MENU
#UFC Fight Night 55 #Fabricio Werdum #Marcin Tybura #UFC 217 #GSP #Michael Bisping


Dana White at UFC 144

UFC president Dana White

UFC president Dana White says Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva deserves the rematch with heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

It was announced on Tuesday that Velasquez’ first heavyweight title defense will be a rematch with “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 160.

Silva and Velasquez first met at UFC 146.  Velasquez grounded and pounded Silva into a bloody mess and finished by technical knockout in the first round.  Since the loss, Silva has put together back-to-back knockouts over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem.

“Bigfoot Silva, Cain beat him pretty easily, and he just came out and knocked out Alistair Overeem.  It’s tough to not say he shouldn’t get another shot at the title.  I mean, I think everyone pretty much felt that way after the fight,” White said during Wednesday’s UFC on Fuel TV 7 pre-fight press conference in England.

“That fight happened because (Silva) knocked out Alistair Overeem in spectacular fashion.  If you sit there and look at the guys who are in the heavyweight division who are next, how do you say he doesn’t deserve it? Alistair Overeem was the guy a lot of people believed could go in there and win that title, and Bigfoot weathered his storm and viciously knocked him out,” said White.

“The guy deserves the shot.”

UFC 160 is expected to take place on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  Former heavyweight titleholder Junior Dos Santos faces Alistair Overeem in the co-main event.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Cain Velasquez Fights

  • a year ago
  • 5153 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Dana White Rips Fans After Darren Till Blasts Donald Cerrone at UFC Gdansk | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 392 views

Dana White responded to critical fans with an expletive-filled tirade after Darren Till defeated Donald Cerrone. read news >>

Dana White Opens Up About Tragic Las Vegas Shooting, Dishes on All Things UFC (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 15 views

Dana White sat down with the Wall Street Journal for an extended interview, opening up about the tragic Las Vegas shooting and covering all things UFC. read news >>

Is Dana White Pushing Mark Hunt Out of the UFC? 'They Turned on the Whistleblower' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 68 views

Saying that he is healthy and medically fit to fight, Mark Hunt claims Dana White and the UFC are trying to push him out. read news >>

Dana White Claims Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Broke Pay-Per-View Record | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 51 views

UFC president Dana White claims that the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match broke the all-time pay-per-view record. read news >>

Dana White Hints at New UFC TV Deal Could Include Streaming Partner | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

When Endeavor (WME-IMG) purchased the UFC, a big part of their financial gamble to spend $4 billion was based on a new television deal starting in 2019 that would net them hundreds of millions per ye read news >>

Is the UFC Contemplating Promoting Boxing? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor was a one-off opportunity, but could Dana White see his company getting into boxing on a regular basis? read news >>

Dana White Calls Michael Bisping's Assault Accuser a 'F--king P---y'

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC President Dana White responded Thursday to the man who filed a lawsuit against middleweight champion Michael Bisping over an alleged assault at a gym in Anaheim, California. "I'm sure it's that t read news >>

Dana White Engages in His Most Hilarious Podcast Interview Ever (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 36 views

Dana White joined UFC veteran Mike Swick for one of his most hilarious interviews ever. read news >>

UFC boss Dana White: Boxing could be a part of Zuffa's future

  • 25 days ago
  • 22 views

Zuffa Boxing, indeed. UFC President Dana White said it’s possible Zuffa’s schedule could include events in the square circle along with those in the octagon. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White: No one wants Conor McGregor vs. Paulie Malignaggi, who turns focus to Artem Lobov

  • 24 days ago
  • 50 views

UFC President Dana White adamantly denies Paulie Malignaggi’s claim that a fight with Conor McGregor is in negotiations.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>