UFC President Dana White Ranked 8th Sleaziest in Sports by GQ?

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John HeinisSenior Analyst IAugust 28, 2014

UFC President Dana White's bad week looks like it has just gotten worse. 

The UFC's head honcho may have gotten a shoutout in the upcoming issue of GQ magazine—though it's supposedly on the list of the sleaziest people in sports.

Twitter user Ryan Loco posted a screenshot of what he claims is the article earlier this evening (some language NSFW), which is also highlighted in Karim Zidan's report for Bloody Elbow. 

"Turns out underpaying your UFC employees, bullying rivals, and generally impersonating Don King as a bald white guy doesn't do wonders for your charisma!" the article says. 

Shockingly, White appears to be just one spot behind War Machine, a former Bellator and UFC welterweight who is currently facing seven criminal charges (five of which are felonies) for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack, per The Boston Herald

White is already facing public scrutiny for removing a judge—an action the UFC called a "breach of protocol" in a statement released Tuesday—from UFC Fight Night 48 for inconsistent scores. He apologized for overstepping his boundaries, per MMA Fighting

While fighter pay has become a hot-button issue recently, White says the situation is constantly improving, per Sherdog.com's Greg Savage

Furthermore, while White is certainly no fan of former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, he is yet to show any animosity toward Scott Coker—Rebney's successor and the former Strikeforce CEO. 

Funnily enough, back in 2010, Coker said White was the Don King—one of the most famed boxing promoters of all time—of MMA, per Bloody Elbow

Is GQ's alleged description of White an accurate one, or is the magazine simply putting out a controversial piece for the sake of shock value, if it turns out to be true?


John Heinis is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA editor for eDraft.com.

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