Dana Tells Reporters To Give Him Names Of Cheating Fighters

February 14, 2014 5:12 pm 12 Comments
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Yesterday’s media event wasn’t all about Chris Cyborg and Alistair Overeem.

The topic of Performance Enhancing Drugs, drummed up an emotional response from UFC President Dana White.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo!Sports gave a recount of the discussion:

Give me a name, he demanded, and I’ll test them today, or don’t ever say it to me again. He was yelling, his face reddened, the fury evident. He sounded more like he was looking for a fight than trying to promote one.

“Give me one [expletive] name right now, I’ll get them on the phone, and somebody will drive to their [expletive] house today and will test them,” White said. “Say it. Say it.”

After pausing for a second to silence, he resumed.

“Then don’t ever [expletive] say it to me again,” he said, defiantly. “You guys like to play these [expletive] games. Let’s do it. I’m ready. I’m down. Let’s do this right now. Give me one name. Give me 10 names. Give me all the names you want; I’ll test all these [expletives] right now.”

The reporters remained silent. It’s not a reporter’s job to make news; it’s to report the news. But White was gunning for a fight.

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