Rolling Stone has a very insightful article up about UFC President Dana White. Below is an interesting excerpt from their online teaser. You can pick up the full June 12, 2008 issue in stores now.
Tim Sylvia told White to get ready, “when I win tonight, we’re going to break open the bank.” Dana White responded with the following:
“See, this is the one part of the business I fucking hate. Everybody wants more money, they want it now. And then all these fighters are like, ‘We’re the superstars, not the UFC! It should all be about us.’ You dumb motherfuckers. You don’t know what you’re fucking with. I’m a promoter. And a lot of this shit is built with smoke and mirrors. When Lorenzo and I first got into this, we were like two fucking idiots. ‘This is going to be so much fun! We’re going to put on big fights! We care about the fighters! We’re going to make them millionaires! We’ll all be friends! It’ll be so great!’ But this is the way it goes. And right now this is my fucking life. I don’t know how much longer I can take it, I just don’t know. Oh, I still have fun. I’m excited for these guys to come out and fight. I still get goose bumps. And no, I don’t regret anything that I’ve said or done, because everything has gotten me right where I am. I could be parking your car or picking up your bag at the hotel. The thing about me, seriously, I’m high on life man. I love life. And I love what I do.”