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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.