Dana White says justice was served after UFC fighter’s terrorist comment


UFC fighter who made the terrorist comment has been served with justice as per Dana White

UFC’s contender series recently garnered a lot of attention for the wrong reasons. During the contender series weigh-ins, Israel’s Oron Kahlon tried shaking hands with his opponent Javid Bashrahat who belonged to Afghanistan. Kahlon was not happy about the same and called Bashrahat a ‘terrorist’.

Dana White
Dana White (UFC)

Although, the Afghan fighter’s decision of not shaking hands signified lack of respect, Kahlon’s comments were far out of line. Basharat went on to dominate Kahlon for three rounds before submitting him with just 48 seconds left on the clock.

Javid Basharat
Javid Basharat punches Oron Kahlon (Getty)

What did Dana White have to say on this?

Dana White believed that justice was served in the cage during their match. According to him Basharat did well to silence his opponent who made the terrorist comment on him. Take a look at what exactly did White said during a press conference (h/t yahoo sports):

“Are we going to do anything? It got done tonight. You know what I mean? It’s the beautiful thing about the sport. I say it all the time: This is not a nice sport. This is a very rough sport. We say a lot of mean things to each other and justice gets served at the end of the day. 

“When you have a situation like that, the best way to solve the problem is you fight. And you fight legally and you get paid to do it. And that’s what happened tonight.”

Javid Basharat
Javid Basharat after the win (MMA Fighting)

Basharat certainly made his opponent pay for the remarks he made and even went on to win a contract from the UFC and according to White this is all he could have done. In the same press conference he was also asked whether the terrorist comments took the trash talking a little too far.

To which White replied:

“No. Not in this business I don’t,” White said. “If you look, you can add that to the pile of some pretty nasty things that have been said in this sport. And not just this sport boxing, I’m sure Muay Thai, also kickboxing, you name it. Mean things are said. In this insanely politically correct world we’re living in this is one place that is not.” 

White has been in this business for more than two decades and certainly believes that this is nothing new. He himself has also witnessed a lot more cruel things said by the fighters in an attempt to get in each other’s head.

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