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Dana White On The UFC: "We’ve got a lot of growing pains right now."

According to MMA Weekly, UFC President Dana White said in a conference call yesterday that the fighter symposium he held at the beginning of the month was long overdue.

“We should have done this a couple of years ago because we’ve got a lot of growing pains right now. I have 100 employees just at Zuffa, and I have 250 fighters under contract. (We’re) trying to keep everything under control and communicating with everybody, so we brought the fighters in and talked to them about everything. It was great. It was good for them and it was good for us.”

It appears likely that White views the meeting as an opportunity to avoid another “Randy Couture” media debacle.

“I felt like there was obviously a lack of communication there that I thought Randy and I had. That whole thing freaked me out, so I wanted to talk to them all about that, too.”