UFC President: Luchador masks ok now

source: mmajunkie.com

With UFC bantamweight Erik Perez, though, UFC President Dana White drew the line at a luchador mask.

The headgear has long been tied to professional wrestling in Perez's home country of Mexico, but White initially nixed the 23-year-old plan's to don such a mask this weekend at UFC 155.

But after the fighter's pleas, White finally relented. And he said he learned a little something about the masks' history in the process.

"Those masks, Mexican wrestlers used to wear them, but it's a warrior thing, and they explained it to me," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I can live with that.

"If it makes sense to me – and you're just not acting like an idiot trying to come up with a different spiel every time you walk, and that's your thing – I'm cool with that."

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kostello site profile image  

12/30/12 4:47 AM by kostello

I want to see someone plea to wear the boots the IRON SHEIKH used to wear.

Augie Max site profile image  

12/30/12 2:43 AM by Augie Max


lookoutawhale site profile image  

12/29/12 7:06 PM by lookoutawhale

Yeah, the majority of them. Im not talking the likes of Prince Naseem Hamed, or when Floyd Mayweather walks in with the poncho and mariachi band. Vitali Klitchko had a few interesting entrances in Germany but the video production for that seemed to be created by the people holding the event. Dont you think boxing entrances as a whole are boring? A guy just walks out in his equipment. Just like UFC. Dana doesnt like the few guys like Mayhem Miller, Tom Lawlor or Seth Petrezulli etc that want to spice things up.  Show a little bit of their personality off. He wants them all to walk out like robots.

jTheHybridwolff site profile image  

12/29/12 6:20 PM by jTheHybridwolff

It was a winning one 5-4 not bad

DezzNutzz site profile image  

12/29/12 6:17 PM by DezzNutzz

Boring boxing entrance? Have you ever seen them?

lookoutawhale site profile image  

12/29/12 5:11 PM by lookoutawhale

why does Dana even care what fighers wear to make themselves unique to market themselves? why should every fighter have the same boring boxing entrance?

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12/29/12 3:44 PM by bignightmare