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Dana White Mocked And Called Out To A Fight: "He Doesn't Know Anything About Martial Arts"

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Dana White Mocked And Called Out To A Fight: "He Doesn't Know Anything About Martial Arts"

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. 

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Sityodtong​ hailed the UFC boss, 52, as an 'outstanding businessman', but aimed a subtle dig at the way he operates his company. 

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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."

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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.

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"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. 

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He was once linked with a boxing bout against one of his former fighters Tito Ortiz. 

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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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Topics: Dana White, UFC

Nasir Jabbar
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