Dana White was on the Dave Carmichael radio show earlier this week and as usual he dropped a whole bunch of science. Past the standard evade / evade / open ended answers, there were a few nuggets of info worth commenting on:
Andy Arlovski : Said he doesn’t see Arlovski fighting anywhere else. Translation: even after his contract expires, we have exclusive right of negotiation until the Age of Aquarius.
Quinton Jackson : once again said he’s got “big plans” for Quinton. Of course, compared to the ‘lets treat him like a pregnant daughter in the 30’s and hide him away from decent people’s sight’ treatment he’s been getting lately, “big plans” could just mean they’re going to book him for a fight or some junk. More on this later today @ fightlinker.com (cue Entertainment tonight music, fade to commercials)
TUF7 : Dana White says they’re shaking the format up and people are gonna be blown away by next season. He repeats this mantra several times before saying “And I’m not just hyping this up”. My bet is they’re bringing Joe Rogan in to feed the fighters cow balls and rat eyes.
Rounds : Dana wants 5×5 rounds for normal bouts and 7×5 for championship bouts. This is a terrible fucking idea … the idea of a 7×5 Sherk bout scares me worse than the prospect of nuclear armageddon.
WEC vs UFC : Dana says this could definately happen. Lets hope that the featherweight and bantamweight champs get to team up and fight the UFC heavyweight champ tag team stylez.
For those of you who don’t trust me not to inform you of all the relevant shit, you can get more details from Sam Caplan’s ugly proelite site, as well as the actual audio for the interview.