Dana White is never short an outburst, and it appears that nothing sets him off more than media speculation. He took his grievances to the sports talk show Highly Questionable, over on ESPN 2, and gave them an earful of his most recent complaints.
Chief among them were allegations of fight fixing, especially those pushed in the recent Sports Illustrated roundtable discussion that I highlighted last week following the Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman fight. In which a number of notable writers and editors discussed the potential that UFC 162 may have been fixed, despite most of them having not seen the fight, or having only a very vague idea of the sport's current governing culture.
"That reminds me speaking of morons. When we talk about... Sports Illustrated had this group of people together and they... SPORTS ILLUSTRATED talked about, had this panel saying, "yeah, so I heard over the weekend, you know this fight might have been fixed."
First of all these people looked like they covered tennis, not fighting, and you could tell none of them even watched the fight. For somebody like Sports Illustrated, people who are supposed to be credible journalists, to go out and say something that stupid when they never even watched the fight, is just a testament to how bad reporting is getting these days. It's more about the shock factor than the fact factor."
He also talked about his interaction with Justin Bieber and the singer's quest for an illegal fight stream, and how his family copes with his constant, media-directed outbursts. Agree or disagree with his take on this it's always entertaining to hear him going at a full boil. Check out the video there's a lot in there.