People are still buzzing after last night’s (Sat., Aug. 20, 2016) UFC 202 headlining fight that saw Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz go to war for five rounds in one of the most exciting and bloodiest fights in recent memory (see it again here). After it was all said and done, McGregor walked away with a majority decision win (scorecard here). So what did company president Dana White think of the perhaps his most successful pay-per-view (PPV) event ever?
“It was incredible,” White told Megan Olivi afterward. “It was a great fight and it was everything that I thought it would be,” White said via Fox Sports. “I never saw it going five rounds, though, I didn’t think it it would go five, but it did. Both guys are incredibly tough warriors. Those guys are unbelievable.
“It looked like Conor was done, and then he gassed and then he got a second wind,” he added. “Nate gets dropped and it looked like he was out and he comes back. You couldn’t ask anything more — it was epic.”
As far as a trilogy fight, White said that’s not in the company’s immediate plans, preferring that “Notorious” head down to Featherweight and defend his title against Jose Aldo. Should he choose to not accept that challenge, White says the Irishman will have to choice but to forfeit the 145-pound strap.