Dana White: I thought Brian Stann beat Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping got a unanimous decision over Brian Stann at UFC 152. As is often the case, Stann thought he won the fight. But he has some big support in the belief – UFC President Dana White does too.
“I had it one and one, and I thought [Stann] won the 3rdRound. It was close,” said White. “It’s not like this, ‘Holy s—! This is crazy! The judging is terrible!’ It was that close of a fight that it could have gone either way. That’s just the way I saw it.”
The judges saw it otherwise, with all three giving identical scores – Stann in round 1, and Bisping in 2 and 3.
While Bisping was happy with the decision, he was less so with White’s take on the fight.
“Bisping was walking (backstage after the bout) and he asked me, ‘What’d you think?’” White related. “I told him, ‘I think you lost the 3rd round. He says, ‘I can’t even get to my f—— locker room and you’re telling me you think I lost the fight?’
“Listen, I’m honest. I always tell you what I think. It was close.”
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