Leonard Garcia Won't Be Cut Following UFC 155 Loss
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.30.2012
Despite his fourth straight loss...
Dana White spoke last night about Leonard Garcia's job status following his split decision loss to Max Holloway at UFC 155, his fourth loss in a row. Check out the highlights:
On Garcia's job being safe: "Sean Shelby, one of our matchmakers, came to me during the fights tonight and said, 'Dana, I don't want to cut this guy.' And I said, 'There's no way in hell we're cutting Leonard Garcia.'"
On why he's not cutting Garcia: "I always say it: The guys who go and lay it all out on the line, those are the guys we like to have. Believe me, there's a lot of guys that love to do that push-against-the-cage s--- all night that I'd love to cut on a win."
Garcia on his loss: "I think I did enough to win and it was a good fight, but I can't let it go to the judges. I've been fighting long enough to know that. Max is a skilled fighter, but I feel I was able to match him or be better than him in every part of the game. I feel I got the most takedowns, I had better octagon control and he doesn't hit hard, so I was able to stand in there with him and I think that should have been enough to get the victory."