According to a Feb. 18 report from MMA Mania, UFC President Dana White wasn't exactly entertained by the Che Mills vs Matt Riddle UFC on Fuel TV 7 fight that emanated from Wembley Arena in London, England, on Feb. 16.
"I'm sick of that s***. The referee, who let's these guys push against the fence … The rule is, you're either advancing position or doing damage," White said. "At no point is pushing against the fence for 3.5 f****** minutes doing damage or advancing your position. The ref should be breaking those guys. In that fight, [Riddle] took [Mills] down again and I said, 'That's it. That's what you're going to see for the next f****** 2:45. Wake me up when this thing is f****** over.' And boom, he pops up, gets out and pops into guard. He threw one punch and was just sitting there looking at him, then he stands up and walks away."
If anything, White's comments prove that the UFC is more interested in entertaining the fans than having fighters earn victories.
Riddle secured the win in a true snooze-fest, shooting for takedowns and utilizing wrestling techniques rather than a crowd-pleasing standup style.
The Riddle vs Mills scrap left White absolutely bored and begging for mercy.
"I'm pretty sure there was 39 seconds left. F***** go crazy! Drop punches, elbows -- go absolutely ape s***!… If you're f***** tired in the last 39 seconds of a fight you can win, and it can take you to the next level, then go get a [different] job," White said. "Che Mills should have went ape s*** on him and kept him on his back because he finally got that top position. That was one of the weirdest things I've ever seen. Almost like he gave up, quit and walked away."