Think UFC president Dana White is feeling heat from fighters complaining about Reebok? Don't count on it.
As commissioners go, White says his daily dose of 'bad s**t' isn't anywhere close to the issues NFL boss Roger Goodell is forced to handle.
"There's no doubt," White told the Palm Beach Post. "Goodell has to deal with things that I hope I never have to deal with."
This, in the face of having one of White's biggest stars testing positive for cocaine and allegedly committing felony hit and runs on pregnant women.
"They'd have to pay me way too much to take that job," White continued. "No way in hell."
White wasn't asked directly about a rising discontent among some of his star athletes, but rather if he was 'glad' he 'didn't have to deal with unions.'
"Not even the unions," said White. "I'm just glad I don't have to deal with all of the stuff the NFL has to deal with. The NFL has to deal with a lot of stuff. They always give that commissioner a hard time, man, but let me tell you, every morning when I wake up, I thank God I'm not him."
On May 25, the Chicago Bears severed ties with defensive tackle Ray McDonald following his arrest for domestic abuse and child endangerment, his second such offense.
On May 29 the Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo after he was charged with felony animal cruelty for allegedly kicking and killing his then girlfriend's dog. Authorities claim the dog suffered from a broken rib, fractured liver, abdominal hemorrhage, thoracic hemorrhage and extensive bruising.
Just a few highlights from last week.
As for Jon Jones, White was asked what the former light heavyweight champion has to do to 'get back in the good graces of the UFC.'
"Obviously he's got to get through his legal situation and then we'll go from there."
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Meetings in the city on a rainy day. Making magic happen everyday. Big news soon. pic.twitter.com/BcmdYYTJ05— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) June 1, 2015
The cool kids.
@ufc dinner :) https://t.co/JdpzuzWzYz— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) June 2, 2015
Dont mind @EliasTheodorou ... I was just trying to get a picture of @PaigeVanzantUFC . No this is not creepy ! pic.twitter.com/dqMMkRAPQs— Olivier Aubin (@MMAOAM) June 1, 2015
"Don't buy a Jetski" by @ForrestGriffin the best closing remarks heard yet at the @ufc athlete summit in Vegas! #priceless #advice— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 1, 2015
Fun time with these ladies!!! @UFC @_hollyholm @carlaesparza1 @karatehottiemma https://t.co/AdfuMjiMWS— Rose Namajunas (@rosenamajunas) June 2, 2015
This and his #adventuretooth ha ha ha @officialdurkin what a character he has a great story about his road 2 the @UFC pic.twitter.com/1YQSbTJlVY— Jamie Varner (@jamievarner) June 2, 2015
Putting down some mules with none other than @VenezuelanVixen #VVandMavy #TeamSik #NWfighters #TUFchamps @ufc pic.twitter.com/tzrwyTF1WK— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) June 2, 2015
#UFC #FighterSummit Always fun to roll with new people and pick their brains. I Embrace ANY... https://t.co/V6F3H7hCyJ— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) June 2, 2015
Today I became a father. My daughter was born. God, Thank you for everything. ☺️— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) June 1, 2015
I'm so proud of @mackenziedern ! She was impressive the whole tournament and fought so hard to get her first... http://t.co/zvOP6D10Wf— Augusto Tanquinho (@tanquinhojj) June 1, 2015
@BBCSport @ufc We're afraid it lacks the discipline and technique of a true mixed martial artist. He should prob stick to football.— UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) June 1, 2015
@JohnyHendricks what do you think about people saying @CarlosCondit should jump you & I, fight for a title, & we both beat him? @ufc #ufc— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) June 2, 2015
Get well soon.
I just got all the metal out of my mouth today after 6 weeks!!! Hang in there @JohnMakdessiMMA and heal up fast— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 1, 2015
@CubSwanson Thank you brother ! Hope all is well ! you had a fracture ? Didn't know. They wired shut and screwed in my mouth for 6 wek— JohnTheBull Makdessi (@JohnMakdessiMMA) June 1, 2015
@JohnMakdessiMMA Yes I had a plate and 6 screws in my hand and a break in my jaw just below my ear— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 1, 2015
@JohnMakdessiMMA But just so you know, I have plates in my jaw from a previous injury and was able to fight with no problems— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 1, 2015
You know it.
Congrats to Caitlyn Jenner for being unafraid and committed to doing what's best for herself. #respect #peaceandblessings— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) June 1, 2015
That Porsche tho..... https://t.co/sSlXG0sSen— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) June 1, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner lookin good for her 60's cmoan— Anthony Gutierrez (@Sharkbait816) June 1, 2015
Also holy crap, Caitlyn Jenner is gorgeous. Now I want to go back to brunette hair. Ok goodnight.— Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) June 1, 2015
Bruce Jenner....man those Kardashians can mess a dude up....smh.— Roger Narvaez (@Silverback316) June 1, 2015
Agreed! Double standard. RT @CloydRivers: Perspective. Merica. pic.twitter.com/To6UeW7RFI— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) June 2, 2015
Shoot I agree 100% and I'm not even a Christian https://t.co/QyUksjL5sn— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) June 2, 2015
Pretty damn good.
I couldn't be more impressed with @UFCDoctor work! Took a crazy gash and 6 months later looks like it never existed! pic.twitter.com/yk7al3tfLb— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) June 1, 2015
Please don't get hurt.
Wrapping the money. https://t.co/yo2zOCf8KR pic.twitter.com/lRUpEnEaXy— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 2, 2015
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via Emmery Myers.
The Top-10 worst online MMA trolls.
MMA fans are, generally speaking, awesome people. When Mark Coleman needed assistance, the MMA community responded. Despite a few vocal nincompoops, generally the fanbase has embraced the addition of the female divisions in the UFC. But on the internet...things are different. For every Jamesglory there are a dozen jerkface donks out there.
Lets count down the ten worst MMA trolls we run into on a day to day basis. These ten entries were compiled with an algorithm designed to account for A) annoyance factor B) delusional factor C) general knuckleheadry.
In no particular order :
10. The "Dana White is bad for the UFC and needs to go" guy.
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