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.