Dana White on Plague of Injuries: “Guys Need to Tone it Down in Training”
STUDIO MMA, RIVERSIDE – UFC president Dana White has canceled or postponed huge fights due to injuries over the past two years. With notable stars such as Rashad Evans, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Georges St-Pierre and among others have all suffered injuries that have kept them on the sidelines for months.
White spoke on the matter, due to the most recent injury victims: Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann, Vitor Belfort and Jose Aldo.
I think what’s happening too and me and Joe Silva were talking about this tonight, you have so many talented guys out there now all in the same camp, going at it like they’re fighting for the title, these guys need to tone it down in training a bit and stop hurting each other,” White told MMAWeekly.com.
Fighters want to get paid and win bonuses. Not sitting on the shelf, making no money to support their family and/or fight career.
Guys that fight in the UFC and the guys that we deal with all the time are hungry to fight,” White Said. “These guys want to fight, and they want to get paid. The more you sit on the sidelines, and the more you’re out, the less money you make.”
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