If you mention 'shady' and 'Vitor Belfort' in the same phrase, Dana White will go off on you

If you mention 'shady' and 'Vitor Belfort' in the same phrase, Dana White will go off on you

Dana White tweets like he's an East Coast rapper in a heated feud with an West Coast artist circa 1993. Everything, even the smallest adjective could set off the head of the UFC with a whirling dervish of F-bombs and rhetorical questions that are impossible to answer. The button inside his brain that controls emotions is always in 'aggro mode.' If Dana White was a mob in a MMORPG, he would always attack you, regardless of if you ran away and crossed server lines. He will always be there, highlighted in red, in a constant pursuit of giving you an XP penalty.

Beloved by the UFC for years, Kevin Iole from Yahoo! Sports decided to call Vitor Belfort fighting in Brazil since he's been on TRT 'shady.' Dana White wasn't necessarily accepting Kevin's accusation, so he let him have it on Twitter, the social media platform for beef. Props to Reddit for the find.

Last modified onFriday, 23 August 2013 08:24
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+33 # Dudecallednick 2013-08-23 08:31
Dana's gonna Dana.
-3 # SkeetEmUp 2013-08-23 08:39
Kevin Iole is a drama queen
-5 # VJ Poons 2013-08-23 08:45
Kevin Iole should've learned by now that unless he wants to be barred from attending and reporting on all future UFC events (like Lorretta Cunt I mean Hunt) then you gotta KISS THE RINGS of Dana and the Fertittas. Don't ask questions jabroni, slow your role
-9 # Hair1ess Chimp 2013-08-23 08:48
It was an over the top response by Dana but his point that posting an opinion suggesting shady activity is a BS move for someone that calls themselves a professional MMA journalist.
+20 # Dave Walsh 2013-08-23 11:27
No it's not. Actual journalism involves asking tough questions as opposed to towing a company line for a company that you don't work for.
-4 # That_Dude 2013-08-23 16:13
There is a difference between asking questions and talking trash.
+6 # bayzel22 2013-08-23 20:49
Dude was just asking what a lot of people are asking.
+28 # MMAsshole 2013-08-23 09:06
everyone sides with Dana, but they secretly agree with kevin iole.

We live in a world where Victor is more jacked than overeem.
-4 # lol 2013-08-23 09:34
cheezits gon' cheezits bro.
+3 # ThaOutlaw 2013-08-23 09:48
Things like this would never even be a big deal if Dana didn't get so worked up. Originally my thoughts are "He's a big time Brazilian that most Americans think is over his prime, but the Brazilian crowd loves him..makes sense to me"

Then Dana comes off all defensive and pissed and I think "Why would he even give a fuck if there's not something to it?"
+1 # SnakeJake 2013-08-23 10:07
Dana is PMSing.
+2 # TDM 2013-08-23 15:57
*cough* roid rage *cough*
+23 # iamphoenix 2013-08-23 10:35
if you just look at the profile pictures in the twitter exchange above, it looks like dana white is yelling at that sad little dog.
-1 # crab stick 2013-08-23 10:45
+7 # . 2013-08-23 11:34
Dana White is a pussy
+3 # AFrontKicktotheFace 2013-08-23 12:07
Soooo shady...
+10 # Bill Shakespear 2013-08-23 12:34
The lady doth protesteth too much, me thinks.
-2 # snicklefritz 2013-08-23 13:01
Dana's timeline is some of the best reads on twitterlate nights,after events,and well just about anytime.
+3 # onkevinsside 2013-08-23 13:16
I was thinking just this the other day, but more on his bad timing on Chael call outs... Victor's doing something else not just TRT. And please understand. KL didn't say Dana / Lorenzo. Dana's "been straight up with KL since day 1" (got personal when nobody called him shady hell he didn't even tweet him or the ufc.) Press Conferences are released to the masses anyway = public forums so what's the difference. Yeah at some point the bs diverting tactics have gotta stop, like when a real sport altering question gets asked. Why won't the super jacked middle aged man make appearances and get tested outside his own atmosphere "Fuck You Flintstones Vitamins Meeeeeeeeeeer!" It's bs. Fucking answer the real questions, realist.
-4 # onkevinsside 2013-08-23 13:17
0 # AFrontKicktotheFace 2013-08-23 18:38
Hello MMA...nice to meet you. I agree with you though.
0 # Fatty_Sam86 2013-08-23 22:38
Get with the times (read: trash talk), bro.
+6 # MewTwo 2013-08-23 13:31
People have to remove themselves from the moment when dealing with drug testing in sports. Open your eyes and learn from other sports going through similar issues because until absolutely exposed beyond a doubt, organizations, teams, coaches and athletes are going to vehemently deny deny deny .

All these guys (especially Dana) are going to kick the can down the road so to speak because the number one intensive is profit, followed only by keeping the organism that your corporation prospering.

100% of fighters could be on PEDs and Dana wouldn't tell you. He's virtually contractually obligated not to. This will blow up in a few years maybe even decades but eventually everything will come to light
+3 # jt33 2013-08-23 14:42
1. the ufc is absolutely keeping vitor in brazil on purpose. could he get a trt exemption anywhere else? possibly. is it easier to get away with and have a higher ratio in brazil? absolutely.

2. kevin lole went about it the wrong way. if you question something then do some research, write a piece on it..dont just send out a random tweet of your personal feelings. he went about it the way a fan...and as such, even though his method was bad, he is right.
-3 # That_Dude 2013-08-23 16:15
Belfort is a hughe draw in brazil, so he fights in brazil mostly, what's the big deal?
+1 # Fatty_Sam86 2013-08-23 22:41
Because he injects steroids, ingests steroids, and injects a few more steroids, and can get away with it because Brazil's "Athletic Commission" testing is probably not anywhere near what any US athletic commission would consider legal.

Not saying I agree or disagree... playing the middle of the fence here... but that's what the hoopla is about.
+5 # mookiestick 2013-08-23 16:01
I think it is shady...
0 # Hermes 2013-08-23 18:30
Do people not realize how popular Vitor Belfort is in Brazil? :o
+1 # PeteDaMeat 2013-08-24 02:26

Kevin has access to dana that most people don't have. So he shouldn't call things out on twitter when he could talk to him about it.

That being said....Dana has the same access to Kevin so he shouldn't shame him on twitter either.

If you can make a ton of $$$ with Vitor in Brazil...get that money.

They make a ton if money with GSP in Canada.

Once/IF he ever wins a belt, he'll HAVE ti defend it Vegas eventually.

0 # Slater 2013-08-26 16:03
the fact that dana keeps getting mad every time its brought up, makes it look shady even more. wtf is going on dana?

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