LAS VEGAS – Dana White admitted he had 50 percent an eye on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight all through UFC on ESPN 18 on Saturday night time, but claimed he was not intrigued in having into the business of marketing fights showcasing growing older legends.
Chatting to reporters, such as MMA Junkie, backstage at the UFC Apex immediately after the event, White was asked about no matter whether he’d be fascinated in staying associated if the much-talked over boxing exhibition bout concerning Jones Jr. and previous UFC middleweight winner Anderson Silva ever arrived to fruition.
“I really don’t know. I don’t know,” he admitted. “To my main, I am a (expletive) battle admirer. What I really believe that is that the struggle organization is for younger men. It is not for outdated fellas. Listen, I get there is however some identify price out there and you can go out and you can make some income.”
Rather than chasing matchups featuring old-school heroes with recognizable names, White stated he’s much extra into building new stars and advertising and marketing fighters who are competing toward, or at, the peak of their powers.
“When you’re a combat admirer, I want to see the most effective in the entire world, the very best up-and-coming young children, the ideal in the environment,” he mentioned. “I want to see these guys struggle and I want to know who is the baddest mother (expletive) in the world in each and every division. As a fight lover, that’s who I am and that variety of things (advertising and marketing ‘legend’ fights) doesn’t interest me.
“Anderson Silva had his day. Roy Jones Jr. experienced his day. Currently is not their day. It is just not,” he ongoing. “These younger men that you noticed battle tonight are the future. These are the fellas that are up and coming, and this is what I’m interested in. This is what I appreciate to do. I could sit listed here all (expletive) evening and view young ones that fought tonight fight. It is what I enjoy to do. It is just not what I actually enjoy to do. There is a good deal of individuals out there that do that. Plenty of persons that do the ‘old guy’ stuff. I do not do the ‘old guy’ stuff.”