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White: ‘I Will Try’ To Make Diaz Vs. Poirier A 5 Round Fight

Dana White has heard your complaints about the UFC 230 main event fiasco, and he wants to make things right.

That’s the message we’re getting from an Instagram exchange White had with a fan in the comments section of a photo.

In case you weren’t aware of the drama, fans have been upset at the UFC for making a lackluster women’s flyweight title fight the headliner at UFC 230, robbing us of a potential five round main event between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier.

”Dawggg, just make Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier the main event for more PPV buys, happy fans, and do it for the children,” user ApolloTheOne wrote. “People just want good fights and who the f**k doesn’t want to see a 5 round war between Diaz and Poirier? Even you, don’t lie!”

”I do,” White responded. “I said DEAL. I will try to make it.”

Before you get too excited, note that this is nothing more than Dana saying he’ll try. In a buried comment on Instagram. But he is the guy in charge, right? We’re sure he can make it happen if he really wants to.

Of course, when dealing with the Diaz brothers, you know nothing comes for free. Changing the terms of Diaz’s signed 3 round bout agreement would undoubtedly cost the UFC more money … on a card they just financially crippled with a real lame main event.

What do you think, Maniacs? Will the UFC pull this one out of the fire and deliver on five rounds of Diaz vs. Poirier madness?

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Mike Jackson: ‘I Wasn’t Showboating’

In what appears to be a rare case of a fighter having to apologize for a dominant victory, Mike Jackson has found himself on the defensive regarding his three-round blanking of CM Punk in the days since UFC 225.
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Stephen Thompson on Narrow Decision Loss at UFC Fight Night Liverpool: ‘I Thought I Edged It Out’

Oftentimes when a person repeatedly uses the phrase, “It is what it is,” they’re holding something back.
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Kamaru Usman Lobbies for Title Shot: ‘I Just Dominated Maia Better Than Tyron Woodley’

Kamaru Usman has compiled one of the quietest eight-bout UFC winning streaks in recent memory, but he has big plans after earning the signature victory of his career.
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Kamaru Usman Lobbies for Title Shot: ‘I Just Dominated Maia Better Than Tyron Woodley’

Kamaru Usman has compiled one of the quietest eight-bout UFC winning streaks in recent memory, but he has big plans after earning the signature victory of his career.
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‘I Felt Like I Had A Fight Before The Fight’

Rose Namajunas reveals just how close she was to pulling out of UFC 223 after getting stuck in the middle of Conor McGregor’s rampage.

Conor McGregor’s bus attack leading up to UFC 223 caused a lot of damage to the card, but it could have been much worse if women’s strawweight champ Rose Namajunas had ended up pulling out of her fight over it. While several of the other Dagestani and Polish fighters saw the sudden explosion of heavy metal and flying glass as just another day, word from Dana White was that Namajunas was seriously shook up by the event.

”Yeah it was a bit of an adrenaline dump because I wasn’t sure if I was going to have to fight off 20 dudes or a chair coming at my face,” she said on the UFC 223 post-show. “So I felt like I had a fight before the fight.”

She elaborated on the incident at the post event press conference, admitting she considered withdrawing from UFC 223.

”Yeah, I did,” Namajunas admitted. “But I think a lot of times leading up to many fights I’ll question that. I’ll doubt myself or I’ll question myself, but the voice was strong this time.”

”The chair nearly came at my window,” she continued. “Thankfully to the bus driver he was on point. He was backing up the bus as it came to my window but it ended up hitting Michael Chiesa in the head instead unfortunately. So thanks Michael!”

”It shook me up because I didn’t how far it was going to escalate. All the guys inside wanted to fight back and jump out of the bus but I don’t know if they are going to open the door and all come in. They are obviously not directly after me but I’m caught in this scenario.”

”My imagination goes crazy through all the things I’ve been through in the past. I know anyone could have had a gun or a knife. I jump to the negative pretty quickly. It was a lot of thoughts going into this fight but I’m grateful to be in one piece and be happy, healthy and safe.”

Fortunately, Namajunas pushed through any doubts she had immediately after the incident and stayed in championship form, beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk on the scorecards at UFC 223 to retain her title.

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Ronda Rousey on MMA Career: ‘I Felt Obligated to Do More Than What I Actually Wanted to Do’

It’s been a rough week for Ronda Rousey on the ESPN circuit, as awkward interactions with network personalities Mike Golic and Max Kellerman were used to highlight her reluctance to talk about the end of her UFC career.
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Miesha Tate Says She’s ‘Checked Out’ on Jon Jones Saga: ‘I Don’t Really Care if He Comes Back’

Miesha Tate isn’t buying the “changed man” routine from Jon Jones anymore.
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Miesha Tate Says She’s ‘Checked Out’ on Jon Jones Saga: ‘I Don’t Really Care if He Comes Back’

Miesha Tate isn’t buying the “changed man” routine from Jon Jones anymore.
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Miesha Tate Says She’s ‘Checked Out’ on Jon Jones Saga: ‘I Don’t Really Care if He Comes Back’

Miesha Tate isn’t buying the “changed man” routine from Jon Jones anymore.
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