After Bad Poirier vs. Alvarez Call, Dana White Says Instant Replay Is Coming To The UFC

Another big mixed martial arts event is in the books, as UFC 211 went down over the weekend. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted UFC 211 on Saturday in Dallas, Texas inside the American Airlines Center.

Now, it would appear that the event has sparked an idea in the UFC president’s mind. One of the night’s featured fights was between former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. While the fight began well, it ended with controversy.

Eddie Alvarez landed a few knees to the head of his opponent. The strikes were largely considered as illegal blows to a downed opponent by many. After the strikes, Poirier was considered unable to continue. As a result, the fight was turned into a no contest.

With many fighters and fans upset over the decision, UFC President Dana White has decided that the promotion needs to begin implementing instant replay. Following UFC 211, Dana White addressed this fact in a media scrum.

“Even Lorenza Fertitta was texting me, saying ‘You guys need to get instant replay.’ Every other sport has instant replay, we need instant replay too.” White said, before explaining that he needs to discuss the matter with his team.