Monday, November 28, 2022

Dana White Shares High Praise For Valentina Shevchenko After UFC 247

UFC president Dana White was very impressed by Valentina Shevchenko’s performance at UFC 247.

In the co-main event, Shevchenko defended her flyweight title for the third time as she TKO’d Katlyn Chookagian. She became the first person to finish Chookagian and did so in a dominant fashion.

Following the win, many were wondering what would be next for Shevchenko as the Amanda Nunes trilogy is a possibility. For White, he isn’t sure what will be next for her but knows she isn’t someone to be messed with.

“Absolutely,” White said at the post-fight press conference (via “She’s so awesome. She’s such a professional and such a good human being on top of it but at the end of the day man, she’s a gangster. That woman is an absolute gangster. When you got a gun tattooed on your hip, you are somebody not to be f*cked with. She’s so impressive and she looked so good tonight and I look forward to seeing her next fight.”

Valentina Shevchenko is now an impressive 5-0 at flyweight with three finishes and has not lost since a split-decision to Nunes at UFC 215 in a fight many thought Shevchenko won.

Who her next title defense will be is unknown but the champ mentioned Joanne Calderwood, Roxanne Modafferi, and Jennifer Maia as possible options.