Sometimes (expletive) happens in MMA. I mean, we’ve (expletive) seen it all in this (expletive) sport. Now our (expletive) faith is (expletive) questioned because a few (expletive) people who wanted to be (expletive) fighters get (expletive) hurt like fighters do, and all of a sudden we can’t (expletive) enjoy two (expletive) men in Anderson (expletive) Silva and dude with (expletive) (expletive) coming out the side of his shorts with (expletive) expletive) gives no (expletive) He just wants to (expletive) fight. Hell yeah, Stephan Bonnar.
Dana (expletive) White got on the (expletive) phone to lay it (expletive) straight about how he (expletive) feels about these fighters (expletive) dropping out of fights. This is what the (expletive) he had to say.
“The only way it can be explained is it’s a string of horrible (expletive) luck,”
“We don’t lose the first two guys on the (UFC 153) card falling out, we got the main (Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar) and co-main event (Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira) falling out — which is the worst (expletive) thing that can happen. That’s what has been happening to us. It’s just bad luck.”
“I’ve been so (expletive) tired of answering this question over the last couple of days about fighter insurance, there’s too many events, the lists goes on and on,”
“The biggest (expletive) problem is we got too many rich guys. Too many guys that are rich as (expletive),” “Money is the biggest detriment to the fight business. Back in the old days when we were just getting going, dudes had to pay the (expletive) rent.
“Once the money starts to pile up. You get some of these guys who have a few million in the bank, getting punched in the face everyday isn’t too (expletive) cool. But when guys are (expletive) hungry and they want that (expletive) money and want to get out there and get more of it and more of it and more of it.
“Back in the old days, the guys were always in shape. When you’re hungry and you want to get to that level, that’s how these guys train. Then once you make a few dollars, I’m on vacation. I got to track guys down. He’s in the (expletive) jungle of Brazil. … It’s just not as easy as it used to be.”
“It wouldn’t be deeper (if there were less cards),” “I’d have less guys under contract. I’d be cultivating less talent around the world in every weight division. For the thing to grow, you got to have more fighters. You got to have more weight classes. You have to have more fighters training and coming up the ranks and more ability to make money. The more people will gravitate to the sport, the more money that’s going to be involved in it.
“The more money, the more weight classes, the more fights, it’s what needs to be done for the sport to grow. And there’s demand for it. It’s not like we’re putting on all these fights and (expletive) three people are showing up. We’re still breaking records and all these different things.”