Dana White shockingly forgets Islam Makhachev’s name ahead of UFC 284
UFC president Dana White has made a public relations nightmare for the promotion by embarrassingly forgetting lightweight champion Islam Makhachev’s name while discussing the upcoming super fight between the Russian and Alex Volkanovski.
One of the biggest events of 2023 is the fight that will decide the pound-for-pound champion at UFC 284, when Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski lock horns. The bout takes place next Sunday in Perth.
White has already been chided by Makhachev for not doing enough to promote the event, and this blunder will only make matters worse for him. This blunder was made by White at the press conference following Sunday’s UFC Fight Night event.
‘You know, when you talk about legacy, if Volkanovski could pull this off, it’s obviously massive, and if uh …[shockingly forgets Makhachev’s name] yeah, could pull it off, he is on his way to building an incredible legacy.”
Former UFC heavyweight contender wants to try his hands in Dana White’s Power Slap League
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva has expressed his interest in competing in Dana White’s new venture, Power Slap League. From 2005 to 2022, he competed professionally in mixed martial arts for UFC, Strikeforce, EliteXC, Cage Rage, Fight Nights Global, World Victory Road, K-1 HERO’S, and Cage Warriors. He has also been the former heavyweight champion of EliteXC, Cage Rage World Heavyweight Champion, and Super Heavyweight Champion of Cage Warriors.
Fans hoped that Bigfoot Silva’s retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) would also include kickboxing, boxing, and bare-knuckle fighting ventures after he announced his departure from the sport. The Brazilian has not competed in those sports since his announcement and is not scheduled to do so at the present time.
If anything, he could be interested in signing up for the Power Slap League. TBS airs the contentious league that was founded by Dana White this time last year. Silva may be a supporter despite widespread criticism and low viewership. [via bjpenn.com]
Antonio Silva wrote on Instagram:
“There is not a human being on earth who could survive my slap!”
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