Dana White on TUF Live: “It was perfect.. those fights were amazing”

“Going into this thing … you’re always nervous when you do something new and do something different,” said Dana White. “We worked long and hard on this show to make sure this came off with no hitches. I’m very happy to with how it came off. It was perfect. Everything went according to plan. There were literally no hiccups whatsoever.

“It’s not easy doing this live. Nobody’s even done this before, and it could have gone any more perfect.”

“It wasn’t a tough call,” White said. “When we came up with the idea, we loved it.

“If you wanted to put every fight live on TV, you had to figure something out, or this show would be God knows how long. The thing is, with the people criticizing, ‘Oh, you’re only doing one round,’ well, almost all the fights were finishes. There were only a few decisions. Those fights were amazing.”

“We’ve got a lot of guys who are very good, guys who are strong finishers,” he said. “I love that. I love guys with killer instincts.”

“They’re hilarious,” White said. “They hate each other, and they’ve been digging at each other the whole time they’ve been here.

“We were talking about which bad words not to say on TV, and Dominick’s like, ‘What about midget? Can I say midget? ‘Cause I know I’m going to be calling him midget at least once or twice.’ And then Faber jokes and goes, ‘Easy there, big guy who’s an inch and a half taller.’ That’s the kind of stuff that’s been going on here. It’s pretty funny.”

“We had a damn good night of fights,” he said. “It’s going to be a fun season.”

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