When reflecting on what happened at Strikeforce Nashville, the media has spent a lot of time on Dana White’s reaction but perhaps we need to ask the man that matters most to Strikeforce’s progression in MMA: Mark Pavelich. Last weekend, the president of MFC said: “What happened tonight at the fights on CBS would not happen at the MFC we would Never allow that many people in or around the ring.” A few days later, Pavelich also said “People ask me everyday why don’t I have more followers on TWITTER? & I give them the same answer every time.ONLY THE SEXY PEOPLE NEED APPLY“. Jeez, this guy.
In an interview with All Headline News, Dana says that he not only guarantees Jake Shields is going to leave Strikeforce, but he’s definitely coming to UFC. White also goes on to accuse Strikeforce of sending Mayhem Miller into the cage and a bunch of other stuff that falls into the realm of speculation.
“Jake Shields is definitely going to leave Strikeforce, and he’s definitely coming to the UFC. First of all, they put all of their eggs in the Dan Henderson basket. They went out and acquired him and thought he was worth a lot more money than we were willing to pay him. They went out and paid him more money than they can afford to. They never respected Jake Shields, who is their champion. They didn’t even have him in their commercials for the fight. Then the fight happens and Jake Shields wins. They were like, ‘Oh my God. He won. What do we do?’ I think they sent (Miller) in there to challenge him, so that if Jake leaves, it looks like he doesn’t want to fight Miller. That‘s not the way you do it. You let the winner speak, then you ask him at the end about whether he‘s willing to fight Miller. But that’s them. They’re a Podunk, unknown, small-time organization. There shouldn’t have been that many guys in the cage in the first place!”
Wait, didn’t Dana say that anyone who would appear in EA MMA would be banned from UFC? Well, what about that one time when he said Tito Ortiz vs. Chuck Liddell is definitely going down after TUF 11? Oh Dana White, we all love you. [Source]