Dana White gör sin regelbundet tillgänglig för intervjuer som rör MMA, men då och då tar han bladet från tungan och mainstreamar.
Dana White om hur många casinon som portat honom, illegala streamar och mer
Livsstilsmagasinet för män, GQ, fick nyligen till en frågestund med Dana White under deras sektion Actually Me. Numret släpptes under torsdagen och presenterade sällsynt tillfälle för fansen att ställa frågor till Dana. Vissa frågor är ganska intressanta när, andra av mer lekfull karaktär. Nedan följer ett axplock, men för den som vill ta del av hela intervjun kan man göra det här.
Om hur många casinon i Las Vegas som portat Dana
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It’s not that I’m banned from casinos. They just don’t want me to play there. They won’t give me the limits that I want, and they won’t let me bet as much as I want, because they don’t like to lose. The Palms has kicked me out of there twice. The Mirage, the Wynn will not let me play. The only places that will let me play in town are Caesar’s Palace, the Bellagio and the Venetian. All those guys take really big play. But if you are a big player and you come into town, you’re insane not to play at Caesar’s Palace. Caesar’s Palace is by far the best casino.
Angående en mellan Dana White och Jake Paul
You guys realize I’m 53 years old now, right? When I was gonna fight Tito I was 37. I’m 53. Come talk to me when you f*cking idiots are 53 years old and tell me if you wanna fight some 20-year-old kid. I promise you, you do not.
En Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor 2?
McGregor-Mayweather 2 is not supposed to happen, shouldn’t happen, hopefully won’t happen.
Vilken UFC-champ skulle Dana vilja strippa på titeln?
This is a dirty question. Dirty, dirty question. And I told these guys at GQ there isn’t any question that I won’t answer, except this one
Skulle Fedor Emelianenko eller Brock Lesnar ha vunnit 2009?
Obviously I’m very biased when answering this question, but I’m going with Brock Lesnar. Brock wanted the fight. I tried to make the fight. We offered Fedor Emelianenko an ungodly amount of money, and they didn’t want the fight. I don’t know what to tell you.
Varför pratas det så mycket om UFC:s fighterlöner?
Listen, there aren’t too many things you could talk sh*t about the UFC about. If you look at what we’ve done with the business in the last 22 years, it’s incredible, never been done ever. The things that we’ve done in the fight business, you always have to have something to b*tch about, I guess. And fighters always wanna make more money.
Boxing has absolutely been destroyed because of money and all the things that go on. It’s never gonna happen while I’m here. Believe me, these guys get paid what they’re supposed to get paid. They eat what they kill. They get a percentage of the pay-per-view buys, and money is spread out amongst all the fighters. If you don’t like it, there’s a simple solution to this problem. Go start your own MMA organization, no barrier to entry. Knock yourself out, pay ’em whatever you wanna pay ’em. It’s been done before. How’s it worked out for other guys? Not well. Mind your business.
Skulle Bruce Lee kunnat tävla mot toppfighters idag under sin peak?
It’s such an unfair question. I’m such a huge Bruce Lee fan. I mean, Bruce Lee in his day, we wouldn’t be where we are today without Bruce Lee. So to try to compare him to today’s fighters is ridiculous.
Är det rättvist att prata om Khabib Nurmagomedov som UFC:s bästa fighter genom tiderna?
It’s so hard. Obviously he’s talented enough. You know, who knows what he could accomplish, but he retired too early. I mean, Jon Jones is probably gonna fight at heavyweight this year. You know, whatever you think about Jon, it’s hard not to call him the GOAT. Believe me when I tell you I’ve tried to convince Khabib to come out of retirement. We’ll see what happens over the next couple of years. But I feel like he left in his prime. I mean, look at what he did to Justin Gaethjee right before he retired.
Vilken är din favoritmatchning genom tiderna?
There’s been so many good ones. Cormier and Jones is right up there, though, one of my favorites. They were both so good. I truly believe that they were two of the absolute best fighters in the world when they faced each other.
Den mest tillfredsställande UFC-vinsten att se?
Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz, UFC 66
When Chuck Liddell knocked Tito Ortiz out, that was my favorite, favorite moment that has ever happened in UFC history.
Varför så bekymrad över illegala streams? Vem bryr sig.
I care, dummy. It’s how everybody makes their money. You’re bitching about fighters not making enough money. They get a piece of the pay-per-view. People who steal it are stealing from us and them. And what happens to people who steal? You get f*cking smashed, and you go to jail, that’s what happens to you. And I make sure that we get you. Everybody was f*cking laughing at me when I was talking about this. We caught a lot of people. People weren’t laughing when they got caught. You had a lot of people begging me not to prosecute them. Stealing is stealing.