This life has only a few fundamental rules that cannot be broken.
"You don't tug on superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, you don't pull the mask of the ol' lone ranger," and according to UFC president Dana White, you don't turn down UFC VP for Talent Relations Joe Silva.
“I can tell you this man, you f@$%ing call Joe Silva and turn down a fight, you might as well say f@$%ng rip up my contract," said White at the UFC on Fuel TV 7 post-fight media scrum. "He’s a mean little f@$%er. You don’t call Joe Silva and tell him you don’t want to f@$%ing fight anybody man. You might as well take the fight because it’s going be worse if you don’t. You might as well do it, f@$% it, I’ll fight him."
The Matchmaker, although famously low key, is widely regarded as one of the most powerful figures in the sport.
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