Rafael Dos Anjos and Carla Esparza Discuss Their Upcoming Title Fights at UFC 185
LOS ANGELES – February 28, 2015 – UFC President Dana White joined AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA tonight for a one-on-one interview with correspondent Ron Kruck. During the interview, White shared his thoughts on former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre as well as the future of the UFC women’s bantamweight division and Invicta FC featherweight fighter Cris “Cyborg” Justino.
White on St. Pierre:
“I haven’t really spoken to him. I’ve asked him if he wants to fight and things like that. This is one of those sports that… if a guy doesn’t want to fight, the last thing you want to do is pressure a guy to fight. Georges St. Pierre doesn’t want to fight. And if Georges St. Pierre wants to retire, I get it. He goes out on top, he’s made a lot of money and and he’s doing movies now. If he’s ready to retire, I’m never gonna be the guy to pressure him into coming back. You have to want to do this, and apparently Georges doesn’t.”
White on Justino:
“I’m actually gonna go watch her fight tonight and I don’t know, we’ll go from there.”
White’s full interview from tonight’s show is available here:
UFC lightweight title contender Rafael Dos Anjos and UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza, both of whom are scheduled for fights at UFC 185 next month, dropped by the INSIDE MMA studio for interviews with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten. In this clip, Dos Anjos shares his journey to his first ever title shot versus UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, while Esparza discusses preparing for her first title defense against challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk: