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Watch: Dana White Fires Back At SHOWTIME VP Stephen Espinoza Following Recent Dig

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Dana White used his platform at the UFC 223 post-fight press conference to return fire at SHOWTIME’s Stephen Espinoza following remarks he made about the UFC this week.

Yesterday, we brought you the news that SHOWTIME’s executive vice-president Stephen Espinoza had made a rather public dig at the UFC via his official Twitter following their booking of Al Iaquinta for a lightweight title clash. The issues surrounding Al’s weigh-in and the 0.2lbs he came in over-weight had many questioning exactly how the fight between him and Khabib Nurmagomedov that would eventually headline the card was made.

It was a confusing situation, no doubt, but Espinoza used the opportunity to take a shot at the promotion’s integrity.

Espinoza’s history with the UFC peaked with his involvement on the Mayweather/McGregor world tour last year and after garnering himself something of a bad reputation in MMA circles due to his run-in with the sport’s biggest star Conor McGregor, he has found himself well and truly in the bad-books of a lot of those invested.

Dana White spoke briefly about the SHOWTIME VP’s dig last night and was particularly brutal in his response.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at cillian@punditarena.com.