Dana White doesn’t hate all promotions

October 28, 2008
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UFC president Dana White has been outspoken about other mixed martial arts promotions in the United States. Regularly the most influencial man in MMA criticizes the competition, but White doesn’t hate all promotions.

Reacting to Strikeforce on NBC recently generating 1.1 million viewers, White said, “I think that’s awesome. I think that’s great. Strikeforce is a good show. They’ve been putting on good fights for a long time. They run a great business. It’s good. That’s a good thing. It’s a positive thing.”

“These guys run a real promotion,” added White. “They know how to run a promotion. They don’t try to tamper with fights. They don’t have (expletive) goofballs from backyard barbecues fighting. It’s a good thing. I hope they do ten million viewers next week.”

Despite Strikeforce gaining popularity and the possibility of them being competition with the Zuffa brand, White hopes them the best. “I wish them all the luck in the world,” said White. “I have nothing bad to say about people who run the right promotion.”

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