Prior to UFC 279 Pre-fight press conference had a crazier series of events which lead to the cancellation of the press conference.
Highly anticipated UFC 279 Pre-fight press conference was supposed to take place yesterday night. Everything was supposed to be under control after a delay of 30 minutes.
but instead of main and co-main event fighters, Dana came up with only Kevin Holland and Daniel Rodriguez.
At the time, White did not respond to questions about the new format and assured the reporters that there would be more fighters coming soon while claiming that serious issues occurred in the backstage area.
However, the moment Holland and Rodriguez were taken off the stage and the staff started to get ready to prepare for Diaz as well as Chimaev, White instead made the decision to cancel the UFC 279 pre-fight press conference out of security fears.
Dana White explains why UFC279 pre-fight press conference cancelled
“There were multiple things going on at the same time. It wasn’t just one thing that erupted and it happened. There were multiple things going on back here, at the same time… There were 4 (fighters) involved,”
“22 years, however long I’ve been doing this, we’ve never had an incident like today. All hell broke loose out here. I don’t know… we stopped it but we didn’t do a good job of not letting it happen.”Dana White Explained
White confirmed additional physical altercations took place before starting the press conference which leads to the cancellation of the event.