Dana White: Criticism of Cain Velasquez Brown Pride tattoo ‘moronic’

Thursday, December 27, 2012

According to the humble former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, his tattoo signifies the sacrifices his parents made in order for him to have the opportunity to pursue a better life. However, Velasquez is tired of having to defend his tattoo around every turn.

“That’s definitely a big question that everybody brings up,” said Velasquez admitted during Wednesday’s UFC 155 pre fight press conference. “It’s just like any other question, you answer it a 100 times.”

UFC president Dana White took a characteristically direct shot at critics of the ink.

“People who have a problem with the ‘Brown Pride’ tattoo are morons,” said White. “Come on. It says ‘Brown Pride.’ Big deal. The guy’s proud to be Mexican. I lived in Boston, every Italian was walking around with something Italian on their body. Every guy who was Irish had some Irish tattoo on him, and the list goes on and on.

“It’s ridiculous. This kind of stuff pisses me off. I hate it.”

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Cain Velasquez challenges Junior dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 155, live on PPV Saturday night.