Dave Carmichael just posted one of the more explosive interviews with Dana White I've seen in a while. He refuses to back down on Dana's points about Fedor, and it makes for an extremely entertaining read. Hopefully there is audio soon, here is a good taste:
Carmichael Dave: Let me guess why it is stupid business. You guys make money and give the fans what they want based on one fight...but when he beats that ass, and leaves the UFC...the entire heavyweight division forever has the dreded "asterisk" on it. It in essence gives Fedor all the bargaining chips.
Dana White: Oh jesus! You live in fanboy internet land! If he beats ass and has all the bargaining chips?? What the fuck does that mean? He signs a deal he's happy with then fights and cleans out the division. He PROVES he's the best. Pretty clear and simply. You guys try to make it out to be some crazy conspiracy or some bullshit. I have done deals with thousands of guys that are way more famous than him.
We bring the fans all the fights they want to see already. You don't do a one fight deal with people in the fight business. I don't do it with people you've never heard of, so why should I do it with him? And if he's so great, he needs to fight more than once to prove it...
This is an interview worth considering when people claim Dana White never entertains hard interviews. At the same time, Carmichael is Dana's buddy. Still, one of the few times anyone has responded to Dana's talking points about Fedor in person. Dana also claims the Russians are sick of Affliction.