Dana White: Rashad Knows It Was a Stupid Thing to Say (UFC 140 video)

December 8, 2011
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The MMA world was abuzz on Wednesday after Rashad Evans ill timed comments to opponent Phil Davis when he referenced the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State.

Evans was bantering back and forth with Davis, who was an NCAA champion at Penn State, and they engaged in some normal pre fight trash talk.

Unfortunately, Evans took things too far when he referenced Sandusky and his alleged sexual abuse of several children in his smack talk.

“I guarantee you’ll be the first one to take a shot,” Evans said. “Cause I’m going to put those hands on you worse than that dude did to them other kids at Penn State.”

On Thursday, UFC president Dana White responded to Evans’ comments, and he said did talk with the former champion after the presser about the trash talk gone wrong.

“He said something stupid, probably one of the dumbest things you can say. He gets it, he knows it was a stupid thing to say,” said White.

White has long stood by the fact that he doesn’t police fighters on what they say or how they say it, but he did say that Evans was aware that his comment was ill timed and insensitive.

Check out Dana White talking about the situation on Thursday:

  • MikeMc1983

    I wonder if the conversation between Dana and rashad included Dana telling him he’s not a stupid guy? He should have told rashad that he has to be smart enough to know that there are a lot of stupid people out there that are going to act like they’re butt-hurt about the joke.

  • Rashad just isn’t a fighter i look and think is a class act, big mouth , big talent low IQ, no class

  • shaman

    Mike nailed it

  • dougdevine

    Don King !! I mean Dana White only cares about the dollar he’s going to make off the Retard vs Jones fight!! If Retard had the slump that Torres had an was on the undercard he would get cut also?? Shame on you Dana!!!

  • I’d like to hear Rashad’s thoughts on Miguel Torres’ firing.

  • MikeMc1983

    I don’t think Dana would fire anyone for a joke in which had him laughing out loud In front of a bunch of cameras. Watching the joke made, and reading it seem so different. Within the context of that hilariously over the top press conference, the joke seemed fitting. Even Phil Davis was laughing. The conference took about a 30 second break so the next question didn’t have to be said through all of the loud laughter going on.