UFC President Dana White joins forces with former UFC champion Matt Serra and coach-turned comedian Din Thomas for a trip to San Diego. The guys’ wild itinerary includes visiting an animal sanctuary, braving a haunted house, a trapeze lesson, a day on the water and lunch at an unusual burger joint. But the high point of the trip is talent-scouting at a local MMA show where a promising young flyweight gets his big shot.
The crew were there to scout out the main event of Cage Fury Fighting Championships 64, the organization’s first trip out west. White was highly interested in Team Alpha Male’s Joseph Morales who was taking on the then CFFC interim flyweight champion Sean Santella, March 25. Santella now holds the organization’s official flyweight belt and the V3 Fights flyweight belt.
Santella controlled the first round and it looked as if he was going to defeat the prospect Dana was most interested in signing. Morales bounced back and won the fight in the second round via TKO and was signed to the UFC on the spot.
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