Dana White Disappointed with Stoppage in Co-Main Event at UFC 164
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.01.2013
White thinks it was a bit of an early stoppage...
UFC President Dana White spoke with reporters in a post-fight media scrum after UFC 164 about the co-main event bout between Frank Mir and Josh Barnett and the stoppage which has been criticized as being too early.
White stated on the fight: "I think that Josh Barnett has more tools than Frank does. Josh's standup is better. Submissions would have been fun to see. Frank Mir is a beast on the ground. But you know, Josh fought the fight that Josh needed to fight. He went in and did exactly what you need to do to beat Frank Mir. You get in there, you start hitting him. You close that distance, push him against the fence, hit him with elbows, rough him up. Frank Mir does not like that... (But) if you had to pick one thing about that night that was disappointing, it was, could Frank Mir have taken a couple more shots? And that's it. It was a good night."