UFC President Dana White responds to the UFC’s decision to release top five welterweight Jon Fitch on 1140 KHTK in Sacramento. White responds with a blanket hatred for the AKA training center managers. White gives no real answers, but suggests that the failing economy is having an affect on the UFC and its backers who run the Station Casinos.
“The economy is changing by the second. Every day when you wake up tomorrow, bad things are happening … Not just in the United States but all over the world. Television networks are in trouble. The sponsors who used to sponsor them are in trouble. Some of them are going out of business and the rest of them are cutting their sponsorships big time.
“Companies that have been around for hundred years are going out of business. It’s crazy. Banks are going under. And I’m in a situation now where I’ve got these guys, I’m trying to run a business, bro, I live on a plane 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s all I do is fly everywhere to try to build this company. And these guys think this thing is so big and these guys start negotiating all this stupid stuff like they’re Mel Gibson. No disrespect to Jon Fitch ,I like Jon Fitch ,(but) like we’re going to be doing the Jon Fitch swim line sometime soon? And then the clothing line.”