MMA

Who Is Now Running the UFC?

LONDON - JANUARY 17:  (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) (L-R) Brothers and co-owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Frank (L) and Lorenzo Fertitta (2nd R), UFC president Dana White (2nd L) and photographer Kevin Lynch attend the 'Octagon' private view at Hamilton's gallery on January 17, 2007 in London, England.  The exhibition showcases work by Lynch documenting the world of Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC) events.  (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)
Dorothy WillisSenior Writer IAugust 16, 2009

Admittedly, I am old and my memory often plays tricks on me.

Lately, though, it seems like I am alone in a Fun House full of mirrors with no way out, and all I can hear is a strange voice laughing.

The crux of my difficulty seems to be my propensity for reading the daily MMA Google Alerts and being unsure of what is truth and what is fiction.

Also, I do eat, drink, and dream MMA, which so far has only added to the problem of sorting things out.

At times I tell my husband it is just my low blood sugar talking, but that is simply a ploy I use so he will fix a Cherry Coke for me, which, of course, is taboo for a diabetic like me.

Imagine, though, how I feel when I hear that Dana White is angry at Fedor for refusing to sign with the UFC, after all the nasty things Dana has been saying about him for the past two years; learning that Dana has just let Tito Ortiz back into the UFC; viewing Dana and Tito kiss on a YouTube video; reading that Thales Leites and another fighter have been released; and then reading that Dana White denies that either man has been let go.

Wouldn't this be confusing to most MMA followers of any age?

It isn't that I dislike Tito, I am thrilled to have him back in the UFC.

My dilemma, is that it seems like either Dana has turned over a new leaf, or parts of myself have been transmogrified into him.

Wow! Imagine that, Dana fans!

Now I will admit that I could let Tamdan McCrory (if that is his name), and Thales Leites go and then promptly forget about it (it is obvious that I can scarcely remember their names in the first place), but when did Dana begin having the same problem?

And forgetting how badly he has ticked off Fedor and acting greatly surprised and offended when Fedor refuses to sign with his organization.. what's up with that? Even I can understand that.

Did Dana self-destruct when he turned 40, like so many have before him, or has someone else taken over the management of the UFC?

Maybe the revenge of the body snatchers...?

It seems obvious to me that something is amiss, now if I can figure out what on earth it is.

Should any of you readers know the answer, please fill Granny in and release her from the House of Mirrors and that insane laughter.

Please!

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