeah he just fought the guy who beat colby twice lol

    • Bolder Boulder
      Bolder Boulder 2 months ago +3

      @Make your lawn Great Again Usman looked like his knees didn't work anymore in the 2-fights with Leon. Sorry, Colby went to war with Usman with prime knees.

    • Make your lawn Great Again
      Make your lawn Great Again 2 months ago +5

      @Bolder Boulder excuses .

    • Christopher Carrigg
      Christopher Carrigg 2 months ago

      ​@Make your lawn Great Again Leon wants Jorge who also lost to Usman twice and got manhandled by Colby

    • Make your lawn Great Again
      Make your lawn Great Again 2 months ago +2

      @Christopher Carrigg they have a history he said if Jorge wins or he will fight winner.

  • raptuous
    raptuous 2 months ago

    No one asked Dana about Rogans statement about Masvidal being a harder fight for GSP than any of his other opponents?

  • Akash Sharma
    Akash Sharma 2 months ago

    Leon fought unranked Diaz after two year rest got almost finished but still got title shot ND again second fight fight with usman totally got dominated whereas colby on both fights with usman gave the most competitive fight to p2p best fighter ND almost won second fight 😅ND leon says he will not fight colby as even current champ is afraid so you can see why colby deserves 😊

  • Vanilla Gorilla
    Vanilla Gorilla 2 months ago

    Belal "it makes no sense to fight down in the rankings"
    Does he realize Colby would be fighting down in the rankings to fight him?

  • Josh S
    Josh S 2 months ago +1

    So relieved Dana could see the judge problem since Chito is a bit of a star… Nothing against Chio but please, the judge that gave it to Chito has be suspended for schooling

  • ecc entricity
    ecc entricity 2 months ago +16

    chito is so focused on finding a finish that he risks losing a decision, again

    • LibertarianPunk
      LibertarianPunk 2 months ago

      Didn’t look like he was able to get comfortable like when he fought Jose Aldo.

  • Slumber Party Time
    Slumber Party Time 2 months ago +110

    Belal is throwing a tantrum right now

    • Brick Flair
      Brick Flair 2 months ago +18

      He’s always crying and throwing a tantrum somewhere

    • Robot 🤖
      Robot 🤖 2 months ago +22

      Nobody cares about Belel

    • Kashmir Belongs Central Asia
      Kashmir Belongs Central Asia 2 months ago +7

      @Brick Flair why not, Colby is trying to take food from his table... I think Belal should be mad on that

    • HodlCrypto
      HodlCrypto 2 months ago +5

      As he should

  • Dom Issac
    Dom Issac 2 months ago

    “You answered you own question” -proceeds to double down on colby getting the shot. Lol you cant write this stuff 🤣

  • Luke Jacobs
    Luke Jacobs 2 months ago

    Lmao did Dana just take credit for the BMF Title or did I mishear that? Did that honestly just happen?

  • declan92100
    declan92100 2 months ago

    Dana so disrespectful. Leon JUST won the belt and defended for the 1st time on a 12 fight win streak and Dana here saying "If Kamaru didn't exist Colby is the Champ right now"

  • benito guerrero
    benito guerrero 2 months ago

    He calls the shots 🎉

  • Taylor Mack
    Taylor Mack 2 months ago +25

    Colby plays the act pretty well. Being an All American

    • bigtizzy
      bigtizzy 2 months ago +2

      Acts more American then most of our Congress 😂

    • Randy McGhee SR
      Randy McGhee SR 2 months ago +1

      Act? Hard for you to understand there are a bunch of All Americans out here? Good lord.

    • Redlionlife
      Redlionlife 2 months ago +3

      Do you really think that's how all Americans act? Maybe some do. Maybe the poor, uneducated goofballs in our country act that way, but not all of us. The United States of America is a very diverse group of people. Some of us are respectful and God fearing people who enjoy mma and wrestling. We don't buy into the bull that these guys are selling. Not all of us talk trash and smack our wives around. Some of us have respect for our competition and act accordingly. I was just at state wrestling yesterday with my son and I seen a lot of handshakes and even some hugs at the end of some hard-fought matches. I seen a group of thousands stand up during the national anthem and show respect during battle. If you think Americans act like colby, you are sadly mistaken my friend.

  • Devo's Advocate
    Devo's Advocate  2 months ago

    you mean Usman ran through colby twice and Jorge twice? I dont think he ran through the division even once

  • Nicholas Nc
    Nicholas Nc 2 months ago

    UFC286 took more than 4 times this event with 1000 people more in attendance. I know we saw a title fight but just shows that yet again, we're ripped off in the UK for live sporting events. I guess because we have so few events in the UK, they can milk us good and proper for all we've got whereas they get these types of shows regularly in the USA.

  • HaBoWtAt
    HaBoWtAt 2 months ago

    Corey made Chito look like an amateur in that fight. Unreal performance. I honestly think Corey has the game to take on the champ... But I still feel like Corey's ground game needs work to really shut aljo out

  • TheDXJC56
    TheDXJC56 2 months ago

    Seriously excellent choices for the performance bonuses this weekend

  • Jesus Valtierra
    Jesus Valtierra 2 months ago +1

    Let's go Colby !!

  • wheelmanstan
    wheelmanstan 2 months ago +1

    Holly Holm's message was awesome.

  • Sandy Rodriguez
    Sandy Rodriguez 2 months ago

    Dana said if Usman did not exist, Colby would be the champ for a million reasons. Yes, we know he Dana LOVES Colby since Colby means millions for the UFC.

  • Delane Streeter
    Delane Streeter 2 months ago

    Even though I think Gilbert or Belal should get the shot. If Leon and Colby were to fight, I think Leon would immobilize Colby too.

  • Dckillsall24
    Dckillsall24 2 months ago

    How did people forget about Colby getting jumped lol

  • Pj Barnes
    Pj Barnes 2 months ago

    That reporter dropped the ball when Dana asked him why Colby doesn’t deserve a shot, and actually gave the man a chance to answer. Him not fighting for a year is at the BOTTOM of the reasons why.

    • FKS1994
      FKS1994 2 months ago

      Funny you think you know more then Dana does. If Dana says Colby accepted every fight, then that's likely what happened. Who are your sources? Why would Dana give Colby a chance to be the backup fighter for a title fight if Colby was avoiding fights?

    • Pj Barnes
      Pj Barnes 2 months ago

      @FKS1994 …what? Bruh, what are you talking about?

  • tim yarbrough
    tim yarbrough 2 months ago +4

    Dana said when he come up with the BMF belt. I thought Nate came up with that and talked Dana into it. Am I wrong?

    • Chad Hoover
      Chad Hoover 2 months ago +1

      Yes, you are wrong

    • SLE 297
      SLE 297 2 months ago +4

      Whoever came up with it is a complete clown! Bmf belt is a joke

    • tim yarbrough
      tim yarbrough 2 months ago +1

      @SLE 297 Agreed.

    • Luke Wolfgang
      Luke Wolfgang 2 months ago

      Revisionist history

  • Robert Pinero
    Robert Pinero 2 months ago

    That classic Dana White coke sniff to start off these pressers get me every time ❄️

  • The Best
    The Best 2 months ago +2

    Dana's right Colby fully deserves the next title shot

  • Stephen Bartlett
    Stephen Bartlett 2 months ago +1

    The UFC needs to treat Leon the same way they treated Bisping. Let him pick his opponent for the first title defense. According to Chael Sonnen, the UFC let Anderson Silva pick his fights. McGregor also picks his fights. Obviously, Leon isn’t part of that club. Edwards should stand his ground

  • Razear
    Razear 2 months ago

    Colby weighing in as backup must've really paid dividends with the way Dana is defending him after the reporter said that he sat out for 1.5 years. Especially surprising when you consider Colby walked up to Dana's blackjack table while filming him with an Asian escort, lmao.

    • Simpaticus
      Simpaticus 2 months ago

      He did not sat out 1,5 years, he fought Masvidal in march.

  • zxcvbnmmasdfghjkl
    zxcvbnmmasdfghjkl 2 months ago

    Technically, I’m fine with Colby next title shot. If masvidal loses and edwards loses, it sets that fight up for next title shot vs Colby. If masvidal wins and edwards loses it sets up that fight again.

  • Church Jones
    Church Jones 2 months ago +14

    "We have plans for Belal"...keep fighting until you lose. Those are apparently Dana's plans for Belal.

    • doot pooter
      doot pooter 2 months ago +2

      Nobody but Colby haters cares about Belal, and they're only talking about Belal because Colby is getting next title shot.

    • Church Jones
      Church Jones 2 months ago +4

      @doot pooter Don't care for either but one deserves a title shot and the other doesn't.

    • JesusAvilezTV
      JesusAvilezTV 2 months ago +1

      @Church Joneswho Belal beat?

    • doot pooter
      doot pooter 2 months ago +3

      @Church Jones Leon already beat Belal's ass, sorry. Good luck coping and enjoy Colby vs Leon!

    • Church Jones
      Church Jones 2 months ago +4

      @doot pooter Why do you all always say things like "coping" and "cry more" or stupid bull like that. My life doesn't revolve around this sport, I really don't care that much I promise.

  • FortyFirst Millennial
    FortyFirst Millennial 2 months ago

    Why is Leon so scared of Colby?

  • Randy Mullins
    Randy Mullins 2 months ago

    Thinking Colby negotiated with the UFC on a title fight if he dropped charges against Masvidal

  • 2 Dvs Carter
    2 Dvs Carter 2 months ago

    I'm glad cowboy is getting put in the hall of fame the only thing he didn't do is win a wec or ufc belt but now he in the hall of fame no better title to win I'm happy for him

  • AMF
    AMF 2 months ago +8

    Since 2019, Colby hasn't won a fight except against fighters who had a 2-fight losing streak, and almost all of them continued losing after their fight with Colby.
    Considering this it's insane giving him 3 title defenses almost back to back.

    • Lars Nootbaar Fan
      Lars Nootbaar Fan 2 months ago +5

      Keep repeating the same things and crying kid. Wahh wahh wahh

    • Alexander the Great
      Alexander the Great 2 months ago

      It's good to see you bilal fans cry about colby getting the title shot 😭

    • UpmostFrank 840
      UpmostFrank 840 2 months ago

      Be honest…..what would you rather see. Not who deserves it….it Colby. Now add that Colby lost 18lbs in 4 days and bray Jorge who Leon wants to fight….Colby wins

    • owenswamp
      owenswamp 2 months ago

      He beat RDA and 2018 after RDA had won his last fight. Anyone who knows mma knows Colby is good

  • Walker Wolfson
    Walker Wolfson 2 months ago

    MMA media is so soft. They spent a week criticizing the colby title fight decision and dana asks why he shouldn’t and there all silent 😂

  • Kermit Frog
    Kermit Frog 2 months ago

    We know why Colby's getting a title shot. He's dropping assault charges against Masvidal, allowing one of the UFC's most popular fighters to return. This is Dana's reward.

  • Terence Porter
    Terence Porter 2 months ago

    I wasn't also a fan of Dana White but at least he stood up and took responsibility for his mistake which you can't really criticize him for doing so. It really shows he cares about the enterprise he built up and didn't want to drive it into the ground like most CEO's in that same position. would do. But it does kind of drive me crazy when reporters have the opportunity to ask him anything but they just waste time ask PC remedial questions. But i'm not a reporter so i don't want to sound like a cheese dick.

  • Zachary Hullender
    Zachary Hullender 2 months ago

    I haven't seen Yana since Cyborg destroyed her and I was wrong to assume she had gotten any better. Yana made Holly look much better than she really is.

  • Scratcher Bre speakman
    Scratcher Bre speakman 2 months ago +8

    Where did Jorge's insider information go oh that's right out the window when Dana says nope Colby's next pal 😂😂😂

    • Arsi1776
      Arsi1776 2 months ago +1

      No one wants to see Colby the croutch sniffer against a stricker like Leon . So lame . Masvidal makes for a way better stylistic fight

    • Mfundi Mkhize
      Mfundi Mkhize 2 months ago +4

      @Arsi1776 Brother I promise you many of us want to see that fight. If you want to watch only striking watch Glory or other kickboxing events. A lot of MMA fans want both striking and grappling to see who's the superior fighting(not striking). If it's all about striking then Edward Scissorhands should fight Wonderboy.

    • that-one-cool-guy
      that-one-cool-guy 2 months ago +1

      My guess. Leon told Jorge that. Problem is Dana told Colby he was next. Let's see who gets their way.

    • Diamond
      Diamond 2 months ago

      Dana Pinocchio White always tells the truth, right?

  • James W
    James W 2 months ago +13

    I was super upset by this initially, but after hearing leon in the same breath basically duck colby and call out jorge makes Colby seem 100% worthy of the shot compared to street judas

    • MrBeets
      MrBeets 2 months ago +3

      He's not ducking anyone he's wanted to fight Jorge ever since he got sucker punched by him.... Why wouldn't he want to get paid to beat up someone who sucker punched him?

  • apollo105
    apollo105 2 months ago

    Belal is honestly the only person that deserves a shot. Only two people willing to fight leon were khamzat and belal. Colbys last two wins were tyrone and jorge. Why does he deserve another title shot

  • Enrique D
    Enrique D 2 months ago +1

    Here's the thing if colby isn't deserving then Leon should run right through him right? He brings entertainment value and is a tough fight for anyone. What is everyone so scared of? If colby is as undeserving as people say he is then Leon should have no problem beating him but I sense most people are just hating.

    • Cawhi
      Cawhi 2 months ago

      Ducked khamzat, gilbert, Belal, Etc. if Usman won the title again, hes contemplating moving up to middleweight to fight a top 5’er. Stop it

  • Ragnar
    Ragnar 2 months ago

    I see Dana White i click faster than the speed of light

  • Sinestet Kanal
    Sinestet Kanal 2 months ago +3

    Hehehe love to see it…The last sentence. It’s gonna be Colby next. Fullstop. I guess the whining will continue though for a little while, but you can already feel it’s winding down

  • StaticFlacko
    StaticFlacko 2 months ago

    There’s not a chance he was making usman Colby 3.

  • CoreyBockerTV
    CoreyBockerTV 2 months ago +6

    Several times now I have heard Dana say if Usman isn't number 1 then its Colby which is pretty disrespectful. I would love Leon to kick him into another realm to wipe that look off Dana's face. Let's go champ!

    • Francis Macon
      Francis Macon 2 months ago +1

      It's Colbys time brother. Go for a jog and cool off. Maybe grab a grap soda while you're out and relax.

  • G V
    G V 2 months ago

    Wait you don't know if valentina gets a instant rematch that's insanity smh