It does not air until Tuesday night, but the guy who interviewed Dana White could use a little MMA refresher course. He told MMA Fanhouse, "He's [White] clearly lifted the sport, he's done a number of brilliant things to lift the sport to where it is. But one of the things we ask in the piece is, Is he too volatile to get the sport to the next level?"
Dana White does not represent the entire sport anymore than Mark Cuban represents the entire NBA. It is not White's job to do anything but get the UFC to the next level. If the reporter meant the latter, I still don't agree with him. In eight years White and Zuffa have turned a $2 million shack into a multi-billion dollar behemoth. In the past six months, they have had two PPVs do over a million buys (UFC 92 and 94). Neither of those PPVs were headlined by anyone named Liddell or Ortiz, either. The UFC has transitioned to a new lineup of stars, during a severe worldwide economic downturn, and they are making more money than ever. The success is astounding, but apparently since Dana White curses he must not be capable of reaching the "next level".