Yet another classic UFC “President” Dana White interview.
White comments on CBS and Kimbo Slice:
“The amount of talent and fights we put on are second to none….Think about it, the CBS fight that they are coming up with, who gives a crap about Kimbo Slice? This guy can’t fight MMA….You know what would happen if he fought in the UFC? I’d put him in against (lightweight champion) BJ Penn and (Slice) would get annihilated.”
“The guy he is fighting, James Thompson, might get knocked out before he gets into the cage. Kimbo has no credibility at all in MMA. … I am telling you, BJ Penn would beat him.”
White comments on the EliteXC-CBS deal:
“These shows that are smaller are paying to be on network TV. I know how the business goes….What will end up happening is that people will be interested at first when the show premieres and then (the fans) will go away. They can’t pull in network ratings.
Dana White referencing his WWE handbook:
“The WWE, we know how successful that’s been for decades, couldn’t pull in good enough numbers on network TV. You think Strikeforce, EliteXC and all those companies can do it? No way.”
White on the possibility of cross promoting with other organizations:
“Why would I cross promote with other companies? They have nothing…..They have no fighters, no credibility. I would never cross promote. What for? We have the best fighters.”