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UFC President Dana White was recently included in GQ’s list of “The 25 Biggest Sleezebags in Sports.” White was close to the top of the list, coming in at number eight. This is what the GQ article said about White:
Turns out underpaying your UFC employees, bullying rivals, and generally impersonating Don King as a bald white guy doesn’t do wonders for you charisma!
While you would expect White to come back at GQ with one of his rants on how ridiculous he believes this to be, he instead is not bothered by being on the list.
On this week’s “The Download” with UFC.com, White spoke on the matter.
You’re never going to be able to stop what people say about you, and everybody isn’t going to love you. But I don’t take offense to anything. When you’re in a public position like this you’re always going to have people say things about you. Believe me, if I worried about everything that was said about me, I would have been a mess a long time ago. That kind of stuff doesn’t bother me at all, not even a little bit.”
“It was definitely written by someone who is uneducated about the sport. I’m sandwiched between War Machine and Lance Armstrong. The thing that’s unfortunate is that it’s unfair for the UFC as a brand. UFC pays its fighters very well.