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Open Letter to Dana White

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Josh Gross of Sherdog has something to say about Dana White and the recent Steroid problem.

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Post #1   7/20/07 10:15:03AM   

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Post #2   7/20/07 10:23:10AM   

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Beat me to it. Awesome article from one of MMA's most respected journalists.

Post #3   7/20/07 10:35:19AM   

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Very good letter and I don't think I could've said it better myself. As I said in a thread a couple weeks ago. Dana will be the guy to make or break MMA. He needs to run his company like a responsible adult and not some 20 year old starting a dot com company.

Post #4   7/20/07 10:36:26AM   

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I don't think this arictle will help Josh get back in Dana's good books i don't think they like each other much

Post #5   7/20/07 10:41:15AM   

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I didn't know they had a problem with each other but that explains some of the more stranger comments he makes in the letter.

I agree with what he is saying, and think this steroid problem needs tackling, and soon, and the points he makes 'on the whole' are great, but by adding comments such as...

"Ooooops, don't remember UFCs own test results from Belfast".... "back when you were still organising sponsors for Titos shorts".... "Don’t let them refill tp at ufc offices without signing off"..... "Elite XC ( thats another promoter Dana)" just makes the thing sound facetious. Like a game of playground one upmanship.

Again, I agree 100% with his message, I just think it was needlesly diluted with unneccesary digs.

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Dana has not granted Sherdog press passes for awhile now becuase of some of the stuff the website has said about the UFC and Dana in person. Everyone knows he holds a grudge like no one else

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Great letter, It was really good for MMA and the UFC, I am glad someone called Dana White out like that

Post #8   7/20/07 12:13:26PM   

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I hope dana doesn't get mad about it and listens to it...he needs to clean it up

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great article.

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Posted by Northrend

Josh Gross of Sherdog has something to say about Dana White and the recent Steroid problem.

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Well Done JOsh!


He hit it out of the park.

Post #11   7/20/07 12:58:28PM   

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I feel the comment of Dana White to stop acting like a 20 year old running a dot com company was great. If Dana wants to keep the UFC running the right way, he needs to imput a commision like baseball or football that sets guidelines as well as rules for fighters that break the law. He also needs to start paying fighters better so they can concentrate of making this a job for them and not just a hobby. If this sport is to get to the next level, things need to be done and Dana needs to surround himself with better people who can help him make better decisions.

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Dana really shold fix this problem

Post #13   7/20/07 3:06:45PM   

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zing, something tells me that this isnt going to make sherdog and dana buddy buddy again

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Josh Gross is the man.

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Post #15   7/20/07 4:55:01PM