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Old 07-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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On the issue of what comes out of Dana’s mouth

TODD GRISHAM: “Other sports that are run by the Bud Seligs of the world, Roger Goodells, they dress conservatively, they speak very measured. Whereas you’re, for a lack of a better term, kind off the hinge. You’ll say whatever you want to say. Do you think as UFC gets bigger and bigger that it could negatively hurt business?”


DANA WHITE: “I don’t know. I just think it is what it is. Some of the things that I say, you know, I get a little crazy sometimes. We all lose our mind and, actually, Bud’s been a little nutty lately but… you know… I think anybody who runs a major sports organization loses their mind every once in a while. But, you know, I tell the truth. I’m honest. I don’t think there’s anything… I wouldn’t consider myself, uh… off the hinge. I’d say that I’m honest and I don’t plan on changing any time soon.”


On the issue of not disclosing fighter pay and why it’s none of your business

TODD GRISHAM: “What is your reaction when people criticize fighter pay in the UFC?”


DANA WHITE: “Well… the one great thing about UFC fighter pay is not too many people know exactly what the fighter pay is.”


TODD GRISHAM: “Is that good for you to keep it quiet?”
DANA WHITE: “Well, I think it’s good for the fighters.”


TODD GRISHAM: “OK.”


DANA WHITE: “I think it’s good for the fighters. I’ve had this discussion, me and Mike Tyson talked about it the day before yesterday. And he agrees. The bottom line is when we first signed our deal with Fox, they came out and said, ‘Oh my God, these guys are getting paid this kind of money? Why don’t you scream that from the roof tops? Those are the kinds of things that get people interested and engaged. Like whenever Tyson fought, people would talk about how many of million of dollars he was making after that fight.’ And I said to those guys, ‘exactly, and look what happened to Mike Tyson.’ Now, you notice, I don’t put any gag order on any of my fighters. My fighters can, can, can talk about whatever they want. If Georges St. Pierre wants to run out and start telling everybody what he makes every year, you know… that’s his, but you don’t see him doing it, do you? No, they’re not running out telling everybody what they’re getting paid. It’s just… it’s a negative thing, it’s not a positive thing. It creates a lot of negativity and a lot of problems in these guys’ lives. There’s a fighter that we have named Rory MacDonald and he came up underneath. People are calling him the new GSP, including GSP. GSP’s saying that he’s (the next) GSP. So, he’s saying already, I would never fight Georges St. Pierre. I said, really? Let him take a look at Georges St. Pierre’s bank account and he’ll fight him tomorrow.”


TODD GRISHAM: “Well, Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather had about 1.5M PPV buys. Uh… Mayweather made about $40M, Cotto about $8M. What would Silva and Sonnen stand to make if you had similar numbers?”


DANA WHITE: “Well, let me put it to you this way… let’s take, um… let’s take Floyd and… Floyd, Manny, and a handful of other guys, handfuls of other guys that make millions of dollars. And now let’s look at the entire sport of boxing and see how much guys get paid. There’s no money out there. There’s guys out there that are great fighters. There’s this kid that I knew, right now he’s ranked, I think he’s ranked something like #14 or #15 in the world… the guy’s fighting for $2,200. You know what I mean? So… it’s real easy to look at a fight with a handful of guys that happens once a year in boxing and those guys get all the money… and the rest of the guys get nothing. So, it’s real easy to, to, to, when you’re a reporter or whatever to sit there and try to nitpick and pick it apart and say, ‘oh, these guys made $40M and these guys were making…’ Trust me, Anderson Silva & Chael Sonnen are going to do just fine on Saturday night.”


On the issue of UFC headliners & undercard fighters using testosterone
TODD GRISHAM: “If Dan Henderson wins his fight against Jon Jones, if Chael Sonnen wins on Saturday, two of your biggest faces, your champions, will be on Testosterone Replacement Therapy. How does that sit with you?”


DANA WHITE: “It’s… it’s… the bottom line is the way that this TRT works, it’s absolutely 100% legal with the… let me explain one more thing.”


TODD GRISHAM: “A lot of, the public thinks it’s cheating.”


DANA WHITE: “I know. We’re regulated by the Government. We’re really the only sport that’s regulated by the Government and the Government allows these guys to do this TRT and basically over the next 10 years sports science keeps getting better and better and better and the way that TRT works is as we get older your testosterone level drops and this is to replace it. The problem with it is is you got guys that are going, ‘well, if this much is good, this much must be great.’ That’s the problem and you will find guys that will cheat even with the stuff that’s legal. So, that’s what we’re trying to… but you make a good point and Anderson Silva said it at the press conference the other day. Anderson Silva, the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, has broke every record in the UFC and is the greatest fighter ever in Mixed Martial Arts. He’s 38 years old, people don’t realize that. He’s not 28, he’s 38, and he’s not doing Testosterone Replacement Therapy. This guy comes in 100% natural and he beats everybody. And something should be said for that. I don’t disagree, you know, the guys who are using Testosterone Replacement Therapy [versus] a guy who isn’t and this guy is still the greatest in the world. So, to me, the bottom line is you don’t need that junk. If you don’t abuse stuff younger in your career, you’ll never need to use that junk.”


TODD GRISHAM: “So, if it up to you, it would be illegal, if you were making the call?”


DANA WHITE: “Yeah.”


TODD GRISHAM: “OK.”
Surely if he really wanted he could just stop using fighters on TRT and that would see a an immiediate change.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:39 AM   #2
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I might have missed something, be he doesnt mention wanting to make it illegal
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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^^^ You just watched, you didn't read. Maybe I'm just a "traditionalist" but I just don't like the idea of TRT.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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My bad, dont think I watched the vid to the end, just read the transcript though
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
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He's going to ban doctor's prescriptions?
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:35 AM   #6
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Of course Dana White thinks that stuff should be legal.
He needs the average Joes and bums to continuously fill his stables. More people capable of fighting and competing, more money for him and his organization.
It's a flat out joke.
The guys are cheats and White is drug enabler and a PED supporter. Instead of a natural sport, he wants his average joes and bums having the option to be juiced so that they can compete and fill the stands. He doesn't want the sport to be about skills or sportsmanship.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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Of course Dana White thinks that stuff should be legal.
He needs the average Joes and bums to continuously fill his stables. More people capable of fighting and competing, more money for him and his organization.
It's a flat out joke.
The guys are cheats and White is drug enabler and a PED supporter. Instead of a natural sport, he wants his average joes and bums having the option to be juiced so that they can compete and fill the stands. He doesn't want the sport to be about skills or sportsmanship.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #8
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Just keeping it real...


"WHOOPS" Dana White wants to keep it "Fake" nvm...
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:30 PM   #9
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PMSL lulz
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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Dana white is addicted to the stuff, why would he ban it?
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:36 PM   #11
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There are rare cases of which someone needs TRT treatment where the cause is natural to low testosterone but otherwise im all for it
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I think theres only been two approved cases in the Olympics, one of them was because an athlete lost his balls from an accident. Anything else would be cheating.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #13
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Anyone who supports this crap in any organized sport is a joke, as is the sport where the usage of this stuff is openly encouraged and tolerated.
These men in the physically peak years pretending their testes is 'low' and therefore need TRT, they are disgraceful drug cheaters who are paying for injections so they can 'win'.

Dana White doesn't care about athletic integrity he cares about dollars and he knows the more bums he can get in his stables on juice just for the rush of the fight the more money he can make. It's that simple.
The guys who are supporting the use of TRT or any of the other supplements are guys who want something for nothing and want to overcome a better man's skills and dedication with a fix out of a needles. Its disgraceful, its filthy, its cheating.

Dana White should just market his circus as a less scripted alternative to WWE and be done with it.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:44 AM   #14
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I read there's a drug you take to lower your level and then go to the doctor to ask for TRT.

personally I think it's cheating and should be ban.
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Dana does not want to see reduced performances. No matter what he publicly says.
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