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MMA Quick Quote: Tom Atencio walks the walk, Dana White talks the talk

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“I want to thank Prize Fight as well as Fight Force for putting on this card. I’ve been seen in front of the cameras before as far as the business side, but it’s time to fight. I’m doing something Dana White won’t do and that’s fight. He talks like a fighter, so why doesn’t he fight? I’m stepping up to the plate and win, lose or draw I attempted it. I don’t ever think he would fight.”

– Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio takes a rare stab at his UFC counterpart, Dana White, during the press conference to promote his upcoming welterweight fight against Randy Hedderick at “Ultimate Chaos,” which is scheduled for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss., on June 27. This will not be the first time that the 42-year-old steps into the ring — Atencio made his mixed martial arts debut back in 2005 and has competed sporadically ever since. He currently runs Affliction MMA, staging two major pay-per-view (PPV) events within the last year. During that time White — who was at one time an aspiring boxer — has been vocal about the “t-shirt” guys wasting gobs of money and running a poor operation. Atencio, for the most part, has bit his lip … until now.


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Post #1   5/5/09 8:25:53AM   

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Hmmm...Atencio vs. White. That sounds like it would be fun to watch. Atencio is alot smaller than White so he might be in trouble. White by 2nd round TKO.

Post #2   5/5/09 9:24:16AM   

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Um, the last I checked the reason Dana doesnt fight is becouse hes not actually a fighter..... go figure....

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Post #3   5/5/09 10:21:07AM   

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i see no reason for dana to fight he makes a ton of money there is nothing to prove seems like atencio is trying to prove something even by making comments like this

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I wounder if he knows that Dana has trained in BJJ way before he got into running the UFC he also has a boxing back ground.

Post #5   5/5/09 1:50:46PM