Misery loves company because misery is a social butterfly. It appears that M-1 Global is now taking the ‘battered wife’ role in their relationship with Dana White and are actually enjoying the abuse. Alright, not all women enjoy domestic abuse. Just the ones that you see on Maury Povich. In an interview with Five Knuckles, Vadim Finkelstein says that he’s willing to work with UFC still despite the amount of ‘digital feces’ (stole that from Bauzen) that is thrown at M-1 Global.
It depends on UFC. We would like to cooperate with them. Everything depends on them, their diplomacy. It would be possible if they are flexible… I don’t want to compete with UFC, I want to co-operate with them. I think it could be a winning solution for everybody – for us, for them, and for MMA fans.
That’s his character, [Dana White] just loves to call names. He didn’t say bad things about M-1 only, there were a lot of situations where he was harsh. It makes me glad when Dana White talks about us. I respect the UFC, they’ve done a lot for the development of MMA, so I can pardon them such attacks. We respect him and let him grumble.
Grumble is such a cool word. It’s similar to ‘granola’ but it has a completely different meaning. Sort of like when your girlfriend tells you she has an ’emotional friend’ which really means she’s been sleeping with the guy who works at GNC for the past four months. Damn you Zoe. [Source]