Dana White 'doubts' that 'fantastic actor' Pedro Nobre will be back in the UFC

Michael Cohen

Nobre got all the wrong kinds of attention in his UFC debut at UFCOn FX 7. Immediately after his fight with Yuri Alcantara was declared a no contest, Dana called him an 'award winning actor.' Now, White says he doesn't see a UFC fight in Nobre's future.

One of the most controversial fights of UFC On FX 7 involved Bantamweights Pedro Nobre and Yuri Alcantara. Two minutes into the fight, Alcantara had Nobre back mounted. Yuri poured it on with ground and pound, but the action was stopped by referee Dan Miragliotta for blows to the back of the head. Despite the replay showing few if any illegal blows and certainly none with much power, Nobre lay on the mat for minutes appearing to be in severe pain. With Nobre unable to continue, Miragliotta deemed the blows accidental and called the fight a no contest.

Many viewers accused Nobre of playing up his injuries in an attempt to win by disqualification. Even UFC president Dana White called him "an award winning actor" and gave Alcantara his win bonus for the fight. Additionally, at the media scrum following Wednesday's UFC 158 press conference, White reiterated his praise for Nobre's acting abilities and when asked if he'll be back in the Octagon said, "I doubt it."


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