View Full Version : UFC President Raises Ire With Blog, Apologizes


jakkups
04-03-2009, 05:10 AM
UFC PRESIDENT RAISES IRE WITH BLOG, APOLOGIZES (http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=8501&zoneid=13)

Just one day after it ricocheted around the Internet, a video blog posted by UFC Dana White has raised the ire of several media outlets and one media watchdog group.

The controversy erupted over White***8217;s comments involving Sherdog.com news editor Loretta Hunt, in which he used profanity and derogatory language while addressing a report Hunt authored on the UFC***8217;s credentialing process in regards to fighters' managers.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, wrote a piece asking White to apologize for his comments, namely using a slang term for homosexuals.

The UFC later pulled the video from its YouTube account.

On Thursday, GLAAD spokesman Ted Rybka confirmed to ESPN.com that White would make a new video apologizing for his comments.

In a text message sent to Yahoo! Sports reporter Kevin Iole the same day, White commented on the situation via text message, stating, ***8220;that was my side. No secrets.***8221;

Several mainstream news websites have picked up on the story, including USAToday.com, SI.com, ESPN.com, and Yahoo! Sports.com

White***8217;s new video was released late Thursday night, where he addressed the controversy.

***8220;I chose some words that offended and hurt some people,***8221; he said. ***8220;Anybody who knows me knows that I would never, ever maliciously attack somebody who wasn***8217;t attacking me, and as far as the gay and lesbian community, my comments were not directed towards them.

***8220;I have no problem with the gay and lesbian community; I***8217;m actually a supporter of many of their issues. The last thing that I would ever want anybody to think about me or think is cool is to go out and attack somebody because of their sexual orientation. That was not my intention, that***8217;s not the way I said it, and I apologize for anybody that I offended or hurt.***8221;

DANA WHITE'S VIDEO APOLOGY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVtTSXLsSlA)

Hawk O'Connor
04-03-2009, 05:26 AM
Dana White is a complete ****ing moron...he buys into his own hype way too much.

mmaphilippines
04-03-2009, 05:55 AM
The Fertitas will have to make a decision.

jakkups
04-03-2009, 07:10 AM
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Adolf
04-03-2009, 10:56 AM
Here is the video. It was removed but somebody has put it back up

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SonnyG8R
04-03-2009, 01:40 PM
He shouldn't have apologized. **** the pc police...

American_Ninja
04-04-2009, 02:03 AM
That ***** got what she deserved......

Cadillac Man
04-04-2009, 02:17 AM
White is LOW-RENT PERIOD. He makes himself and his organiztion look that way 2!