UFC president Dana White becomes heated when talking about uniforms for UFC fighters, 'We don't have a uniform deal, we haven't announced a uniform deal, we have no uniform deal'Last week UFC president Dana White invited members of the Las Vegas mixed martial arts media to his office for a conversation over lunch. Many topics were covered during that get together, and a few of the discussed subjects generated some spirited conversation. One of the topics that has developed some legs was the mention of uniforms for the members of the UFC roster.
The mention of the uniforms was brief. Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter was at the lunch and reported that White was asked about a possible uniform deal. White responded by simply saying, "We're working on it, but nothing yet."
That short statement, and Botter's subsequent report from his sources on what the uniforms would entail, got people talking, including current and former UFC fighters. UFC women's strawweight Felice Herrig lamented the possibility of lost sponsorship money, while former UFC fighter Nate Quarry said a uniform deal would ‘screw over' the fighters.
First of all, we don't have a uniform deal. We haven't announced a uniform deal, we have no uniform deal. We said that it's something that we're looking into. There's no f---ing uniform deal, we're working on it. Somebody asked me a question about it one day, and I said something - if you f---ing guys didn't have something to bitch about - listen, I'll say something today and you guys can bitch about that for another f---ing next ten weeks until I sit down with you again.
It's unbelievable, we announce no uniform deal, their is no deal, we have nothing, but people are b---ching about it. ‘I'm going to lose f---ing money!' But then we got guys sitting there saying, ‘I refuse to wear any sponsors because I can't get any,' Shut the f--- up everybody.
When we get a deal done, and I come out and announce it, lay out the rules, and tell you how it goes, and things like that, if that day ever comes, then we can b---h about it and argue. Then we can talk about money made, money lost, and money this.
It's f---ing ridiculous, there is no deal, and we're sitting here talking about something that doesn't exist, and people are bitching about something that doesn't exist. It's like a f---ing hair salon.
With that, White moved on to tackle another subject, fighter sponsorships, and that conversation was no less heated.