White told Cagewriter last week (1:50 mark) that the door was still open and nothing was done yet in Japan. It looks like there was a reason behind White's more controlled approach to what appeared to be a screw job. Today he was asked the chances of a Cro Cop return:
"I have said this many times and I'll say it again: there's some crooked [expletive] that goes on over in Japan. They're all crooked. There's some sneaky [expletive] going on over there, and that's always a big problem, you know. These guys who are in the fight business over there, for my Mexican friends, 'No bueno. No bueno.'"
White said he's hoping to lock up a Dos Santos-Cro Cop fight for UFC 103 in Dallas in September. White also said the next extended preview show, "Countdown" for a UFC PPV will come later this year featuring Quinton Jackson and Rashad Evans.
- Dana White