“Dumbest f**kin’ thing” – When Dana White SLAMMED his production team for trying to be matchmakers after a Ronda Rousey fight
Dana White (L); Joe Rogan interviews Ronda Rousey (L-R) after UFC 175
Every once in a while, Dana White finds himself being extremely riled up against journalists, fighters or even other external figures (for instance, Jake Paul). Rarely ever have we seen him lose control at his own team.
A clip, that has surfaced from 2014, shows one of the rare occasions where Dana White lost his cool with his own production team. Although the official UFC 175 post-fight octagon interview has been posted on YouTube, the incident in question has been clipped from it. That being said, the unedited version has still found its way to the internet. For context, at UFC 175, Ronda Rousey beat Alexis Davis within 16 seconds to remain the women’s bantamweight queen.
In the octagon interview, Joe Rogan asks Rousey if she would like to step in to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 176, due to the pulling out of Chad Mendes – the question is extremely bizarre given the fact that while Rousey fought in the women’s bantamweight division, Aldo fought in the men’s featherweight division. And, the UFC doesn’t allow cross-gender bouts.
The clip being spoken about captures Dana White’s confusion, and consequent anger at the question posed by Joe Rogan. He can be seen with Lorenzo Fertitta, saying, “Why would they do that? What the f*ck are they doing?” and then moving over to explain the situation to Ronda Rousey.
Shortly after, Joe Rogan can be heard clarifying to White, “Bruce is saying it in my ear while I’m interviewing” to which the UFC boss replied, “That’s the dumbest f**kin’ thing.”
Despite the extreme hype put on her, Ronda Rousey exited the promotion shortly after her amazing run
The one reason that can be attributed to this weird question asked by Joe Rogan can be because of the unprecedented level of fame that Rousey enjoyed during her time in the UFC. Not only was she the first women’s champion that the UFC ever saw, the level of competition that she faced, compared to her, wasn’t even close.
In the UFC, she has wins over Liz Carmouche, Miesha Tate, Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, Cat Zingano and Bethe Correia all coming by way of finish. Hence, to say that she ran through the women’s roster is an understatement. However, at the peak of her powers, she was KO’d by Holly Holm in late 2015, before enduring another brutal finish at the hands of Amanda Nunes, which made her leave the sport.
Now, Ronda Rousey is a regular fixture in the WWE, where undoubtedly, she has earnt well and put less on the line in the shape of legacy. However, fight fans will always have a bitter taste in their mouth, as they never got to see a promised comeback from the American phenom.