DANA WHITE admits the last seven days has been the “craziest f***ing week” he has endured in the build-up to UFC Vegas 5.
Charlie Ontiveros failed to make weight for his bout against Markus Perez before Trevin Giles vs Kevin Holland was scrapped when the former fainted backstage moments before the clash.
Ed Herman and Gerald Meerschaert’s clash was also cancelled due to the latter testing positive for Covid-19 at the last-minute.
Meanwhile, Joanne Calderwood also fainted after her loss against Jennifer Maia and was rushed to hospital.
He said: “This was the fu**** craziest week ever, we got through it, we are here, he fainted.
“Holland couldn’t have had a better attitude about you know the fight pulling out, he was ready to fight tonight if we ended up getting Herman back.”
Another major talking point came with Derek Brunson's shock third-round TKO triumph over Edmen Shahbazyen.
Many observers questioned whether the bout should have ended sooner.
Shahbazyen had been badly punished with some heavy ground and pound towards the end of the second round and was in bad shape as the bell tolled.
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A cageside doctor assessed him and gave him the all-clear to continue but just 26 seconds into the third he was KOd in brutal fashion.
White admits he was baffled by that decision, saying: “'Shahbazyan looked like he was out at the end of that round.
“I don't know anything about the doctor, but I've never seen him before.”