If you don’t like it, don’t buy it. That was the message sent by UFC president Dana White during the UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort post-fight press conference Saturday night.
White was shocked to hear all the negative comments and booing from the crowd inside the Air Canada Centre as Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson engaged in a five-round battle for the UFC flyweight title.
“If you didn’t like the flyweight fight, please, I’m begging you, don’t ever buy another UFC pay-per-view again,” White said. “I don’t want your money. You’re a moron, you don’t like fighting, you don’t appreciate talent.”
Joe Rogan, from his position at Octagon-side, was also surprised by the crowd reaction during the fight. Rogan mentioned a few times during the latter stages of the bout that he couldn’t believe the crowd wasn’t enjoying this kind of action.
Johnson claimed a decision victory over Benavidez, surviving a nasty choke attempt to control the tempo and pick Benavidez apart.