“They’re Useless!”- Dana White Says He Will Never Make Fights in One UFC Weight Class

Published 10/25/2021, 11:22 PM EDT
CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 24: UFC President Dana White interacts with media during the UFC on FOX press conference on January 24, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori were set to clash in a middleweight bout at UFC Vegas 41. As the Brazilian failed to make weight, the bout was about to take place at 195 pounds catchweight. However, Costa couldn’t cut down to 195 pounds. Hence, the fight came to fruition in the light heavyweight category.

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Following the event, UFC president Dana White appeared at the post-fight press conference and expressed his disgust over the fights that happen at catchweight.

While sharing his views White said, “First of all, let’s just make this absolutely clear I hate fights at catchweight. I never make catchweight. How many catchweight fights have we done in twenty years? I hate them because they mean nothing. They’re useless!”

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Despite being heavier than his opponent, Costa ended up losing the bout via a unanimous decision. Later, he received a lot of hate from the fight fans for not making weight.

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Meanwhile, the Italian fighter was lauded by several people for taking up the fight and winning with an impressive performance inside the octagon. White later announced in the same interview that Costa will have to continue fighting in the light heavyweight division of the UFC.

However, Costa and Vettori weren’t the only fighters White talked about. He also gave an update on a fan-favorite UFC fighter.

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Recently, there was some heat generated between the former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Diaz on the internet. This is surely a fight that the fight fans might enjoy. Hence, fans were curious about what’s next for Nate Diaz and whether he would fight Tony Ferguson.

However, Dana White declined the claims about any such bout. He said, “He’s got one more fight. We’re working on a fight for him. Tony wasn’t one of the guys we were working on, but we’re working on a fight for Nate now. He’s got one fight left.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 05: Nate Diaz reacts to his victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

After losing to Jorge Masvidal, Diaz returned to the octagon to face the British welterweight Leon Edwards. Unfortunately, the Stockton native lost the fight. But he made sure that he entertained the masses.

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Ever since then, fight fans are eagerly waiting to know what is next for their favorite fighter. From a rematch with ‘Gamebred’ to a blockbuster trilogy fight with the former two-division champion, Conor McGregor, fans have hinted at everything for Diaz. However, nothing is official yet.

What do you make out of Dana White’s words? Who do you guys think should Nate Diaz fight next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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