Dana White Says Artem Lobov ‘Would Kill’ Mike Jackson And Cause The First Death In The UFC
UFC President Dana White is not happy with Mike Jackson following his win over CM Punk last evening at UFC 225.
Jackson soundly beat Punk 30-26 on all three scorecards and took the opportunity multiple times throughout the bout to taunt his man rather than push for a finish.
Speaking after the fight, Jackson defended his actions by saying he was merely just trying not to put himself in any danger. White, however, saw it rather differently and didn’t hold back when giving an assessment of Jackson’s performance:
“I didn’t like the way Mike Jackson carried himself, goofing around out there,” White told Aaron Bronsteter of TSN Sports.
“You’re getting this opportunity to fight CM Punk in the UFC and you’re acting like you’re in a Rocky movie or something.
“I wasn’t happy with that guy.”
Jackson said after the bout that he would next like to face SBG Ireland’s Artem Lobov at 155-pounds. White was asked whether he thinks that would be a good idea and he gave a very clear indication that he does not think the fight should take place.
“Artem might kill him,” White said bluntly.
“That might be the first death in the UFC. I think that’s a bad fight for Mike Jackson and I think Mike Jackson needs to go back to being a reporter or doing whatever the hell he did before he goofed around tonight.”
Watch Dana White’s full post-fight press conference below: