Dana White says that he's been arrested 'a few times'

Michael Nagle

Most of UFC president Dana White's back story is pretty well known - he grew up on the east coast, worked as a boxercise instructor, and so on. But Dave Diebert of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix asked him a question that apparently no one else has had the sense to bring up - has Dana ever been arrested?

"Yes, I've been arrested a few times. Nobody's ever asked me that -- ever asked me that. I've been arrested for assault. I got into fights when I was a kid. Street fights. Drinking as a minor. Stuff like that. Normal stuff that people get. I never robbed any banks or anything like that."

A lot of Dana's answers in the piece are a bit different, mostly because the topics were unique. For instance, is White afraid of death? Apparently not, but he flips the script and talks about religion instead:

"I'm not afraid of death and I don't have to believe we're going somewhere when we die. But my wife is super (expletive) religious. She handles that business. I think it's not a bad thing. I don't believe in religion and I actually think that religion is bad for a lot of reasons. I think it's the cause of a lot of violence and death and a lot of other things. But I don't see the problem in telling your children you go to heaven someday. Let them grow up, get older, and figure out what they believe on their own."

...

"You know what's going to completely contradict what I just said to you? I'd be a liar if I said I didn't do this. I can tell you right now, I've been in situations in my life where I'm like, ‘Dude, if you get me out of this one ... ' "

He also states that "f**k is his favorite word, period", would love to meet Clint Eastwood, ranks the best promoters of all time (P.T. Barnum, Vince McMahon, Don King, Bob Arum, him last), and covers a lot of other topics too. It's definitely an interesting read, even if the author left out the questions so it's kind of hard to figure out exactly what he's responding to sometimes. You can check out the whole thing here.

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