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Dana White: ‘I don’t give a sh*t’ if fans were leaving during UFC 186 main event

UFC President Dana White is not too concerned about fans walking out of the Bell Centre during the main event.

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On Saturday night, one of the UFC's brightest talents and elite MMA fighters, Demetrious Johnson, added to his exemplary flyweight resume with a record-breaking submission victory that he secured in the final second of the title fight. Sadly, much of the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, had already filed out of the arena, seemingly disinterested with the outcome of the UFC 186 main event.

Asked to offer his thoughts on the unfortunate situation, White showed a lack of concern with fan opinions.

"I don't give a sh*t what people are doing," White stated at the post-fight press conference. "I'm watching the fight."

Since losing to Dominick Cruz in a bantamweight title fight years ago, Johnson has compiled an eight-fight win streak - six of those are flyweight title defences. He also has a proven track record of finishes at 125-pounds, as he has stopped four of his last five opponents.

So why does it appear that fans are just not interested in ‘Mighty Mouse'? White attempted to explain:

"It's kind of sad that Demetrious Johnson has this thing hanging over his head, he's not this, he's not that," White said. ... "He does everything the exact way he's supposed to. He comes in with a game plan and follows it to the letter. He's just one of these guys that has to put his head down, keep doing his thing and you have to respect him."

"Anderson Silva wasn't the biggest star ever when he was champion," White said. "Chuck Liddell wasn't a big star for a while. His day will come."

Transcription taken from MMAFighting.com.