Ariel Helwani is the king of MMA interviewers. Some fans charged the laurel leaves are starting to shrivel a little, due to heat from the engaging style of MMAHeat's Karyn Bryant. Now a third figure, Skippy, has entered the scene, and promises to turn the MMA interviewing world in a radical new direction.
Actually, it's a prank by Executive VP for Prankatory Affairs Dana White.
A couple of weeks before UFC 133 in Philadelphia, Dana White made an appearance on Philly’s Preston and Steve show on WMMR to promote the show. Preston and Steve, being the wacky morning radio show duo they are, invited local comic and YouTube star Ed Bassmaster down to meet the Baldfather as one of his many alter-egos. Dana obviously had no idea who this guy was (see below), as he completely bought that Skippy was just your average TUF fan in khakis and comically thick glasses.
So what happens when you ask Dana why he frequently seems upset and angry?
Well, Dana was so amused that he decided to have Ed wander the locker rooms and hallways at the event, doing interviews and trying to put some moves on Chandella (see above). Of course, what he really wanted to do was get Skippy in the same room with Lorenzo Fertitta and sit back and watch the big guy squirm.
Props to Dana, Lorenzo, Chandella, and the fighters for being patient with the funny guy.
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