Just as we thought the war between UFC President Dana White and Strikeforce were heating up (Strikefarce / UFC counter programming Strikeforce “Carano vs Cyborg” with UFC 100, Strikeforce signs Fedor), Dana pulls a fast one and focuses his “Dislike” on the “Second Rate” premium cable channel Showtime.
â€œIâ€™m not anti-Strikeforce; I donâ€™t dislike those guys. I dislike Showtime. I donâ€™t like their attitude. They think theyâ€™re better than they really are. Theyâ€™ve been second rate at boxing, second rate at programming. Now they think theyâ€™re great at mixed martial arts, and my fight is with them, not with Strikeforce â€¦ They got their ass kicked always by HBO at boxing, yet they tried to stay in it. They got their ass kicked with HBO in programming, and theyâ€™re still around. Their going to get their ass kicked in mixed martial arts too. Just not by HBO.â€ [UFC 102 Presser]
I’m glad to see Dana’s still kissing HBO ass. Aren’t they the cable channel that choose boxing over the UFC?