The UFC 296 event was explosive both inside and outside the ring. Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis were in attendance, and for some strange reason, they were asked to sit next to each other – as an expected result, Sean Strickland turned 'chaos mode on' and absolutely hammered Du Plessis for no convincing reason.
Dana White reacted to the recent brawl and blames himself for not taking care of the scenario well in advance; White believes that he should have been more attentive to the seating arrangements.
Dana White on the brawl
During the post-fight press conference, Dana White explained why he holds himself responsible for the brawl between Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis. “So what kind of an * sits Strickland next to du Plessis? This * that’s who,” White said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“I do every seating assignment every week. Yep, how stupid is that? Seriously. I don’t know what humans you can sit Strickland next to, but definitely not du Plessis. I don’t know how I missed that. “This is the business we’re in.
I say it all the time, jumped in there, told Strickland to relax, go in the back. He decided to leave so he left the arena, du Plessis was good. We were literally just talking to him right outside the door there. Gentlemen, we are in the fight business.
These are the things that happen. I didn’t know that, That’s awesome. Could you step aside so I could assault this gentleman, please? Thank you children. No, not good. I’m sure the police have got better * to do.
Two guys who are going to fight here in a month, getting into a skirmish here at a fight. It’s my job to make sure that stuff doesn’t happen, If I wasn’t an * those two wouldn’t have been sitting next to each other. It blows my mind that I let that slip. It just blows my mind”.