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Dana White, shut up and cover your own sport

By Ian Sims: Never one to shy away from media attention or public scrutiny, Dana White president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship was the recipient of another crippling blow leaving his organization in disarrangement.

According to numerous media outlets newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem failed a Nevada Athletic Commission drug test when his “testosterone Ratio was more than double the allowed limit’.

Nonetheless, Alistair joins a long list of, champions, former champions, contenders, and journeymen all employed by White to test positive for performance enhancing drugs during their tenure with his company.

Since gaining mainstream media attention Dana White, former amateur boxer and self-admitted fan of the sweet science, has dished out some harsh and unforgiving comments about Boxing. Calling HBO’s Larry Merchant “senile”, criticizing boxing’s inability to make Mayweather-Pacqauio, even going to the extent of bringing then lightweight champion Sean Sherk, who also tested positive for performance enhancing drugs, to Mayweather-Dela Hoya in an attempt to challenge the winner.

Well, Mr. White, maybe you should tribute more time and energy to the increasing number of UFC fighters testing positive for banned substances. White has been extremely candid when pointing out Boxing’s imperfections and flaws when his organization has more important things to worry about.

It trickles my skin when you have members of the media like Dana White of the UFC who’ve bastardized boxing for all its imperceptions when he’s done nothing help the sport.

Is Boxing perfect, no, we have our own flaws, but when your company has fighters testing positive for banned substances left and right you have little room to commentary.

The UFC is looking more and more like the WWE during the 1980’s and less like a company competing with Boxing for any legitimacy.

Article posted on 06.04.2012



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