Don’t Interrupt Dana White While He’s Eating

UFC President Dana White has some, um, opinions when it comes to who’s the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA. After spending a few moments slamming the media for anointing Jose Aldo as the best in the game, White went on to support his argument with what can only be called a Box Office Defense.

White, who’s spent the last few months dogging Anderson Silva for failing to deliver exciting fights for the fans, is now attacking those same “fanboys” for hopping off the Silva bandwagon when it comes to selecting their top P4P choice.

“Are you f***king nuts? Potential future pound-for-pound king? Anderson Silva hasn’t lost since 2006. He’s never lost in the UFC.” White said. “Anderson Silva is a pain in my ass. This isn’t Chuck Liddell, we aren’t best friends. But you can’t deny what the man has done.”

White went on to defend Silva’s record in the strongest terms while simultaneously baiting the very media that line his pockets. Not content to stop there, White offered his own list for consideration, and you may well be stunned at the fighters who made – and didn’t make – the Dana White Hot List.

“You media geeks need to learn the fight biz,” White said. “I’m at dinner right now, but you’re really pissing me off. Silva hasn’t lost in the UFC. The guy has not only cleared out his division, he’s gone up to 205 and beaten a guy like Forrest Griffin, who beat Rampage Jackson and Shogun Rua. Frankie Edgar is right there too. I might actually put him at No. 2. This guy is for real. He beat BJ Penn twice, and kicked his ass in their last fight,” White said. “I love and respect Manny Gamburyan, but he’s no BJ Penn. And the only thing keeping St. Pierre out of the Top 3 is a loss to Matt Serra.”

GSP is off the list? What, no Brock Lesnar man-love?

One question for the Majordomo; what happened to Benson Henderson in all this ranting? A couple of months ago, White was castigating the media for not installing Henderson in the top ten (a placement which would be hard to argue against) while at the same moment calling such lists irrelevant.

I suppose White can be forgiven for getting hacked. Chicken a la King demands a man’s full attention to be fully and completely savored…

20 COMMENTS
  • cocoonofhorror says:

    lol @ D’anus and his irrelevant and coincidentally constantly self-serving opinions.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Dont interrupt DW when he’s balls deep in some Pinkberry…

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  • Dufresne says:

    I can see putting Edgar up there with wins over BJ, but he’s also got a loss to Maynard fairly recently so I can’t really see keeping GSP off the list because he got beat in a title fight a few years back.

    And I can also completely understand why he’d be in a pissy mood for being interrupted while eating. You interrupt my dinner to ask questions and you’ll be sporting 4 evenly spaced scars on your forehead for the rest of your life.

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  • elkymbo says:

    Fork you Dufresne ;)

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Dana White(love him or hate him) seems to get everybody’s blood boiling one way or another-including his own-I can’t wait to hear what he has planned for the WEC and UFC-Sounded like some inter league fights and possibly a merger of some sort-I just can’t put Edgar too high on any P4P list-He just doesn’t overwhelm his fights enough for me

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    You just got to love that picture of Dana with the Samurai sword

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  • Creature says:

    If GSP doesnt deserve 2 be at LEAST top 3 p4p then nobody does, ha it almost seems like DW needs 2 learn the fight biz a bit ;)

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Really? I thought Dana was going to say Mousasi, Fedor, Diaz or Jacare.
    Why does anyone even bother publishing what this guy says when it is all going to be self serving spin at best?.
    P4P is so f#cking stupid anyway. It is worse than arguing whether the Hulk would beat Spiderman and just as geeky.

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  • danw84 says:

    Asking Dana White who is the best fighter is like asking Steve Jobs what the best computer is.

    Dana’s opinion, while is has weight, is no better than yours or mine. He is the president of the UFC, not MMA (although he thinks he is).

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Best P4P is ALDO.
    At least until this whole TUF is done and GSP fights, ‘What’s his name’? again.

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  • Dufresne says:

    It is worse than arguing whether the Hulk would beat Spiderman and just as geeky.

    Did you watch the movies? The Hulk would smash that whiny ass kid in spandex.

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  • bigbadjohn says:

    when regarding MMA, p4p essentially means ‘without concern of weight differences’. of course it is always subjective but in layman’s terms its just : who is the most skilled, dominant at THEIR weight. You don’t make lists per division like Dr. stoppage did, you debate who’s been more dominant and who has a larger skill set within their group of fighters compared to another in his own group. for instance, Anderson’s better p4p than GSP because he’s finishehis recent fights, or GSP is better p4p because he’s overwhelmed his oppopents every round for years… oh and having georges and silva doesn’t necessarily prove who’s p4p best since one (at least) won’t be at the weight which gained him the mythical p4p rating.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Are you kidding me!? The Hulk beat Spidey? Come on! If somehow they were the same weight, Spiderman keep all of his attributes whilst The Hulk lost his power and weight advantage, it would clearly be … F#CKING RETARDED!. P4P is nerd talk for MMA fans.
    If only we had a shrink ray … or a life.

    P.S. Bruce Lee would have destroyed Ali.

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  • elkymbo says:

    Chuck Norris would smash all of them put together. End of story.

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  • Dude Wolverine would beat everyone he can heal while he fights and he’s got an unbreakable skeleton

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  • Dufresne says:

    He doesn’t have an unbreakable skeleton, he’s just got adamantium plated skeleton. Magneto yanked that off once and you could break his bones… Damnit, I just realized how much of a nerd I am…

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    “Chuck Norris would smash all of them put together. End of story.”

    I must be a nerd too because when I read this I thought “Wow, imagine if they were all put together”. You know, like some bad -guy somehow managed to take the best parts of Ali, Bruce Lee, Spidey, The Hulk and Wolverine and put them together.
    Oh wait that bad-guy is Vadim Finkelstein and that monster is Fedor.

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  • mma_drook says:

    how could he leave out gsp? he also be bj penn 2 times? this is way to premature for frankie edgar! Jose aldo has beat faber and brown who have each been on the top p4p list! dana has been growing on me the last couple months, but this is insaine! neither of the times did frankie get the best bj penn!

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  • elkymbo says:

    You just had to make it about mma again didn’t you drook.

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