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Top 10 Dana White Quotes

Dana White is getting a lot of guff over his announcement that he had a shocking announcement and the subsequent announcement that the shocking announcement is being delayed. So, rumors and anger are running rampant across the blogosphere. Many think White is just a putz – right, Tito? – while others think he’s a cunning and shrewd business man. Personally, we think he’s a brilliant guy and we’re willing to wait on the big announcement because we feel certain he’ll deliver. After all, this is one of the men who helped resurrect the UFC from ridicule and disgust to the single most successful mixed martial arts promotion on the planet. So, while we wait, here’s a list of the “Top 10 Dana White Quotes” of all-time according the fellas over the

10. Hell, forget about college. I barely finished high school.

9. I’m a guy that did exactly what he wanted to do. When you do that the money follows.

8. Boxing is a road map of what not to do. The greedy promoters basically killed the sport by taking it off free TV.

7. If you take four street corners, and on one they are playing baseball, on another they are playing basketball and on the other, street hockey. On the fourth corner, a fight breaks out. Where does the crowd go? They all go to the fight.

6. The deal-closers are the live events. If you come to a live event, you leave that place done, you’re hooked, you’re in. It is the greatest live sporting event you will ever see.

5. You show up at a [Los Angeles] Lakers game, you’ll never meet Kobe Bryant. But when you show up to a UFC event, odds are pretty damn good that you’re not only going to meet Liddell, but he’s going to sign what you need signed and take a picture with you.

4. A lot of times, kids go to college and take a major because they do what they think they’re supposed to do. I told them I believe 90 percent of America gets up in the morning and drives to a job they hate. That could have happened to me in the hotel industry.

3. That’s one of the things when you go to a UFC event live, the energy in the place is crazy. People are there because they’re passionate about it.

2. It’s really the last nail in the coffin with the media not giving us the credibility and not looking at us as a real sport. The cover of Sports Illustrated, the talk shows – we’re there. We’ve finally arrived.

1. People don’t realise what gifted athletes these guys are. Think about how hard it is to become a professional boxer. These guys are without doubt the greatest athletes in the world.

Wait, what about “No, it’s Playboy, asshole!“?


[]: Top 10 Dana White Quotes

NFL General

Emmitt Smith said what?!?

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Emmitt Smith doesn’t exactly have a silver tongue. The all-time leading rusher in NFL history might have been smooth on the field, but on the microphone he is about as clumsy as a sorority girl after a Friday night out boozing. He screws up grammar, stumbles over words, makes up whole new words and often times makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. But, hey, if nothing else, he’s still better than Boomer. Here’s a collection of some of Emmitt’s most perplexing statements over the past year.

The Packers don’t has a running game.”

“That offense does… do look good.”

“I’m concerned about a guy who fall down before get hits.”

“Wes Worker is a possession receiver that make things happen.”

(Attempting to quote Jimmy V) “Don’t quit. Don’t ever quit.”

“The leadership definitely have to come from the leaders.”

“And then he come back and throw another pass and he drop it.”

“Not only does he have the NFC East record for touchdowns, but also the team record.”

“Eli Manning has been given the rice of passage.”

“Why doesn’t… don’t the defensive players put their hands on Randy Moss? Don’t back back.”

“Don’t worry about the game you just won or the team that we just blew out… uhhh… blown… blown out… Let’s think about what we need to do going forward, and they had… blown out.”

“This will get you completely blowed out.”

“You cannot change the stripes of a leopard.”

“That can be a swing their way eventually. I just hate to be the team that they winned it against.

Ah, no wonder Sean Salisbury split.


[]: The Emmitt Smith Anthology

Detroit Lions

The pizza man is still delivering

Roy Williams is a heck of a wide receiver, but no matter how many yards he accumulates or touchdowns he celebrates, his ball-snagging abilities are nothing compared to his knack for spittin’ sweet quotes. And this guy makes some insane catches. While this year wasn’t his finest campaign on the field, his appearances on the local sports talk radio shows were par none. So, here’s a nice sampling of Williams’ Orch Dork’s best work in 2007.

On why Jeff Garcia stunk in Detroit:

Cause he blamed everybody else. He blamed everybody else but himself. Like it’s (the receivers’) fault. In the West Coast system, my son can run the West Coast system and he’s only two.

Since you grew up in Texas, you’ve never had to shovel anything have you?

Maybe some cow manure or something.

What do you think he (Shaun Rogers) likes more playing football or eating?

I’d have to say football. You know they say the football is pigskin. He may eat the football.

So are you the skittish type? Like afraid of thunderstorms?

What? No. Not me. … I’m scared of people; some people can look scary. We had a wideout dinner Friday night at the MGM, which is pretty good at Bourbon Steak … and there’s a guy who walked in, had on all black. He had stringy hair that he parted from the middle … and I kept my eye on him the whole time.

On Joey Harrington:

I’ve always been a Joey fan — still am a Joey fan. I don’t think it was just Joey. I think it was guys in the locker room (who were) a little soft. Seeing what I see now, I don’t think guys really cared about winning. All they really cared about was (a Lions assistant) dropping their checks off Monday morning. That’s just the way I felt my first two years here. I think that was just the main problem.

What was that dance you did? You did like a shimmy, and your stomach was showing.

Yeah little shimmy little shake. Just a fat wide receiver in the NFL trying to make a play for his team.

Did you just call yourself a fat wide receiver?

Oh no question. I used to have a six-pack you know. I don’t know where that thing went.

It’s all that Pizza Hut bro.

(Laughs) No question, no question.


[]: Best of Roy Williams Part One
[]: Best of Roy Williams Part Two
[]: Best of Roy Williams Part Three