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Dana White: ‘If Bas Boon Is Saying This Is The Way We Can Do It, Then We Can Absolutely, Positively Make A Deal’

Here it is, the latest chapter in the Golden Glory-Zuffa saga. Dana White tells Ariel Helwani in this interview that if everything Bas Boon is saying about Alistair Overeem signing an exclusive deal and paying the Golden Glory fighters directly is true, then they can “absolutely, positively make a deal.” Transcription via Low Kick:

“Well, that’s awesome. If that’s the true story and that’s what (Bas Boon) said, sounds like we can make a deal then… One thing that I don’t do, I wouldn’t go on there and lie to all of you guys. If the deal was something other than what it was, I wouldn’t go out publicly and say, ‘These guys wouldn’t do this.’ I’m not trying to fight with Bas Boon, and I don’t dislike Bas Boon – or any of the Golden Glory guys. We just had different business opinions on how the things should be done… Now, if Bas Boon is saying that this is the way that we can do it, then we can absolutely, positively make a deal and we can get this thing rolling again… To be in a position where Alistair Overeem can come over and fight in the UFC, why would I not do it?

If only it was that simple…

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