Dana White Goes off on UG Post Saying He Should Retire

Dustin FilloyFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2013

USA Today

Evidently longtime UFC president Dana White stumbled upon a thread that touched on a sensitive subject on The Underground Forum on Mixedmartialarts.com on Wednesday.

White fired back aggressively after reading a post from Youtube personality Reggie Warren Jr. that concluded with "Step the f*** down and let someone who understands what these guys go through be the face of Zuffa. The fighters and fans deserve better."

Warren Jr. vilified White for his comments of the UFC's most prolific pay-per-view draw, Georges St-Pierre, following the welterweight champ's controversial win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 on Saturday.

The 44-year-old White didn't stray from his typical never-back-down persona, posting the following in response to Warren Jr.'s assaults:

"Hey Reggie, Go f*** yourself. There is another bad word for all you P*****S on the UG!!"

White's fun didn't stop there, however, and when another fan chimed in to compare the money Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez made in their boxing match in October to typical UFC payouts, White erupted.

Jul 27, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; UFC president Dana White speaks at a press conference after UFC on FOX 8 at Key Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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"STFU and go away. If you hate the UFC so bad then WTF are you doing here? go follow 1 Direction or something else! Bradley wished he makes what GSP makes, so the fact that you have no clue what you are talking about and you hate me and the UFC just GET THE F*** OUTTA HERE," White posted.

White continued to defend himself, and later pointed out that St-Pierre competes significantly more than Bradley or Marquez. The UFC's figurehead then insinuated that Bradley, who in October made $4.1 million to Marquez's $6 million, would envy the type of money Hendricks rakes in.

"Yes dip****, GSP makes big f****** $$$$! You didnt know that because its none of your f****** business. Y ou also have no clue what JH makes. Bradley wishes he made what Johnny made too. ... and GSP fights 3 times a year!! They do not," White posted.

Another fan needled White by reminding him that St-Pierre fought only twice in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 and only once in 2011 and 2012. The nitpicking seemingly pushed the UFC's linchpin into a corner where he continued to scrap to defend his name.

"D***head, you will know what a certain fighter makes if HE wants to say it. I on the other hand will say whatever the f*** i want beacuse i DO know what they make," White posted.

Third-ranked flyweight Ian McCall momentarily joined the thread to come to White's defense, claiming essentially that the company's brass compensates its fighters more than the public perceives it to. 

In his last bout, and on top of his fight purse, McCall pocketed a $50,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus for his enthralling scrap with Iliarde Santos at UFC 163 in August. 

McCall's sentiments apparently calmed his boss down, and White ended his tirade with a pair of more lighthearted posts, the first of which read: 

OK, I popped in to say hi to the UG. Always fun boys, Dont get butthurt and take s*** personal. This is the way i talk and i love talking to fight fans. You know me by now i have been here for 13 years and if you don't like me or the way i talk then you probbably shouldnt talk to me. There are plenty of other personallities and cool people to talk to in the sport. See you on Dec 28th.