Dana’s Putting the “B*tch Slap” on Fighters

Alright, we all know he cant really do that in person, but he can do it behind closed doors. Here are some recent statements UFC President Dana White made to ESPN.com about what he plans to do with fighters in the UFC getting caught with steroids or failing drug tests.

I am putting the b—- slap on guys who get caught using steroids from here on out. The fighters make a lot of money. I have all these nickel-and-dimers starting up leagues, and they don’t steal fighters from me. There are a lot of morons out there throwing money around, and nobody’s leaving me. When what you’re selling is human beings competing against each other, there are always going to be issues, man. Personal problems. Contract issues. There are always problems.

They’re not going to get paid. I take care of all of my guys. If you fight your ass off for me, you’ll get paid. But what I’m going to do is: I’m going to wait and see if they pass their drug tests. If they don’t, you’re going to get paid what’s in your contract and that’s it.

They lose their ability to make a living for a year. At the end of the day, these guys are stupid for doing steroids.

Ok, since we don’t really know the total amount of incentives I don’t know if that is really putting a b*tch slap on anyone, but who knows, it might be a lot of incentives that he offers the fighters behind closed doors.

Here is what Dana has to say about Sean Sherk and steroids:

I’ve known Sean Sherk for a long time. He’s a really good man. He trains hard and has worked hard to get where he’s at. You and me probably have six nanograms [of the steroid Nandrolone] in our system; he had 12. Other guys who’ve been busted for the same steroid have had over 50 nanograms in their system. What my experts tell me is, there’s no way that he would only have 12 in his system. I’m not his father. If he did it, he’ll have to face the consequences. People make mistakes. If your life was over every time you make a mistake, that’s pretty f—ing harsh. How many times do I have to tell people not to use steroids? It’s to the point where it’s just stupid.

Then about Hermes Franca admitting to using steroids:

That’s one of the dumbest things ever said. He said he twisted his ankle. It happens all the time. He called us and said he was hurt. Two days later, he said he could fight. Nobody is ever forced to fight. I can go down the list and tell you 50 guys who’ve pulled out of fights because of an injury.


  1. Crynot

    July 31, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    It would be really interesting to see what/if these guys get paid better incintives. From the paper we look at, it sure isn't "good money".

    Dana can be cool I guess, but he also reminds me of those skinny punks in high school that could talk a good game, get some muscle to stand behind them and then walk around like they own the world. his cocky attitude drives me nuts.

  2. eman

    August 1, 2007 at 2:12 am

    yeah, he sure is a slease bag lawyer at heart. does anyone else get the feeling he would be chasing ambulances if he wasn't involved in the ufc?

  3. Jude

    August 1, 2007 at 6:21 am

    He's the Don King of MMA. I wish someone would bitchslap him. It's a tough sport to make a living at & Dana & his group don't make it any easier. These guys are so desperate to fight & make a buck that they try to fight hurt. When fighters sign on with the UFC are they paid so much per fight or are they paid so much per contract? I don't really understand. When we see the payouts per fighter, some of these guys are really getting the shaft. Is this what these guys think they are worth or what Dana is willing to pay them? At any rate Dana is a prick.

  4. Realwun

    August 1, 2007 at 6:34 am

    I agree Dana is a prick. He says he pays fighters so well but won't release what they get paid, just those bare bone figures that are rediculous. He needs to suspend fighters along with docking their pay.

  5. JOE

    August 1, 2007 at 6:55 am


  6. Jude

    August 1, 2007 at 7:38 am

    Well, I agree with one point you made,juicing is NOT acceptable. But the fighters should be "GRATEFUL" for even being there, give me a break! Where would Dana be WITHOUT the fighters & the FANS, I might add. Dana White is all about the "all mighty dollar" & he couldn't care less about the fighters. Do you really think all the sudden all these fighters started doing "roids"? How long has it really been going on? Do you think Dana White didn't have a clue? I try not to get into name calling with other members on this site, but maybe you're the MORON here with your Dana White worship. Dana has deep pockets, that's it, & in MY opinion, HE'S A PRICK!

    I asked a few questions earlier, anyone know how these guys are paid?

  7. Realwun

    August 1, 2007 at 8:03 am

    And Don King did wonders for boxing, Vince McMahon did wonders for Wrestling, and they are all jerk offs. He marketed MMA to the mainstream but he didn't make MMA, there were hardworking fighters long before he and the Fertittas bought out the UFC.

    So good for Dana and I'm glad he got recognition to the sport, but that doesn't mean that he isn't a prick and it doesn't mean that he doesn't nickle and dime a lot of fighters. And they have no intention of bringing back Pride, so thanks for that too Dana.

  8. Realwun

    August 1, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Don't know exactly what the fighters are paid. A lot of the maincard fighters are offered a cut of the PPV profit percentage, so you would have to know that. There is a big bonus to the knockout of the night and the submission of the night, not sure what the exact amount of that is, I'll ask around.

    Then I know that the smaller fighters are given double pay for a win…like 5 grand will be 10 grand if you win. There are probably a lot of other under the table payments that I dont know about.

  9. Realwun

    August 1, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Bonuses for UFC 70: 30 grand for each

    Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night, KO of the Night.

  10. Jude

    August 1, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Thanks for the info! That sounds a little better now, all I had to go on was the "payouts" that they tell us about. I just want to see these guys get what they should be getting.

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