White says the negative actions by the Boston City Council may turn out to be a positive, as it increased their exposure in the city.
"They come in and they do stuff like this and it just makes everything bigger," White said. "People that wouldn't cover us here for this fight ... everybody covered this fight because of what commissioner knucklehead was doing."
Perhaps White makes a valid point, as no press is really bad press. Nevertheless, the UFC blasted Boston city council president Steve Murphy for drafting a document they say was filled with inaccuracies.
"The UFC organization finds it shocking that Councilor Murphy would present such a misleading document for consideration to the City Council," the statement reads. "Councilor Murphy's resolution demonstrates a complete lack of understanding about what mixed martial arts is, the amazing world class athletes that compete in the sport, and the many benefits it brings to a community.
"There is clearly a reason why MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Consequently, it is unfortunate that Councilor Murphy's actions caused the Boston city council to be manipulated by a union based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"We would hope that the City Council, once it learns the truth about MMA and all of the positive aspects of the sport, would consider revoking this non-binding resolution."
Since the Boston City Council approved the measure, fight fans under the age of 16 may not attend UFC fans in Boston unless they are accompanied by an adult.