CHICAGO – UFC President Dana White praised Phil "CM Punk" Brooks toughness and blasted Mike Jackson's victory on the UFC 225.
White advised Punk (0-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) to quit MMA while leaving An early UFC retirement to Jackson (1-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), explaining "that's his UFC career".
"I would not put that child in the Contender series," White added at post-combat press conference for Saturday's event, which took place at the United Center in Chicago.
Punk returned to the eighteenth century after a slight defeat at the hands of Mickey Gall and went a little better towards Jackson, knocking him on his feet and on the tablecloth before you took a unanimous decision on the debit card.
White was not in a mood to give Punk another chance in the eighteenth century after two failed attempts.
"No, that should be a cover," White said. "The guy is 39. We gave him two shots, and he had a lot of heart tonight, and I think he should call it a cover."
But White expressed admiration for Punk's ability to take a punch and keep coming despite that he was wildly over matched. That effort was famed while losing Jackson for showboating and not struggling to finish.
"(Punk) has cut a lot in that fight, and it looked like he was hurt," said White. "Michael Jackson I'm not happy with. This guy played like a goofball tonight. You get the chance to fight CM Punk, and you do, like, stamps to the body on top. Never looked like he was trying to finish the game ever. Seemed as if he could have finished the game a few times. Never tried.
"I do not know what that guy did to live before we gave him the shot, but whatever it was, he must go back and do it again. He's 0-2 as far as I'm concerned."
] Asked to elaborate on the behavior he considered to be showboating, White said, "I felt he is a complete f-cking idiot, and I could not wait for that fight to end, and I regret that I did not put it on Fight Pass . That's how I felt about that fight. "
Whites comments made Jackson completely away. The fighter and once MMA media member made a triumphant postwar war and said with certainty he would sit down with White to train his next match, which he said could come in MMA or boxing.
Instead, Jackson remained wondering what he had done wrong ( via Twitter ).
I'm really confused here. I'm trying to figure out how I was "kakig" and "taunting"? I'm sorry, I did not knock out Phil, guy is hella tough. And I did not want to be caught with any stupid shit.
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