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Dana White dodges the M1 co-promotion question

I hate the fact that stupid dipshit outlets like the Sun get to do Q&A with Dana White. I hate it because they never ask the right questions. Even when they let their readers ask the questions, they still don’t ask the same questions. I understand it … I get that us hardcore people represent like 1% of the population and we’re not the ones buying stupid gem-encrusted UFC shirts or TUF necklaces. But come on. Throw us a freaking bone.

(Just as a side note, Steve Cofield has asked people to send him some hard questions for Dana White which he’ll toss either during an interview or at a press conference. So go send him your curveballs.)

The only good question asked by a Sun reader was regarding M1 allowing Fedor to fight in the UFC, and Dana White dodged it.

Dana, why did you turn down M1’s offer to let Fedor fight Randy in the UFC? Is there any chance Randy Couture will face Fedor in a UFC show, and if not, will we ever see ‘The Natural’ compete in the Octagon again? – Steve, Liverpool

White: “I tried to make that fight for months but I’m not getting into some b***s*** posturing. Fedor isn’t a real fighter, he’s a complete joke.He’s fighting middleweights and guys who have absolutely no business fighting – and he’s looking like s*** doing it. It’s 2008 and he hasn’t had a real fight since 2005. I don’t care about what he did in PRIDE years ago – he can’t live with anyone in the top five in the UFC and that’s why he’s not here.

“He’s not in the UFC because if he was he couldn’t avoid real competition like he’s been doing for years now. And Randy Couture knows all of that, believe me. Let me tell you – Chuck Liddell knocked Randy Couture out – out cold – twice and that’s why Randy retired. Chuck ended his career as a top light heavyweight and that’s why he retired. Then after being done and gone for a year he calls me on my cell phone saying “Dana, I want to come back as a heavyweight and fight Tim Sylvia – can you make it happen? We make that happen, we give Randy Couture that huge opportunity and now Randy Couture is refusing to give a fighter like Antonio Nogueira that exact same opportunity he was given.

I don’t know why Dana even dodged the question. He could easily say that it makes zero business sense to team up with the competition and support some insane boxing style form of promoting. I’d love to hear his real thoughts and some facts on the proposed M1 co-promotion rather than the sound bytes he’s throwing to try and discredit Fedor. Those are so 2007, ya know?

17 COMMENTS
  • Michaelthebox says:

    “He could easily say that it makes zero business sense to team up with the competition and support some insane boxing style form of promoting.”

    Why does he need to? The smart ones know its true, and the dumb ones would bitch and whine about how the organization should do whatever the 1% wants.

  • Márcio says:

    Dana’s so predictable is not even funny.

  • Xavier says:

    “Why does he need to? The smart ones know its true, and the dumb ones would bitch and whine about how the organization should do whatever the 1% wants.”

    So, so true. The 1% aren’t even people who like the UFC to begin with, so why he should answer any of their questions is absolutely beyond me.

    These are the idiots that bitch about the UFC not booking the best fighters and then go on and splooge about Abbot vs. Slice.

  • terrence halladay says:

    he was ironically asked about copromotion in the same interview—

    “Do you plan on cross-promoting bouts or even events on a large scale in the future? Most of the small organisations are cross-promoting to share talented fighters and put on larger events to compete with the UFC. – Carlo, Iowa

    White: “Why would I want to do shows with these promotions? I have the best fighters in the world all under contract. Why would I cross-promote with these organisations? They suck.”

  • Rex says:

    mmmkay Dana, you do know that Fedor manhandled Nog….your UFC champ…not just once.

  • Here’s the deal: he’s using circular logic to avoid answering questions. Why no fedor? Because fedor sucks! Why no copromotion? Because other promoters fucking suck! Why no Randy? Because RANDY SUCKS.

    Come on now. When is someone gonna call Dana on his bullshit answers.

  • Michaelthebox says:

    Get real, FL. You want him to go around giving basic business lessons to the elitist fools?

  • I want him to stop answering questions like a Sherdog forum user. He kinda sorta runs a company. The candor is refreshing at times but when his ignorant bullshit answers outnumber the answers the actually responds to, it gets old.

  • danaunclefesterwhite says:

    Dana White does sound like a Sherdog UFC nuthugger and not a company president of a decent sized corporation. Dana White is a large part of why the UFC will never truly be embraced by the mainstream.

  • Tommy says:

    Dana’s so full of shit here. If he was such a joke why try so hard to buy him? No different then acting like a spoiled scorned child saying Kimbo is a joke and would get hurt badly. Everyone knows I’m a staunch UFC and Dana supporter, but sometimes Dana just sounds like a dumb spoiled kid.

  • Accomando says:

    “…Let me tell you – Chuck Liddell knocked Randy Couture out – out cold – twice and that’s why Randy retired. Chuck ended his career as a top light heavyweight and that’s why he retired. Then after being done and gone for a year he calls me on my cell phone saying “Dana, I want to come back as a heavyweight and fight Tim Sylvia – can you make it happen? We make that happen, we give Randy Couture that huge opportunity…”

    Who else in the UFC has ever been KO’ed, retired, and then given an immediate title-shot a year later (after multiple dosages of HGH) at a higher weight-class from which ye retired from?

    That WAS disrespectful of the UFC…..to the rest of the Heavyweight Division, not Randy Couture.

  • Atom says:

    How can he say that Fedor sucks so much, when everyone knows he was trying to sign him.

    Accomando- Is the HGH accusation speculation or fact?

  • it was some sort of crazy hormone therapy. Technically legal because no one really understands what the fuck it’s all about

  • victorpoprock says:

    I made a thread about this exact same thing on sherdog, weird. http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=725768

    I think the pansies that asked those questions should be drug out into the street and stoned to death. What a bunch of pussies!

  • Maybe the first hour will be brought to us commercial free by a 15 minute Warcraft commercial. Of course, an hour of TV is only supposed to have like 14 minutes of commercials, so it’s basically a scam.

  • victorpoprock says:

    @15 What the fuck are you talking about FL? I think you posted your reply in the wrong story.

  • hmm very true that was supposed to go in the UFN13 three hours post.

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