UFC president Dana White was in a good mood following Saturday’s UFC on FOX 11 card, even joking around about a long-talked-about Shaquille O’Neal vs. Jose Canseco MMA fight.
White, appearing on the FOX Sports 2 post-fight show, credited the entire card for putting on a “great performance.”
“It was awesome,” he said. “Everybody did a great job.”
As for that O’Neal-Canseco bout, White said “Heck no. I love Shaq, but he doesn’t need to be fighting. Leave that to the professional.”
The UFC hosted the pre-fight press conference in Orlando at O’Neal’s house and the NBA legend was Octagon-side with White all night.
Orlando and the Amway Center generated the largest FOX live gate, as 17,000 people brought in $1.65 million.
UFC officials also announced two new events for later this year, as they will head to Atlantic City on July 16 and Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 23.
— UFC (@ufc) April 20, 2014