Dana White Discusses Cutting Fighters And The Size of the UFC Roster
Posted by Larry Csonka on 10.21.2013
Says the roster is too big…
- Dana White recently spoke about the UFC's roster and the difficulties of cutting fighters. Here are the highlights…
On The UFC Roster: "Our roster is too full," White said following this past Saturday's pay-per-view event at Houston's Toyota Center. "Guys have to get fights."
On Cutting Guys: "Every time after a show we cut a guy, and they're like, 'F--k you, Dana White. You're an idiot. This guy is' – shut the f--k up," he said. "Let us run our business. The roster's too full, and we want to be good to guys that deserve to be good to. Guys like (Yushin) Okami – I like Okami a lot. He's a great guy. But when guys lose, (or) when guys are at certain points in their career, or whatever it might be, guys have to be cut to thin this roster out, so guys like Dodson can continue to fight."
On The Dilemma The UFC Has: "We're in a situation where, if we don't give guys fights, we have to pay them for not fighting, which isn't good, either," he said. "It's not like, 'We don't want to pay a bunch of guys to not fight.' Guys want to fight. Guys want to stay busy and stay active."