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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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Dana White beefs with Twitter followers over Fox NFL Sunday comedy segment

Dana White had a brief cameo as a homeless character in a short comedy skit for Fox NFL Sunday that caused some outrage from UFC fans over the stereotypes portrayed. Dana's response? 'Pussies in this country cry about everything!'


During the Fox NFL Sunday program, a comedy sketch was aired featuring comic Rob Riggles playing the part of an eccentric celebrity sports tipster, revelling in the excess of his success.

The whole premise is daft with Riggles in a fur coat running his 'platinum' tips agency, orchestrating his high priced scheme in order to supplement the lifestyle he's leading. Celebrity personal trainer Richard Simmons makes an appearance in matching fur coat as part of the sketch, and a little later UFC president Dana White makes his own cameo.

From the 1:45 mark of the video embedded below, Riggles continues the hard sell of his premium platinum sports tip line, saying "I'll take information from anyone, my nutritionist, my dog's stylist, the man that lives outside my bank!"

Cue Dana White. In a makeshift cardboard dwelling, with a dirty tanned face, blanket, garish trousers, and for some reason what look like white socks and penny loafers, White delivers his line in his best gravelly, impoverished voice:

"Cam Newton is pregnant, hahahahaha"

White appears for a matter of seconds and the skit itself seems to have passed without controversy.

But when the UFC posted the picture below on Facebook it seems to have upset some people. In the photo White holds a cardboard sign that says 'Please Help!! Need Food aka Booze'.

Fans that found the stereotype offensive took to Twitter and Facebook to let Dana White know about it and that they didn't like the sketch. Not one to shy away from response, White replied on his Twitter feed, calling people 'puss' and then went on an entire tirade about 'pussies in this country' making him sick.

Yet again, Dana White has turned this into a bigger story than it had any right to be. Personally I didn't find that segment to be offensive. Of poor taste, sure, but the whole segment took place in a warped universe full of caricatures, and since the sketch ran like a mock commercial advertisement, the character White portrayed is that of a homeless man viewed through the skewed perspective of Rob Riggles. Dana White agreed to take part and did so for a few seconds; he didn't create the premise and he's not making a mocking statement about how he feels about the homeless in the real world.

Explained that way, the video and White's part in it can be easily dismissed, but we're dealing with a fight promoter here, and not a defender of satirical black comedy.

Instead, White's tirade of 'pussies' only highlights the ugly side of his personality. Assuming White is using the colloquial definition '*****' and its derivatives to mean someone exhibiting qualities and characteristics of cowardice, a weak constitution and masculine inferiority (analogous with being feminized), not only are you one if you didn't like the sketch -- which doesn't actually make sense given the aforementioned definition -- but you make White sick.

For some reason Dana Whites twitter comments picture does not show when i embed it (I think its cause it has a cuss word in it and the forum automatically sensors it to ***** so the URL gets changed). So click the source link to see what Dana White said to the people on twitter.

Im with Dana White on this one. People get upset over anything and everything these days. Its ******* disgusting.

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I think your thread title is a bit off.

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Originally Posted by SM33 View Post
I think your thread title is a bit off.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 07:40 AM
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I saw the comments last night and got annoyed! In fact, whenever I read MMA related comments on an MMA video, MMA news site or an MMA related Facebook status, I get annoyed. There are a lot of dumb, illiterate morons out there.
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Anyway, Dana is right, people cry about everything.
I can't say i hate crybabies, but damm, they annoy the sh=t out of me.

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Thread title changed. Just use the articles title if ya can dude, much easier
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The author of the article, and public in general, are pussays.

Everything in this day and age can be dubbed offensive. Let's just put a big censor bar over the planet.
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I agree that people are too sensitive these days. BUT, it is these kind of responses from Dana that makes me wonder if he is actually the right kind of person to be the face of the company down the road. Just a thought.

I mean fighting for acceptance is great and all, so why would be portray himself like this all the time is just beyond me. It's just another reason for people against the sport to hate on it.

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Dana is right, the world has become pussified.

Me and my parents were sitting in the living room getting ready to watch Carolina and Kansas City and they laughed at it and they're Panther fans, they didn't know who Dana White was though until I told him he ran the UFC, the Richard Simmons and Kris Kristie/Disaster parts were hilarious too. The bum thing didn't even cross my mind until I saw it on the internet where people were bitching.

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DW is right, these guys are pussies. I wonder how many homeless people were tweeting him that he is insensitive?
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