White: Odds on Glover Teixeira are INSANE

April 24, 2014

UFC president Dana White recently appeared on ESPN's SportsNation with Michelle Beadle for a wide ranging discussion.

Glover Teixeira odds

"Right now [Glover Teixeira] is an almost five to one underdog. THAT'S INSANE. That guy has not lost in almost nine years. He's got knockout power in both hands. He's got great wrestling. This is a tough fight for Jones, and Jon knows it, too."

On PEDs in the UFC

"PEDs have been cleaned up in the UFC. What people don't realize is, the rule used to be, when commissions used to test athletes, they'd do the main event, and they'd have a couple of random tests. We've been testing everybody on the cards. Everybody's been getting tested. It's been a long time since somebody has tested for PEDs in the UFC.

"The TRT thing was a nightmare for me, and thank God the athletic commissions got rid of it."

Worried about Ronda Rousey leaving to become an action movie star?

"No, not at all. I want her to do whatever she thinks is best for her. She's been fantastic, not only for the UFC but for the women's division. And you know, she's talking about her future in walking away. It's going to be a while before Ronda Rousey walks away from the UFC."

"She is so good. Michelle, I have never across somebody like this… She'll fight anybody, anywhere, any time. She even said 'I'll fight on 24 hours notice.' There's never been a female athlete in combat sports like her. And to be honest with you, there aren't many men in combat sports like her either."

On Joe Rogan saying Ronda Rousey would beat Floyd Mayweather. 

"Yah. You put Ronda Rousey in any fight situation, a street fight, a mixed martial arts fight, not only does she beat Floyd, she'll hurt Floyd really bad."

"But, you put Ronda Rousey in a boxing match, obviously you know what's going to happen there. But a real fight, Ronda Rousey will hurt Floyd. 

"I don't know how many people have seen Floyd Mayweather in real life, he's this big. [Hold hand rib high]. He's this big. Ronda get's her hands on him, she'll hurt him. I have seen Ronda throw big men, and hurt them."

Most surprising UFC fan?

"Mandy Moore. You wouldn't expect Mandy Moore to be a fan but she's a hug fan and knows a lot about the sport.

Why he uses a flip phone.

"let me tell you I travel all over the world, I am on the phone all the time, that battery lasts three days, okay? All you dummies with the iPhones out there, and your battery  lasts 15 minutes, good luck to ya."

"I don't need 50 apps on my phone. I don't need to play video games on my phone. I need to talk. I need to get business done. And I need to text. That phone's perfect for me."