During Dana White’s much-publicized appearance during “The Dave Carmichael Show” on 1140 KHTK in Sacramento, the UFC president discussed more than just the company’s decision to release former welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch.
Towards the end of the interview, host Carmichael Dave asked White about Sacramento’s own Urijah Faber. The former WEC featherweight champion recently lost his title at WEC 36 earlier this month in an upset against new champion Mike Thomas Brown.
Carmichael wanted to know whether White felt Faber could regain the title.
“Yeah, I think he can,” responded White. “He’s a talented guy. ”
But White continued with his answer and the theme of the interview once again reverted to fighters and how they handle business. White held true to his usual form and said what was on his mind regarding Faber.
“… A lot of these guys, what happens is they jump into the sport,” White continued following his initial answer. “And they start to get big and get some wins and they start turning into businessmen and focusing on things that they shouldn’t be focused on. What fighters should focus on is fighting. Focus on fighting (and) keep it going and all of the other stuff will come to you. When they’re out there chasing (and) trying to start all of these different businesses and spin off all this stuff, it’s too much. It’s just too much for just the guys who just business to do business let alone being a fighter. Being a fighter requires a 150 percent commitment of your time.”