As fight fans head into the end of the year and the UFC’s final card of 2013, UFC 168 in Las Vegas this coming Saturday, the promotions president, Dana White, has released his first Vlog for the event.
Oddly enough, the first episode for the 168 card kicks off with backstage footage from UFC 167, and it’s interesting to say the least. For the first time since the 16th of last month, when champion Georges St. Pierre went to war with Johny Hendricks over the UFC’s welterweight belt, a match that ended in a (controversial) split decision win for GSP, fans get to see Hendricks’s reaction to the decision and as it happened in real time.
To say that he and his camp were upset would be an understatement. “Bigg Rigg” felt robbed of the win and the belt, and thought that he’d done more than enough to win the match. From Johny’s point of view he won at least three rounds, if not four, did more damage than “Rush” and that he (also) “took him down every round, except for one…took him down every round.”
To it all, Johny mused “I don’t know what I could have done any different. I really don’t know what I could have done any different.” Of course, the obvious answer to that question is that he could have T/KO’d the champ and rendered the judges and their decision a moot point.
The comical moment of this Vlog has to be Michael Bisping. Sitting ringside and trying to watch the GSP / Hendricks match, “The Count” finds himself seated next to Forest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar, and while Griffin is calling out play-by-play commentary to Bonnar. To this, Bisping leans forward and remarks:
“I wish I was in another seat. I wish I wasn’t sat here and having to listen to this b******t; absolute b******t; yap, yap, yap, yap, yap, yap. F**K me, please. Let me enjoy the fight.”
Bisping’s words are funny to say the least, but perhaps what’s even funnier is that Griffin, who appears to possibly be a little inebriated, pauses for a moment and then just starts back up again, this time talking about Johny’s conditioning. The whole episode is a pretty funny.
The video is certainly worth the view for Bigg Rigg’s post-fight (loss) reaction and the very British, comedic attitude of Michal Bisping.