“I chose some words that offended and hurt some people,” he said. “Anybody who knows me knows that I would never, ever maliciously attack somebody who wasn’t attacking me, and as far as the gay and lesbian community, my comments were not directed towards them.
“I have no problem with the gay and lesbian community; I’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’s not the way I said it, and I apologize for anybody that I offended or hurt.”
Honestly I think this whole situation has been talked to death and I don’t want to spend my Friday over-analyzing it any more. Yes, calling people bitches and faggots on youtube is both VERY appropriate and VERY inappropriate. Did anyone involved learn anything? I don’t know but changes are being made as we speak. According to his holiness Dave Meltzer, Dana is pulling the plug on video blogs, canceling a reality show about his life, and “greatly reducing his public role in the company.”
So if that actually happens, this whole situation has made a pretty damn huge impact.
It’s important to note the driving force behind all this was GLAAD: they know how to get the word out when stuff like this happens, and that’s exactly what they did. I’m still interested in finding out how they got wind of the situation … the MMA Payout guys were in touch to say they weren’t the ones that contacted the group. Perhaps GLAAD keeps track of their name via Google Alerts? However it happened, the shit hit the fan and it looks like the UFC is reacting (over-reacting?) to try and deal with it.