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Tuesday, 04/17/2012, 02:04 pm


Zuffa, LLC, dba the Ultimate Fighting Championship, today announced that it served a demand for retraction upon the parent entities and executives of the website CagePotato regarding certain false and defamatory statements attributed to UFC® President, Dana White, in an April 14th website posting.

As detailed in the formal demand for a retraction prepared by UFC® attorney, Donald J. Campbell of the Las Vegas law firm, Campbell & Williams:

“The claim that Mr. White would financially wager on the outcome of a UFC® event is outrageous in the extreme. Indeed, in the verified complaint we are presently preparing for Mr. White’s signature upon his return from Abu Dhabi, Mr. White expressly states under oath that at no time in the history of his association with the UFC® has he ever financially wagered on the outcome of a UFC event.”

Mr. Campbell further explained that under Nevada law a demand for retraction is the first required step in the filing of a lawsuit seeking punitive damages against a party that has maliciously published defamatory statements about another.



    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      What cracks me up the most is i’m starting to realize how many NEWBIES exist in all these MMA websites. Anyon ewho has been a fan since of UFC long before Dana whites rich family friends the Fertitas bought the UFC. First off lorenzo ferita was one of the the board members who voted against UFC back in the day which basically made it impossible to get fights sactioned in Vegas. Then wouldn’t you know it after he buys the UFC for literly pennies on the $$ he then gets UFC sanctioned which made it possible to prosper. Anyone who thinks thgese Fertitas got to where theya fre by being nice guys are delerious at best. Not to mention ALL their money BEFORE UFC was inherited from their father who was assiated with org crime ie: mob. Dana white wasa NOBODY PRE-UFC and had NO money of his own. Every dime that it took to make UFC succesful came from the Fertitas NOT DANA WHITE. I guess my point should be why does it surprsie people how he acts now. He’s a typical run aof the mill guy who never even graduated from college and was given a CEO job and UNLIMITED MILLIONS and a mountain of political pull in state of Nevada (Feritias gaming connections) with all the states politicians basically in theri pockets. Dana never in a million years could have made the UFC work without Fertitas billion dollar empire. Lwets not forget the UFC lost 30-50 million before they ever saw a dime of profit. NO BANK or investors would have stuck it out with dana with those kind of losses. All dana is really is a mouth piece for the Fertitas. Yes after uFC became profitable they gave dana part of the company. I don’t doubt for a minute that Dana bets millions on fights which IMO is just or bad as what Pete Rose did and he was banished from Major league baseball and will never be in hall of fame because of it. Not only is it wrong it is also what alot of peopel would consider inside trading because it is Dana’s right hand man Joe Silva (and Dana in his ear) making all these matchups that he is accused of betting on. I think its dirty and easily could be worse than we think. How does anyone not know Dana wouldn’t promise some young fighter to take a dive which has happened hundreds of times in boxing. why would MMA be exempt from rich crooks fixing fights. I smell a rat bigtime. Why hasn’t Dan Hardy been releaed after 4 miserable losses in row where as better fighters have been released after 2 losses. I think there needs to a federal investigation into Dana white although they (feds) will never find a fighter to speak out against him EVER

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        That’s some interesting history. I hope this isn’t true because this is epically corrupt. Rashad is 6-1 underdog. Why not put 500,000 on Rashad and have Jones throw the fight? He would make a shit ton of cash. This is either untrue or the Fertitas have no idea about his bets because this is extremely stupid. Legitimacy goes out the window.

  1. slacker says:

    ha. Dana probably got caught and is hoping there is no witnesses.

  2. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Damn is that for real?

  3. Ronnin says:

    Dana White is a crybaby asshole…. yet once again

  4. otter says:

    Zuffa’s case should get thrown out. It’s obviously a parody. Which is protected. If it wasn’t every hack comedian doing a John Madden impersonation would have already been sued for defamation of character.

    • Jeremy Couch says:

      I agree with you, but with all the stupid stuff that comes out of his mouth it’s plausible to think it is real. I guess the UFC will have to testify to all the idiotic and vulgar statements he’s made in the past to prove people will be confused to the validity of it.

      • Alistair says:

        Haha brilliant and true!! Thats why people cant sue Bill O’Rielly for defamation because he has a history of saying stupid shit, which would incur that he believes it and therefore dosnt realize hes defaming anyone!

  5. jbeamazing says:

    I don’t believe it if he did bet on Jones that’s fucked up but he isn’t that stupid

  6. John says:

    cage potato is moronic. cant print that crap. Dana isnt stupid enough to bet on anything like this. To state it is just lazy and unprofessional

  7. jojo says:

    Lmao seriously what happened to freedom of the press? It’s a joke Dana get the fuck over it already. Get it through your thick skull that you CAN’T control the entire media not even the ones you’ve given permission to cover the events

  8. Todd says:

    Funny how you all bitch and moan about Dana White. If it wasn’t for him most if you would still have John Cena posters on your bedroom walls, jerking off to the WWE Divas. Stop complaining

    • squid says:

      funny how you suck dana whites dick. think about it moron. if it wasnt dana white it would be another greedy businessman either way. btw, kelly jelly and maria menounos are fine as shit so what the hell you talking about. dont act like your shit dont stink

  9. debi says:

    Bwahahaha I agree with Todd!

  10. McCombski says:

    I serioulsy doubt that dann would bet on Jones. Im not says that he couldent be betting on fights cause like previous post’s said it happens in boxing why not mma? But with rashad being a 6 to 1 underdog you would be stupid to not bet on rashad and have jones throw the fight then give him a rematch. But beside the point because rashad is gonna win anywhay but i belive this story was bs cause no matter what people think about danna … He isent supid he is very smart when it comes to making money a lot of people are just to blind to see it

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