UFC president Dana White gives opinion with no facts
UFC president Dana White made comments about Greg Jackson's fighters at a post UFC 122 event. He was critical of Jackson fighters not finishing fights.
"I got to be honest; you see this happen now consistently with the Greg Jackson camp," White said. "I don't know if they are told or what their deal is; in their minds they are winning the fight going into the last round, and it's not true. There's like this 'avoid the fight because we think we're winning' thing."
White added, "I look at fights the way that I see them ... and there is absolutely, 100 percent, consistency with that in the Greg Jackson camp."
Jackson responded to White’s criticism with facts and not with opinion like White had done. Jackson told mmafighting.com in a phone interview: "We sat down and did the math after we heard that. Here's a quick stat for you. So there's been 22 [UFC events] this year? We had 12 bonuses so far this year. So one out of every two, one of my fighters got Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night or Fight of the Night."
I took a look at some stats for Jackson fighters; here are some of their accomplishments:
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone – WEC “Fight of the Night” (five times); Sherdog “2009 Fight of the Year”
Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia - WEC “Fight of the Night” (two times)
Keith Jardine - UFC “Fight of the Night” (two times)
Cub Swanson - WEC “Fight of the Night” (three times)
George St. Pierre - 2009 & 2010 Fighter of the Year
Rashad Evans - UFC “Knockout of the Night” (two times); UFC “Fight of the Night” (one time); 2008 Fighter of the Year
Jon Jones – UFC “Knockout of the Night” (one time)
Carlos Condit – UFC “Knockout of the Night” (one time); UFC “Fight of the Night’ (one time)
Joe “Big Daddy” Stevenson – UFC “Fight of the Night” (three times)
Nate Marquardt – UFC “Knockout of the Night” (one time); UFC “Fight of the Night’ (one time)
Diego Sanchez - UFC “Fight of the Night” (one time)
Clay “The Carpenter” Guida - UFC “Fight of the Night” (three times)
I think this clearly shows White gives his opinion before he thinks. Jackson has some of the most exciting fighters in MMA.
What's your opinion on White's comments?