Dana White is the President of the UFC and is certainly a controversial figure in the world of MMA. Dana White was also previously accused of an ‘illegal crime’ in Las Vegas.
Jon Jones is currently one of the best fighters in the history of the MMA world and has had 14 successful title defences and cemented his legacy as one of the best ever. Jon Jones’ interesting message to Fedor previously leaked as well.
Triller co-founder Ryan Kavanaugh recently spoke to MMA Fighting and blasted UFC President Dana White for preventing Georges St-Pierre to face off against Oscar De La Hoya in a boxing match.
Indentured servitude is not allowed in the United States,” Kavanaugh stated. “Yet Georges St-Pierre, who is officially retired from the UFC and has made it very clear he will never fight in MMA again, isn’t allowed to get into a boxing ring and make probably [one] of the highest paydays that he would get to fight someone he considers to be on his bucket list because Dana White says he can’t. That’s just wrong.
“I have so much respect for Georges as a fighter and as a person,” Kavanaugh said. “I think he’s a great fighter. I think as a person, he’s just humble and what I’ve gotten to know of him, really easy to work with. Frankly, if he wanted to he could challenge his contract and I’m fairly certain he could win but it’s not something my decision to make. I believe if he wanted to fight with us and he was willing to take on the UFC and let them know he was going to attempt to have his contract deemed non-constitutional, which I believe it would be, but until then there’s nothing we can do.
“Because we get legal letters from Dana saying we’re interfering with his contracts. When I tweeted that Jon [Jones] was having his little dispute that he wanted out of the UFC, I tweeted out I said, ‘maybe you can do something with Fight Club and maybe we can work something out with the UFC.’ I didn’t say around them, I said we’ll work something out with them, maybe it’s good for all of us. I got a legal letter that we were interfering with their fighters. Unless someone makes that decision, there’s not much we can do because we’re not them. We would to do something with Georges and love to do something long term with him.”