Dana White: NSAC inconsistency ‘blows my mind’
At the UFC on FUEL post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White expressed frustration with athletic commissions appointing inadequate judges and refereees. But he expressed outrage at what he identiied as biased judgement towards boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and against MMA fighter Chael Sonnen.
“How about the Nevada State Athletic Commission royally kissed Floyd Mayweather’s ass when he walked in there,” White said. “This guy is going to jail. The judge is allowing him to not go to jail until he has his fight. Right?
White’s outrage is due to Floyd Mayweather getting his jail arrival delayed and his license for a May 5 fight, while Chael Sonnen was denied a license by the NSAC to coach on TUF due to a combination of failing a PED test, questions about how forthright his testimony was about same, and a guilty plea to money laundering in connection with mortgage fraud.
“Now Chael Sonnen was not allowed to coach ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ after he had already paid all his dues with the state and everything else. He had paid all his dues and was ready to go again. He was not allowed to coach ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ What do you think? Completely unfair? Totally biased? It’s just – I don’t deal with the commission.”
“Am I the only guy on this f—— planet who thinks that’s crazy? Seriously. It just blows my mind.”
When asked if he had any idea what might cause the alleged bias, White was wouldn’t speculate. “I don’t know,” White said. “You guys are the reporters. You should probably look into that. I’m not. I don’t even know what to say except to just be honest about it and say, ‘Holy s—. That’s crazy.'”
White further worries that the NSAC will be come down unfairly on Nick Diaz when he has his hearing for testing positive to marijuana for the second time.
“We’ll see what happens,” White said. “We’ll see if inconsistency prevails again.”