Dana White tells Curtis Blaydes he made himself 'look stupid' after 'talking s***'
UFC President Dana White hit Curtis Blaydes after his unanimous victory against Alexander Volkov in Saturday's headline bout at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, insisting that he "looked stupid" after failing to do justice to his pre-fight trash talk Expectations.
Blaydes took a 49-46, 48-47, 48-46 win, but in White's eyes, the heavyweight fight did not meet expectations after the confident razor talk before the fight.
In advance, he suggested that fans hoping for an exciting fight shouldn't bother to tune in because "I fully intend to beat up my opponent," while Blaydes confirmed after his win that he would wait becomes what happens in the heavyweight title trilogy between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier before deciding on his next fight.
But although Blaydes set a new record (14) for takedowns in a heavyweight final, White was less than impressed and suggested that he was unwise to wait for Miocic or Cormier on Saturday.
"I wouldn't wait for his performance tonight and his cardio if I were him," White said in the post-fight media conference. "I would stay active and stay busy.
"I like Curtis Blaydes, but Curtis Blaydes has the wrong attitude for me. I have nothing against the child, [but] if you talk the way he talked this week, you'd better come in and whoops, someone is a * * when you talk like that.
"If you talk the S *** that he did and how he did it tonight? You look stupid.
"Yes, he won. He talked a lot about the S *** this week. I don't think you talk about the S *** he talked about this week, and come in and appear .
"When he talks about people who doll up rags and he doesn't get paid, and yada yada, [he says] he should get the title shot.
"He gassed at the end of the third round, made it to the fifth, and won the fight. Yes, he won."
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