GQ List UFC’s White Top 25 Sleaziest In Sports


dana-whiteUFC President Dana White was named to the GQ Magazine list of the Top 25 Sleaziest People in Sports and took the opportunity to sit down with Matt Parrino and discuss that topic and a couple of other hot topics in the UFC.

“You’re never going to be able to stop what people say about you, and everybody isn’t going to love you. But I don’t take offense to anything,” said White about his inclusion in the GQ list, “When you’re in a public position like this you’re always going to have people say things about you.”

“It was definitely written by someone who is uneducated about the sport,” said the UFC President about GQ alleging he doesn’t pay his fighters, “The thing that’s unfortunate is that it’s unfair for the UFC as a brand. UFC pays its fighters very well.”

White seemed to dislike the implications, “There are a lot of great things that go on here,” said White, “The Fertitta brothers invested the money to build this thing and make the sport what it is today.”

At UFC Fight Night last Saturday Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley (14-3) knocked out Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim in the first round in Macao, China. After the victory Woodley, who is the No. 3 welterweight contender called out No. 5 contender Matt Brown for a fight.

“We want to do Tyron Woodley vs Hector Lombard – that’s the fight we want to do,” said the UFC President, “Hector said yes, we’re just waiting to hear from Woodley.”

UFC 177 features a rematch of the UFC 173 title fight between bantamweight chamption TJ Dillasaw (11-2) and former champ and No. 1 contender Renan “The Baron” Barao (34-2, 1 NC). White took a moment to talk about each fight.

“Dillashaw is a huge underdog and nobody gives him a chance to win,” said White about the lead up to the first fight, “Not only does he win, but he absolutely destroys Renan Barao, the champion who hasn’t lost a fight in nine years. It was incredible.”

“The question is: did (Barao) have a bad night, or is TJ Dillashaw the real deal?” said White about the rematch, “He goes in and beats Barao again – he’s the real deal.”

About Mark West

Mark West grew up playing and loving baseball. In college, he found an interest in writing and reporting on sports. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting with a News emphasis and a minor in Political Science. Mark began writing a few years ago informally about politics and sports on various blogs, but has focused primarily on baseball writing for the last two years. He loves Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball and writes about the games and the players for the Red Wolves and the Sun Belt Conference. Mark is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting.

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