UFC 225 main card kicked off with hometown hero CM Punk taking on Mike Jackson. Expectedly, Jackson handed Punk his second loss. However, the former Pro Wrestling superstar certainly made it difficult for Jackson to get a finish as he edged Punk via unanimous decision.
UFC President Dana White was definitely not pleased with Jackson’s performance and thinks he should have got the finish against Punk.
“Michael Jackson, I’m not happy with,” White said. “This guy was acting like a goofball tonight. You get this opportunity to fight CM Punk and you’re doing like bolo punches to the body on top? Never looked like he was trying to finish the fight ever, right? Looked like he could have finished the fight a few times. Never tried. I don’t know what that guy did for a living before we gave him this shot, but whatever it was he needs to go back and do that again. He’s 0-2 as far as I’m concerned.”
With Punk getting another chance in the UFC, the promotion gave Jackson another call. But that certainly won’t be the case moving on as according to White, this was Jackson’s last fight in the UFC.
“That’s it for his UFC career,” White said. “I wouldn’t put that kid in the Contender Series. I got the sense that he’s a complete fucking idiot and I couldn’t wait for that fight to end and I regretted not putting it on Fight Pass,” White said. “That’s how I felt about it.”