Dana White Discusses Chael Sonnen’s Love of MMA
Posted by Larry Csonka on 06.02.2014
White says, in theory, Sonnen could take over for him…
- While speaking with the media, Dana White spoke about one day stepping away from the UFC and who could hypothetically replace him. Here are some highlights…
On Chael Sonnen Theoretically Replacing Him: "I think Chael would be fantastic," White said. "The thing is with Chael, though, is that he over-exaggerates too much, and you don't know what's real and what's not. Chael is obviously a passionate guy," White said. "I think he loves [the sport], and he's great."
On Chael's Love of MMA and His Busy Schedule: "Let me tell you what, Chael has so many opportunities right now, he wouldn't even have time," White said. "If I left tomorrow, and they said, ‘Hey, we want you to run this thing,' he's got a lot of big opportunities out there right now. It's wide open for him. The guy never turns down a fight; he never says no," White said. "Doesn't matter who it is. I could call him tomorrow and tell him he's fighting Cain (Velasquez), and he'll take the fight. He's the best, man. He's a great guy. But on the flip side, he's got a lot of opportunities that others don't."
Is Dana Burning Out?: "People have been predicting my burnout for a very long time," he said. "It hasn't happened yet – I don't see it happening."