Dana White on Brett Rogers
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Dana White, president of UFC, never holds his tongue. Whether it's dropping f-bombs or sexual slurs, he's always good for a quote. His latest one involves Brett Rogers, the St. Paul brawler who is going up against the top fighter in the world, Fedor Emelianenko. (November 7th, live on CBS. Word.) And while he's been sniping at Rogers, calling him "Buck Rogers" and questioning his worth, he does admit that Rogers could knock Fedor out... something anyone training at Ambition MMA could have told you long ago.
Ignore the part about Fedor not fighting the top fighters in the world. White always has to sell his organization and anyone fighting in it as "the best." (Side note: Rothwell the best competitor for Cain? Right...)
Aside from this, the interesting part of the interview is when it took place, a day or two before UFC 104. Instead of fielding questions about his own fight, he had to deal with everyone in the MMA community wanting to know his opinions on a fight put on by his rival, Strikforce. It's a fight that looks like it will be the largest MMA event in the history of the sport. And it's one involving a fighter that White, no matter how hard he tries, can't seem to sign.
The best part comes at the end of the clip, when White says "I was just kidding when I called him Buck Rogers, tell him that..."
Anyway, here's White: