White: Leonard Garcia future 'not looking good'

 

Following Leonard Garcia's unanimous-decision loss to Cody McKenzie Saturday, UFC President Dana White admitted the prospects look bleak for Garcia getting another fight in organization.

UFC 159 night marked his fifth straight defeat in the UFC. Despite six "Fight of the Night" bonuses during his tenure with the UFC and WEC, Garcia hasn't won a fight via anything but split decision since 2008.

"He got beat - he even got beat standing up," said White after the fight. "Cody McKenzie beat him tonight, every way you can beat a guy."

"I don't want to say it, but it's not looking good."

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Mufasatheking site profile image  

4/29/13 8:53 AM by Mufasatheking

Theyre trying to replicate Korean Zombie vs Leonard Garcia but that aint happening.Let Leonard entertain people in Bellator

xsrg95 site profile image  

4/29/13 8:44 AM by xsrg95

anyone know his pay? 9k ish or 15k can't be that much since they kept him around so much. don't like seeing anyone lose their job but he should build on fights outside of the ufc and then make a comeback.

theGunt site profile image  

4/29/13 2:20 AM by theGunt

Lol. Nice pick up.

ns_echoes site profile image  

4/28/13 11:10 PM by ns_echoes

lol ditto. No judgement here :)

Calavaro site profile image  

4/28/13 10:38 PM by Calavaro

LOL!As a matter of fact I buy every UFC, but I feel better about a Garcia fight. So sue me for enjoying the occasional wang and bang.

rbl site profile image  

4/28/13 10:38 PM by rbl

Leonard should teach Jon Fitch his crowd pleasing style. The UFC knows that the modern fan has no time for this "grappling" stuff, they want wild swinging and lots of it.

Chromium site profile image  

4/28/13 10:37 PM by Chromium

0-5 in his last 5 really should be an automic cut for anyone who isn't a former world champion, isn't coming off of a Fight Of The Year, and wasn't blatantly robbed, and the first two are merely optional exceptions. Garcia wasn't robbed. The fight wasn't anything amazing. He has never held a title. He lost by a wide margin. Should be an automatic cut. He can still win a few on the indies (well, at least three in a row at this point), and get called back. He also could open a gym with Donald Cerrone. He's not without options.

ns_echoes site profile image  

4/28/13 10:21 PM by ns_echoes

All of a sudden I want the UFC to book Garcia vs. Edgar just to see whether or not you spend the cash.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

4/28/13 9:48 PM by ChaosOverkill

How many other low card fighters get a news story of the boss talking about their future especially guys 1-6?   LOL the UFC actually believes he has a following and people love his swing and miss and act like you won style.   RIdiculous

Jumbo Reverse Shrimp site profile image  

4/28/13 9:38 PM by Jumbo Reverse Shrimp

The part I like is even Garcia throwing his hands up at the end like "What do you want me to do?"