UFC President Dana White Talks UFC 151, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva Vs. GSP On UFC Tonight

UFC president Dana White sat down with Ariel Helwani for an in-depth one-on-one interview on UFC Tonight Tuesday.

White talked about a number of subjects, including the decision to cancel UFC 151, his relationship with Jon Jones, and a potential super-fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre.

Below is a quick recap of the episode:

On UFC 151 being cancelled:

I had my moment where I was upset. One of the things that I like is our consistency. We’ve never cancelled an event. People don’t realize the collateral damage that goes on and how many people are depending on these events to go on. This (was) the first time we’ve ever cancelled one, so that’s a little emotional.

On the amount of money lost by cancelling UFC 151:

We spent $2 million in advertising. It’s a business and I have to deal with it. Every day when I wake up, bad things are going to happen and I’ve got to deal with them. You think we wanted to cancel the first event ever? No way in hell.

White on his relationship with Jones, the current UFC light heavyweight champion:

We haven’t talked since the incident. I’ve got no animosity towards Jones. We’ll find out how our relationship is as we move on.

In more upbeat news, White said that a potential Silva-GSP bout is close to happening:

I think we’re pretty close. If Georges beats (Carlos) Condit, that could be the next fight. These guys want to fight each other now. They’d probably do the fight at 180 (pounds). If that happens, it’ll probably be at Dallas Texas stadium.

  • http://profiles.google.com/highdollarstl Bill Schumer

    Poor GSP…

    • Matt Silliman

      Not likely to be poor GSP….GSP fights similar to Sonnen with his constant pressure and ground control. If he can put on a little extra weight, he should be able to make it uncomfortable for Silva. Problem is, Condit has already been counted out…….again, and he is not gonna be an easy fight for GSP. Especially since George is coming of surgery and a long lay off. Some ring rust, some insecurities with his knee, Condit might have a chance……Might

      • Ben Rage

        Agreed. I think Condit is going to give GSP some problems. He’s a legit threat and if GSP can’t get him down and hold him there, we could see an upset.

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