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That aside, here is the long and short of this story: Dana White’s threat to fire Anderson Silva from the UFC in the wake of UFC 112 went way over the top. Sure he may have been echoing Anderson Silva’s post-fight apology – but there is a difference between Anderson saying that he is sorry for not putting on the best show for fans and Dana White saying he will “cut him” if he ever fights like that again. Say what?
We at Cyberaxis think White may have been carried away by a locker-room-rah-rah-chest-thumpin’ moment with Jim Rome. Point: Jim Rome is a talking head who riffs off of his brain stem and thrives on this kind of s*it. This rabble rousing. Dana White should have known that. The end result of the cave-banging was Dana trying to show off the size of his club – the one he hunts wooly-mastodons with – instead of articulating a well thought out position. This unilateral management by public statement is ill suited for the organization the UFC is becoming, nationally and internationally. Testosterone-driven dialogue is never good except in jock-infested locker rooms.
There are only two options for Dana White: either he adapts to the growingly buttoned-down dynamics of a growing UFC or he gets chastized by circumstance at some point. As hard as it is to believe at this point, the UFC and MMA of which it is representative, is bigger than the face of its enterprising lights. And the Fertittas will not be staying in the shadows forever.