Dana White Discusses Hyping Fighters, Erik Perez’s Loss, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.29.2013
And fighters having that x factor…
- Dana White recently spoke about hyping fighters, Erik Perez's loss last night and more. Here are the highlights…
On Promoting Fighters in Specific Markets: "Everybody was talking in Boston when we were doing all the stuff around Conor McGregor," White said. "It's what we do – we promote guys. He's from Ireland, he's from Mexico, he's from here, and he's from there. We promote them. It's up to them to keep winning. I don't look at it as, 'Aww, the whole Erik Perez thing is gone.' It just is what it is. Erik Perez will fight again."
On Conor McGregor : "Conor's a character, but first and foremost, the dude's a fighter. All he wants to do is fight. He wants to fight everybody. It's real easy to promote guys who want to fight and kick ass."
On Erick Perez Dealing With Many Factors Heading Into Last Night's Fight: "Once a guy starts to get the kind hype he was getting, a lot of things affect him," White said. "So I'm sure it was a lot of things. I was hearing rumblings that he didn't want to do any media and he was this and that and all this other stuff. All that bulls--t plays a factor in what happens."
On Fighters Having The X Factor: "I mean, look at Ronda Rousey," he said. "She's arguably one of the top three biggest stars in the UFC. It's not about anything she does differently. She has that thing. Some people have it, and some people don't. Even a guy like Anderson Silva took some time. Anderson Silva's been winning fights since 2006 or whatever here, and it took a while for people to get into Anderson, too."