UFC President Dana White Insults Culinary Union, Tells Them to ‘Go Away’
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.25.2013
Union upset that Gay and Lesbian organization honored UFC…
According to a report from the Las Vegas Review Journal, the Culinary Workers Union 226 was upset when the UFC was recently honored by the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Las Vegas, who named the UFC their Corporation of the Year. The Culinary Workers Union or UNITE HERE asked the Gay and Lesbian Community Center to retract the award, but the organization refused.
The Culinary Workers Union is in a dispute with Station Casinos, the casino chain owned by Lorenzo and Frank Fertita, majority owners of ZUFFA and the UFC. The chain operates more than 18 properties and has more than 12,000 workers who are not in the Culinary Union. The Culinary Union as a result has attempted to campaign against the UFC to try and hurt the UFC as a result. For the recent UFC event in Boston, Massachussetts, they attempted to get Chael Sonnen taken off the card. They also influenced local Boston politicians to enact legislation so people under 18 cannot attend a UFC event without a parent.
UFC President Dana White said the Culinary Union is trying to disrupt the UFC and are up to no good. He stated: "The bottom line is the culinary union has done nothing for the gay and lesbian community. They've done nothing, whereas we've done tons of stuff for the community. What the culinary union does is they us organizations like this. They use them. They call them and give them bull---t information to try and use them to hurt the UFC or whatever organization they're going after."
He added: "I know what I did a few years ago. They like to go out and call me a homophobe. I'm not a homophobe. If I was a homophobe, I would tell you, and I would tell you why I was a homophobe. I'm not. I have a lot of friends, I have people who I respect and care about, that are gay or lesbian, so I'm not a homophobe at all. I said that word a few years ago, and they like to use it (against me). These guys are f---ing scumbags. They do nothing for the gay and lesbian community, and then when they honor us because we've been involved, they try and bash them for honoring us. Go away, you f---ing creeps. Just go away. You're not going to win. You're not going to get what you want. You're not going to get Station Casinos, no matter how many scummy things you try to do behind the scenes. We will beat you every f---ing time. Just go away."