‘Both of These Guys Are Fu**ing Studs’- Dana White Hypes up UFC 258

Published 02/12/2021, 12:01 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 02: UFC President Dana White holds the UFC Legacy championship belt during the UFC 235 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Dana White spoke out to Complex and gave a comprehensive breakdown of UFC 258 that goes down in Las Vegas. The long-time UFC President has been making the media rounds and his interview with the entertainment network was insightful. UFC 258 features a titanic clash between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns for Usman’s undisputed welterweight strap.

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‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has scalped through several UFC championship-caliber fighters, including Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington recently. Additionally, he’s also been picking up dominant wins for a meaningful period before he captured the belt.

He’ll now test himself against ‘Durinho’ Burns, who comes in as one of his former training partners for several years. The two have been helping each other train for a long time prior to their booking.

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Dana White on UFC 258 main event clash

The company President left no stone unturned when hyping up the match-up that goes down at the Apex Facility. White waxed poetically on the impact both fighters have had as of late in the welterweight division. Chiefly, both men have put in plenty of work to reach this stage in their career, and their record certainly reflects that.

“This fight was supposed to happen a while ago, and some things happened that made it not. I’ve been so excited for this fight for so long. Usman is nasty, this kid is 17-1, he is the welterweight champion. If this kid wins on Saturday night, he breaks Georges St-Pierre’s consecutive fight streak record.

He’s on a 16-fight win streak that dates back seven years. He’s only lost one fight, and that was in 2013. This guy hasn’t lost since 2013, he’s an absolute stud.”

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 12: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria celebrates after his victory over Jorge Masvidal in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“He’s going against Gilbert Burns, who’s undefeated at welterweight. Multiple times Jiu-Jitsu world champion. He’s on a 6-fight win streak. He’s got a 74% finish rate. What does all that mean, it means both of these guys are fu**ing studs and it means that Saturday night this fight is gonna be so bada**.”

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The fact that both Gilbert Burns and Kamaru Usman have trained together is a compelling narrative. Fans will want to know who got the better of whom during their days exchanging leather in sparring. Additionally, both fighters are aware of this narrative and will do their level best to make sure they pull ahead of the other.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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