The Conversation That Convinced Dana to Pit Chael Against Jones on TUF


Operator: Who are you again?
Dana: Dana White
Operator: Oh, ok, Dan White.
Dana: No, Dana fucking White!
Operator: Dan Cronkite? Like Walter, are you...
Dana: No, Dana fu…., ugh is Vince in?
Operator: He’s in a meeting. (Whispers) Brock Lesnar is here, have you heard of him?
Operator: Hello, Mr. Cronkite? Are you still there?
Dana: (voice cracks) I’ll hold.

40 minutes later.

Operator: Mr. Cronkite, I’m putting you through now.
Vince: Cronkite! How can I help you.
Dana: It’s Dana, Vince.
Vince: Dana? Dana fucking White?
Dana: Why the hell are you giving us shit?
Vince: What are you talking about?
Dana: That chyron you put up about how you have been beating us in the ratings.
Vince: We did? Is it true?
Dana: Well, yes, but…
Vince: So what’s the problem?
Dana: I’m having a hard enough time with TUF…
Vince: You mean that show I created?
Dana: You didn’t create TUF.
Vince: Keep telling yourself that.
Dana: Look, I’ve always looked up to you…
Vince: Let me help you out. Which of your fighters are the most polarizing, who really gets your fans buzzing.
Dana: Well, Chael Sonnen.
Vince: He’s great. I love him on that show It’s Sunny in Philly or whatever.
Dana: He’s not on that…
Vince: Who else?
Dana: Jon Jones is certainly…
Vince: So what’s the problem?
Dana: What do you mean?
Vince: You have a TV reality show that needs two things to be successful. First, stars. Second, drama. How long have you been doing this?
Dana: But, Jones is the champ and Chael has never fought at…
Vince: Gotta go, Dan, Brock and I have reservations. Did you know he had a serious medical issue, he almost died. Good luck!
Dana: Tell him…( click )…..I miss him. Joe, come in here.

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