Guida started his speech as though he was going to hang up the gloves, but then said he wasn’t done and proceeded to wish his mother a happy birthday. That did not please the UFC boss.
“That pissed me off, actually,” White told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at the UFC on ESPN 44 post-fight news conference. “That pissed me off. I like him. He’s a nice guy. But you faking your retirement so you can say f*cking happy birthday to somebody? We’re running a live event here. I was not happy about that. … Yeah, that was not good.”