Dana White Says Wednesday’s Fight is Huge For Brad Tavares
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.14.2014
- Dana White recently spoke with mmajunkie.com about Brad Tavares' huge chance against Lorenz Larkin at UFC Fight Night 35. Here are the highlights…
On UFC Fight Night 35 Being Huge For Brad Tavarez: "For a guy like Brad Tavares, he's finally made it to the co-main-event position, and these are those moments that can change everything for a guy. If he goes in and wins, and wins impressively over Lorenz Larkin, it's … huge for his career."
On The Middleweight Division: "You've got Chris Weidman, who beat the champ twice," White says. "You've got Vitor Belfort coming next. You've got Lyoto Machida lined up in there too, and (Ronaldo) ‘Jacare' Souza. Anderson wants to come back. It's fun. It's an exciting time in the middleweight division."
On How One Fight Can Change Everything: "You look at a guy like Alexander Gustafsson," White said. "When we made that fight with Jon Jones, the fans and the media were complaining and saying that Alexander Gustafsson didn't deserve the shot, that Jon Jones was going to walk right through him. Then look at the fight. Gustafsson became a superstar after that fight. One fight can change everything for you. For Brad Tavares on Wednesday night, this could be that fight for him."