13 Jul 2009 10:21:20 AM
(Props: Fox Fight Game)
If you can get past the ill-conceived idea to interview Dana White during a point in the UFC 100 live show that is so loud you have to shout directly into his ear in order to be heard, and then capitalizing on that opportunity by asking such probing non-questions as “Congratulations!” and “Frank Mir really has nothing to lose tonight,” you’ll see a little footage of the aftermath of a Octagonside shoving match between “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans. Dana White seems all too accustomed to this stuff, which should tell us something about the way the next season of TUF is going to turn out.
These are two guys who know they are going to be paid very well to fight one another in a few months, and yet here they are tussling for free in the seats at the UFC’s biggest event, basically making a sideshow of themselves. Either this is the most committed effort to hype a fight ever, or these guys really do hate each other. Regardless, you gotta keep it together during an event where you’re basically a spectator/PR vehicle for the UFC. Otherwise Dana White is not going to take you knuckleheads anywhere.