Watch Dana White try to guess UFC fighters’ tattoos
Many fighters seem to be drawn to tattoos like a moth to a flame, but it’s fair to say that UFC President Dana White isn’t exactly a big fan of getting inked up.
“I think tattoos are a bad idea, whether you’re a fighter or not,” White told GQ Magazine. “But man, fighters got some bad taste in tattoos.”
GQ then put White on the spot by asking him how many past and present UFC fighters’ tattoos he could identify.
First up White immediately recognized Conor McGregor’s chest tattoo, which features a gorilla wearing a crown while holding a heart in it’s mouth.
”When Conor McGregor got that tattoo I was horrified,” White laughs. “And he said, ‘you know why you don’t like these tattoos? Because you’re too old!’”
Brock Lesnar’s sword tattoo was also quickly identified, but White faltered on the featherweight champion Max Holloway’s chest piece, though he did say that he generally likes the meaning many people from Hawaii’s artwork.
However, White had nothing good to say about Darren Elkins terrible decision to get ‘The Damage’ amateurishly inked onto his chest.
TJ Dillashaw’s forearm ink must have escaped White’s attention, but he instantly knew his rival Cody Garbrandt’s, joking that “when you start tattooing on your neck, you don’t give a sh*t anymore!”
UFC newcomer Sean O’ Malley’s chest work was called out as, “one bad tattoo,” while Carlos Condit didn’t get off any easier. “He’s a really nice guy. Really bad tattoo.”
At least White knew who they were. Former UFC and TUF fighter Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher’s work was ridiculed, then he confessed,“I don’t even know who that is.”
Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs and GSP’s ink was easy to spot, as was that of Roger Huerta and CM Punk, while White recognized Alessio Sakara’s elaborate chest tattoo, even if he couldn’t quite remember his name.
Alan Belcher’s atrocious tattoo of Johnny Cash ranks up there with the worst of all-time and it’s safe to say he isn’t a fan of it.
Finally, White was shown one last arm tattoo of a mustached man in a top hat that left him stumped, but he was happy to rip into it anyway.
”Wow! I don’t know how you go into a tattoo shop and say, ‘Yeah, I’ll take that one.”
Claiming to have never seen it before, White was then rendered almost speechless when it was revealed that the owner was none other than Conor McGregor!