Sunday, June 14, 2009


UFC President Dana White has been talking all week about the over the phone deal done with the Croation fighter Mirko Cro Cop to face Mostapha Al Turk on the main card at UFC 99.

In a surprise move, Mirko Cro Cop informs Dana White during the post-fight press conference, that he has already signed a three fight contract with the Japanese promotion DREAM and will not be signing a long term contract with the UFC.

The story of the post-fight action was Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic telling UFC president Dana White he didn’t want to sign with the UFC longterm. Technically he couldn’t because he informed White that he had already signed a three fight deal with DREAM in Japan.

Dana White reacts to the news:

“Isn’t that a dirty (expletive) thing to do?” White asked rhetorically after being queried about Filipovic’s deal with DREAM. “He (expletived) me. The first time in the history of the company I do one over the phone. He promised me a three-fight deal and he (expletived) me.”

“He didn’t keep his word … He talked about honor and all this other [expletive] and he [expletived] me.”

“He fed me this bull [expletive] about wanting to take a run for the title, and what I think he did was, he went out and did this. He turned down every other [expletive] fighter I offered him, because I needed him to fight Cain. He didn’t just poke Al-Turk; he poked me, too.” [Yahoo Sports]

A shady thing to do after talking about making one more run at the UFC title during the pre-fight press conference.
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