If you needed a reminder why ALL MMA UNDER DANA ‘CESAR’ WHITE might not always be a good thing, how about this: if you happen to get on his bad side like, say, CagePotato did, you’ll find yourself effectively blackballed from the sport:
Got some bad news, folks. Our grand plans to bring love, positivity, and a punch-machine to the Toronto UFC Fan Expo (April 29-30, Direct Energy Centre) have been officially shot down by the UFC top brass.
We should have seen this coming. After UFC president Dana White personally promised to ruin us following our leak of Arianny Celeste‘s Playboy photos, CagePotato.com has been blocked from all UFC media events, most notably the MMA legalization press conference at Madison Square Garden in January. (We were initially approved for attendance by MSG organizers, but then told we had been vetoed “due to a recent leaked magazine cover.”)
This is the explanation that one of the UFC Fan Expo organizers e-mailed us, regarding why CagePotato would not be welcome at the Direct Energy Centre:
“Our contact from the UFC emailed us last night saying they have an issue with Cage Potato. She went and spoke with Dana about the situation, and he asked that we please cancel their involvement in the Expo. He said if they ask why, we can tell them, “We thought they were cool, then we spoke with Dana and found out they weren’t.”
Fightlinker was one of the few sites to actually cover Dana White’s initial declaration that he was going to fuck Cage Potato – way to go MMA media for sticking up for one of your own! Hopefully some other sites might actually bring this up now since it kinda illustrates an important concern now that the UFC’s got this monopoly thing going. I dunno if making noise will result in any changes, but it’s kinda sorta important to show that we don’t like it when he acts like a megalomaniac douchebag.