White: I could give a s--t where Bellator goes


Last month the UFC announced a September 5th show at Mohegan Sun, which 'coincidentally' is the same night a Bellator event at Foxwoods, ten minutes away.

Today during a media scrum, Dana White spoke to the media and had strong words for the rival promotion:

“If you guys really think we look at Bellator and give a s–t what’s going on or what they’re doing, we don’t,” White told MMAjunkie. “That’s just the date that we landed on. We get the dates from FOX – we don’t pick our own dates, we get the dates. They give us the dates they need us to go on, and it’s determined by what other programming they have or what’s going on that night.

“There’s nights where we’re going to fall on the same night as World Series of Fighting, too. And I’ve got no beef with those guys. I don’t give a s–t what night Bellator goes on.”

Since Bellator moved to the UFC’s previous television platform on Spike TV in January 2013, White has rarely spoken highly of the promotion and CEO Bjorn Rebney.

The root of his disdain could come from a variety of issues, but regardless of his personal feelings, White remains adamant about one thing: He doesn’t see Bellator as competition.

“They make no difference to me whatsoever,” White said. “The day I start worrying about what Bellator (is doing), or thinking, ‘We’re going to go on the same night as Bellator ’cause I want to crush them’ … they’re getting crushed already by themselves. They can go on their own f—ing date anywhere and it’s not like me going on the same night is going to do any damage to Bellator that wasn’t already done.

“I could give a s–t where Bellator goes. What night, what day, whatever. It’s not like Bellator’s out there killing it and we’re going to going to go in and take some away. I mean, it’s just stupid to even think that. We end up on the same night as many different sporting events, sometimes boxing events we land on the same nights. There’s tons of events and tons of MMA organizations. I could give a s–t about them.”

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BuddyRevell site profile image  

6/13/14 9:46 AM by BuddyRevell

Haha yeah that's a pet peeve of mine. It's pretty damn stupid that so many people don't notice this mistake. VTFU for both of you.

Kenso site profile image  

6/13/14 9:40 AM by Kenso


Brigham site profile image  

6/13/14 9:30 AM by Brigham

He could if he so chooses I think

fenatic site profile image  

6/13/14 8:28 AM by fenatic

White gets worse every day.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

6/13/14 8:18 AM by ChaosOverkill

Just like commenting in a thread you claim not to care about it, going on rants instead of "no comment" or "not worth commenting" is caring Dana.

Winston Wolf site profile image  

6/13/14 8:04 AM by Winston Wolf

he doesnt care yet he has a bunch of his intern shills post here on the daily for no other reason but to put down Bellator,Guess what theyre show is good and we enjoy it

Winston Wolf site profile image  

6/13/14 8:01 AM by Winston Wolf

he mad

ortoPsy site profile image  

6/13/14 7:04 AM by ortoPsy


The Power Double site profile image  

6/13/14 5:38 AM by The Power Double

So Dana does, in fact, give a shit?

Winston Wolf site profile image  

6/13/14 5:30 AM by Winston Wolf

when waS last time they a show on a friday ? and the same state ?