Less than 24 hours removed from Dana White’s homophobic-misogynistic profanity laced tirade on YouTube, reactions are pouring in from fans in droves, one particular group is up in arms, a member of the media is rightfully offended, and the subject of the berating, Loretta Hunt, has spoken.
Fox Sports MMA writer Alex Marvez got Hunt’s reaction, and unsurprisingly, she stands by her story.
“I don’t take it personally,” Hunt said when reached Thursday by FOXSports.com’s Alex Marvez. “Whenever a journalist does a story, there’s a chance the subject is not going to like it.”
Hunt told FOXSports.com she made “every attempt to reach Zuffa” before writing the story.
“I clearly stated to them what the article would be about but they didn’t respond. I did my best trying to present both sides of the story.”
Despite the strong reaction from White, Hunt told FOXSports.com she is standing by the story.
“It’s accurate,” Hunt said. “I’m not going to deny he made a personal attack against me and my credibility. But more than anything, I think it’s an attempt to create a distraction from the story I wrote.”
I don’t understand why everyone is so quick to dismiss Loretta’s report as false. Are people forgetting Dana White is a promoter? A major part of his job is to use smoke and mirrors to turn what he wants you to perceive into reality, and if you haven’t noticed, he’s pretty damn good at it.
Loretta gave the UFC the opportunity to share their side of the story and they ignored her. If the truth was it’s been policy from day one as Dana exclaimed, why couldn’t the UFC PR team simply respond to her request? Seems simple enough, and I’d be much more inclined to believe that than Dana when he’s acting like a high school bully.
While I don’t know the real answer, and I suspect only a limited number of people in the industry truly do, my best judgment at this point with the current information is to believe there was at very least some truth to Hunt’s report. Although, judging by all the comments I’ve read and the results FOX Sports poll above, I suppose I’m in the minority.