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Dana White: Ronda Rousey handling UFC 207 loss better than Holm fight


Dana White appeared on the UFC post-fight show on FS1 following UFC 207. Of note, he said the following:

  • The event was the most-attended show in the history of Las Vegas. They sold standing room only tickets at T-Mobile Arena for the first time.
  • White said that he spent time with Ronda Rousey right after the fight and claimed she was handling this loss better than she did against Holly Holm. He also added that she has a lot of support around her and she'll do fine.
  • When asked about Amanda Nunes, White said that he could've spent $100 million promoting her before this and no one would have known who she was. After this win, everyone knows her and he thinks she'll be a big star going forward.
  • When asked what's next for new bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, White brought up that TJ Dillashaw said that the UFC was rigged if he didn't get the next shot. So he laughed and said that he should give Dominick Cruz a rematch to prove him right.
  • Also announced on the show were Cruz and Garbrandt getting $50k bonuses for fight of the night and Nunes and Alex Garcia (for his one punch brutal KO of Mike Pyle) getting $50k performance of the night bonuses.