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UFC president Dana White has been MOCKED and CALLED OUT to a fight by a fellow MMA promoter.
ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong has teased a blockbuster showdown against White, saying he doesn't 'know anything about martial arts' in a ruthless call out.
Sityodtong hailed the UFC boss, 52, as an 'outstanding businessman', but aimed a subtle dig at the way he operates his company.
His outlandish challenge comes after his Asian-based promotion issued a tongue-and-cheek message on social media.
On Instagram, accompanied with a video of Sityodtong hitting the pads, they wrote: "Who wants to see Chatri vs. Dana?"
Sityodtong upped the ante, jokingly commenting: "Send me location."
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, the 51-year-old said: "I think he is an outstanding businessman.
"I don’t necessarily agree with the way he does things, but obviously he’s built UFC into a phenomenal company. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts.
"But I don’t think he knows anything about martial arts. I don’t think he knows anything about fighting. I think he’s a fan, so I have differences. I come from the martial arts community. I come from the martial arts background. And how I treat my athletes, they are my peers. I come from the community. It’s very, very different."
"I think if you’ve never been punched in the face or choked out, you can disrespect people publicly [with your comments]. But if you have had lifelong hard training - I just say we have stylistic differences. I don’t particularly respect the way he talks down to athletes.
"I'm a lifelong martial artist. I’ve been doing Muay Thai for 35 years and I’m a jiu-jitsu brown belt. I train five, six times a week. If there’s a fight with someone my age, why not? I’m 50, turning 51 this year.
"I train five, six days a week, one or two hours every day."
So, this isn't the first time White has been challenged to some sort of fight.
He was once linked with a boxing bout against one of his former fighters Tito Ortiz.
And, more recently, he's been called out by Jake Paul, whose been exchanging verbal jabs with the UFC chief.
It's unlikely White will face Sityodtong, but it's fun to talk about.
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