White sort of explains Arlovski as headliner

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

In his return to the UFC after a 5 year hiatus, former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski won a split decision against Brendan Schaub. Despite the lackluster fight, Arlovski will next headline UFC Fight Night 51 against Big Foot Silva, a decision White said doesn't really mean anything:

“I was disappointed in both of their performances,” White said of Arlovski (22-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and Schaub. “It doesn’t mean the guys are never going to fight again. I just let them know how I felt. The fight sucked. I’ve got Schaub hitting me up telling me that he got robbed. I’m like, ‘No, we got robbed.’”

“Guys have bad nights,” White said. “It’s not like I hate Brendan Schaub or Andrei Arlovski because of it. I just hated that fight. You guys know how it is; I’ll always let guys know how I feel about a fight.

“For anybody to be complaining about being robbed in that fight…believe me, I’ve seen some robberies, and that wasn’t a robbery. That could go either way, and at the end of the day, nobody would give a s–t, because the fight was terrible.”

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