Dana White Defends Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso Match At UFC 177

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UFC President Dana White is once again going to bat for his Flyweight Champion, addressing the fan reaction to the Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso fight scheduled as the co-main event for UFC 177 during the latest edition of “UFC Download.”

When defending the match during the interview White said, “People are going to [expletive] about Demetrious Johnson no matter who we put him in there against.” Johnson is 8-1-1 in the UFC and has gone undefeated since becoming the 125-pound champion, however he has not managed to “move the needle” on pay-per-view.

Regardless, White is optimistic about Johnson’s future, noting that as long as he keeps knocking out people out he will win the fans over. “Eventually, he’ll just have to keep knocking people out left and right, and then he’ll earn his respect.”

UFC 177 takes place at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California on August 30th, with a main event rematch for the UFC Bantamweight Championship between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao.

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