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Dana White Glad Injury Riddled 2012 Occurred

In hindsight, UFC president Dana White is glad the promotion went through a 2012 that was riddled with injuries.

“This year has been great for us, coming off the worst year we’ve ever had,” said White at a conference for UFC 168. “I’m glad [2012] happened. I’m glad we went through that last year. Because if you would’ve told me before that was possible, I’d have said that’s impossible. You’re crazy – there’s no way that many people can get hurt consecutively.”

The year prior ended with welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre suffering an ACL injury, the same injury that bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz fell too. UFC 149 was almost completely rescheduled due to problems.

Then UFC 151 in September had Dan Henderson suffer a knee injury and light heavyweight champ Jon Jones wouldn’t take a new opponent on short notice. Free TV saw Shane Carwin coach on The Ultimate Fighter 16, but he never competed on the finale and later retired.

2013 has seen some injuries, but nothing compared to last year. The most recent injury to grab attention is Michael Bisping being off the main event of UFC Fight Night 30 with an eye problem.