Dana White is known to be a very controversial figure when it comes to the proper payment of UFC stars. He was called out for this fact many times by the likes of Jake Paul. However, it cannot be dismissed that Dana White has made UFC what it is today as it remains the most popular promotion for MMA in the world right now. It seems a UFC referee is not a fan of White’s most recent comments.
Dana White recently claimed that other MMA promotions are looking for the fighters that UFC releases. This comment did not go well with fans and also members of the UFC family from the looks of it.
While speaking on the latest episode of his Weighing In podcast, former UFC referee and Bellator broadcaster John McCarthy addressed Dana White’s comments regarding MMA promotions signing those that left the UFC.
John McCarthy verbally slammed Dana White in a brutal fashion as he explained that even the UFC has a history of signing fighters from other promotions. He then used Bellator featherweight champion A.J. McKee as an example to explain how the UFC is nowhere near Bellator’s level when it comes to creating stars from scratch.
“Does the UFC sign fighters from the PFL? Does the UFC sign fighters from Bellator? So, what’s he [Dana White] doing? Why are you signing those fighters? You’re not creating anything. If there’s one promotion that doesn’t create fighters for the most part, [it’s the UFC]… You sign talent from Bellator just like Bellator signs talent from you. When you get them, I agree, I think, that you’re getting guys at a better stage than what Bellator is getting them at, at times,
When it comes to growing a fighter from the ground up, don’t even compare. Because I can name a ton of Bellator fighters that are f*****g awesome that started off with Bellator from the beginning. A.J. McKee being one right there… To sit there and say that, ‘Oh, the Dana White Contender Series, that’s creating new talent.’ Are you f*****g high?”
Dana White also recently made it clear that he stands by his decision of firing Junior Dos Santos. Regardless of what other people think of what he says, Dana White will do what he wants to. From the looks of it, Dana White is unlikely to change that aspect about himself anytime soon.
What’s your take on this story? Sound off in the comments!