White: ‘I can’t stand guys with egos’

December 21, 2013 11:27 am 39 Comments

A man, who has been accused of having an ego the size of Manhattan, says there is no room for such hubris in MMA.

UFC President Dana White spoke with Brazilian media outlet Sexto Round and White said ego has no place in the sport.

“I just don’t think there’s anything to have an ego about,” said White. “I mean, were all in this together – me, you, the fighters, everybody – we’re trying to build this sport. And this is what I love. I love coming out and hanging out with fans, or the media, or people who love this sport as much as I do.

“I don’t think there should be ego involved in anything. I can’t stand guys with egos and guys who act like they’re too f—ing cool for school. I don’t like people like that. So I hope I don’t ever come off that way and I don’t ever want to be that guys.

“I don’t like when people don’t spend time with the fans. I don’t like when people don’t respond to the fans… When we’re at events, I like the fighters to walk around, talk to all the fans, take some pictures. This is what it is all about.

“The minute you start to lose a grasp of that, that’s where you really start to spin out of control and lose your mind. I think, in my opinion.”

You can watch the entire video, here.

What do you think? Does the man have a point? Are “we” all in this together?

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