Dana White Rips Fedor and Strikeforce, Says He Will Put Them Out of Business

– At yesterday’s UFC 101 press conference, UFC President Dana White decided that the gloves were off, and that he was going to tell everyone what he thought of Fedor Emelianenko and Strikeforce…



On Fedor signing with Strikeforce: “It was obvious they didn’t want to do a deal; they weren’t serious.”

On Strikeforce going out of business: “He’ll put them out of business. They have no money. They have no money, and they have no distribution. Four [expletive] people watch Showtime. You know how many people watch their fights? Their last fight, 245,000 people watched that fight (on Showtime). That’s nothing. … They should have stayed the way they were.”

On Strikeforce being competition: “They’re a small-town show. Middleweight champion) Cung Le hasn’t defended the title since like 1997. (Lightweight champ) Josh Thomson hasn’t defended the belt in like two years. Who is their other champion? (Heavyweight) Alistair Overeem – he hasn’t defended the belt in like two years. It’s Strike-farce. It’s a little regional show with no one in it.”

On Strikeforce wanting a war: “We’ll see how it goes. If they want to fight me, we’re going to fight. We know how that goes, and we know how it ends.”

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