A few days ago, ESPN put and then took down an article on Dana White which basically implies he had a drinking problem. The story has disappeared from the site and even from google, but Adam Swift from MMAPayout managed to snatch some of it before it went:
A few months ago, Rolling Stone sent a reporter to spend time with White, and got the full Dana-White-in- Vegas treatment. He’s been very candid about his alcohol troubles and going sober 15 years ago, but he’s also been candid about flopping off the wagon now and then. And Rolling Stone caught him in the midst of a four-month bender of drinking and over-eating.
I don’t doubt the UFC asked ESPN to pull the article, since it really isn’t the kind of shit you want floating around when you’re in the middle of network negotiations and god knows what other kinda shit. The question I’m wondering is if the Rolling Stone article is actually gonna have the same kind of information in it, or if it’s gonna be purged of anything like that. Did Dana White really have a drinking issue, or is it just misquoted and taken out of context? Hmmmm.