UFC president Dana White wasn’t a fan of Deontay Wilder wearing the costume during his walk-out for the rematch against Tyson Fury.
Both, Fury and Wilder used some serious theatrics during their walk-outs to the ring for their Las Vegas rematch. Fury was carried on a platform that resembled a king’s chair, while wearing a crown and a cape. Meanwhile, Wilder walked out wearing a unique suit that resembled a set of armour, which he has now blamed for his loss to Fury, due to the the weight of the costume. Since then, an interview from 2018 has resurfaced, seemingly debunking Wilder’s excuse.
Dana White did not comment on whether he believes Wilder’s excuse, but he was certainly not a impressed by the idea behind wearing the costume itself.
In a recent interview with TMZ, White talked about the Wilder vs. Fury rematch, which Fury won by 7th-round TKO.
“I think there’s a lot to it,” White said of Fury’s win over Wilder. “Fury looked awesome. Fury fought a perfect fight. But, if you think about boxing and fights when fighters are getting ready, they’re in the back. They’re relaxing. Some guys sleep. Some guys just lay around and chill. Then you get up, you time it out, do your warm-up. Then you throw something on to stay warm.
“You don’t put all this gear on and all this stuff,” White added. “That’s why I don’t do any of that bulls*** in the UFC. I don’t like it. I don’t like any of that.”
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 2nd March, 2020.