LAS VEGAS – Jack Della Maddalena welcomes the high praise from UFC president Dana White.

Della Maddalena (10-2) secured a UFC contract after prevailing against Ange Loosa in a highly entertaining scrap Tuesday on Dana White’s Contender Series 39, and he received quite the compliment from the UFC president.

White praised Della Maddalena for his well rounded skills and toughness, calling him a “special” talent, which the the 25-year-old Aussie is ready to live up to.

“I was happy with the performance,” Della Maddalena told MMA Junkie and other reporters in attendance at the UFC Apex following Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 39 event. “I think I was expecting to maybe get him out of there a bit earlier and then I started chasing the knockout rather than being maybe a bit more balanced, but I was happy with the performance. I feel like he didn’t really do much when he was on top. I feel like if it was a fight, I feel like I won.”

He continued, “It’s cool. The only reason I do this is because I want to compete with the best in the world, so perfect. It’s just better for me in that regard.”

To see the full interview with Della Maddalena, check out the video above.


Dana White’s Contender Series 39: Grading the winners


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