Dana White Says He Called Rachael Ostovich On Greg Hardy’s UFC Brooklyn Booking • MMA News
Final Preventing Championship (UFC) president Dana White lately talked in regards to the choice to e book Greg Hardy on the identical card as Rachael Ostovich.
Ostovich is about to tackle Paige VanZant on Jan. 19 for UFC Brooklyn. It’ll be the UFC’s debut on ESPN+. The bout was initially known as off when Ostovich was attacked in Hawaii. Ostovich’s husband Arnold Berdon was charged with second-degree assault.
Dana White Responds To Criticism Over Booking Greg Hardy For UFC Brooklyn
Many had been surprised upon listening to the information that Hardy was being booked to compete on the identical card as Ostovich. Hardy was discovered responsible of home violence fees though they had been expunged from his report after the sufferer did not testify in opposition to him. White lately informed Aaron Bronsteter that he known as Ostovich forward of time:
“I called Rachael Ostovich and talked to her and walked her through this situation. Her take on it was, ‘his story isn’t my story. Everybody’s story is different and I believe in second chances. I have no problem fighting on the same card with this guy.’ He didn’t do anything to Rachael Ostovich, so she was totally cool with it. Obviously having her support was a key factor in making that decision.”
Dana White discusses the choice to have Greg Hardy compete on January 19th, the identical card as Rachael Ostovich, a current sufferer of home violence.
White has spoken to Rachael since Hardy was added to listen to her emotions on it. Hardy will stay on the cardboard regardless of the backlash pic.twitter.com/6EHMIXS9lm
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 6, 2018
UFC Brooklyn will happen contained in the Barclays Middle. A flyweight title bout between 125-pound champion Henry Cejudo and bantamweight title holder T.J. Dillashaw was moved from the UFC 233 card to UFC Brooklyn. That bout will function the headliner.
Do you assume the UFC has made a mistake, or do you’re feeling it’s advantageous with Rachael Ostovich’s backing?