There was an interview with Dana White released on Friday and as usual he’s full of interesting statements. Check out this one:
Jhabvala: Who do you think is the best presidential candidate for MMA?
White: I’d have to say McCain. I consider John McCain the guy who started the UFC. If it wasn’t for McCain I wouldn’t be here right now. What people don’t understand about mixed martial arts and the UFC is, what [McCain] was saying to the old owners is that you cannot put on fights in states that aren’t sanctioned. It’s illegal. You can’t do it. You have to be sanctioned by an athletic commission, which we agreed with him on 100 percent. John McCain wasn’t saying this thing shouldn’t happen, or it shouldn’t be running. He was saying, if ‘You’re going to do it, it has to be sanctioned by an athletic commission.’ We agree.
McCain was also the one that set the stage for the UFC getting sold for peanuts to White and the Fertittas. The final shove came when the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to regulate the sport. And who was involved in blocking the UFC’s sanctioning? Lorenzo Fertitta! Wow golly gosh gee!
I’m also a big fan of John McCain. Not only will he pretty much guarantee that Barack Obama will win the upcoming election, he also coined the expression on our best selling shirt!