Dana White Takes on Culinary Union (UFC 137 video)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has worked for years, trying to break down the resistance to sanctioning mixed martial in New York State. It’s biggest opponent in conquering The Empire State has been the Culinary Union or UNITE HERE, a ….

The latest shot over the UFC bow from UNITE HERE was a call on Fox – who recently signed a seven-year TV deal with the UFC – to not air the fight promotion on its television networks due to what it claims that “Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and UFC fighters have publicly used anti-gay and anti-women language.

“Are we perfect? No,” White stated at Thursday’s UFC 137 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas, perhaps aptly taking place in front of the New York, New York Hotel and Casino.

“The accusations that the Culinary Union are making, especially me on the gay thing… that’s the one that bothers me. That’s the only one that bothers me. The fact that these losers from the Culinary Union can go out and say I’m a homophobe and things like that, because it’s the furthest thing from the truth.”

Despite the claims, White won’t let the Culinary Union’s efforts sway him, believing they have a “holier than thou” attitude that he’s not going to give in to.

“Everybody makes mistakes and everybody does things that are wrong sometimes. Everybody! I don’t deal with the holier than thou (expletive).”

Check out the full video on White’s comments about the Culinary Union and its efforts to identify the UFC as a bad influence...