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Reporter goes head-to-head with Dana White, says his claims UFC beats NFL are ‘bullsh*t’

Keep in mind that at the time of this article being published on MiddleEasy, the UFC media lunch-in is still taking place and these tweets will most likely expand as the day goes by. However it’s a must to get this conversation up as soon as possible. We don’t know who the reporter that is challenging on the numbers and claims the UFC has put out throughout the years, but he seems to be pretty bold. Check out the rundown from our bud @Erik_Fontanez of the verbal discourse.

Update: Reporter that is calling out Dana is TJ Simers of the OC Register

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Sitting with Dana White now. He&#39;s applauding ESPN for coverage they&#39;ve done.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427906887191785473″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana saying that things he says about fighters (negative things) are no schtick. Reporter next to me wondering if it&#39;s real.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427908466586288128″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana now saying they will definitely be bigger than the NFL. He&#39;s said it before, he admits. Doesn&#39;t think he&#39;s crazy.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427908718240358400″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>I&#39;m literally sitting between Dana and a reporter arguing. Offered my seat to reporter, but said &quot;You make a good buffer.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427909279354351616″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana went to &quot;Fighting is in our DNA.&quot; Reporter argues against it, saying that&#39;s just not true.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427909535257214976″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana now demanding PR rep to put together growth chart from UFC 100 to now for reporter.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427911822885150721″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana stands up from lunch table because &quot;I&#39;m getting fired up.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427912144592449536″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>White now touting how Jones-Gustafsson was a seller for star power. Still standing up.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427912516245540864″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Ok, he sat down, eating his salad now.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427913011341164544″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana on UFC vs. boxing numbers: &quot;We destroy their numbers.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427913264861679617″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana says they have a company in India that take illegal PPV streams down when they go up.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427913676020908032″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter tells Dana: &quot;I love your passionate speech that was all bullshit.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427913818597904384″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana says they beat the NBA. Reporter says not according to Harris poll. Dana says he&#39;ll send him facts. &quot;I&#39;ll bury you in facts.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427914245666123776″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter: You still doing that reality show?</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427914584842723328″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana and reporter now arguing about saving peoples lives through training in MMA. Reporter says &quot;You can&#39;t tell me punching saves lives!&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427916396672987136″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dammit. Lunch entrees just showed up to interrupt things.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427916572695351296″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter to Dana: &quot;Your gift is the ability to argue.&quot; Dana: &quot;Your gift is not accepting facts.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427916959254970368″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter now eating his lunch, no more questions for Dana. Now letting other reporters ask questions. He called us all Dana&#39;s &quot;brethren.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427918143575449601″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Oop, here we go again.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427918684024078336″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter: &quot;What does it feel like to rule the world? The moves you make, you&#39;re in control.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427919286661677056″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter to Dana: You&#39;re a manipulator. You&#39;re teaching your fighters how to manipulate. You&#39;re a marketer.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427920222113120256″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter asks Dana one more question.  Dana: &quot;Next question.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427920499004289024″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter to Dana: &quot;Why can&#39;t you get into New York?&quot; I took a deep breath.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427925749731823617″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter: &quot;$54.99?!&quot; regarding PPV price.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427926080096182272″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Reporter accuses Dana of making a character with the way he is.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427929640133345280″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana begins to refute it, saying that he sells fights, but doesn&#39;t sell anything he doesn&#39;t believe in.</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427929928068108288″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Dana just told me he got all the facts on paper to give to the reporter. He referred to the reporter as &quot;Negator.&quot;</p>&mdash; Erik Fontanez (@Erik_Fontanez) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Erik_Fontanez/statuses/427932478850863104″>January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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