UFC Fight Night 35 Rockhold vs Philippou: Dana White post-fight media scrum

Here's what Dana had to say: * You're insane if you don't think Duane Ludwig is the coach of the year * Ric Flair…

By: Nate Wilcox | 9 years ago
UFC Fight Night 35 Rockhold vs Philippou: Dana White post-fight media scrum
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Here’s what Dana had to say:

* You’re insane if you don’t think Duane Ludwig is the coach of the year

* Ric Flair – Dana’s first time meeting him, Flair’s a UFC fan

* Timing of Chris Weidman’s title defense against Vitor Belfort will depend on Dr’s decision

* Dominic Cruz’ injury — not for the best. White couldn’t feel more sorry for a guy. “Kat Zingano and Cruz are neck and neck for bad luck”

* Frank Mir got hit by a friggin car and wasn’t out as long as Cruz has been

* If Barao stops Faber he’s probably the P4P best in the world

* IF Faber wins it’ll be the biggest win of his career in every sense of the word, even if he loses, look at the year Faber has had

* Luke Rockhold is right in the mix at MW

* UFC Fight Pass is awesome and it’s doing very well, we’re continuing to add content

* On the WWE online network — you’ll see more leagues doing this

* Dana says they’ve been planning UFC Fight Pass for 13 years, timing had nothing to do with the WWE product launch

* Talks about cable companies threatening to drop WWE from their PPV networks

* “Vince is a trailblazer”

* On Brock Lesnar: “You never know. How am I coy? Me and Brock talk. Brock says he has some regrets since he wasn’t healthy. A Brock Lesnar who was 100% could have done better.

* Dana’s response to Brock: “You’re out of your f**king mind.”

* Brock was fighting at 40%

* Dana knew that UFC 168 would be big and “it was the biggest one ever in some ways.”

* What if the Super Bowl is moved to Saturday due to weather? “There’s no way in hell. They don’t give a shit if it’s snowing rocks. They’ll play on Sunday.”

* Dana wants to watch the Patriots play in the Super Bowl

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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