UFC president Dana White stopped by the FOX Sports 1 UFC 189 post-fight show this past weekend to discuss the main and co-main events from the evening.
The card featured Conor McGregor claiming the interim UFC featherweight title with a second round TKO victory over Chad Mendes, while Robbie Lawler successfully defended his welterweight crown with a stoppage win vs. Rory MacDonald.
McGregor, of course, was scheduled to meet Jose Aldo for the title before a rib injury knocked the featherweight champion out.
“There’s always going to be so many questions. Jose being so athletic. That’s what makes big fights so great,” White said. “The questions and the debating. Chad took him down, got him on the back. Conor hit him from the bottom.”
While there has been no talk of when Aldo will be cleared to return, White promised to make the mega-fight happen when he can.
“That fight is massive. We wanted to build an outdoor arena here to do it, but the timing doesn’t work. I’m not talking about Aldo anymore,” he said. “Everything I say about him gets twisted when it gets down to Brazil. Aldo will fight Conor. We’ll figure it out. We’re waiting for Aldo.”
As for the co-main event, White believed it was tied at two rounds apiece before Lawler finished MacDonald. The judges cards, though, had the Canadian and challenger up heading into the fifth.
“I had it 2-2 going into the fifth. Let me say this: Rory MacDonald has incredible chin and incredible heart. He was amazing,” White said. “He had a broken nose in the first and guts it out through the fight. That was one of the sickest wars I’ve ever seen in my life.”