While the two involved combatants dealt with obviously different emotions, White’s demeanor was clear as day. If you think he’s happy that maybe a little controversy will help sell a rematch, think again.
“There is nothing positive about that result,” White told MMAjunkie.com. “I would rather have ended it tonight. We had two badass fights that everybody loved that would have led into the title fight. That would have been best-case scenario.”
White, who said he wasn’t told about the error until after the entire show was over, couldn’t believe the mistake.
“As soon as the show ended, they came over and told me,” White said. “After the card was done, they came up to me, and I said, ‘You’ve got to be [expletive] me. How is this possible?’”
So maybe, in some odd way, the strange error could prove beneficial. After all, a little controversy never hurt anyone trying to sell a fight, and the division that didn’t exist before this week suddenly has a very compelling storyline.
Except White’s not buying that idea.
“Imagine if they would have come out and said, ‘This is going to a fourth round,’” White said. “The crowd would have went crazy. People at home would have went crazy. It would have been an incredible atmosphere and an incredible moment.
“There’s nothing good about this, but what can you do? The commission owned up to it, apologized for it, and all we can do is move on.”
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