While it was far from his usual lengthy media scrums, UFC head honcho Dana White joined members of the media in Bangor to discuss a variety of topics ahead of the promotion's debut event in Maine.
White discussed the importance of the evening's main event, which features a light-heavyweight contest between Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux. He sees the match-up as a "very important" one for the division and is a necessary match-up to determine the pecking order in the division.
"OSP is ranked No. 10, Bader is No. 8. Bader has been in the oop five and now he wants to move up (again) and get a title shot. Obviously, losing this fight would be huge for him. For OSP, (if) he beats Bader, he is looking at the top six in the light-heavyweights in the world, so it is an important fight for these guys."
White also mentioned that while the Fight Night card is far from their most stacked event in recent memory, it is usually underrated events such as these that produce some of the best nights of entertainment.
"The injury bug is back that we had a couple of years ago. Just on this card alone how many different people have been injured? We kept it together and it's a great card. These are the sleeper cards right here. I think that tomorrow is going to deliver and we are going to see some great fights."