Dana White’s Machida vs Munoz vlog
WARNING: Language not suitable for children.
To whet the appetite of fight fans, UFC President Dana White released his newest vlog installment with a behind-the-scenes look at UFC 165.
Did everyone forget possibly the greatest title fight in UFC history?! It feels like a million years ago because this past weekend’s UFC 166 was arguably the best pay-per-view of all-time, but September’s struggles in Toronto, Canada were a wild night of fights as well. The main event had the UFC light-heavyweight belt on the line between champ Jon Jones and challenger Alexander Gustafsson. And, it was epic!
Most of this video is spent with the ever explicit White lauding praise on Gustafsson who lost the main event via unanimous decision. It’s tough to read on the scorecards, but “The Mauler” took it to Jones in a way never before seen nor really imagined. The Swedish striker took Jones down - never before done - and bloodied up the face of the champ to the point that the cageside doctor almost stopped the fight heading into the final round. In language not appropriate to type out, White told “The Mauler” and his coaches how they should hold their head high as the performance in this loss should raise Gustafsson’s proverbial stock.
Also, not to be forgotten, in the co-main event UFC interim-bantamweight champ Renan Barao defeated Eddie Wineland by TKO in the second round. Never known as a sore loser, Wineland congratulated Barao on the win and politely waited until he was out of the Octagon and with his coaches to air his grievances about an early stoppage. “That referee knows me better than that,” says Wineland and then adds, “He knows I’m tougher than s***.” Wineland admits the spinning back kick floored him and dazed him, but it didn’t knock him out nor did the couple follow-up punches.
The beginning of the clip shows John Makdessi telling his sullen, defeated opponent Renee Forte how much he respects him. And a surprising celebratory moment between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub who had some heated words prior to their bout, but Mitrione gladly congratulated his former The Ultimate Fighter 10 castmate Schaub in his submission victory.