By Simon Samano |
April 20, 2021 12: 56 am
UFC president Dana White thinks matchmaker Sean Shelby would possibly perchance well admire to aloof’ve been ready to forestall Jeremy Stephens from shoving Drakkar Klose at some stage in their UFC on ESPN 22 faceoff.
Remaining Friday at the weigh-ins, Stephens pushed Klose after they came head to pass at the weigh-ins. It grow to be a laborious shove that whiplashed Klose – along with his arms leisurely his relief – across the stage.
In response to White, Shelby, who oversaw faceoffs in White’s keep of living, would possibly perchance well admire to aloof’ve anticipated what took keep of living.
“He grow to be coming in hot, and it’s Jeremy Stephens. He’s a savage,” White talked about Monday in an interview with TSN. “I mean, yeah, we’re not standing there to look fine and select photos. We are there to clarify that doesn’t happen.”
As results of the shove, Klose grow to be identified with a concussion and cervical sprain, which forced him to withdraw from their co-headlining matchup on fight day. White grow to be disenchanted by your entire enlighten and placed blame on Shelby.
“Sean Shelby left out that one. Sean Shelby, you know, Sean and I be taught referring to the enlighten in every other case,” White talked about. “I saw it on social media and called him right away. I grow to be at my daughter’s … I grow to be in Orlando at the ESPN cheerleading competition. I saw the enlighten happen on social media and I called Sean and grow to be esteem, ‘Dude, the keep grow to be your head on that one?’”
It’s unclear how prolonged Klose will be sidelined, nonetheless White talked about he hopes to rebook the fight as quickly as that you just would possibly perchance well also judge of.