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UFC 264: 3 things we learned from Dana White’s post-fight press conference
July 11, 2021
UFC president Dana White answered questions from the media after a wild evening at UFC 264.
There was lots to recap and digest after an eventful night in Las Vegas at UFC 264: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3. UFC president Dana White was requested and answered questions on quite a lot of subjects together with in regards to the occasion itself, in addition to a few of the most up-to-date UFC headlines and tales.
One of many key speaking factors was the physician’s stoppage win for Poirier after McGregor snapped his left leg within the closing seconds of the opening spherical.
Listed here are three issues we realized from White’s post-fight press convention.
1. Conor McGregor suffered a decrease tibia fracture in the principle occasion in opposition to Dustin Poirier
In the direction of the start of his UFC 264 post-fight press convention, White revealed to the media that McGregor had formally suffered a decrease tibia fracture in his combat with Poirier and would require surgical procedure the subsequent morning at a close-by hospital.
McGregor suffered the harm within the waning seconds of the primary spherical, after throwing a sequence of brutal leg kicks along with his left leg simply minutes earlier than. White stated he didn’t share a protracted dialog with McGregor following the combat after he was taken out of T-Cellular Area on a stretcher.
2. Dustin Poirier will combat Charles Oliviera subsequent for the UFC light-weight title
Regardless of the weird circumstances concerning Poirier’s win over McGregor, White remained adamant that he’ll combat for the title in opposition to UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliveira later this 12 months.
Oliveira earned the vacant light-weight belt over Michael Chandler by TKO at UFC 262 earlier this 12 months. White identified that whereas the Poirier vs. McGregor rivalry isn’t over, Poirier is subsequent in line for the title shot.
“Poirier will combat for the title, and when [McGregor] is healed we will ultimately do the rematch,” White stated.
3. Dana White wouldn’t share a ‘shooey’ with Tai Tuivasa
UFC heavyweight Tai Tuivasa was one of many largest show-stoppers on the UFC 264 most important card, after getting the vicious knockout win over Greg Hardy within the opening spherical. After getting the win, Tuivasa celebrated in a novel vogue; consuming beer out of a shoe on high of the octagon in entrance of a raucous crowd in Las Vegas.
Regardless of the viral second, White confirmed that he respectfully declines any invite from Tuivasa to have a ‘shooey’ with him anytime quickly.
“If the world was on hearth, and everybody was dying of thirst, that’s the final f**king factor I might ever do,” White stated.
Tuivasa has now received three straight fights within the UFC’s stacked heavyweight division.
UFC 264 befell on July 10, 2021, dwell from the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, NV. Observe together with FanSided for all of your dwell information and highlights.