Dana White slams Clay Guida following fake retirement at UFC Kansas City: ‘That pissed me off’

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UFC president, Dana White has hit out at long-time lightweight contender, Clay Guida – after the veteran faked a retirement speech in order to land a post-fight interview with former two-weight champion, Daniel Cormier at UFC Fight Night Kansas City.

Featuring at last night’s UFC Kansas City event in Missouri, Guida, a former Strikeforce lightweight champion, slumped to a unanimous decision loss against Rafa Garcia in the main card opener of last night’s event.

However, following his judging defeat, the Illinois fan-favorite took off both his gloves inside the Octagon, with fans and pundits expecting a retirement from the veteran lightweight staple.

In joking fashion, however, Guida insisted that fans were not getting rid of him next – faking a retirement speech in order to score himself a post-fight interview despite his loss.

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Dana White hits out at UFC veteran, Clay Guida

Taking umbrage with Guida’s actions, UFC leader, White admitted he was “pissed off” with the former’s decision to pull a hoax retirement.

“That pissed me off actually, to be honest with you,” Dana White told assembled media following UFC Kansas City. “No, that me pissed me off. I like [Clay Guida], he’s a nice guy, but you’re faking your retirement so you can say f*cking happy birthday to somebody?”

“We’re running a live event here, you know what I mean?” Dana White explained. “I was not happy about that. He [Clay Guida] was saying happy birthday to somebody or something. That was not good.” 

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Boasting a storied résumé, over the course of his UFC career, Guida, 41, has defeated three former division champions in the form of former two-weight champion, B.J. Penn, as well as former undisputed gold holders, Anthony Pettis, and Rafael dos Anjos.

Minting himself as the inaugural Strikeforce lightweight champion back in 2006, Guida landed a decision victory against Josh Thomson.