"One thing I'm guaranteed every morning when I wake up in the morning is that bad s--- is going to happen."
It was true for UFC Fight Night 26, in Boston.
A Mass law was passed requiring fighters to have a social security number, and although there was a path through for international fighters, it added further headaches to an effort that does not lack for headaches; Canadian Nick Ring even had to be removed from the card when he was unable to secure the proper documentation.
Then the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission opted to hold a special meeting after receiving a grievance from Unite Here, a union group that includes the notorious Culinary Union 226, arguing that main event fighter Chael Sonnen should not be be licensed based in part on the contents of his legendary trash talking.
Sonnen was of course ultmately licensed, but the union's bizarre and underhanded tactics are nothing but an attempt to fatten the coffers, and need not be indulged.
"For the simple fact that they're spending their union members dues to try to hurt the UFC, which has nothing to do with the union members or whatever it might be. It's so transparent and just so ridiculous," said White. "For instance, what they do is they use different organizations on serious issues. Whether it's women or gay rights or whatever it may be, they use these different organizations to try to get what they want, and what they want in Station Casinos.
"If they get Station Casinos it's another $10 million a year to the union. So they'll use any dirty tactic, and spend as much money as it takes, to try and get Station Casinos."
As much as Dana White loves his hometown of Boston, don't expect to see the UFC back anytime soon.
"I'd be a liar if I said no," White answered when asked if the bad s--- could prevent the UFC from returning. "It's a great place to go hang out with my friends and eat, but not a great place to put on fights."
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