Although UFC president Dana White and Roger Huerta officially parted ways earlier this year, the brash promoter took time out of his busy UFC 117 fight week to address his former employee’s honorable act this past Saturday.
“In no way do I condone street fighting, but when a guy puts his hands on a woman he deserves to be knocked the [expletive] out. Good for Roger,” White told TMZ.com Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier today, the popular celebrity gossip website released exclusive footage of the 155-pounder coming to the aid of a woman that was floored by a sucker-punching MAN (Please click here for a complete recap of the brawl).
“El Matador” owns an impressive 24-4-1 professional record, however is a perfect 1-0 outside of the cage. Although the 27-year-old has dropped three of his last four bouts, Huerta remains one of the world’s best lightweights.
Huerta and Octagon brass were unable to come to terms on a contract after his slit decision loss to Gray Maynard at “UFC Fight Night 19” in September 2009. Instead of inking an extension with the world’s premier MMA organization, the former Sports Illustrated cover boy decided to take his talent to upstart Bellator Fighting Championships.
According to TMZ, the Austin Police Department were called to the scene on Saturday. No arrests have been made thus far.
UFC President Dana White Responds to Roger Huerta Street Fight