EliteXC President Gary Shaw Responds to Dana White’s Comments


During a EliteXC: Primetime press conference call, EliteXC President responds to statements made by UFC Dana White to the Long Beach Press.

White’s Statements:

“You know what would happen if he fought in the UFC?….I’d put him in against B.J. 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, B.J. Penn would beat him.”

Here is Gary Shaw’s response:

“Dana White is a jerkoff….That’s what Dana White is — a [expletive] idiot — and you can quote me on that. If he cared about mixed martial arts and the sport instead of caring about his big ass swimming pool and his own personal gains, he’d understand that statements like that make someone a jerk. First of all, I love B.J. Penn, and he is a friend of mine. Kimbo Slice, with one shot, would knock B.J. Penn out. But they are never going to fight. It is an idiotic statement from a complete idiot.”

“If he wasn’t an idiot, May 31 would have been the UFC instead of EliteXC….I rest my case.”

“We’re not embarrassed about our numbers…..We’re losing money. We’ll probably lose more money. But that’s what start-ups do. There are very few companies that start from day one and make money. It’s about staying power. The UFC lost over $35 million before they [got a] push. We know we have the product. We know we have the fighters.”


  1. tom

    May 23, 2008 at 5:51 am

    i would still like the fight but yes kimbo would win

  2. Oswald Gobblecock

    May 23, 2008 at 5:55 am

    This whole thing is stupid. Kimbo is a HW vs BJ who is a LW. Kimbo could only win because of his weight advantage but BJ is the much more talented fighter. Kimbo vs any HW or LHW in the UFC would probably destroy him.

    For him to brag that Kimbo could knockout BJ is like a 5th grader braggin about beatin up a 1st grader! Even if that 1st grader is tough for his age and the 5th grader isn't, it's still a huge difference in size like a HW fighter is compared to a LW fighter!

  3. Kash

    May 23, 2008 at 6:02 am

    Its stupid I know. But I think that the beauty of a ground game is that it takes a lot of that size and reach advantage away. I'll bet BJ Penn submits Heavyweights all the time.

  4. Thomas

    May 23, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Back in the day Royce Gracie would take on Kimbo. Even though he could make welterweight.

  5. kom34

    May 23, 2008 at 6:36 am

    thats true i remember when royce would handle anyone on the ground. there were no weight classes to speak of back then.

  6. rickr3

    May 23, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Are you kidding? Kimbo would win? You can't be serious!

  7. Oswald Gobblecock

    May 23, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Yeah but times have changed, fighters today are all around better fighters then they were in Gracie's hay day.

  8. dane drebin

    May 23, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    white and shaw should just fight all ready hahaha dana ko in the first 20 seconds

  9. dane drebin

    May 23, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    and kimbo vs penn would be bad man it would be like a somewhat skilled gorilla fighting a super talented chimp… the best chimp in the world couldnt beat a semi good gorilla lol

  10. Scooby Doo

    May 23, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    to #7 there is fighting in brazil undergrnd with no weights light/heavy,and with skills or no skills. they even fight bare knuckles.

  11. Morey

    May 23, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    I've seen great BJJ Heavyweights being submitted by lightweights. I'll admit it's mostly by attacking their ankles and knees. But on the ground speed and technique can make up for strength in a lot of situations. And then there are you're freaks who have wrestlers strength. Sometimes you can find a LW that can match strength with a much heavier opponent.

  12. dude

    May 23, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    look, kimbo is a chump. anyone with some ground skills in any weightclass would beat him first round. all hype. and gary shaw is the jerk off cuz his product is all has-been ufc fighters who now suck (baroni, lawler, soon to be tito) and there commentators dont know shit about mma. dont hate on dana cuz hes making money

  13. GirlyGirl

    May 24, 2008 at 12:36 am

    When Gary Shaw makes EliteXC into a name, THEN I'll take what he says seriously.

  14. Business Owner

    May 24, 2008 at 2:18 am

    Gary doesn't realize that BJ would probably sub Kimbo? That says it all.

  15. Businessman

    May 24, 2008 at 5:58 am

    In a grappling match, BJ.

    In MMA, Kimbo.

    But this whole thing is stupid. Dana is such an idiot. Shaw was just responding so it is not like he is bragging. Dana is retarded for bringing this up. I would like to see Dana and his big mouth in the cage against Kimbo. I guarantee he would shut his mouth then.

    Dana, you are not the reason we watch the UFC!!! Shut the hell up, treat your fighters better, and stick to making the UFC better!

  16. dana is a wimp

    May 28, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Oswald Gobblecock Says: r u stupid or something, its Dana big mouth that started that statement.

    BJ is way more talented but if they fought , BJ would be dead in 2 sec.. because of the size bone head. .any ways again if you are a mix martial artist and fan like me. Ive watch Pride beat the crap out of UFC champions for years. Dana was so scared he went and bought prdie because it started to make impact in the US, look is are the champions are now:

    Ramplage pride

    Silva Pride

    nogeria pride

    wake up Dana..

    I rest my case. I would like to see lesner and Kimbo now that would be a good match.

    Also Dana is an Ass since he doesnt want any part of Cung Lee, he just wooped A legendary figher Frank Shamrock I would put him agains Silva… but Dana is a wimp and doesnt want that to happen because he knows Cung would woop Silva..

  17. Nicks

    May 28, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Cung Lee would beat Silva haha that gave me a real laugh. Silva would toy with Lee before he picked which weapon to knock him out with.

    Lee is good but put him against Silva even though they have similar stand-up and Anderson KO's Lee. Lee who could barely survive Shamrocks boxing with his broke hand.

    BJ has fought huge guys like Machida he a 200lbs+ and he did good for being the smaller man.

    Kimbo is no Machida and would get submitted by BJ its that simple just cause a guy is bigger doesn't mean he faster, smarter, or better at MMA.

    Even stand-up BJ is world class while kimbo is far from it. Kimbo needs to get in close to do anything where BJ has a jab that he used pretty well in hes last fight.

    Kimbo=EliteXC marketing tool

  18. dane drebin

    May 28, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    why does everone think lesnar vs kimbo would be a good fight it wouldnt go past a minute lesnar would take kimbo down and destroy him. i like kimbo but he would get destroyed. plain and simple

  19. Thomas

    May 28, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    The second that Silva tried to clinch Le he would suddenly be staring up at the ceiling of the arena.

  20. Tim

    May 29, 2008 at 1:07 am

    I think the reason behind why people want to see a Lesnar vs Kimbo which will never happen because of Dana White and the UFC would never sign Kimbo but never say never. Is because here are 2 big guys well one is far bigger than the other in size advantage and overall skill but you basically have 2 heavyweights that are new in this sport and it would be a good match to see although Kimbo would get demolished.

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