Dana White Grants Fighter’s Wish After a Dominant Win at UFC 249

Published 05/09/2020, 10:05 PM EDT


UFC 249 is well and truly underway from Jacksonville’s Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena and has ended a near 2 month hiatus of live sports. The early preliminary card has had its fair share of entertainment with featherweight Bryce Mitchell finally getting his wish from Dana White. 

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“I Ripped My N**s in Half U Think I’m Worried About a Limb” – Bryce Mitchell Dismisses UFC 249 Opponent Charles Rosa’s Warning

Dana White gives in to Bryce Mitchell’s demand

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UFC fighter agent Malki Kawa tweeted, “Dana White and hunter Campbell just text me: ‘what camo pattern does he likes…’ you’re getting your shorts Thug Nasty.”

‘Thug Nasty’ retweeted this and was no doubt delighted at finally having gotten his wish. 

The featherweight put on a dominant performance and attempted to win his 10th fight via submission. ‘Thug Nasty’ attempted to go for the Twister, but his opponent’s defense ensured that he could only securely lock in the arm triangle. 

In round 2, Rosa came out aggressively but compromised on defense. ‘Thug Nasty’ made him play the price and hand him on his back with the arm triangle. Later he jockeyed into position for the twister just as the round ended. 

In round 3, Rosa knew that he had to go for broke. He landed a few blows but fell to yet another takedown. However, the submission specialist was unable to secure the twister properly and produce an encore of his Matt Styles fight. ‘Thug Nasty’ claimed Submission of the year 2019 with that maneuver at UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs Harris. This will have upset many people who were hoping to see the move used. 

The win also extends ‘Thug Nasty’s unbeaten MMA streak to 13. Rosa to his credit managed to go the distance, but he will want to forget the night despite avoiding the twister. As per ESPN Stats and info is the 2nd most lopsided in UFC history. 

Now one can surely understand why Dana White relented and allow ‘Thug Nasty’ to wear camo shorts to his next fight. It comes just days after the UFC President appeared on “the checkin show” and said he hates them. 

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Are you looking forward to seeing ‘Thug Nasty’s new camo short design?

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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