Dana White: I'd rather watch flies f@$% than Ben Askren fight

source: twitter.com

UFC President Dana White recently detailed the difficulty of testing for PEDs in a worldwide league with a frequently rotating group of 375 fighters.

"The general public and the media need to grasp some f------- concept of reality," said White, using a lot of f-bombs, even for him. "The reality of us doing all the f------ things that we're doing when we already have the gold standard in drug testing, and then f------ try to chase 375 guys all over the world to randomly test them, too? It's impossible. You look at all the other organizations, … you look at all the other companies that have tried to do what we do, nobody can f------- do it. You know why? Because this job is insane."

The recent difficulty of testing Alistair Overeem alone serves to illustrate the point, but current Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren, no stranger to controversy himself, took issue with White's characterisation, via twitter.

The USOC random tests Olympic athletes in all sports. Dana saying testing his fighters would be impossible is a bold faced lie.

The remarks were brought to White's attention who for once did not hold his feelings back, but simply tweeted his mind.

@Benaskren says @danawhite is a bold face liar for saying the #UFC doesn't have the resources for random drug tests

@thefightweek @benaskren when ambien can't sleep it takes Ben Askren. The most boring fighter in MMA history. I would rather watch flys f---

Askren expanded on his comments in an interview with FCFighter.

“Dana could have said a lot of things, but what he said was a lie," sadi Askren. "He could have said it’s going to be a very expensive system, we just don’t have the excess capital for it right now which would have been totally true and reasonable. The UFC isn’t obliged by any means to do that testing. If they did it, would it be awesome? Yes. Is it impossible? No.”

“Say the UFC has 400 fighters, say they test five percent of their fighters every quarter…testing 20 people every three months is probably not that expensive. Now fighters would have to look at it and say I have a five percent chance of getting tested for performance enhancing drugs. It’s not a very good chance that you’re going to get tested, but when you don’t know when the drug tester is going to come knocking on their door and make you pee in a cup, are you going to take that chance? That’s a risky proposition.”

Askren is also a two-time Div I wrestling champion and former U.S. Olympic wrestling team member.


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Motivated Penn site profile image  

4/19/12 7:35 AM by Motivated Penn

I'm surprised somebody berates an MMA fan for buying Askren's gloves. Nut-nuggery? Admins should ban anybody that uses that term. The guy is a fucking fan of MMA. He loves the sport. That is the cornerstone of the entire fucking forum and the sport itself, the fans.

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4/19/12 6:09 AM by NONURINAUMANA

Legit LOL at elevator guy comparison. And GSP hate for paint marker douchery. Awesome. Page 9 delivers.

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4/19/12 5:48 AM by Gokudamus stole my name

a guy on this forum made a thread calling Rogan a douche because he supposedly did not say hi back to him when they shared an elevator.

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4/19/12 5:16 AM by Winston Wolf

thast about the worst advice ive ever seen Takedown the Olympic wrestler ? no knock him the F out

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4/19/12 2:13 AM by tommymorrisonfan

That he would even show up to sign autographs for the UFC's fans shows how much of a sycophant he is. You couldn't pay me the world to stomach you retards in person.

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4/19/12 2:01 AM by CindyO

 ^^^ What does it mean? Cindy

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4/18/12 10:55 PM by BigSleep

hahaha, this is gold! Almost made this thread worth reading.

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4/18/12 10:35 PM by 14thepages

First off, I'm a huge MMA fan. More so than this keyboard can explain. Yeah, it ain't exciting to watch some one "Lay and Pray", or Dump and Hump." Lets look at it in real life terms.This guy takes people that have BJJ belts, takes them down, and makes them look like they have never submitted anyone before. That right there is impressive. Please admit that.It's even more compelling when these guys train to fight Ben and know exactly what he is going to do, and they still can't stop it. That's impressive.It's okay for Dom Cruz to Irish Riverdance around the cage for 25 mins, (How many DEC does Cruz have in a row now? Ohhh, thats right.) but when Ben completly stops a BJJ fighter IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT, that gets nothing but hate.Here is my advice to Ben's future opponets: Take him down first. That's the only way to win.

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4/18/12 10:09 PM by Warrenpeace

It really annoys me the amount if love Dana gets from some of you. He has a constant stream of ignorance and so wants to believe he's a tough guy. Listen, askren said it like it is, and that's all there is to it. He's a real fighter with balls to back up his opinions. I respect the hell out of that. P.s Dana would sign the guy in a second. If you don't believe that you are fucking nuts. Askren may be the best young 170 lb in the world and he proves it every time out. Lima could beat a lot of UFC level guys and Askren owned him the entire fight. Once again, if you don't want to be wrestled, learn how to wrestle.

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4/18/12 1:25 PM by UGCTT_Suess

lol you are hilarious.