Last week, UFC president Dana White and former heavyweight contender, Brendan Schaub, exchanged heated words on social media war which saw them take low blows at one another.
It all started when Schaub made offhand comments about the difficulty kickboxers face in transitioning to MMA on his “Below The Belt” podcast. This comment not only caught the ear of Israel Adesanya, a kickboxer now competing in the UFC, but head boss Dana White also jumped in and called him a ‘fuckin tool.’
White took things further by suggesting Schaub built his post-fight career with the help of his friend a longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Schaub fires back with a lengthy statement mentioning his ex-Ronda Rousey presumably had a romantic relation with White.
During his run inside the octagon, Schaub never really had the best relationship with White.
Now another former UFC fighter Josh Thomson recently took to his podcast, “Sammy And The Punk” and shed some light on Schaub’s beef with White. Moreover, revealed some weird facts about reputation White had with his fighters and their female companion. (via MMAMania)
“There are people that I’ve been close with, that have fought for the UFC for a long time, and they have had very similar problems to what Brendan’s having right now. Where he was dating a girl that maybe Dana was trying to date or either dating at the time and that girl kind of liked somebody else,” said Thomson.
“It just became an issue. Like all of a sudden that person wasn’t on pay-per-view anymore. All of a sudden that person was getting cut for no reason. It was little things like that. It just seems really, it’s so funny. For someone who has made $364 million. Really? I just don’t get it.”
Josh Thomson further suggested if White didn’t slow down on this matter, it would take one accusation may ruin his career.
“I’m talking about people that have, I don’t want to put anybody else’s name out there on blast, but there are people that were so ingrained, world champions, so ingrained in the company that are now are no longer even heard of, that Dana has either tried to hang out with that person’s wife,” revealed Thomson.
“Or he tried to basically like, there is just so many different…I can’t even get into this man. I don’t want to get in on all that. For this to happen, it’s true. This is exactly what you would expect from Dana,” he added.
“It’s unfortunate because he is such a high-profile person. Honestly, in this situation you got to be careful Dana because in this whole movement of Me Too, just wait for one girl to speak up and be like, ‘You know what? I’m on Brendan’s side.’ Think about it it, I can see it, he is a guy with high powers worth hundreds of millions.”
Thompson’s accusation may not sit well with promotion’s head White.