Dana’s Putting the “B*tch Slap” on Fighters

Alright, we all know he cant really do that in person, but he can do it behind closed doors. Here are some recent statements UFC President Dana White made to ESPN.com about what he plans to do with fighters in the UFC getting caught with steroids or failing drug tests.

I am putting the b—- slap on guys who get caught using steroids from here on out. The fighters make a lot of money. I have all these nickel-and-dimers starting up leagues, and they don’t steal fighters from me. There are a lot of morons out there throwing money around, and nobody’s leaving me. When what you’re selling is human beings competing against each other, there are always going to be issues, man. Personal problems. Contract issues. There are always problems.

They’re not going to get paid. I take care of all of my guys. If you fight your ass off for me, you’ll get paid. But what I’m going to do is: I’m going to wait and see if they pass their drug tests. If they don’t, you’re going to get paid what’s in your contract and that’s it.

They lose their ability to make a living for a year. At the end of the day, these guys are stupid for doing steroids.

Ok, since we don’t really know the total amount of incentives I don’t know if that is really putting a b*tch slap on anyone, but who knows, it might be a lot of incentives that he offers the fighters behind closed doors.

Here is what Dana has to say about Sean Sherk and steroids:

I’ve known Sean Sherk for a long time. He’s a really good man. He trains hard and has worked hard to get where he’s at. You and me probably have six nanograms [of the steroid Nandrolone] in our system; he had 12. Other guys who’ve been busted for the same steroid have had over 50 nanograms in their system. What my experts tell me is, there’s no way that he would only have 12 in his system. I’m not his father. If he did it, he’ll have to face the consequences. People make mistakes. If your life was over every time you make a mistake, that’s pretty f—ing harsh. How many times do I have to tell people not to use steroids? It’s to the point where it’s just stupid.

Then about Hermes Franca admitting to using steroids:

That’s one of the dumbest things ever said. He said he twisted his ankle. It happens all the time. He called us and said he was hurt. Two days later, he said he could fight. Nobody is ever forced to fight. I can go down the list and tell you 50 guys who’ve pulled out of fights because of an injury.

UFC Ultimate Fight Night 11 is Shaping Up

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New additions to the UFN 11 card have made this event pretty interesting. September is a big month for the UFC with two UFC events, the Ultimate Fighter 6, and now this event.

UFN 11 will air September 19th at 8 pm ET on SPIKE TV. Barring any changes to the current card, here are the bouts:

MAIN EVENT: Lightweight Contention Match
Din Thomas (23-7) vs. Spencer Fisher (20-3)

With the recent steroid accusations and possible suspension of LW Champ Sean Sherk, this should be a very important match where the winner could be in line for a Lightweight Title match very soon.

MAIN CARD:

170 lbs.: Mike Swick (10-2) vs. Jonathan Goulet (19-8)
185 lbs.: Chris Leben (16-4) vs. Terry Martin (16-2)
155 lbs.: Nate Diaz (6-2) vs. Junior Assuncao (5-2)

Initially a very interesting fight, Swick vs. Leben 2, turns into two separate but good fights for each of them. Swick wanted to avenge his loss to Leben before the TUF1 show since apparently Leben has been holding it over him ever since. Unfortunately, Leben pulled out of the match right before it was finalized, probably because another loss would really hurt his career in the UFC.

Jonathan Goulet worked his magic on the Sherdog forums to pursuade the UFC and Swick to give him a shot at this fight, and it worked. Goulet is back in the UFC for the first time since his disappointing loss to Josh Koscheck.

UNDER CARD MATCHES (May not be televised):

170 lbs.: Thiago Alves (11-3) vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka (11-3)
185 lbs.: Nate Quarry (8-2) vs. Pete Sell (7-3)
155 lbs.: Leonard Garcia (13-2) vs. Cole Miller (12-2)
170 lbs.: Luke Cummo (5-4) vs. Edilberto de Oliveira (8-1-1)
155 lbs.: Gray Maynard (2-0) vs. Joe Veres (4-1)

Thiago Alves is back following his suspension for testing positive for a diuretic. Nate Quarry is back in the UFC spotlight for the first time since his posterized knockout loss to former Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin. Not just that, Quarry has had major spinal surgery with experimental techniques (artificial spinal cartilage) that make this comeback more like a success story.

On top of that we have a lot of TUF products including Cole Miller (TUF 5) who is taking on the guy who never quits Leonard Garcia. If you watched Leonard Garcia vs. Roger Huerta, it was one of the best fights you will see this year.

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