Dana White Hits Back At Corey Anderson’s ‘Conspiracy Theories’
Following an impressive first round TKO win against Johnny Walker at UFC 244, Corey Anderson sent a strong message to the UFC, stating that he deserves a title shot or else he’ll demand a release to fight in another promotion.
“So he came in here very angry this week. All these conspiracy theories, we hate him, we this, that and everything else, all this crybaby bulls***, we’re trying to get him beat. We can’t get you beat. You can either win or you can’t. We like Walker better or whatever the stuff he was saying.”
Dana acknowledged the win though and noted that he’s a worthy of a challenge to the division king.
“No, some guys move faster than others, you’re telling us what you deserve. Show us what you deserve. Tonight you showed us. Got it. Message received. Now we know.”
Following Anderson’s previous comments that the UFC doesn’t see him as a ‘needle mover’, Dana highlighted the fact that he didn’t receive a very good reception from the fans at the ceremonial weigh-ins.
“You guys were there, were you not at the weigh-ins? Not one person clapped for him at the weigh-ins, Walker got a pretty big pop when he came out. I’ll bet people will notice him next time, won’t they?”
“You came out and you showed everybody. You did something. Now we’ll move on,” White added.
Although he hasn’t given his assurance yet that Corey would get his crack at the title immediately, White offers a very plain solution to the Light Heavyweight fighter.
“I’m not saying you’re getting a title shot next or whatever. Dominick Reyes won, too, impressively. We’ll figure out what’s next for you and when your contract is up, if you still don’t want to be here, you can do whatever you want to do, in the mean time, take the fights that we offer you. Pretty simple.
“We’re not trying to get you beat. We’re not trying to get anybody beat. If you think you deserve a shot at the title, how am I going to get you beat with the number eleven or fourteenth ranked guy in the world or whatever he was tonight, if you deserve a title shot?”
Do you think Corey Anderson’s impressive win over Johnny Walker was enough to earn him a title shot against Jon Jones?