UFC light-weight contender Merab Dvalishvili picked up the largest win over his profession on Saturday, defeating former champion Petr Yan by a one-sided unanimous choice.
With the win, Dvalishvili is driving a nine-fight successful streak. He’ll be ranked within the prime 2 when the brand new rankings come out. He might battle for the title tomorrow, however he refuses to battle his Serra-Longo teammate, champion Aljamain Sterling.
“I don’t know who the hell I used to be speaking to the opposite day about this. I used to be like, we don’t. should cope with that bulls*t anymore,” mentioned White about teammates refusing to battle one another.
“Again within the early days that camps have been so small. You didn’t have numerous completely different choices. We had numerous these guys going, ‘he’s my pal. He’s my pal.’ You may nonetheless be associates and need what your pal has,” continued White.
When then issued a warned to Dvalishvili and any fighter that doesn’t wish to battle a teammate.
“I’d be a extremely dangerous thought for Merab to go down that path,” White mentioned. “Does Merab need a shot on the title, or would Merab relatively have individuals underneath him leap over him and him should tackle all these completely different, powerful guys when he’s not even getting the title shot when he’s subsequent in line for it?
“That’s a private choice that he must make. If that’s wha the desires to do, I can inform you how that story ends. It’s not a great ending to that story, however he’s a giant boy. He can determine that out on his personal.”
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