With the exception of John Hathaway (17-1) and John Maguire (18-4), Dana White left England with a sense of pleasure following UFC on FUEL TV 5.
“That was the only bad fight on the card tonight,” said White to MMA Junkie. “I was so excited about that fight, too. I thought that fight was going to be really good. They didn’t fight. They just stayed in half-guard, and Maguire didn’t wake up until the third round.”
Hathaway won the fight with his seventh straight decision victory. The loss ended Maguire’s six fight win streak. Despite the one fight that didn’t deliver, White was happy with how everyone performed.
“It had been a while since we’d been to the U.K. We rolled back in here and these guys delivered,” said White. “What a card. What a night of fights. I couldn’t be happier. I hate to say I’m proud of grown men, but seriously – from the first fight to the heavyweight fight at the end, it was an unbelievable card tonight.”