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“S**t You See Out The Window When You Work At The UFC” – Dana White Reacts to Fighter Training in the Parking Lot

Published 07/07/2020, 12:06 AM EDT

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The UFC has commenced its operations for Fight Island in full earnest. The first batch of fighters for the UFC 251 PPV event is already in Asia. Now the second batch of competitors for the UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Ige, and Dana White too will be aboard a plane to Abu Dhabi. The Wednesday night midweek fight card on July 15 will see a total of 8 fights. 5 of these will be on the preliminary card including the one featuring Tim Elliott.

The Flyweight fighter will face 15th ranked Ryan Benoit and is pulling out all the stops ahead of his return to the octagon. All Fight Island competitors follow the protocol of visiting Las Vegas for the first round of tests before quarantining themselves. However, that hasn’t stopped the 13th ranked flyweight from working out in the parking lot.

UFC President Dana White spotted the fighter sparring on the tarred surface. He wrote, “S**t you see out the window when you work at the UFC.”


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Tim Elliott responds to Dana White

Elliott spotted the tweet and responded. Here he even revealed the name of his sparring partner. He wrote, “The boss got a glimps of (James Krause) and I getting work in the hotel parking lot before our departure to fight island!”


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Elliott is on an unfortunate 3 fight losing streak since returning to Flyweight in 2019. He fell to Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC Fight Night: Joanna vs Waterson via submission. In his second fight at UFC 246, Askar Askarov claimed the win via decision. Also, Elliott competed at May’s Fight Night: Woodley vs Burns and fell to Brandon Royval via submission. He will be desperate to make a swift turnaround against an opponent who makes a Flyweight return.


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‘Baby Face’ fell to Alateng Heili at the Fight Night event in Korea last December. He has a 3-2 record in his last 5 fights in the division and has moved back after a solitary fight at 135 lbs. 


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Reubyn Coutinho

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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.