UFC President Dana White said he felt bad for those fans who didn’t attend the historic UFC London event earlier in the year.
The trip to London showcased to the world the new wave of British talent progressing through the ranks. Heavyweight Tom Aspinall headlined the card, with Arnold Allen, Paddy Pimblett, and Molly McCann blowing the roof of the O2 Arena prior to the main event.
The talent being produced in the UK hasn’t gone unnoticed by the boss, with White recently praising the fighters and fans in a interview with BT Sport.
“We’re coming back to London, Aspinall is the main event, UK heavyweight. You got Paddy Pimblett, who’s blown up. Leon Edwards, who is one of the top guys in the world. Molly McCann, Paul Craig, Arnold Allen, the list goes on and on. There’s tons of great talent coming out of the UK now. And I think with now the pandemic being over, us coming with live events, and this new BT deal, it’s only gonna make the sport bigger and create more and more incredible talent from that part of the world.”
White expressed his appreciation for the atmosphere the fans brought to the event and stated he felt bad for those who didn’t attend the event:
“I was so happy I went to that show man. It was such a cool experience. I felt bad for people who didn’t go to that show. The fans in the UK were so fun. The energy, the buzz, the excitement that night was off the charts.”
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