Dana White explains the theory behind reintroducing the BMF title

Dana White talks about the BMF title and explains why the UFC reintroduced it.

by Aryan Lakhani
Dana White explains the theory behind reintroducing the BMF title

After Jorge Masvidal retired, the UFC decided to reintroduce The BMF belt; in terms of qualifications, it has no significance; its more entertainment-oriented; however, fighters are very much motivated to fight for the BMF belt.

After Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, UFC elected Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaetjhe as the worthy contenders to fight for the vacant belt. It is expected to be one of the best rematches in the history of the sport, and the summer promises to be filled with such thrilling fixtures.

Who knows, after seeing the winner of Poirier vs Gaethje, the former UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal could reconsider his retirement decision.

Dana White talks about the BMF title

In a recent press conference, Dana White speaks about the BMF title and explained what encourages the UFC to reintroduce it.

Dana White believes that Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje are worthy enough to fight for the BMF title after Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal. “[It was] war room s***,” White said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “Every Tuesday we’re in there, and as we were putting that card together for Utah, we thought that Poirier and Gaethje is such an awesome fight.

Masvidal retired, so we put the BMF [title on the line]”. You have no idea how many of these fighters want to fight for the BMF title,” White explained. “They all want to fight for that belt. It’s fun, it’s different, so we’ll do it again”.

“When you think about doing it in the first place, [Masvidal and Diaz] were the two right guys, and so are these — these are the two right guys [for the second BMF title fight]. Whether that thing is in play or not in play, that fight is what it is.

Everybody wants that belt, so what the hell?”. It will be very interesting to see how consistently fighters fight for the BMF belt, and a comprehensive win could grab the attention of the lightweight champion Islam Makhachev.

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