White: Decisions can be exciting

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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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