For those of you who want to express your frustrations with Clay Guida’s performance on Friday night, UFC president Dana White (Pictured) states the line starts behind him. Instead of co-starring in a shootout with Gray Maynard, Guida decided to turn their scrap into a track meet, much to White’s dismay.
“The fight sucked,” White deadpanned at the post-fight press conference. “I don’t know how to expand on it anymore. A guy like Guida, his style is to move forward. I think that’s the style that’s made him who he is, it’s the style that made him a fan favorite and won him fights.
“Guida’s fans on Twitter were saying, ‘Great footwork.’ This isn’t Dancing with the Stars. You can’t win a fight running around in circles.”
That’s pretty much what Guida did for their entire 25-minute affair – floating like a butterfly and hardly stinging like a bee.
Speaking of Twitter, White tweeted midway through the main event, “I thought it was impossible for this fight to suck. I WAS WRONG!!!!!!”
Immediately after Maynard was awarded with a split decision victory, many blamed MMA guru Greg Jackson for conjuring up Guida’s strategy. Once again, White said to get in line behind him. While White didn’t specifically mention Jackson by name, he pretty much did.
“I’m not his trainer, I’m not his coach – these guys come up with game plans. But to make a guy like Clay Guida go out and fight like that, that was the game plan?” a baffled White wondered.
“Maybe that’s the way [Guida] wants to fight for the rest of his career. I wouldn’t advise it, but I’m not his trainer.”
While White was disappointed with Guida’s most recent showing, his past performances will keep him out of the unemployment line. However, White intends to have a chat with “The Carpenter” in the very near future.
Guida has now dropped two consecutive fights inside the Octagon.