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Dana White Switches Up His Anti-Russian Rhetoric Just Enough on Jim Rome’s ESPN Show

(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.

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Da Spied Her- October 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Nutty Commie bastards!
Walrus- October 8, 2009 at 11:19 am
good call
Lunk- October 8, 2009 at 8:07 am
Dana said "It wont work over here in the United States."? But didn't it work with Strikeforce? Where are they from?
Boo- October 8, 2009 at 6:10 am
You can get a good look at a butcher's ass by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn't you rather to take his word for it?
Wrldchmpnabrvtr- October 8, 2009 at 6:00 am
A couple of nuts, one dick and we're the ones getting fucked.
Ascerendant- October 8, 2009 at 3:22 am
They made demands that are incompatible with the UFCs business-model and Dana calls that "strong arming"? I bet after Rampage fucked him over with TUF 10 and the A-Team movie, they found him naked under the shower, cradled up in a fetal position and between many deep sobs he whispered: "He raped me. After all I did for him, he raped me!"
Ed M- October 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm
Something profoundly sad about that clown... maybe he needs something to cheer him up:


h t t p not h x x p
themcgraw- October 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm
this is from a guy who skipped out of Boston owing Whitey Bulger some "dues". Russians are nothing to worry about...
reddog- October 7, 2009 at 9:36 pm
Dana, watch out for that polonium 210!
Dojima- October 7, 2009 at 8:48 pm
America, Fuck Yeah!
whitey- October 7, 2009 at 8:47 pm
dana-"i told u i have a better fake smile"
Sakuraba 3900- October 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm


itsgalf- October 7, 2009 at 7:34 pm
the funny thing about this is that fedor secretly doubles as a clown when he's not fighting.
Kimbos Bread- October 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm
Notice the beads around Charlie's neck? Yup, he had to flash baldy for 'em.
Sneaky Pete- October 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm
Hah! A clown! And some other guy named 'Charlie'.
LastEmperor- October 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm
Dana wants Fedor. He's going to say, and do whatever he can to pressure and make that happen.
Lateral Drop- October 7, 2009 at 5:38 pm
Great observation, Walrus. Great.
Walrus- October 7, 2009 at 5:27 pm
The clown's name is clearly Charlie.
knee_strike- October 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm
What's with Dana's silly Cold War rhetoric? Is it suddenly 1985 again? The only thing funny about his little "butcher down the street" joke was that he couldn't name an actual city in Russia, like Moscow or St. Petersburg.

If White had the balls to tell it like it is, he would have accused Fedor's "Russian" manager, Vadim Finkelstein, of perpetuating the stereotype of the Jewish shyster.
Bovice- October 7, 2009 at 4:53 pm
Not only is Fedor's management Russian, they're JEW RUSSIANS!!!!
Dochin- October 7, 2009 at 4:31 pm
And rampage thought we couldn't find a replacement with just as much acting skills.
for the love of mma- October 7, 2009 at 4:21 pm
i saw the interview with rome and was it me or did dana look like he was on some type of drug talking as fast as he could!! and whats a lil shot to the russian community right? were all tight huh? lol