Dana White did not hide his satisfaction after a very successful event, the first to take place in front of a full stand after a long time. 15,000 headboards created a fantastic atmosphere at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, and UFC stars repaid the fans with one very exciting bout.
There was no shortage of action at UFC 261, and almost all the world's media write about the three title fights today. The UFC president looked back at a press conference on Sunday’s spectacle and outlined his thoughts and possible plans for the three UFC champions.
White on Usman:
"He's one of the best ever and he's on the right track to becoming the best in history.
He's getting better and better every time. People who say he's boring are idiots." "He hasn't been in a boring fight for a while and has changed since the night he said he wasn't at "30 percent."
He's another man since that fight with the RDA (Rafael dos Anjos). "
Covington, Namajunas, and Shevchenko
Colby Covington is next in line? "It's a fight we have to arrange. Usman didn't want Colby to be a backup.
He said he wanted Masvidal, then the prep camp, and then him (Covington)." White on Namajunas
"Obviously, a rematch is a fun fight and a lot of people would be excited about it. I don't arrange fights on the night of the event.
I'm just expressing an opinion, and it seems to make sense to me." Valentina Shevchenko
"It's like ... Tell me if you saw it that way too... It's like she was angry. I liked this fight because I thought Jessica Andrade was going to show her something she didn't see, that she was going to press her, that she would do this or that."
"But she was like a demon, angry that some even thought Jessica could do something to her. She looked amazing. It was one of the best performances of her career. " Valentine and Amanda Nunes ’third fight is not appealing to him.
"Let each one build his legacy. They've already fought twice. There's always someone new coming in, new challengers are appearing and it's not Valentina's fault that she's one of the meanest women in history."
"There's no point in forcing her to move to Bantam again. If they both want that match, OK, we'll arrange that, but that's not something I'm thinking about, "White concluded.