5 Totally Mean Quotes From UFC President Dana White

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5 Totally Mean Things UFC President Dana White Said

Dana White
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UFC President Dana White is a brilliant businessman. He's part genius, part lucky, and indisputably rich. Love him or hate him, he cracked the puzzle of MMA and turned the sport into a world class juggernaut loved by millions around the world. White took the UFC and MMA into the mainstream and now the sport is likely forever rooted in our popular culture.

That's the good news. The bad news is that White is a jerk. At least, he can be. He is capable of hurting people around him. It's not a good idea to cross him. And if you betray him, look out. You are dead to him.

White is brutally honest in everything that he does. You can act that way when you are sitting on what's probably a billion-dollar gold mine. If he doesn't like you, he will tell you. It doesn't matter who you are.

White has feuded with everyone from fighters to his mother. From referees to rival promoters. From reporters to trainers. No one is safe around White. So even though White deserves most of the credit for transforming the sport, he also deserves most of the blame for any of the bad feelings people, unions, and the media have toward the UFC.

Sometimes he's just mean and he says the wrong things at the wrong time. It's OK for White to treat people that way now because he's on top. But someday, should he ever fall from his throne, some of his loudmouthed comments might come back to haunt him. Or not. He might just run the UFC for the next 15 years and then retire as the billionaire who saved the sport. Nobody knows his fate. But we do know you do want him on your side. If not, you could be the recipient of comments like the ones featured in the following slides.

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5: Dana White Blasts HBO's Larry Merchant

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"(Larry Merchant) is senile, he's out of his mind. He's up there berating Floyd (Mayweather Jr.), but Floyd can't say anything back to you? You've been disrespecting guys your whole career, and guess what, you can go back 60 years, you're not kicking Floyd's ass, okay? Give me a break. And what's Floyd going to do? A 102-year-old guy just said that to him."

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4: Dana White Goes Off On Reporter Loretta Hunt

Jayne Kamin-Oncea

"I just heard there was an absolutely f&*!ing retarded story written by Loretta Hunt. Loretta, you f&*!ing moron … you don’t even know what the f&*! you’re talking about. … shut the f&*! up. … Maybe you’re the liar Loretta, writing bullsh– f&*!ing stories. Everything that comes out of your mouth is f&*!ing stupid. You f&*!ing dumb bitch, f&*! you Loretta Hunt."

White made the comments, on video, after MMA journalist Hunt published a story about the UFC's strict policy for backstage credentials.

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3: Dana White Berates Bjorn Rebney

Jayne Kamin-Oncea

"Bjorn Rebney's a scumbag. The guy says, 'Yeah, we're going to let them go. Let's just part ways.' He ain't f--king parting ways with (Ben Askren). He's got a matching right and all that bulls$!t. This guy is a typical boxing piece of s--t. Everybody knows the guy is a scumbag."

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2: Dana White Crushes Bob Arum

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"Bob Arum is a moron. You don’t take that fight, you idiot. Why would you do that fight (against Juan Manuel Marquez)? It’s all about the money, that’s why. (Manny Pacquiao's) one of the best fighters in the world. He goes out and fights Marquez again? Bob Arum is the dumbest promoter in the history of the world."

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1: Dana White Insults Tito Ortiz

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"How about this f*@king moron (Tito Ortiz) coming out and saying he was a slave? I shouldn't even ask that question if he knows what a slave means cause he is one of the dumbest motherf*@kers you will ever meet. Seriously, he's a slave to stupidity is what he is."