Dana White talked to Ariel Helwani Thursday, addressing some hot stories surrounding UFC On Fox 2.
Hours before his personal information was strewn about the Internet, UFC President Dana White talked to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani about a litany of topics that included UFC On Fox 2 production and more.
- White said he's seen nothing like Chael Sonnen toting around a fake UFC title belt and addresses whether Sonnen's claims about increasing ticket sales are accurate.
- He revealed that Curt Menefee, Randy Couture and Jon Jones will be at the analyst desk for the show and that undercard fights will air if the three main card fights are short. According to White, it will be "a lot more fighting, a lot less talking."
- He talked about the ratings expectations for Saturday given the 8.8 peak of the November event.
In the most interesting portion considering what happened Thursday night, White addressed "the hackers" and went on an odd tirade about how the media is "scared of the Internet" which Helwani tried to clarify. White said last week's UFC.com URL redirection is "the best thing they could have ever done" as they "flipped the switch", alluding that their activity is terrorist-like and got the attention of the U.S. government.
White's comments to Helwani made the International Business Times (UK) story on the "Anonymous" attacks on he and the UFC:
"All these hackers and all these guys that want to act f*****g cool and think they're f*****g funny, you guys just flipped the switch and believe me I have a lot more information on what's going on than you do," said White. This bill that was looking like it was going to be dead, you may have brought it back to life."
Finally adding: "I'm not afraid of you, you don't f*****g scare me, you come in and do your thing, you don't scare me."
Watch the 11-minute clip in full after the jump.