UFC president Dana White sat as close as possible to the action at UFC 181 and saw Robbie Lawler and Anthony Pettis emerge victorious.
So, what’s next? White, as usual, was asked during the post-fight show on FOX Sports 1.
Rory MacDonald cemented his status as the next contender after winning earlier this year over Tarec Saffiedine, but White said things could change and Johny Hendricks might just earn an immediate rematch and a third meeting with “Ruthless.”
Lawler won via split decision after a decision win for Hendricks earlier this year.
“Rory MacDonald actually thought Lawler won the fight,” White said. “We said he’d get the next shot at the title, but the trilogy wouldn’t be a bad idea.”
Hendricks, who admitted himself that he didn’t go for the finish in the final stages of the match, heard the same from White regarding the matter.
“I tell these guys all the time, ‘Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges,'” he said. “I thought Johny looked good standing up, but he kept trying to take him down and waste time.”
When asked who he felt won the main event, White stated he is “done scoring fights.”
“I started talking to a lot of the fighters here on who won and they were all split,” he continued. “Joe Silva said you can’t win a fight with your head between someone’s legs for three rounds.”