While fans haven’t stopped complaining over having to witness the mundane matchup between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt Hamill at UFC 130, company president Dana White claims potential pay-per-view purchasers should be thanking him for not subjecting them to some more boring-on-boring crime.
“Talking’s fun before the fight, but if you do all this talking and then you go in there and don’t fight, who wants to see that (crap),” White told USA Today. “Rampage-Rashad, the (freaking) snoozefest? I don’t want to see that (freaking) fight again.”
Rampage was slated to face Thiago Silva on the card, but the Brazilian is dealing with complications regarding his UFC 125 drug screening. The rumor mill suggested Evans would play substitute, but White quickly put that chatter to bed.
After engaging in countless verbal sparring sessions during their time together as opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter 10,” the bitter rivals failed to put on the show they promised when the curtain was drawn on UFC 114. That’s an issue White believes he won’t need to worry about when it comes to “The Hammer.”
“Matt Hamill and Rampage might not talk a bunch of (crap) about each other before the fight, but when have you not seen Matt Hamill fight?” White said. “Matt Hamill’s going to go in there and try to beat him.”
UFC 130 takes place May 28th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The light heavyweights are expected to co-headline the event.