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Dana White to Distract Self with Non-MMA TV Show

(‘Hey Hollywood. Fuck you.’)

Apparently running the world’s most successful MMA organization leaves UFC president Dana White with a lot of free time. Just when things are going great for him in the fight biz, White has decided to try his hand at producing a TV show that is not about MMA or even about the dashing, bald president of an MMA organization. No, my friends, this is a scripted drama about the Irish mob.

According to the Hollywood Reporter the “untitled project” is about the violent fallout when a Boston mob boss abdicates his position and rival factions struggle for control in a bloody war.

Okay, that does sound like it has the potential to be good. But I liked it the first time I saw it when it was called King Lear and it was written by a guy name of Bill Shakespeare. I even liked it the second time when it was done by Akira Kurosawa and it was called Ran. But whatever. I’m sure Dana White is every bit the dramatist those guys are.

The script is being penned by Chris Bertolini, who wrote “The General’s Daughter,” so at least someone knows what he’s doing here. It’s just a good thing Dana White wasn’t on hand for that project, or else John Travolta might have had to listen to more than one ‘do you want to be a fucking actor?’ speech over the course of the filming.

As far as what we should expect from the show, White says:

“I know who I’m catering to, and that’s 18- to 34-year-old males who are the ones watching Spike TV,” he said. “We’re going to push the limits on this show, like ‘Nip/Tuck’ and ‘The Shield’ — violence, sex, bad language. We’re going to see how big Spike’s balls are on this one.”

Spike is the same network that airs the hopelessly stupid Manswers. So the size of their balls is a question that has already been, shall we say, manswered.

(Props: MMA Payout)

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McGraw- October 8, 2008 at 5:29 am
its funny that he ran from the Boston Irish Mob to Vegas.. Whitey still wants his cut of UFC. But fuck it if Dana promotes it will be a hit
VV- October 7, 2008 at 11:26 pm
yes a metro nerd. I really like these blogs actually, and I didnt mind manswers last season but this one sucks. I dont care what country has the chicks who last in bed the longest, they'll prolly outlast me lol. Here's the truth i will believe the creaters of this site over some blogger with the name shizznitt. props on the two z's. Fag.
shizznitt- October 7, 2008 at 7:49 pm
Wtf, MANswers is the shit, I thought this blog would be one to understand that.

I guess it's just another metro nerd behind the text after all.
Clue-by-Four- October 7, 2008 at 7:01 pm
onepunchko: "You are seriously calling MANswers “hopefully stupid”? That is the greatest show I have ever witnessed."

Please kill yourself.
Old, Bald and Irish Mob Boss- October 7, 2008 at 6:06 pm

No problem, mayhem420.

The drinks are on me!

*sound of my cheap Irish ass sneaking out the back door as I stiff the bartender for that last order*
mayhem420- October 7, 2008 at 5:59 pm
@Old, Bald and Irish Mob Boss
HA! First laugh of an otherwise dull day, THANKS!
Old, Bald and Irish Mob Boss- October 7, 2008 at 5:56 pm
@ "mayhem420" and "JimmyJ"

Wow...I'm actually getting shout-outs on the internet. Cooool.

"JimmyJ" sez:
"Does he think it demeans all Irish-Americans by protraying them as mobsters, like those extra-sensitive Italians that get all panty-twisted over “The Sopranos.”

OBI: Dude, the Italians pissed off at how they are portrayed in mob films is one of the best episodes of The Sapronos (*in Phil Baroni's voice*)...EVAH!

Please, I've had my fill of Irish stereotypes. St. Patrick's Day is a religous holiday. They didn't even have a parade in Dublin until about 10 years ago. It used to be that the cities shut down and people went to church; the exact opposite of the debauchery that is displayed in the US. I haven't gone drinking on St. Patty's Day in over 10 years. Know why? Because I hate "Amateur Night". You wanna see some real drinkin'? Meet me over at Tir Na Nog in Hamilton, New Jersey at 9:00AM on a Saturday morning and I'll show ya how the Irish can REALLY drink.

BEER: It isn't just for breakfast anymore.

The history of the Irish mob, and I'm only assuming they are going to focus on "The Westies", is scary and brutal. When the job was too dirty for the Italian Mob, they called The Westies. The show can't miss. Every episode will be about drinkin', smokin', whorin' and fightin'. What's not to like?

"mayhem420" sez:
"Or maybe he’s just eating a pizza?"

OBI: No, that would be "Old, Hairy and Italian".
Geriatric Peon- October 7, 2008 at 5:21 pm
If you have access to the internet and you need spiketv to put on shows with worthless content just to see girls? that's pretty sad. If MANswers teaches you anything you didn't already know, you are probably in the age group that should be watching sesame street.
mayhem420- October 7, 2008 at 5:18 pm
Old, Bald, and Irish is probably on his way to the studio to try out for the ...wait for it......
Old, Bald, and Irish mob boss that fights his kids for power of the fam.... lol
Or maybe he's just eating a pizza?
KG- October 7, 2008 at 5:12 pm
MANswers is a show with hot chicks and tits. What do you want Cage Potato? The chick version where oiled up men give answers in regards to their penises? You guys are sometimes very homo-ish
Fenix- October 7, 2008 at 5:11 pm
"Spike is the same network that airs the hopelessly stupid Manswers"

Uhh, whaaaa?!! o_O

I hate to do this but Cage get a [FAIL] stamp for that.

fag for dana white- October 7, 2008 at 4:51 pm
@ JimmyJ

You're not sure or not? Hmm... I'd rather be a nitpicking pillow biter than an ignorant fuck. See ya in hell buddy!
JimmyJ- October 7, 2008 at 4:50 pm
@ Mayhem420

Agreed on the sad, and somewhat creepy knowledge of the plot of "Sisterhood..."

Not sure that movie gets much mention on CagePotato.

On another note, where is Old, Bald, and Irish with his thoughts on Dana White's new project. Does he think it demeans all Irish-Americans by protraying them as mobsters, like those extra-sensitive Italians that get all panty-twisted over "The Sopranos."
JimmyJ- October 7, 2008 at 4:46 pm
@ fag for Dana White

I imagine he was referring to the last sentence when the article said "shall we say, manswered," as the "cute" play on words. But I'm sure you knew that.

I'm not sure or not if the other poster knew how to spell 'traveling,' but I am pretty sure he did realize you are a pompous pillow biter for nitpicking someone's spelling on a message board.
walrus- October 7, 2008 at 4:37 pm
Everybody loves a show or movie based on Irish mobsters.

Never gets old -- but hopefully it's well done.
fag for dana white- October 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm
'Manswers' is the actual name of the show you turd. And you spelled 'traveling' wrong, but I'm sure you knew that.
totaldb- October 7, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Manswers : Television :: Trig : Palin Family
Fucking retarded. Now stop talking like douchebags.
mayhem420- October 7, 2008 at 4:31 pm
@Ben (insert last name) is a cunt... I mean penis - a circumsized penis!
That was funny and kinda sad.....
Sad being that you knew what “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants" was actually about.
I thought that it was about some chicks trying to find pants in the mall that fit or something along those lines.
Ben (insert last name) is a cunt... I mean penis - a circums- October 7, 2008 at 4:29 pm
Nice work on this one CP. You managed to be both elitest with your, "If it isn't Shakespeare, or an overrated Japanese filmmaker from before any of us were born then it isn't any good," AND cute with your play on words with "Manswers," all in one post. Bravo!

At least Dana White is trying to stick with something he knows a little bit about from his time as a Boston power-player bell boy getting hassled by the Irish mob. I would be much more worried if he were producing a coming of age story about four girls who are best friends, and their struggles together as they become women. But then CP would probably just say that it has been done already, and there is no way DW is going to top "Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants," so why should he even try.
norremo- October 7, 2008 at 4:14 pm
CP... Manswers is an awesome show. Just because you don't want to know if boobs float or not doesn't mean it's not good.

Everyone, do yourself a favor and check out Manswers. I promise you won't be disappointing. That is if you don't prefer to check out guys like Seth P.
Teila Tuli- October 7, 2008 at 3:47 pm
Show sounds like it has potential...
onepunchko- October 7, 2008 at 3:40 pm
I am a huge fan of Cage Potato but you my friend have just crossed the line.

You are seriously calling MANswers "hopefully stupid"? That is the greatest show I have ever witnessed. How else would one go about finding out how to remove a bullet from your arm or how long you could live off alcohol alone? This show is a service to humanity in the greatest respect.

I thought you of all people would understand that....
Markdog- October 7, 2008 at 3:22 pm
Akira Kurosawa was a bad MoFo! Konichiwa bitches!!
Zackary Adams- October 7, 2008 at 3:22 pm
"Producing" can entail anything from writing and day-to-day operations to just handing some smart guy some cash, getting your name on the project to push it forward.

I lean more towards giving up some cash and props to someone who will do the actual work.
bpd- October 7, 2008 at 3:19 pm
"Ran" is the awesomest of awesome movies about awesome things of all time. And if you think otherwise it's because you're racist and illiterate.

It's the Georges St. Pierre of movies. Stop what you're doing and Netflix it up. NOW.