After last night’s UFC 157 event, which saw Ronda Rousey make her UFC debut in a victorious effort over Liz Carmouche in the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, UFC president Dana White sat down with members of various media outlets to field a wide range of questions regarding the UFC.
Notes from the scrum:
UFC 157 outsold UFC on Fox 1.
Cyborg may have lost her chance at Ronda.
Aldo refuses to fight Pettis, feels he doesn’t deserve a shot at his title.
White says that he likes Koscheck, meaning he may be safe from the Zuffa chopping block.
Machida is the number-one contender for Jon Jones’ title.
Dana White would have GIna Carano come to the UFC, but won’t pursue her.
White is shocked at how well mainstream media received the Rousey-Carmouche bout.
“Stitch” and House are still not back in the good graces of the UFC, but no ties are being severed.
Rumors of Nick Diaz not showing up to a fourth interview are untrue. Nick and Nate are both doing what they have to do after missing the initial shoots.
White is close to pulling Nick from the title fight… again.
According to Jeremy Stephens, his trial is “going well”.
The UFC president doesn’t fault Brendan Schaub for his unanimously panned performance, largely due to the fact that he’d been knocked out in back-to-back fights.
“Strikeforce had hungry fighters. …Most of them hadn’t fought in a year and now they’re in here and they’re hungry. They’re raising the bar.”
Anderson SIlva vs. Chris Weidman is still in the works, hoping for July 4 weekend.