The “shorts” Dennis Hallman wore into battle against Brian Ebersole last night at UFC 133 were amusing, to say the least, though UFC president Dana White will be doing his best to make sure that they don’t appear in the Octagon ever again.
“I’m seriously pissed off at the guys who work for us who let him walk out with those things on,” White said at the post-fight press conference.
During the fight, White stated through his Twitter account that Hallman’s choice of fight attire — essentially revealing bikini bottoms with a… prominent cup — would be illegal in the promotion from here on out. He repeatedly described the experience as “horrifying.”
“I’ve never been so embarrassed being in the UFC,” he said.
Hallman was defeated by Ebersole in the first round of their welterweight tilt, succumbing to a brutal ground and pound attack from his fellow veteran. So happy was White to see Hallman’s briefs forced off the screen that he awarded Ebersole a $70,000 bonus specifically for doing it (it helped that there were no submissions that evening).
“I thought we had some common sense, at least a little common sense,” White said. “That was a really bad moment. I was horrified.”