Gable Steveson, a gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, expected Dana White to put in more effort to sign him to the UFC.
The 21-year-old said that if White had pursued him, he might not have agreed to join the promotion, but it would have made him happier.
The Minnesota native shot to fame after a stunning victory in the freestyle wrestling finals at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month. As a result of his victory, he became one of the most sought-after free agents in sports. Gable Steveson revealed that his interactions with Dana White were limited to “a couple of messages” in an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. ”
The Olympic gold medalist also shot down rumors that he would compete in Dana White’s Contenders Series for a UFC contract. He also stated that no UFC official contacted him regarding his participation in the DWCS.
Gable Steveson has signed an NIL contract with WWE
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