Dana White Isn't Offended By Making GQ's Sleazebags List
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.28.2014
He placed No. 8 on the list…
As previously reported, GQ ranked UFC President Dana White at No. 8 for its list of the "25 Biggest Sleazebags in Sports List." Dana White has now responded to his placement on the list, between Lance Armstrong and War Machine, in an interview with UFC.com. Below are some highlights:
White's thoughts on placing at No. 8 on the list: "You're never going to be able to stop what people say about you, and everybody isn't going to love you. But I don't take offense to anything. When you're in a public position like this you're always going to have people say things about you. Believe me, if I worried about everything that was said about me, I would have been a mess a long time ago. That kind of stuff doesn't bother me at all, not even a little bit."
White on his problem with his description under his name for the list: "It was definitely written by someone who is uneducated about the sport. I'm sandwiched between War Machine and Lance Armstrong. The thing that's unfortunate is that it's unfair for the UFC as a brand. UFC pays its fighters very well."
White on the opportunity the UFC gives to fighters: "Hopefully a fighter can break into the top 10, maybe gain sponsors – the list goes on and on. There are a lot of great things that go on here. The Fertitta brothers invested the money to build this thing and make the sport what it is today. They gave everybody the opportunity – from me to you to the fighters and lots of other people."