Dana White Criticizes Alistair Overeem; Clarifies Brock Lesnar Situation

Mike Killam

Brock Lesnar, Dana WhiteUFC President Dana White was very critical of Alistair Overeem's performance last night at UFC 169, despite the Heavyweight's victory over former champion Frank Mir. 

"He fought safe. I think he could have finished [Mir]. Not a crowd pleasing fight … Alistair didn't try to finish, or didn't capitalize on any of the work that he had done. It was a crappy performance, in my opinion."

And as we reported, Overeem called out WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar thinking he was coming back to octagon, and Dana was none too pleased about it. 

"He comes out with a crappy performance and then calls out a guy who doesn't fight anymore. Awesome. Just to top off an awesome night for him; calls out a guy who doesn't even fight anymore. Not an awesome night for Alistair Overeem." 

And in the post-fight press conference, Dana White cleared up the Brock Lesnar talk once and for all: 

"Brock Lesnar is not coming back. Brock Lesnar is not fighting. I mean does he want to come back? I mean, we've talked about him wanting to come back. He feels like he wasn't 100 percent while he was here and he feels like he sold himself a little short and all the stuff that I've told you guys before. But, no, he's not."

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