UFC president Dana White gave members of the media another 20 minutes to discuss all subjects following this past weekend’s UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao card.
Among some of the most interesting topics were the Summer Olympics, Cheick Kongo-Shawn Jordan’s fight, when Anderson Silva will compete again, and Michael Bisping’s standing in the UFC middleweight division.
White said he isn’t too concerned with the UFC on FOX 4 card going up against the Summer Olympics:
The women’s soccer team, or basketball, or if (Michael) Phelps is swimming, or (Usain) Bolt is running, those certain things can be hard to compete with. But, other than that, I’m not sweating the Olympics.
On his disappointment from Kongo and Jordan, and if they need to be concerned about their jobs:
If they don’t know that they fought like (expletive), they should go get another job. Kongo looked scared to fight. He had a shitty performance, but he’ll be on another card with somebody.
On when we might see Silva in action again:
If I had to do a fight right now, I’d do the (Chris) Weidman fight. I haven’t talked to (Silva about his next fight yet).
When pushed further about Silva’s return possibly being this year yet, White said:
Maybe. Or right after (the beginning of the new year).
Bisping, who is set to face Brian Stann, claimed to be next in line with a big win. White offered up plenty of praise for the Brit:
Bisping’s right in there. Bisping is very underrated because people hate him. Without a doubt, he is one of the best 185 pounders in the world. An impressive wins gonna give somebody the title shot.
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