Dana White talks decision to name Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos TUF 13 coaches

UFC President, Dana White explains further how he came to the decision to have former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, square off against current number one contender, Junior dos Santos, first as coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter” and eventually inside the octagon.

White, speaking on Tuesday night’s press conference, said:

“We were sitting there, working on this thing for such a long time. At the press conferences, everybody kept asking me. I said, ‘I’m behind the eight-ball. I should’ve had this done already.’ There were a lot of different people we were looking at and then, boom, Cain Velasquez gets hurt. I was literally driving to work one morning and I said, ‘You know what? This makes sense. Let’s see if we can do this.’”

“In dealing with Brock, one minute, he can be into something, and the next minute, he can completely be not into something. I’m already prepared for this, mentally, and it’s gonna be a tough season. I know it is.”

“The guy’s a former world champion, has beat guys and held the title. No matter what his record is, what the guy has accomplished in the short amount of time that he’s been in MMA is incredible. To say the guy doesn’t have the credentials to coach ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ is probably one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard.”

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