LAS VEGAS – Jake Hadley thinks cultural variations are what led to the UFC workers being upset along with his conduct.
According to UFC president Dana White, Hadley (8-0) wasn’t very pleasant and didn’t depart the most effective impression on everybody, together with the matchmakers, who weren’t eager on signing him after he submitted Mitch Raposo at Dana White’s Contender Series 43 on Tuesday.
But regardless of Hadley’s alleged unprofessionalism and weight miss, White determined to award him a UFC deal anyway. Speaking to the media after his win, an emotional Hadley appeared slightly perplexed at what he may have presumably stated to trigger such a frenzy behind the scenes and thinks he was possible misunderstood as a result of being British.
“To be honest, I don’t know what I’ve said to someone to upset them,” Hadley stated in the course of the DWCS 43 post-fight information convention. “But I wish to straight out say, if I’ve upset anybody, I haven’t meant it. It didn’t come from a malicious means. That’s not my nature. That’s not me as an individual. I’m not nasty in a malicious means, so I simply really feel like perhaps it’s like a misinterpretation due to me being – like with Bisping, folks don’t perceive Bisping as a result of he’s British.
“Even when I was at Whole Foods, I was like to someone, ‘You all right, mate?’ And then he was like, ‘Yeah I’m all right. Are you alright?’ I don’t think he understood what I was saying. I don’t really know what I’ve said and done to anyone. Next time I’m just gonna keep my mouth closed, I ain’t even gonna say anything, so I don’t upset no one because obviously, I don’t want something like that hindering what I’ve been working for my whole entire life. Straight up, sorry to anyone I’ve upset. I didn’t mean it from a malicious way.”
Hadley’s highway to the UFC didn’t come with out some drama, however the 25-year-old former Cage Warriors champion is able to take the flyweight division by storm.
“I’ll fight whoever,” Hadley stated. “Let me smash up little Figueiredo (Francisco), the little Figgy. I’ll smash his head in. No problem, easy work. I’m gonna be champion in here real quick.”