White: Fight like Grice, you won't get cut

by Dann Stupp |

"When these guys came (backstage) after their fight, obviously [Grice] was really upset," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I said, 'That's one of those fights where there's no loser. There is no loser in that fight.'

"When you turn on your TV set and you put down your money or you buy a ticket, that's what you expect to show up and see. As a fight fan, those are the kind of fights you want to watch. And those are the kind of fights where guys won't get cut. It's pretty easy – pretty simple."

Bermudez and Grice's back-and-forth, bloody and brutal affair provided thrilling entertainment on the FX-televised portion of the preliminary card. And that's precisely why fighters such as Grice won't lose roster spots, and that's why every event won't necessarily see a round of contract terminations, White said.

"Listen, the cut thing, when I told you guys we were over 100, that's an absolute fact," he said. "Me and (matchmaker) Joe Silva were talking about this tonight. There's going to be a night where we put on a card where there's going to be 15 guys we cut. And then there's going to be a night where we put on a card where we don't cut any of the losers."

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tags: Dana White   Matt Grice (detail)  UFC 157   


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Rob San Soo site profile image  

2/26/13 10:15 AM by Rob San Soo

Got make room for strike force

Ministry of Truth site profile image  

2/26/13 9:57 AM by Ministry of Truth

So fight like you don't care about your brain health, and you will be rewarded short-term. But good luck when you get older, ;)

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

2/26/13 9:45 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

The UFC has never been a sport, mma is. And it's a sport whether it's at a local show in a barn out in West Virginia or a UFC fight in the Mandalay Bay. These comments are just freaking stupid.

Sugarfoot site profile image  

2/26/13 8:29 AM by Sugarfoot

Save the drama for your dana.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

2/26/13 12:06 AM by ChaosOverkill

  This is the future

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

2/26/13 12:04 AM by ChaosOverkill

Ultimate Fighting Chins

CindyO site profile image  

2/26/13 12:00 AM by CindyO

I'm not a fan of that shit either! I think they should just cut the boring ones without ever telling them why. They have no right to assess a fighters performance, regardless of what the paying fans have to say! They need to keep that stuff to themselves! Soooo unfair!   Cindy

Sugarfoot site profile image  

2/25/13 10:22 PM by Sugarfoot

I am a fan of Grice and fighters like him, lol.

grafzep site profile image  

2/25/13 9:38 PM by grafzep

Im a fan of any promoter that puts Grice and fighters like him on their cards.

Sugarfoot site profile image  

2/25/13 7:27 PM by Sugarfoot

I'm not a fan of promoters telling warriors how to fight. If this was any promotion other than the UFC, people would boycott.