White: The governor needs to step in

Sunday, November 17, 2013

When Bruce Buffer announced the decision for the UFC main event title fight decision between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks, the entire UG waited for the words “still” of “new.” When GSP retained his title, a good percentage of the forum were at once incredulous and furious. Among this expressing an identical sentiment were UFC president Dana White.

The scoring actually broke down almost entirely uniformly. Almost. Only the first round is in dispute, and that made all the difference.

 

Sal D’Amato

Tony Weeks

Glenn Trowbridge

 

Round 1:

GSP

GSP

Hendricks

 

Round 2:

Hendricks

Hendricks

Hendricks

 

Round 3:

GSP

GSP

GSP

 

Round 4:

Hendricks

Hendricks

Hendricks

 

Round 5:

GSP

GSP

GSP

 

 

“Johny Hendricks won,” said White following the event. “I only gave Georges St-Pierre the third round. Nevada is a very scary place. This is the worse commission on the planet. I’m afraid to bring fights to Las Vegas. This is the thing that makes people not like fights. I’m still so blown away by it. Georges knew he lost. His corner knew he lost. Hendricks knew he won. These people are despicably horrible. This city is scary.”

“The governor needs to step in and fix the incompetence that is happening in the state of Nevada that used to be the best commission in the world. It’s absolutely, 100 percent incompetence, and it needs to stop.”

“Does anybody here think that Johny Hendricks didn’t win the fight? I’m blown away that Georges St-Pierre won that fight. And listen, I’m a promoter. He’s the biggest pay-per-view star on the f—ing planet for me, and I still don’t think he won that fight.

“I want what’s fair, and that wasn’t fair. I think the Nevada State Athletic Commission is atrocious. I think the governor needs to step in immediately before these guys destroy the sport like they did boxing.”

“I should be, ‘Whoo-hoo! These idiots gave it to Georges.’ But it’s not fair, it’s not right, it’s not the way things work. It’s not the way they should work. At the end of the day, we put on a fight with two of the best guys in the world, and whoever wins, wins.”

“What more can I do? Obviously when there’s a huge boxing fight and they f— up, holy s—, the world stops and we gotta fix this thing. Pacquiao lost that fight and it almost happened to Mayweather in a fight he clearly won. You know? I just don’t know what else needs to be done. Its unfortunate.”

“We have a great relationship with the MGM, we have a great relationship with Mandalay Bay, this is our hometown, this is where we live, and our athletic commission is the weakest commission in the country. When you start looking at next year’s schedule, how many events do you want to do in Vegas?”

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