Dana White: 'No way in hell we're cutting Leonard Garcia'


If you have a fan boring fight style, you can be cut from the UFC roster with a single loss. However, if you put on exciting fights, your job is far more secure.

Saturday night at UFC 155 Leonard Garcia lost a split decision to Max Holloway, his fourth on a row. 3-7-1 his last eight fights, all of Garcia's wins during that run were split decisions, and when two of them resulted in rematches, he lost.

However, at the post fight press conference, UFC president Dana White relayed that Garcia is staying.

"Sean Shelby, one of our matchmakers, came to me during the fights tonight and said, 'Dana, I don't want to cut this guy,'" White said. "And I said, 'There's no way in hell we're cutting Leonard Garcia.'"

"I always say it: The guys who go and lay it all out on the line, those are the guys we like to have. Believe me, there's a lot of guys that love to do that push-against-the-cage s--- all night that I'd love to cut on a win."

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spliff site profile image  

1/1/13 9:40 AM by spliff


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1/1/13 3:34 AM by Warriormmd

I loved it!

Doctor NPD site profile image  

1/1/13 12:34 AM by Doctor NPD

Wouldn't a "real fight fan" be able to appreciate the techniques found in "cage nut hugging bullshit" as you so eloquently phrased it?

Macedawgg site profile image  

1/1/13 12:24 AM by Macedawgg

What happened to Gerald Harris?

sgotwalks site profile image  

12/31/12 10:50 PM by sgotwalks

Not at all man, I really enjoyed it. Cain is a fucking beast.........not boring ground and pound, but vicious!

sincitydc site profile image  

12/31/12 10:43 PM by sincitydc

If he wants to be exciting can he at least do it in a way that he can win? Chris Lytle was exciting and got a little sloppy but at least he was still effective.

jTheHybridwolff site profile image  

12/31/12 10:38 PM by jTheHybridwolff

I thought it was a awesome fight Cain did damage period whether it was the take downs to the stand up it was a mauling

RKing85 site profile image  

12/31/12 8:57 PM by RKing85

If I was the sole judge for all Leonard Garcia fights, he would be 0-11 in his last 11 fights.

PrettyBoy site profile image  

12/31/12 7:43 PM by PrettyBoy

UFC has a ton of 135's that need to be cut and there are a ton of hot prospects out there they have not signed. RFA and WSOF are putting together amazing divisions while the UFC drags its feet.

TheBass site profile image  

12/31/12 5:26 PM by TheBass

It's nice to see the U Fighting C rewarding fighting. No matter how unorthodox and untechnial (that's not a word but you get it) LG's striking is he pours his heart out in every fight without fear and that's admirable and should be rewarded. I for one am happy he's keeping his job, congrats LG!