UFC president Dana White has been caught on digital camera for a second time watching Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez struggle whereas cageside for one in all his personal occasions.
The boxing famous person suffered a shock defeat by the hands of Dmitry Bivol on Saturday night time with all three judges scoring the competition 115-113 after 12 rounds, though most followers thought the Russian gained by a a lot wider margin.
UFC 274 was going down in Arizona on the identical night time and Canelo’s first defeat since 2013 clashed with Rose Namajunas’ strawweight title defence towards Carla Esparza.
As legendary ring announcer, Bruce Buffer was introducing ‘Thug Rose’ and her opponent, White was engrossed in a TV display screen displaying Canelo vs. Bivol.
It’s truly fortunate the UFC boss had one thing to distract him from what proved to be one of many worst MMA fights of all time between Namajunas and Esparza.
The strawweight fighters refused to interact all through their five-round struggle that UFC commentator and well-liked podcaster Joe Rogan labelled ‘the stinker of all stinkers’.
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Esparza finally picked up a razor-thin cut up determination win within the UFC 274 co-main occasion that White admitted post-fight he had zoned out of in favour of the far more engrossing DAZN boxing occasion.
“It was a bizarre struggle,” White instructed the media after UFC 274. “It appeared like they didn’t need to interact. I believe there was a complete of six punches thrown within the first spherical.
“So, yeah, that was a troublesome one – it occurs typically. I began zoning out like midway via so I don’t know (who gained).”
This isn’t the primary time White has been caught on digital camera watching a Canelo struggle on a cageside monitor whereas Namajunas was within the cage competing.
The self-confessed boxing fan watched Alvarez develop into the undisputed super-middleweight champion by stopping Caleb Plant throughout the UFC 268 co-main occasion between Namajunas and Weili Zhang in November 2021.
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