UFC President Dana White was a little unhappy in the aftermath of UFC 225.
Specifically, he was offended by what he saw during the bout between Phil “CM Punk” Brooks and Mike Jackson.
Jackson dominated the welterweight fight from start to finish, blooding Punk over the course of the three-round contest. Jackson, who was the more well-rounded and developed fighter, picked apart Punk with his boxing skills, landing 59 percent of his significant strikes on his way to an easy unanimous decision.
After the fight, Jackson, who is now 1-1 in his UFC and MMA career, said he hoped to get another shot with the promotion.
“I’m going to talk to Dana and see what he wants me to do,” Jackson told UFC commentator Jon Anik after the fight, Maybe another UFC fight or maybe Zuffa boxing when that gets started.”
White made it known at the post-fight press conference that he has no desire to be in the Mike Jackson business in any way.
“Michael Jackson I’m not happy with. This guy was acting like a goofball tonight. You get this opportunity to fight CM Punk, and you’re doing, like, bolo punches to the body on top. Never looked like he was trying to finish the fight ever. Looked like he could have finished the fight a few times. Never tried.
“I don’t know what that guy did for a living before we gave him the shot, but whatever it was, he needs to go back and do that again. He’s 0-2 as far as I’m concerned.”
When asked if he thought Jackson purposely extended the fight to get more time on the PPV broadcast, White didn’t mince words.
“I got the sense that he’s a complete (expletive) idiot, and I couldn’t wait for that fight to end, and I regretted not putting that fight on Fight Pass. That’s how I felt about that fight,” White said.
As for Punk, White feels this fight will close the door on his UFC career at 0-2.
“The guy’s 39 years old. We gave him two shots, and he had a lot of heart tonight, and I think he should call it a wrap,” said White.
UFC 225 took place at United Center in Chicago.
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