Never had UFC President Dana White fallen under the level of scrutiny and criticism before the recent infamous blog rant that lasted just over three minutes long directed at Sherdog’s Loretta Hunt in a response to an article the respected journalist had written regarding many manager’s lack of backstage access at the UFC events.
The firestorm of controversy that followed the blog post have caused the president of the UFC to step way back in terms of how visible and vocal he has normally been in the past.
Last night marked the debut of the highly anticipated ESPN E:60 episode featuring White, and in the opening moments of the episode the question was asked that many have been asking since the rant, “Can the UFC get to the next level with Dana White being Dana White?”.
The producers of the show took it upon themselves to tally up the number of insults hurled during the video response and came up with a staggering total of 46 insults in a three minute and eleven second response.
Since then, Dana has come out and apologized to many of the people he may have offended during the rant, and he reiterated those feelings during last nights episode of E:60.
“Honestly and truly I regret that I offended some people,” admitted White. “When I say that, I’m talking about the gay and lesbian community.”
“What about Loretta Hunt?,” Dana was asked following the statement.
“I’m not concerned with Loretta Hunt,” was the response from the outspoken figurehead of the largest fighting promotion on the planet.
“You don’t want to apologize?,” he was asked.
“No, Loretta oughta apologize to me,” finished Dana.
Hunt also appeared on the episode very briefly where she made her position on the matter quite clear.
“I don’t think any human being should talk to another person that way,” said Loretta. “I think he was just trying to scare the press, which is what he does.”