Dana White's Thoughts On Guida vs Maynard
Posted on 23 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
UFC President Dana White shared his thoughts on the fight between Clay Guida and Gray Maynard at UFC on FX 4 with MMAJunkie. Here are some highlights:
White's thoughts on the fight: "The fight sucked. I don't know how to expand on it anymore. I don't think that was a split decision at all. I think Gray Maynard won that fight easily. Nobody can win or lose a fight when the guy is running around in circles. He was literally running. I had some guys who are fans on Twitter saying, 'Great footwork.' This isn't (expletive) 'Dancing With the Stars.' You can't win a fight by running around in circles – that's not how fights are won."
His thoughts on Guida running from Maynard: "It took me two rounds just to know, 'I think this guy's going to do this the whole fight.' It's not even moving, it's moving to the other end of the cage. A couple steps, I understand that – you're still in the pocket, you're still there able to hit me. But it's a fight and you can't just go to the end of the cage and back to the other end the whole time. You've got to give me a chance, too."
Comparing this fight to Kalib Starnes' loss to Nate Quarry at UFC 83: "Because this was the main event, I think it was worse. I'm sure I will (talk to Guida). I'm not his trainer. I'm not his coach. These guys come up with game plans, whatever it is, but to make a guy like Clay Guida go out and fight like that – that was the game plan?"
Comparing Guida's strategy in this fight to his previous fights: "I think Clay Guida's a warrior. The guy has fought for us a zillion times. He's put on some of the best fights ever in UFC history. Tonight, I don't know if he had a premonition that he should go out and fight like this or he got some bad advice. But again, who am I? I'm not his trainer, I'm not his coach. Maybe that's the way he wants to fight for the rest of his career. I don't know. I wouldn't advise it."