At UFC 248, Israel Adesanya and Zhang Weili defended their championship belts against their respective opponents. To catch statements from fighters and UFC President Dana White after the fight, catch the UFC 248 post-fight press conference. The broadcast can be viewed below or on Youtube. This article will be updated with bulletpoint updates of the conference as it progresses.
- Gate: $2.75 million
- Attendance: 15,077
- Fight of the Night Bonus: : Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
- Performance of the Night Bonuses: Beneil Dariush and Sean O’Malley
- Expected Yoel Romero to be more aggressive than he fought.
- Said Paulo Costa was ejected from the crowd after the main event.
- Confirms Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung (Korean Zombie) got into physical altercation at the event.
- Wants to give Sean O’Malley another fight “as quick as possible.”
- Is very enthusiastic about Paulo Costa vs. Israel Adesanya.
- Says Zhang Weili should fight at Madison Square Garden next.
- Says Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade will fight.
- Says Tatiana Suarez is healing a neck issue.
- Claims if Khabib Nurmagomedov rematches Conor McGregor it would do better pay-per-view than McGregor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather.
- Says main event was “horrible fight.”
- “Adesanya is the most shameful champion I have seen ever.”