(Dana White's Grueling Boxercise Workout)
UFC "tough guy" president Dana White, who was a boxercise instructor before he ran the UFC, dissed soccer and decried the "pussification" of the world in an interview with Calgary Sun yesterday. The irony is laughable--remember when Dana fired Miguel Torres recently for an off-color joke? Dana was so offended he gave Torres the boot instead of just accepting that not all fighters are going to be PC every minute of their lives.
Not to mention Dana's boxercise career, which is about as pussified as you can get.
His answer was in response to a question about fighting in hockey and what Dana thinks about it:
"That’s a real sport that takes real talent, speed and all the things you need to be a real athlete. Now fighting is a part of hockey and has been since Day 1. It’s part of the game. It is what it is. I think we live in a world now where everything has been so pussy-fied. When I grew up we didn’t wear helmets when we rode our bikes. We didn’t have car seats. We didn’t have all this stuff. Now things are safer and we should be safer but let’s not go overboard. Fighting’s a part of hockey. Period."
He has a much different view on hockey, calling soccer players talentless:
"Soccer? That’s a whole other ball. Can’t stand soccer. It’s the least-talented sport on Earth. There’s a reason three-year-olds can play soccer. When you’re playing a game when the net is that big and the score is 3-1 (and that’s a blowout) are you kidding me? You know how untalented you have to be to score three times when the net is that big?"
OK, tough guy. Keep talking the talk while others walk the walk.