In a rare occurrence, Dana White and the UFC has released the UFC 173 video blog a whole week early before the event. The video blog posted includes footage of the UFC Fight Night 40 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, that featured main event between Matt Brown vs Erick Silva. The footage shows the fighters from last Saturday’s event backstage following their fights, celebrating their victories, as well as the lead up to the main event.
Following Matt Brown’s 7th straight victory, he is seen backstage asking Dana for the fight of the night bonus, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and a title shot at UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s not fight week yet, but it’s blog week.”