(Dana White and the UFC’s Chief Financial Officer, Bobo, share a laugh over M-1′s contract demands.)
One of the things you have to like about Dana White is that when he gets in front of a national audience, he really steps up his trash talk game. When it’s just the MMA media, sure, he might recycle the same tired phrases and well-worn burns, but talking to ESPN’s Jim Rome today, he brought out some new material with regards to those M-1 Global jokers and their absurd demands during the UFC’s Fedor negotiations:
"Fedor’s not afraid to come over and fight or do any of that stuff. He’s got nutty managers. These guys are from Russia, coming to America trying to strong-arm us into some deal we won’t want to do. Go do that to the butcher down the street in Russia. It won’t work over here in the United States."
Please, tell me I’m not the only one who feels like launching into a U.S.A chant right now. So let’s see, instead of calling Fedor’s management a bunch of greedy, crazy Russians, they’ve now become "nutty" Russians who are trying to run some sort of MMA-themed protection racket. Nice little paradigm shift, DW. Just one more reason why it really sucks to be a Russian butcher.