UFC President Dana White showed infinite affection for ‘Korean Superboy’ Choi Doo-ho (31). On the 5th (Korean time), ‘UFC Fight Night Lewis vs. Spivak’ was held at the Apex Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Contrary to his handsome appearance, Choi Doo-ho, who is loved by martial arts fans around the world for his flashy skills and explosive attack power, and has the nickname ‘Korean Superboy’, entered the cage after 3 years and 2 months.
Choi Doo-ho has not been able to climb the cage due to frequent injuries since UFC Fight Night held in Busan in December 2020. If he was like any other fighter, he could have gone through the exit process, but White’s marketability kept him tied to the UFC. Choi Doo-ho, who has undergone tremendous training, has shown a much more mature appearance in terms of stamina and game management, as he declared. 안전놀이터
He overpowered Kyle Nelson (31, Canada) with a leg kick rather than rushing to finish. Even in the grappling area, which Nelson boasts, Choi Doo-ho was rather ahead. In particular, in the third round, Nelson received a severe shock, such as a powerful uppercut. Shocked, Nelson rushed in and attempted a takedown to avert the crisis.
However, Choi Doo-ho reversed his position with a bag and climbed to the top. At that moment, the referee suddenly ordered a stop. Dooho Choi’s head collided with Nelson’s head during the grappling workshop. Then, a controversial 1-point deduction decision was made. Under the MMA Unified Rules of the United States, head butting can be deducted at the discretion of the referee.
In the end, Choi Doo-ho recorded a major draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28) with Nelson after the third round due to a one-point deduction. At the post-game press conference, President White clearly expressed his opposition to the deduction. When asked if he thought the deduction for Choi Doo-ho’s head butting was appropriate, White said, “Absolutely not. It was a wrong decision. Because of that, Choi Doo-ho missed the victory. Dooho Choi won the match. That’s why I gave him a victory allowance,” he said, actively defending Choi Doo-ho.
Representative White has long been famous for being friendly. He showed infinite affection for Jung Chan-sung, Kim Dong-hyun, and Choi Doo-ho. He actively intervened in this draw decision and strengthened Choi Doo-ho’s position.