The UFC introduced in Gustavo Lopez as a alternative for Ray Borg for this weekend’s occasion. Nevertheless, following the announcement, there appeared indicators of a dispute with Combate Americas. Lopez fought within the group earlier than coming to the UFC. Amidst all this, Dana White says that he was at nighttime concerning the entire scenario.

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Whereas speaking to the media after the weigh-ins, a reporter requested Dana if he had talked to Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren. Following UFC’s announcement of bringing in Lopez as a alternative, Campbell tweeted that it was a foul transfer. Lopez’s contract with Combate had already expired. Nevertheless, the group held the suitable to match any new contract that the fighter obtained.

Veteran MMA supervisor and CEO of Dominance MMA, Ali Abdelaziz, criticized Combate for taking away a younger man’s dream. He additionally requested fighters to not signal a contract with the promotion.

Dana White had no clue in regards to the scenario with Gustavo Lopez’s contract

Dana White stated that he didn’t know something about the whole fiasco. He appeared pissed off as he was stored at nighttime.

I don’t know something about it. Why the f–ok would no one inform me that one? I’m really very f—ing pissed off that I didn’t find out about it,” Dana stated.

It was later revealed that the particular person at fault was Lopez’s supervisor, Daniel Rubenstein. He confessed his mistake on Twitter. Moreover, he requested Combate for the discharge of the Bantamweight in order that he can combat this weekend.

CEO McLaren later agreed to Rubenstein’s calls for. He introduced on Twitter that he was going forward and permitting Lopez to combat this weekend.

After the discharge, Abdelaziz took again his phrases. He additionally recommended Campbell on the discharge of Gustavo Lopez.

Lopez has been with Combate for nearly 5 years. He was the Bantamweight champ within the division aside from using a three-fight win streak. He’ll face Merab Dvalishvili this weekend on UFC on ESPN 10 on the UFC Apex heart in Las Vegas. Dvalishvili initially deliberate on combating Ray Borg. Nevertheless, the latter was faraway from the cardboard on account of private causes.

He posted an image of his son on Twitter with the caption, “Household first, see you quickly.” Borg’s son has been going via problems since his start.

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