With a major event set for tonight in the form of UFC on FOX 5, the week has produced a pair of video blogs from UFC President Dana White including his most recent effort. The clip is one of the outspoken executive’s more memorable efforts in recent memory with highlights including Yushin Okami’s run in with a gun-toting woman, Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones going at it on the set of TUF 17 while discussing verbal submissions, boxing legend Mike Tyson taking in a TUF fight, and fight picks from Carlos Condit as well as Anderson Silva.
As unbelievable as it may sound, Okami’s career was nearly cut short by, of all people, Sonnen’s mother. The UFC middleweight has become a good friend of Sonnen’s who relayed a hilarious story to White, explaining Okami often stays at his mother’s house when in Oregon to train. The Japanese fighter recently made an unexpected stop there, entering the home late at night and waking up Mrs. Sonnen in the process. A former markswoman with State titles to back her aim up, she grabbed her gun and cocked it from inside her bedroom, giving Okami an immense scare before the two figured out what was happening.
Sonnen is also shown questioning Jones about the possibility he’d given up verbally to Vitor Belfort during their bout at UFC 152 after “The Phenom” had locked the light heavyweight champion up in an Armbar. The remark spirals into a much larger conversation on the matter, with Jones firing back about Sonnen’s controversial loss to Paulo Filho in his WEC days.
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