"We want to look to the future," he said, "not the past."
Heller had no interest in getting into public he said, she said argument with White, noting several times that, "We have respect for Dana White and his opinion." He said Rua was content with the way things played out in the end following Thiago Silva's injury, as the promotion announced last week Rua would face Brandon Vera in the main event of UFC on FOX 4 on Aug. 4.
When asked whether Rua really said he would rather be cut than face Teixiera, Heller only laughed and said, "What do you think?"
The 32-year-old Teixeira (18-2) won his Octagon debut last month when he submitted Kyle Kingsbury in 1:53 at UFC 146. The UFC has yet to announce what's next for him.