On Tuesday night, following week 8 of the Contenders series, Dana White addressed several conspiracies, claiming that the reshuffling of UFC 279 cards was all planned due to insufficient ticket sales.
“I heard about it today, but I don’t know how true it is – Pat Miletich said we told Khamzat [Chimaev] not to gain weight because we didn’t sell tickets .fThe show was sold out on the day of the weigh-in.
“I don’t know if Pat really said that, but if he did, he Must be the dumbest sissy on the planet. I mean, you know how stupid you have to be to think of something like this, let alone speak up and act like you fare serious. We are regulated by the sports committee and if you think we told Khamzat Chimaev not to gain weight then Khamzat came along and the fans were mad at him and other stuff and he would…if you know anything about sports this is a fact People who play sports, train and fight and everything else. If Pat really said that, gosh, we might have to send him out to the fucking clinic, the brain clinic, to get him checked out. “
After his rant, a reporter explained that it was actually Brendan Schaub who made the claims, and White turned his attention to Schaub.
“Then, I apologize to Pat Miletich. This makes sense. “
It turns out that both have questioned the validity of the UFC 279 restructuring.