On this week’s Rings Radio, Shooter and Scorcho discuss the fallout from UFC on Fox 2, compare the recent Strikeforce cards to the recent UFC cards, those crazy Canadians, and why Dana White is asking to get visited by a SWAT team. Join us!
On this week’s Rings Radio, Scorcho and Shooter discuss the next contender for the UFC 205 pound title, debate the need for a written code of conduct in the UFC, break down the new Strikeforce deal, where Cyborg goes after her crushing victory this weekend, and they go in depther about two fighters run ins with international lawmen! Give it a listen!
Over the course of his controversial career, UFC head honcho Dana White has likely been called a wide assortment of colorful names, but I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that he’s never been called a “dog in a manger”, which is what he was called by M-1 Executive Vladim Finklestein over the weekend.
From Fighters Only:
“We want to have three fights. One in Russia, one in Europe, and one in the USA. We really want to get a rematch with Werdum but he is locked up in the prison called ‘UFC’ and because of that, arranging for him to fight Fedor would be very difficult,” he said.
“Dana White is like a dog lying on hay – he does not eat it himself but will not let anyone else eat it either. There are many other good fighters under consideration, such as Josh Barnett. We need to wait for the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament to end and then we can see how likely it is that we can arrange a fight.”
Perhaps Vadim was getting festive with the manger reference. Chalk this up as another jab in the ongoing saga of Dana vs. Fedor’s management. I can’t wait for the response from Dana calling Fedor a scrub or something.
Just over a week after Dana White released UFC fighter Miguel Torres from his contract because of a joke he deemed inappropriate, Dana is continuing with his zero-tolerance policy on rape jokes with the shocking announcement that he has relieved UFC President Dana White from his duties due to a comment made on Twitter at a heckler. Here is the offending quote, which was in response to the heckler implying that he wanted to see Dana White assassinated, but misspelling the word “assassination”:
Learn how spell dummy!! Assassination!!! The one you spelled is what must have happened to you in prison.
Despite not even mentioning the word “rape” in the tweet, Dana White has decided that Dana White’s comments crossed the line, and released him. When Rings Radio reached Dana White for comment, this is what Dana had to say:
I understand that Dana was most likely upset because of the comment made by the hater, but he should be more professional and not make such offensive references. Rape jokes aren’t funny, regardless of the kind of rape, or whether it’s implied or stated out right. I have to set an example for the fighters that this sort of talk isn’t acceptable, so I had to let Dana go.
Rings Radio was also able to get a hold of Dana White to get his thoughts on his untimely release.
This is f**king crazy! The guy basically wishes that I was killed and I’m getting fired because I implied that he took it in the ass in prison? This is bulls**t! I didn’t even use the word “rape!” Give me a f**king break!
Time will only tell if this split is permanent, or if we’ll ever see Dana back in charge of the UFC. But one thing’s for sure; no one’s exempt from Dana White’s hard line stance on Twitter comments. Not even Dana White.
I’ve already, briefly, uh, “discussed” the release of Miguel Torres when I heard about the news on Thursday. Since then, more details have come out concerning Dana’s reasoning for letting Miguel go. There has also been a good amount of discussion among the MMA media about whether or not Dana’s actions against Miguel were justified. Read more »