UFC President Dana White Breaks Out Big News for TUF 29 Finale

Published 08/19/2021, 9:12 AM EDT
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 09: UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


UFC President Dana White recently appeared for a chat with TMZ. The Ultimate Fighter 29 Finale is coming up. Tresean Gore and Bryan Battle were set to clash with a UFC contract on the line. However, White has revealed that Gore is out of the fight with an injury.

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Gore was touted by many to win the show. He has been absolutely phenomenal en route to the final. However, the unfortunate injury to his meniscus will sideline him for 6 months. Gilbert Urbina, who suffered a knockout loss to Gore in the semifinal, will step up to fight Battle.

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“Bryan Battle versus Tresean Gore. Nobody knows this yet; Tresean Gore is injured. It looks like his meniscus,” said White.

I think a lot of people figured that this kid could win it. You know, obviously a great fight with him and Bryan Battle. Gore is out, probably gonna be out for 6 months. Now, Bryan Battle will be facing Gilbert Urbina,” he added.

Dana White confirms Tresean Gore will compete in the UFC once fit

Gore was a part of the Brian Ortega contingent. Despite his unfortunate injury, and the loss of opportunity to win the prestigious TUF show, White assured Gore will be a part of a UFC show once the 3-0 fighter heals up from his injury. There is no doubt about his quality. His one-shot knockout of Urbina in the semi-finals was an accurate measure of his immense talent.

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Brutal for this poor kid, you know? But, what we’ll do is when Tresean Gore is healthy; does he fight Bryan Battle if Bryan wins the fighter? You know, I don’t know. We’ll see how this thing plays out. But, yeah, Gore is out,” White added.

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Winning TUF is a highlight of any fighter’s career. The likes of Tony Ferguson, Kamaru Usman, Nate Diaz, and more have been some of the most memorable contestants of the show to date. Also, the chance to win a UFC contract is massive for any fighter. But it seems like White will grant Gore that opportunity, regardless.

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