Whatever Christmas cards Dana White has in store for the media this year, the Showtime Network should not expect a seasons greeting. You guys don’t remember last year’s Christmas card? When you open it up, you can hear Dana White say ‘So you wanna be a [expletive] fighter?’. If you flip the card over, there’s a picture of Dana White wearing a shirt with the words ‘Tito Ortiz is my [expletive]’. In fact, the entire thing is filled with expletives. It’s more like a collection of unsolicited verbal warnings, than a ‘Hope your family is doing well’ card.
In an interview with MMAJunkie, Dana White lets the world know that his beef isn’t necessarily with Scott Coker. Not at all. The dude just really, really dislikes Showtime.
“I really, really, really dislike these guys at Showtime. I really dislike them.”
“We’re going to fight until somebody goes away. Believe me when I tell you it’s going to be them.”
“I don’t dislike Scott Coker. Unfortunately, Scott’s caught in the middle of this thing.”
“The guys at Showtime – and I shouldn’t even say ‘the guys’ – there’s a guy there, and he’s a [expletive]. I don’t like him, and you guys know how I am. So, it is what it is, and unfortunately Scott’s caught in the middle.”
“I never, ever said I was doing an April 17 show. People asked me questions, and I said, ‘Hmm, that’s interesting.’ I played a little bit. What you guys have got to understand sometimes is these guys consider themselves a competitor, and I like to compete, so I can’t always tell you guys exactly what I’m doing and what I’m thinking and what’s going to go on.”
“This isn’t a thing about whether it’s good or bad. This is a fight. They started the fight with me. I didn’t start the fight; they did. And you know how I get, and that’s really what it’s all about. I actually think there should be more (MMA) on TV. It’s all good stuff. It’s good for everybody.”
Damn. I wonder who that ‘guy’ is that Dana White is referring to. Screw it, I’m just happy it’s not me. [Source]