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Saddest/Truest Quote of the Day

Dana White, during a UFC 80 press conference today:

“Look at the NFL. There’s nothing bigger in this country than the NFL. They’ve been spending billions of dollars trying to break into Europe and they can’t do it, because nobody gives a (expletive) about football in Europe. They didn’t grow up playing football, they don’t know about it. I take two guys and put them in the Octagon and they can use any martial art they want. It translates through all different cultural barriers, language barriers… people love fighting.”

In other words, the thing that drives us apart will be the very thing that unites us. I kinda like that. Can that be the tagline for Red Devil?

During the press conference, White announced that the UFC would be doing an event in Scotland as soon as possible, and is working to get events authorized in New York and Hawaii. He also described the Matt Serra-hosted UFC 79 viewing party at Madison Square Garden as “a very successful event.” I’d love to get independent confirmation of that claim, but I haven’t been able to find anything online. If you or someone you know attended the MSG party, holler at us and let us know what it was like. We’re guessing “poorly attended and awkward” — is that about right?


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enam- January 11, 2008 at 1:45 pm
Haha sorry if i was misunderstood.. but Dana is talking like he took over europe.. and the only country were ufc is big is England.. some of the greatest fighters off all times are from here (holland) and here we just dont give a fuck, nobody knows what mma of ufc is.. we just dont care.. there is a little attension in k-1 nowerdays.. but its nothing compared to soccer, hockey (yes fieldhockey), ect

nothing is gona take over soccer here.. (of as we call it football.. )

Im from Holland btw.. and i go to England like 2 times a year.. so i know its Europe
gr Enam
enam u idiot- January 10, 2008 at 6:36 pm
omg r u serious enam, where u from? england is part of europe lmao
The Agent- January 10, 2008 at 5:23 pm
im european (im from Denmark) i dont like NFL couse of all the breaks, it just get real borring real fast, but UFC is fast pased and can be over in a few minutes. the only problem with UFC in europe is that some europeans might find it to violent.
and enam even if the brits dont wanna aknowledge it, they are still a part of europe
enam- January 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm
England is not europe.. England is a litle island on the edge of europe that is part of the european union..