Dana White comments on Cory Sandhagen's match against Marlon Vera

‘Chito’ to me looked really slow in the (Dominick) Cruz fight"

by Sead Dedovic
Dana White comments on Cory Sandhagen's match against Marlon Vera

At the press conference, UFC president Dana White commented on the main match between Cory Sandhagen and Marlon Vera, in which Cory won. “I was literally coming out of the bathroom and I was like, ‘What the f*ck?’ Yeah, were you surprised? I think everybody was surprised.

It could have been 5-0. Could have been 4-0, but yeah, split? Wow. Yeah, that’s pretty scary”. - he said, as quoted by MMA Junkie. White noticed many good things about Sandhagen, but also some flaws about Vero. “He looked incredible.

He shut him down, incredible footwork, lateral movement, takedowns – he had it all,” White said on Sandhagen. “‘Chito’ to me looked really slow in the (Dominick) Cruz fight, right up until he caught him and knocked him out,” White said about Vera.

“So, I was kind of waiting for that last two rounds, and even his corner said to him you have two more rounds to finish this guy, you need to finish this fight”.

Holly Holm vs Yana Santos

Holly Holm's performance against Yana Santos was also one of the topics.

White believes that Holly showed quality in the best possible way. “I thought she looked incredible tonight. I thought it was weird Santos was like charging her and getting in the clinch with her, and then Holly would just take her down and do whatever she wanted, and she kept doing the same thing they stood up on their feet”.

Despite the fact that many underestimated her, Holly showed that she is a great UFC fighter who still has the quality for the biggest goals. “She’s been at the top the whole time she’s been here. Look at how good she looked tonight.

Every time you think Holly is starting to get too old, she comes in and puts on a performance like she did tonight. She looked good. I thought Santos had a horrible gameplan as far as I’m concerned. I’m no coach, but Holly did what she needed to do and completely dominated”.

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