As usual, UFC president Dana White continues to allow unprecedented access to the media through post-press conference interviews and other outlets. As the leading man in the UFC, the knowledge White gives helps provide an in-sight to what is going on with the leading MMA organization in the world.
Here’s a little sample of what White offered up earlier this week, including his thoughts on Nick Diaz, Roy Nelson, a leak in the TUF Brasil results, and FOX telling Joe Rogan to take it down a notch.
White told MMA Junkie about those that illegally steal UFC content, and what he plans on doing about it.
I respond to people every day on Twitter, like, (expletive) you, you criminal. Yeah, we’re coming after you. Oh, boo hoo. ‘You’re coming after the fans.’ Yeah, you’re (expletive) stealing. If you steal our (expletive), we’re going to get you. We might not get you now or next month, but eventually we will, and we’re spending a lot of money toward busting people who steal.
One of White’s current/former fighters, Diaz, was found to have tested positive for marijuana following his loss to Carlos Condit earlier this year. Diaz also announced his retirement after the fight, and has yet to change his stance on the matter. White gives his take on the drug in the same interview with MMA Weekly.
I don’t smoke weed. It’s not my thing. It’s illegal; you can’t do it. I can’t present an argument for why (Diaz) should be cool to have marijuana in his system. I think if he retired it would be the most insane thing I’ve ever seen in my life. The kid is right now at the pinnacle of his career as far as his talent goes, as far as being a well-rounded fighter.
As for “Big Country,” White has always been very out-spoken against the former winner of The Ultimate Fighter. As he tells MMA Junkie, he just can’t seem to get anything to work with Nelson.
I’ve encouraged him to shave his face and cut his hair, too, but he doesn’t want to listen to that, either, so whatever.
It’s been reported that the finalists for The Ultimate Fighter: Brasil were leaked by a member of the media in the country. This happened before with TUF, and White was very angered by the subject, as he tells MMA Weekly.
I don’t know if you saw this but another channel, another channel we were talking to, then went out and said these are the finalists in The Ultimate Fighter, and tried to like sabotage the whole show. That’s some dirty, dirty, Josh Gross dirty type (expletive). You know what I mean.
And finally, a recent story came out courtesy Joe Rogan where he talked about someone at FOX trying to get him to change his announcing style. This isn’t quite what happened, as White informed MMA Junkie.
Just to squash that whole thing, FOX never – the guy that was in his ear telling him to chill out, that was Bruce Connal, the guy who’s our guy. But the guy in the truck from FOX was saying, ‘Oh my God, he’s (expletive) screaming.’ They said the same thing to me. They’re like, ‘He’s screaming at our fans.’ That’s what we do. We scream at you. We yell at you. That’s not going to change.
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