(Video: TMZ.com. Props to reader Jeff Willson–Salem Oregon–for the tip)
If you haven’t followed Dan Quinn‘s insanity over the years, you’ve been missing out. The man may very well be MMA’s most tortured mind, and that’s seriously saying something. Things started off simply enough with him issuing YouTube challenges to the UFC’s best, bragging about his hands and his accomplishments in college football. Then he, along with Diego Sanchez, discovered the healing power of Stevia, nature’s answer to Sweet’N Low
For years he’s been preaching the Stevia gospel, claiming it ‘melted a tumor’ out of Octagon girl Ali Sonoma, but recently things have taken a turn for the (more) bizarre. He’s posted conversations with a mysterious caller who loosely claims affiliation with both the UFC and some sort of global power/secret society, offering him hush money and power in exchange for his silence. Another recent YouTube video of a conversation with police regarding threats of violence toward a veterinarian has since been deleted.
Now in an alarming twist, Quinn has UFC President Dana White in his crosshairs. As reported by TMZ, Quinn has made death threats against White in a series of voicemails to his personal number. Additional messages from characters such as Irishman “Paddy O’Neill”, who sounds suspiciously like Quinn, cast a creepy Norman Bates shadow on this troubling situation. Las Vegas Police are currently investigating the matter. If we believe the internet, Quinn has a history of physical violence outside of the cage, so statements like “I’m gonna shoot you right in the head motherfucker” should be taken seriously. Let’s hope this ends soon and safely for all parties.