The UFC 164 PPV fight card left fans with an array of violent stoppages, a surprising number of which came in the third round of action. Yet while the majority of the bouts were entertaining affairs, there were a couple of duds including the final Facebook prelim between debuting heavyweights Soa Palelei and Nikita Krylov.
The two heavyweights engaged actively for the first three minutes of the bout, where Palelei was in control. Then it appeared that the Australian completely lost his stamina and would spend the remainder of the bout laying on the Ukrainian and expending minimal energy.
The UFC president appeared embarrassed by that performance and was highly critical about both competitors’ performances.
“You don’t want to hear my thoughts on that fight,” UFC President Dana White said to media members following the PPV event. “That fight was embarrassing.That looked like a toughman fight”
White was particularly irritated by the stamina issues and the sloppy performance, stating th...