Dana White Refuses to Give Khabib the Lightweight Belt After UFC 229

Dana White Refuses to Give Khabib the Lightweight Belt After UFC 229

Biggest Turnaround

Just while the ringside fracas is happening, a guy from Khabib’s team jumped in the Octagon to attack the losing fighter from behind. All hell broke loose in the arena after the illegal sucker-punch on the Irish fighter.

Dana White Refuses to Give Khabib the Lightweight Belt After UFC 229
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Dana is Not Happy 

According to MMA legend Michael Bisping, “The Eagle” could also face criminal charges and have his visa revoked. As for White, he is not happy about it. He said:

“A lot of bad stuff, that should not have happened. All hell broke loose. I’m disgusted. I met with Conor and he’s OK, he’s upset about the fight.”

“Three of his guys have been arrested and taken to jail. They made it clear the rivalry would not be over after the fight.”

“I did not see that coming. We had so much security. God knows what is going to happen to Khabib.”

“There is going to be a lot of repercussions.”

 

Dana White Refuses to Give Khabib the Lightweight Belt After UFC 229
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“I’m disgusted…”

BBC Sport also reported White saying: “I don’t even know what to say right now… I’m disgusted and just… sick over it.”

Now that the supposed-to-be-momentous bout turned into a disappointing violent event, White is refusing to immediately give Khabib the lightweight belt. Explaining in an interview with Fox Sports he said:

“I knew that was going to happen… if we put the belt on him in The Octagon, they would be throwing beer and stuff down on them… We had to get him out of there.”

Watch Dana’s explanation below:

What do you think ?

2 thoughts on “Dana White Refuses to Give Khabib the Lightweight Belt After UFC 229

  1. I think that guy Dana White did not want to give the belt to Khabib because he wanted Connor back with the title, I think with this happening he saw a chance to make a rematch and get more money out of it. I don’t believe on his good intentions.

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