Just as we thought the war between UFC President Dana White and Strikeforce were heating up (Strikefarce / UFC counter programming Strikeforce “Carano vs Cyborg” with UFC 100, Strikeforce signs Fedor), Dana pulls a fast one and focuses his “Dislike” on the “Second Rate” premium cable channel Showtime.
“I’m not anti-Strikeforce; I don’t dislike those guys. I dislike Showtime. I don’t like their attitude. They think they’re better than they really are. They’ve been second rate at boxing, second rate at programming. Now they think they’re great at mixed martial arts, and my fight is with them, not with Strikeforce … They got their ass kicked always by HBO at boxing, yet they tried to stay in it. They got their ass kicked with HBO in programming, and they’re still around. Their going to get their ass kicked in mixed martial arts too. Just not by HBO.” [UFC 102 Presser]
I’m glad to see Dana’s still kissing HBO ass. Aren’t they the cable channel that choose boxing over the UFC?