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Dana White: “Thanks, John McCain!”

There was an interview with Dana White released on Friday and as usual he’s full of interesting statements. Check out this one:

Jhabvala: Who do you think is the best presidential candidate for MMA?

White: I’d have to say McCain. I consider John McCain the guy who started the UFC. If it wasn’t for McCain I wouldn’t be here right now. What people don’t understand about mixed martial arts and the UFC is, what [McCain] was saying to the old owners is that you cannot put on fights in states that aren’t sanctioned. It’s illegal. You can’t do it. You have to be sanctioned by an athletic commission, which we agreed with him on 100 percent. John McCain wasn’t saying this thing shouldn’t happen, or it shouldn’t be running. He was saying, if ‘You’re going to do it, it has to be sanctioned by an athletic commission.’ We agree.

McCain was also the one that set the stage for the UFC getting sold for peanuts to White and the Fertittas. The final shove came when the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to regulate the sport. And who was involved in blocking the UFC’s sanctioning? Lorenzo Fertitta! Wow golly gosh gee!

I’m also a big fan of John McCain. Not only will he pretty much guarantee that Barack Obama will win the upcoming election, he also coined the expression on our best selling shirt!

  • Fred

    That is some verbal sleight of hand, Fightlinker!

  • Jemaleddin

    You know what I like about McCain? All the wise policy decisions of Bush with the senility of Reagan! It’s win-win!

    Oh, wait… Dammit.

  • Dangerfield

    A black person cant be president. It’s in the bible.

  • Elfenstein

    as much as i would want obama to win – i just can’t see it happening … … and having the oldest president ever gotta be a kick .. a dude not having to worry about living that much longer in charge of the red button .. :)

  • Higgz

    McCain coined the phrase, “Techno Viking”??? Awesome! I’m voting for him!

  • Steve

    Just curious fightlinker, why are you hoping for an Obama presidency?

    I personally haven’t made up my mind yet, but the one thing I have noticed is that most Obama supporters (especially the ones who don’t live in the United States) can’t give a single policy-related reason why they like Barack.

    Almost all of ‘em like him because (a) he’s not George Bush (b) he’s a charismatic orator or (c) he’s not an old white guy.

  • fightlinker

    Against stupid ideas like offshore drilling
    against wiretapping and other “security trumps the constitution” stuff
    For the development of realistic alternate energy sources like ethanol
    pro choice
    pro gays
    doesn’t use stupid rhetoric when talking about foreign policy

    The more I learn about him, the more I like him. I used to like McCain too until he sold himself out recently, aligning himself with the religious right wing nutjobs.

  • garth

    i’m planning on voting for obama for a myriad of policy reasons. here’s the policy reasons that i favor obama in: ALMOST ALL OF THEM. McCain has only one thing in his favor: 1 term, guaranteed.
    the guy voted to allow torture for fuck’s sake!

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  • Lifer

    i prefer Jesus Waffes and Barack Oblamaaaaa!

  • kentyman

    Barack Obamelet?

  • Jemaleddin

    Yeah, it was crazy reading that long editorial McCain did in Newsweek about how torture was indefensible and it didn’t even work and how important it was that American never torture anybody, and then 2 weeks later he signs up for the torture plan. Where’s my summer sandals with the little strap that make that smack-smack sound when I walk?

  • Shane

    “He was saying, if ‘You’re going to do it, it has to be sanctioned by an athletic commission.’ We agree.”

    I wonder how they can justify running shows in the U.K. then, which is unsanctioned.

  • Roxy

    I thought he said that MMA was evil…

    I’m still voting for Obama.

  • Jemaleddin
  • el feo xiii

    6 more months of bush is horrible, inhuman torture.


    I had seen or knew, in order to make them easy. than to gain that which he has not; because keeping comes of seventy-four, whose commander had expressed to the admiral his wish to