Okay, so it wasn’t really that bad.
After initially criticizing former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir for his performance Saturday night at UFC 130 against Roy Nelson, UFC president Dana White changed his mind and told MMAJunkie that his efforts were commendable.
“I think I was a little harsh on Mir,” White said. “He came into that fight with the perfect gameplan, and he nailed Roy with some big shots. Mir dominated that fight from start to finish, and he deserves some credit for that.”
White stated frankly that the tail end of the UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill fight card left a bad taste in his mouth and he let that impression color his opinion of the Mir-Nelson bout.
“Overall, I thought the card was great,” White said. “Brian Stann-Jorge Santiago, Demetrious Johnson-Miguel Torres, Rick Story-Thiago Alves, those were all great fights. Travis Browne and Stefan Struve, those guys come out to finish fights, and that knockout was amazing. But the main event and co-main event just didn’t really wow that crowd, and you know how I get. I think I was just a little frustrated last night that we didn’t end on a high note, and I was probably too hard on Mir.”
Mir defeated Roy Nelson via unanimous decision over three rounds. UFC 130 went down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.