Dana White details split with Overeem, Team Golden Glory

source: mmafighting.com

On Thursday, UFC president Dana White spoke about the issues that led to the split.

"This is actually a pretty simple explanation," he said. "If you look back throughout history, we haven't had any Golden Glory guys fight with us since Semmy Schilt, right? And the reason is we have very different business practices. It's tough to do business with them. The bottom line is the way they do business is, you have to pay them, not the fighters. We don't work that way. It's not the way we do business. It's not how it works in the United States with the athletic commissions. You don't pay the managers and the managers pay the fighters. You pay the fighters and the fighters pay the managers."

White went on to say that while they had previously honored existing Strikeforce deals, it became apparent Golden Glory management wouldn't change their long-held practices.

"They won't do it," he said. "We have to pay them, not the fighters."

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Vincanni site profile image  

8/4/11 11:25 PM by Vincanni

So Dana Lied and all signs are pointing to him cutting her over petty bullshit. I'd expect from a teenage girl having her first bout of PMS, not the president of a multi-billion dollar industry.

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8/4/11 9:37 PM by FenceGrab

http://www.amazon.com/Dana-White-King-MMA-unauthorized/dp/0983634610Dana's own mom compares Dana to Rosemary's baby in her "tell all" book about her son. Book also outlines a lot of lies Dana has told about himself, and his upbringing.

Delightone site profile image  

8/4/11 9:35 PM by Delightone

Shit just got real!!!

Archer0545 site profile image  

8/4/11 9:22 PM by Archer0545

 Yes, yes you are!

FenceGrab site profile image  

8/4/11 9:20 PM by FenceGrab

hahaDana LIED about paying GG directlyhttp://www.mixedmartialarts.com/ns/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&forum=1&thread=1854460&page=1#post-35402557She posted a picture of her paycheck.So why did you cut her Dana?

jbapk site profile image  

8/4/11 9:18 PM by jbapk

Good call. If you or anyone else wants to contradict what I said feel free. I've asked here and on other threads for someone to explain how Zuffa paying GG directly puts Zuffa at risk and no one has.It is not tax fraud to pay managers directly, and it's far more common then people on here are making out.

Zyto site profile image  

8/4/11 9:12 PM by Zyto

Why should that be a problem for Zuffa? Its none of their business

MattyECB site profile image  

8/4/11 9:04 PM by MattyECB

Not trying to be incendiary here, but I'm a bit slow from lack of sleep lol What are the contradictions in you're quoted excerpt?

MattyECB site profile image  

8/4/11 9:03 PM by MattyECB

He has also stated numerous times that everyone is trying to get him involved and that he's slowly going to take up more of a personal role

BrunoMcGyver site profile image  

8/4/11 9:00 PM by BrunoMcGyver

Sucks that they cut Einemo, I got all amped when he walked out to Guns n Roses...Music for a boss!!