Dana White’s craziest pre-fight staredowns
The pre-fight stare down has become somewhat of a tradition in combat sports as it gives the viewers a taste of the mind-set that the athletes have before their inevitable fight and can even sway the gambling odds.
Not surprisingly after weeks and weeks of training, cutting weight, promoting etc. some fighters get very intense during the stare downs that take place on media day and the weigh ins.
In a recent segment on the Conan O’Brien show, UFC president Dana White made an appearance discussing all things Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather, his relationship with Tito Ortiz and of course keeping fighters separated during pre-fight stare downs.
“They’re very agitated. It’s about keeping them away from each other and making sure the fight doesn’t happen before the fight.”
Of course this doesn’t always work out, as demonstrated during the very heated and memorable stare down between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier ahead of their fight which saw Dana White stand-in Dave Scholler get tossed aside like a child by an enraged Jon Jones.
What’s your favorite pre-fight stare down? Check out the full interview below.
Dana White (born July 28, 1969) is an American businessman. Since 2001 he has acted as the President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was listed in the 2016 Sporting News ’50 Most Influential Peoples in Sports’ list. [Source: Wiki]
Conan Christopher O’Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an American comedian, television host, writer, producer, musician, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late night talk shows; since 2010 he has hosted Conan on the cable channel TBS, which a late night talk show, special travel show and hosted narrator documentary. Describing itself as a traditional late-night talk show, Conan draws its comedy from recent news stories, political figures and prominent celebrities, as well as aspects of the show itself. [Source: Wiki]