Dana White compliments, and lambastes, Corey Anderson

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Corey Anderson said prior to his dominating performance vs. Johnny Walker at UFC 244 on Saturday night that the UFC had told him he didn't move the needle sufficiently for a title shot at Jon Jones. After defeating Walker via TKO in 127 seconds, Anderson demanded he get a title shot, or be released.

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“So he came in here very angry this week," began White, as transcribed by Damon Martin for MMA Fighting. "All these conspiracy theories, we hate him, we this, that and everything else, all this crybaby bulls*** - we’re trying to get him beat, we can’t get you beat. You can either win or you can’t. We like Walker better or whatever the stuff he was saying.

“No, some guys move faster than others, you’re telling us what you deserve. Show us what you deserve. Tonight you showed us. Got it. Message received. Now we know.”

“Not one person clapped for him at the weigh-ins. Walker got a pretty big pop when he came out. I’ll bet people will notice him next time, won’t they? You came out and you showed everybody. You did something. Now we’ll move on.”

“I’m not saying you’re getting a title shot next or whatever. [Dominick] Reyes won, too, impressively. We’ll figure out what’s next for you and when your contract is up, if you still don’t want to be here, you can do whatever you want to do. In the meantime, take the fights that we offer you. Pretty simple.

“We’re not trying to get you beat. We’re not trying to get anybody beat. If you think you deserve a shot at the title, how am I going to get you beat with the No. 11 or 14th-ranked guy in the world or whatever he was tonight, if you deserve a title shot?”