White: JDS vs. Cain winner is the best UFC heavyweight ever


At a recent media event UFC president Dana White was asked where he thought Saturday's main event stood on the greatest the UFC trilogy fights of all time list. White says this one is lucky 13 (there have been twelve trilogy fights to date).

"I think this is the biggest one," said White. "In their prime, and the way that the first two fights went - knocks him out in the first round in the first fight, then he destroys him in the second fight."

The significance of the fight goes higher still. Since the UFC heavyweght division debuted in 1997, no champion has completed more than three title defenses. That record will be broken Saturday if Cain Velasquez beats Junior Dos Santos.

White was asked if he thinks the winner will be the greatest heavyweight champion in UFC history.

"Yeah I do," said White. "I think these two right here are the best two heavyweights in the world. They're in their prime and yeah. This is a great fight. I've been really excited about this fight."

White also has some cautionary words for fans who think the first fight was a fluke, and Cain's domination in the second fight tells all. Dos Santos was going through the end of a ten-year marriage leading up the second fight.

"You have the argument that Junior was going through a lot of personal problems in the last fight," said White. "And that absolutely makes a difference. To say that doesn't make a difference is crazy.'

What do you think UG? Who is the greatest UFC heavy of all time?

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BanjaCop site profile image  

10/19/13 9:17 PM by BanjaCop

Didn't Mir and Lesnar have 3? Or was it over after the strawberries incident?

Fox censored my Chael screen name site profile image  

10/19/13 9:02 PM by Fox censored my Chael screen name

Just wondering, if you take a fighter from ANY weight class, and he goes 28 straight fights or however long Fedor went undefeated, for over 9 years, what are the chances that ANY fighter WON'T face some cans in that span?   I'm just wondering why we haven't seen someone beat 28 straight top 5 or top 10 guys for 9 years since people discredit Fedor for fighting some cans in between.

TheFaintingGOATClownedAwayMySN site profile image  

10/19/13 8:39 PM by TheFaintingGOATClownedAwayMySN

Cro cop past his prime? He beat Barnett and w silva in pride then got ko'd 7 months later by gonzaga. The rest I agree with though.

Dana Stern site profile image  

10/19/13 8:10 PM by Dana Stern

It all comes down to Cain or Fedor. I'd take Cain but its hard to compare do to different times. However Cain has only fought tough guys and Fedor fought a lot of cans.

MieshaTatesSideBoob site profile image  

10/19/13 7:38 PM by MieshaTatesSideBoob

Waiting for Cain vs Prime Fedor talk...

AdmiralCackbar site profile image  

10/19/13 7:26 PM by AdmiralCackbar

Forrest was bludgeoned by Shogun in a rematch. Josh Barnett just destroyed one if the best UFC HWs ever. A failed Pride MW kicked Brock's stomach into Bolivian. Nog beat both Sylvia and Couture.See how this can go both ways?

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

10/19/13 7:23 PM by MasterofMartialArts

Oh how shallow you are...

Kazp306 site profile image  

10/19/13 6:57 PM by Kazp306

Some of you guys are so retarded sometimes.

MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

10/19/13 6:50 PM by MisterHawkeMMA

I think people are forgetting that Fedor was only 34 when he started losing. It's not like he was really that far out of his prime. And even when Fedor was at his absolute best, he was never head and shoulders above the competition. Part of the reason I loved watching him fight is because he came really close to losing so much. Honest opinion... I don't think Fedor should even be compared to the HWs, neither should Cro Cop or Courture. Being 220 just wouldn't cut it against the current generation. Shit, I don't think any of those 3 guys could've beat Jon Jones aside from maybe landing a lucky punch.