Dana White blasts Mike Jackson for not finishing CM Punk

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    The main card of UFC 225 was opened up with a welterweight matchup between CM Punk and Mike Jackson. Both 0-1 entering the contest, it was Jackson who ended up with a unanimous decision win, scoring his first victory at the professional level.

    The manner in which he won, however, did not please UFC president Dana White. During the post-fight press conference, the outspoken company executive expressed his dissatisfaction with how “The Truth” seemingly did not go for the finish.

    “Michael Jackson I’m not happy with. This guy was acting like a goofball tonight,” White said. “You get this opportunity to come in and fight CM Punk and you’re doing like bolo punches to the body on top? Never looked…


    Dana White blasts ‘goofball’ Mike Jackson for not finishing CM Punk: ‘He’s 0-2 as far as I’m concerned’
     
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    CHICAGO — Mike Jackson might have beaten CM Punk handily Sunday night. But Dana White sure didn’t consider Jackson a winner.

    The UFC president went off on Jackson’s performance against the former WWE star in the UFC 225 post-fight press conference Saturday night here at United Center. White was not pleased by some of Jackson’s apparent showboating and him not trying to finish CM Punk when he seemingly had the opportunity.

    “Michael Jackson, I’m not happy with,” White said. “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, right? 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 this shot, but whatever it was he needs to go back and do that again. He’s 0-2 as far as I’m concerned.”

    Dana White goes off on ‘complete f*cking idiot’ Mike Jackson for performance against CM Punk
     
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    That was a bad miscalculation by Mike Jackson. I think he was embarrassed because everyone was calling him “a can”, so he thought by showboating he could show that he was on another level than CM Punk. The problem is that he’s not very good and by the time he got cracked a couple times, and got taken down, no matter what he did it just looked like a bad fighter gloating while beating up a worse fighter.
     
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    Dana can be a jackass, but I was happy to hear him admit that he regretted not putting that fight on the FightPass prelims.

    I gotta agree with Dana there - this should've never been a main card fight. Maybe I'm wrong, but after the first fight I can't imagine CM Punk helped the PPV #s that much. Overeem, or anyone else on the card really, deserved that spot more than Punk or Jackson.

    That was a rookie fight and wasn't the best way to start the main card IMO. Oh well, overall I thought it was a fun night of fights.
     
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    Lol.....I like Dana tbh but wtf
     
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    There is no way he could keep him on the roster with a black power tattoo. This was the easy way out.
     
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    puts amateurs on the main card and mad at the guy for performing like an amateur?

    Typical Dana of blaming the other guy, like he always do.

    He should refund half of the PPV money to everyone since CM punk brought 150k of the WWF fans and the card is projected to do about 300k
     
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    Dana, you stupid stupid stupid cuck, you are the dumb fuck who put this fight together, and you chose to 0 and 1 guys to fight on a 65 dollar PPV, you idiot, what where you expecting, what the fuck did you think you where gonna get. It's on you motherfucker not the 2 novices fighting.
     
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    By the way, the fact that even wtih CM PUnk this is projected 300K buys, and 300 K buys is like their last 3 PPV's combined, shows how far the PPV sales have fallen off and how even the casuals are telling WME, "your product is shit"
     
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    Cm punk fought with heart and limited skill.he did better than i thought he would. Jackson fought with no budo no heart .he should have been able to finish a gassed cm punk but chose not to. He wasnt even trying to hurt him.if he isnt trying to finish the fight then why is he even fighting? I dont ever want to see that guy fight again
     
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    CM's a cash draw considering his WWE credentials. I don't watch it but I understand why he was on the main card.
     
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    For an amateur MMA fighter full time journalist he owned Punk and clowned him while doing it.
    I really can't fault the guy. Dana got exactly what he asked for. An amateur fighter with an 0-1 record
    with practically zero limelight or center stage experience.

    What did Dana expect?
     
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    Honest effort, we saw that with Brooks. We all knew the level of fighting would be low but FFS you gotta give it your all. MJ was cruising. Imo he took the "I didn't destroy him like I thought I would early so I'll pretend this is super easy and coast to a lame UD" approach.
     
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    i feel safe to say that cm punk is no longer a draw.we can put this chapter of ufc to bed no. i almost feel bad for the guy he got in way over his head . he didnt give up though.
     
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    I can see him doing that. I just don't get Dana's outrage.

    You book an 0-1 amateur on a major PPV and then get mad when it doesn't live up to professionals
     
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    But I don't think that's the issue. Dana is comllimencomp towards Brooks while saying he's done on the UFC, we all saw he has heart. MJ on the other hand decided to layback and stall out because he couldn't finish the pro wrassler.
     
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    on a sporting level, his effort had about the level of honesty and good faith this whole farce deserved
     
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    Yes and thats why you don't book amateurs on a PPV in what is supposed to be the NBA of MMA.

    Yeah Mike was a jackass and a clown. But it is Dana that booked that clown for no other reason then
    money and greed. He ignored what people who appreciate MMA wanted and got the fight he deserved. Just my opinion
     
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    Ya fair enough. I wasn't a fan of the whole Punk show itself but I'm impressed he rode Ito it to this point. No way we'll see MJ in the UFC again so I'm happy with that.

    Freak shows can be fun and there's a palace for them in MMA but just call them as such. Nobody though Brooks vs Jackson was going to be FOTN or rich with technique.
     
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    Yep my thoughts too. Fun exhibition fights are cool every now and again but
    put them where they belong. This was just a shade above a Celebrity Boxing match
    and Egg put it on a 65 dollar PPV main.

    Then has the nerve to be mad at what he created. Lol
     
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