The last time Dana White called Randy Couture a sackless waste of human skin, he finished his rant up with ‘And that’s the last I’ll ever say about it.’ Until Saturday night, when he spent nearly 10 minutes of the 30 minute UFC 156 media scrum reiterating how hard Randy sucks:
“I don’t respect him at all,” White said. “Not even a little bit. Randy Couture, the only time Randy Couture is a man is when he sets foot in the cage. As soon as his big toe steps out of that cage, he’s the furthest thing from it. That’s it, that’s the way I feel about it.”
“Ask anybody who’s ever been in business with Randy Couture if they like being in business with Randy Couture, White said. “There’s so much stuff out there that you guys don’t even know. Whatever. Guy’s going on, he’s making a living. There’s the whole story. I respect him. There’s no more of a man when the cage closes and no less of one when he steps outside of it.”
Jeez, Dana. Tell us how you really feel. He also addressed the strange situation Ryan Couture is in.
“So the day after I talked to you guys I called Ryan Couture. And i said Ryan, let me put it to you this way … this is probably the wierdest conversation you’ll ever have with me. You signed a deal with us to fight in the UFC. I want you here if you want to be here. but I need you to understand this. Me and your dad are not good. Me and your dad are not going to be good EVER. Ever again, so long as I walk this fucking planet. And I know he’s your dad and I don’t wanna, y’know – I’m calling you up telling you how much I don’t like your father. If you want to leave the UFC – because he’s not cornering him. Randy Couture can’t buy a ticket to this motherfucking event. Kay? ”
“So. I said he’s not gonna be around and I just want to be upfront with you and I wanna be honest. If you want me to release you from your contract so you can go do a deal with Bellator and have your dad and maybe work with him and do whatever, I would do that for you to. And he said to me “Every kid that’s ever strapped on a pair of gloves has dreamed of fighting in the UFC. And if they say they’re not they’re either lying or they’re stupid.” He said ‘This is my dream, I wanna be with you guys and I wanna fight. He’s my dad and he’s always gonna be my dad but this is where I wanna be. I’ve worked my whole life to get here.’”
Boom, Daddy Dana just got Randy Couture’s son to pick him over Randy. Score one for the Darth Zuffa lord on this one. Even considering the whole Bellator / UFC war starting to heat up, this seems like a pretty pissed off Dana White. Later in the scrum he gave a potential reason:
“I’m on these horrible fucking meds right now for this ear thing. I’ve been telling people I’m so irritable, I feel like I’m going to jump out of my skin. I’m sorry I snapped on you the other day too [possibly Dave Meltzer]. Seriously, I apologize. I’m fucking seriously on edge. I’m on this pregnazone steroid thing, I gotta take a handful of these a day so that I don’t have an attack and holy shit I’m like road raging. I can’t wait to get off this stuff.”
“I feel like I’m getting better but the attacks keep coming every day. Like every day. So I have to stay on these steroid things to keep the inflamation down and they’re driving me crazy. I’m serious, I’m fucking losing my mind. Good for you guys for scrums but bad for me long term. Most people kill themselves. The suicide rate for what I have is crazy. But … I’m not killing myself. I’m going crazy.”
Well that sounds like just what the world needs right now – a meaner, more aggressive Dana White. Looks like the next two months should be good for over the top vitriolic quotes!