UFC president Dana White talks about last night’s UFC 248 main event title fight featuring Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero.
The main event at UFC 248 featured an eagerly awaited matchup between champion Israel Adesanya and the dangerous challenger Yoel Romero. This was Adesanya’s 1st-title defense since winning the belt from former champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.
Adesanya was successful in defending his UFC middleweight title, outpointing Romero in a 5-round unanimous decision victory. UFC president Dana White was disappointed with Romero’s performance, stating that it was the Cuban’s last chance to become a UFC champion.
Dana White talked to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto following UFC 248 about the event and discussed the UFC middleweight title showdown. See what the UFC president had to say regarding the main event title fight between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero:
“The gate was 2.75 million or 15077 in attendance. The fight of the night, no brainer [was] co-main event, Zhang vs Jędrzejczyk.
“Well there’s two things. It was a tough act to follow after the co-main event. I believe that Israel Adesanya fights to the level of his opponent. The Anderson Silva fight was similar to that, and then you think of the Kelvin Gastelum fight, it was a war. Gastelum goes after him and tries to take his head off. [Robert] Whittaker’s going after him trying to take his head off, that fight was great. And you better believe that Paulo Costa is going to go after him, and that fight is should be ridiculous.
“I expected Yoel Romero- you heard all week I was talking more about the co-main event than the main event. I knew that that fight was going to be ridiculous. You have these two, incredibly talented savages who wanted that belt more than anything.
“Yoel Romero, I expected him to come out tonight like a bat out of hell. This was his last opportunity at the title shot, and he didn’t take it. I was shocked to see the way that he fought tonight.
You can watch the highlights from last night’s main event at UFC 248 here. UFC president Dana White was not the only one to react to last night’s main event. See what other fighters had to say about it here.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 8th March, 2020.