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Dana White Not a Fan of “Sneaky” Japanese Promoters

(Part 3 of Dana White’s UFC 100 video blog, in which he tries and fails to understand the media bias against him. Poor guy. We have no idea why he gets a bad reputation.)

Talking with the media after the UFC 100 press conference on Thursday, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Cro Cop was back on board, and also took a shot at the “sneaky” Japanese promoters who tried to steal him away.  In case you didn’t already know that White is no fan of the way the Japanese handle their MMA, he’d like to make it perfectly clear, to the point of kind of insulting the entire nation:

I have said this many times and I’ll say it again: there’s some crooked sh*t that goes on over in Japan. They’re all crooked. There’s some sneaky sh*t going on over there, and that’s always a big problem, you know. These guys who are in the fight business over there, for my Mexican friends, ‘No bueno. No bueno.’

You don’t have to tell Dana White to remember Pearl Harbor.  He’s never forgotten.

Okay, so it’s no secret that Japanese MMA is run very differently than over here in America, and we’re not just talking about freak show fights.  They’ve been known to edge right up to the line of fight fixing, if not over it, and Dream has even been accused of straight-up stiffing non-Japanese fighters.  But couldn’t Dana White charge across the Pacific and clean up their act with some epic UFC-ness?  Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem all that interested.

"They’re going to kill me if I ever go to Japan. Why are you trying to get me over there? (Laughs) They hate me over there."

Reporter: "They’re waiting for you."

White: "They’re waiting for me. Yeah, they sure are."

Better be careful, we don’t want to give Bob Reilly any ideas.  If he starts thinking that the enemy of his enemy is his friend, he might pick up the phone and call the Yakuza.  Don’t do it, Bob.  Once they do you a favor, then you’re indebted to them forever.  And it’s not like people aren’t going to notice when all those "Oriental Massage" parlors start popping up in New York’s 109th District.


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Bloodlust- July 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm
Japan does do some shady fight business no doubt, but its not like Dana White is king of integrity. Watch for some stones comin at your glass house miss dana.
J-Dog- July 10, 2009 at 9:13 am
Why did they waste our time with several minutes of parking lot trash talk? Bo-ring.
ItburnswhenIpee- July 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm
The UFC could be great... but Dana White is the worst fucking thing to hit MMA. I don't pay for UFC PPV, but I'd pay for Dana White vs Tom Atencio...
831 Son- July 9, 2009 at 10:23 pm
I read about that too and its only free in the U.K. And that is July 9, 2009 at 8:10 pm
From DanaWhiteUFC twitter: UFC 100 will air live, free of charge, on SKY Channel 433 as well as on

Does that mean if I use a proxy I don't have to buy ppv?
Kim Couture is a cunt- July 9, 2009 at 8:08 pm
What MyWifeACheeto said, bang on. It would come down to whos gun is bigger and whos on whos soil.
agentsmith- July 9, 2009 at 7:48 pm
Dana always takes the moral high road... when he fucks people over he does it LEGAL.
Clayton- July 9, 2009 at 7:46 pm
He can get away with this sort of thing with some nations, but not Japan. If this becomes a news item for Japanese sports/MMA fans, it's bad news. If he keeps this sort of speech up, he'll really hurt the UFC's rep. in Japan.

Also, BM2, that's a good point. You gotta figure Dana doesn't understand this.
llbunbaoll- July 9, 2009 at 7:25 pm
PingPong- July 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm
"The media" hates Dana 'cause there all a bunch of fags! War Dana!

tee hee hee
PurplePickle- July 9, 2009 at 7:00 pm
White should have worn one of those t-shirts that has a picture of a mushroom cloud on it and says 'Made in America, Tested in Japan'. That will let those little bastards know he means buisness.

By the way, this the umpteenth Danavlog posted on here and I have not bothered to watch the first one. For all I know CP is full of shit and these videos are octo-porn. Doesn't stop me from commenting though. Thinking before you speak is for pussies.
MyFightWiffaCheeto- July 9, 2009 at 6:36 pm
Big Deal. The Yakuza control new FEG/DREAM and La Cosa Nostra gave Dana what he has... big fucking deal.
Horror Fighter- July 9, 2009 at 6:33 pm
The Yakuza will have to get in line behind the Russian gangsters who handle Fedor. Good thing we have an honest businessman like Dana in this sport, because all of the other promoters and managers are criminals...or T-shirt salesmen. Just ask Dana.
philibuster- July 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Says the company that drops fighters because of video game rights, bans articles of clothing, and gives title shots to pro wrestlers with one win.
u02jgc9- July 9, 2009 at 5:47 pm
Did someone drop the n bomb at 8:08 - I was surprised Rampage was unaffected - maybe UFC could do some parking lot fights that'd be Xtreme
poopiestick- July 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm
Sooooo.... Am I the only one who thinks Tiki is a loud insecure douchebag?
Endocat- July 9, 2009 at 5:29 pm
BM2- July 9, 2009 at 5:22 pm
So let's see, according to Dana, DREAM = Sengoku = CAGE FORCE = Shooto = Pancrase = ZST etc.

I... see...