UFC president Dana White has long described himself as first and foremost a huge fan of the sport. Thus it was as a fan rather than a promoter that he first addressed Saturday night's Andrei Arlovski vs. Brendan Schaub.
"I think everyone would agree that fight sucked," said White post fight, as transcribed by MMAFighting. "That fight was horrible. Do you know who lost in that fight? The fans. The fans lost in that fight... I made a big mistake putting that on the main card that should be on the prelims."
Immediately post fight Schaub said "I just beat Andrei Arlovski."
Schaub reiterated the thoughts in a tweet.
Brendan Schaub @BrendanSchaub
Guys I'm fine! Just got cleared by the docs thanks for the support. We know who won that fight
"For anybody to think he got robbed, the first two rounds could have gone either way," said White. "First two rounds could have gone either way, and the third round, Schaub won the third round."
"For Schaub to walk around to think he got robbed is hysterical. First of all, Arlovski looked slow. Arlovski looked soft. Arlovski looked like he couldn't get off tonight. And neither one of them threw any punches in the first two rounds and Schaub still looked like he got hit with a baseball bat. For him to think he was robbed tonight is absolute comedy."
Harsh words but let's be real: the fight sucked. Schaub was spamming an overhand right and Arlovski was just standing there barely getting out of the way of it before clinching up against the fence and forcing a stalemate.
At the post-fight press conference, Arlovksi related what was going on in his head.
"For some reason, I was nervous a lot," he said. "When I stepped inside the Octagon, my hands, my legs shook for some reason. I was just nervous more than the first time when I fought 14 years ago almost. Next time I promise I'm going to do much better."
And for the record, the first time Arlovski fought was versus Datsik, the craziest fighter in the history of mixed martial arts, and Arlovski got knocked out.
It's not Dan Quinn, it's Datsik. If Datsik had a well used YouTube ca