LAS VEGAS – UFC President Dana White has a term for people who think Saturday's UFC 162 headliner was fixed. It's not a very nice one, either.
However, when stakes are high and your brain can't fully comprehend what just happened, White said it should be a reminder about the uncertain nature of combat sports – and not fodder for conspiracy theories.
Soon after Anderson Silva tempted fate one too many times and suffered a crushing second-round TKO loss to new UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, the cries of a fight fix inundated social media.
"It happened so fast – and some of you said it, and I was thinking the same thing – 'What just happened? Was he goofing around? Is he still goofing around when he's down, and he's getting ready to pull guard?' Then they show that replay, and you just see him get clipped, and his eyes just roll back in his head," White said after Saturday's pay-per-view event at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena."Yeah, the fix is in, you (expletive) idiots."