Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement
If anyone thinks Dana White is the problem, you are fucking mental.
Name me 5 people who have advanced the sport more from a media standpoint and a global standpoint?
Dana is a huge problem. Hes become the face of MMA to the mainstream. And when he acts like an immature jackass, he makes his company, the fighters, and its fans all look stupid.
He tampers with the in ring product by making tacit threats that if they dont fight the style he prefers to watch they risk hurting their careers(despite results). Again, terrible for the "sport".
Most of the so-called advancement hes contributed to is for his company, the UFC brand, but not for mma. He craps on most anything not UFC after all, and tries to direct everything happening within the UFC like the fighters are cattle hes hearding.
To his credit he signed off on The Ultimate Fighter. Even thou its a direct ripoff of Tough Enough, it has been great helping younger fighters getting exposure and landing fight jobs, in the UFC and out.
Hes also kept Joe Rogan on commentary and hasnt censored him much. And Joe actually helps mma alot by explaining technique.
I'll give Dana credit for that and only that.