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Dana White reacts to Merab Dvalishvilis unanimous decision make an impression on Jose Aldo at UFC 278: I dont think Merab did himself plenty of favors tonight

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UFC President Dana White isn’t impressed by Merab Dvalishvili following UFC 278.

Merab had the largest fight of his pro MMA career so far on August 20. He went one-on-one with future UFC Hall of Famer Jose Aldo. Dvalishvili was the quantity six-ranked UFC bantamweight, while Aldo held the quantity three spot.

Merabs grappling became the difference maker as Aldo couldnt get anything moving in the uneventful fight. Merab won via unanimous decision.

Following UFC 278, Dana White managed to get clear he doesnt exactly hold Merabs performance in high regard (via Helen Yee).

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I dont think Merab did himself plenty of favors tonight.

Its likely that Dana was also none too happy with Merabs post-fight speech. If theres one big pet peeve of Dana, its fighters not attempting to fight one another because theyre friends.

When talking with Joe Rogan, Merab managed to get clear he won’t fight current UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling.

Dvalishvili has long had this stance and back 2021, he told MMAJunkie that the fight isnt likely to happen.

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We have been friends and weren’t likely to fight one another. Aljo is champion. I really believe he’ll defend his belt and he’ll be considered a champion for a long period. I must win a couple of more fights to fight for the title, but we shall figure something out (easily make it happen). But a very important factor is for certain: Were never likely to fight. Me and Aljo, were never likely to fight one another.

Sterling also confirmed on his Twitter account that fans won’t see him share the Octagon with Merab.

After Merabs next win, I’ll probably need to move up, to permit him his chance he earned, to create history for Georgia to win a global title. We shall figure it out.

This short article appeared first on BJPENN.COM

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