White: Decisions can be exciting


Although the knockout or submission is usually the most exciting way to finish a fight, it's not impossible for a fighter to win a decision and still be exciting, at least according to UFC President Dana White:

He explained during the UFC on FOX 8 conference call, as he attempted to defend the promotion's flyweight division and its reigning champion, Demetrious Johnson.

His words:

"What we have to do is, ‘Mighty Mouse' has been on a lot of big cards, he's going to fight on FOX again. We're in the building phase of that division. I think that Ben Henderson has fights that have gone to decisions, controversial decisions. Demetrious has gone to decisions. You know as long as they're exciting fights, there are all different types of fighters. Some guys go in and they knock people out. Some guys pull off submissions, some guys go to decisions and have exciting fights. The last fight with Demetrious was an exciting fight."

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RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

7/18/13 10:19 PM by RockMeAmadeus

A finish is like a money-shot (always good and fullfilling)A Decision is like ED (can still be good, but mostly meh)

Immaculata site profile image  

7/18/13 10:02 PM by Immaculata

Some of the best fights have gone to decision. Karo vs. Diaz vs. Diego vs. Karo are some of my favorite fights of all time (plus they're some of the best examples of how grappling can be exciting). Watch Siler vs. Holobaugh @UFC 159 and tell me that fight isn't exciting.

The_Spider site profile image  

7/18/13 10:00 PM by The_Spider

Black decisions can be exciting too.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

7/18/13 9:54 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Amen Dana. Too many fans are caught up on finishes instead of just watching high level MMA fights.

RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

7/18/13 9:51 PM by RockMeAmadeus

i didn't expect GSP to finish Condit because condit is that good. the most exciting part was when GSP almost got KTFO from condit's kick.hardy was an awful lay n pray fight. GSP should have finished him. horrible and an embarrassment to MMA.Kos2 was another horrible fight with GSP's Stand and Jab technique. horrible for the sport by a dominant champion.I'm just so happy MMA and the fans gets a new dominant WW champion who is always exciting and can finish most of his fights.Hendricks = THE NEW WW CHAMPION 2013YES HE CAN!!

crumbs site profile image  

7/18/13 9:42 PM by crumbs

You didn't find condit vs GSP exciting? The take down that proclaimed GSP's knee is back? , the elbow that started the blood bath.?, the beautiful head kick that almost shocked the world by condit ? , the exciting recovery from GSP( who before crumbled instead of recovering ) , GSP coming back and stealing the last round. Shields, Diaz were terrible fights, but I also enjoyed his other recent decisioned fights vs Fitch, alves, hardy, kos2.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

7/18/13 9:16 PM by ChaosOverkill

"DOn't leave it in the hands of the judges, but when these guys do it's fine"   And for the record I have no problem with Decisions.

XIITT_Bozy site profile image  

7/18/13 9:15 PM by XIITT_Bozy

Chuck vs Wand is my favorite mma fight.

RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

7/18/13 9:15 PM by RockMeAmadeus

Yes.But not the ones from GSP. He hasn't finished a fight since 2008.FACT.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

7/18/13 9:15 PM by MMALOGIC

decisions can be great if guys arent just running down the clock and doing just enough to win.