Oh, I bet Dana White misses the day when he’d say “No” and fighters would meekly tuck tail and conceed to whatever he’d decided on. Nowadays, that doesn’t seem to work out so well for him anymore. And it only seems to be getting worse. A perfect example of this? The Anderson Silva vs Roy Jones Jr fight. What first looked like Silva just throwing out a random stupid comment has revealed itself to be a fullblown obsession: Anderson Silva WILL box Roy Jones Jr, and nothing is gonna stop Anderson from getting it done:
“I’m still confident this fight will happen,” Silva told Sherdog.com. “This can be this year or in 2009. I respect Dana White, the UFC owners and their point of view, but my vision is that I want this boxing match.”
So there we go: the line has officially been drawn in the sand and we’re going to see how Dana deals with it. I really hope he manages to figure out a sneaky way of defusing this retarded idea before it either happens or causes a rift between Silva and the UFC, but we’re talking about Dana here. His track record of dealing with people who don’t bend over for him speaks for itself.